In the past few weeks, America has once again experienced the atrocious aftermath of what happens when tainted race relations, corrupt policing and community discourse goes unsolved. The murder of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and 5 Dallas police officers has reignited our nation’s unresolved racial injustice issues and the backlash has been incredibly disheartening and disturbing. In an attempt to take action and bring our communities together, your favorite Black Greek Influencers have come together to put out a joint statement concerning crooked policing practices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the role Divine Nine members can play in bridging the gap.
In case you missed it, Watch the Yard WENT IN this past weekend on Twitter. In a sea of intriguing trends, this one is the mother of all online Greek conversations. For a good hour, WTY had its Twitter trigga fingers ready with comments concerning Greek organizations, their purpose and the roles they play in today’s campus and community efforts. Truth spewed out of each tweet so fast, you could have hosted a Twitter sermon and every retweet would have been a “PREACH”.
One of my favorite observances is Black Music Month. Not that I don’t listen to “black music” during the rest of the year. Besides, our cultural influence is in pretty much all the major genres. But in this particular month, we get to highlight all the great contributers; our favorite musical movers and shakers of our time and the next. As of late, I’ve been jamming Asia Monqiue‘s Looking Glass EP like crazy. I was wondering how I could feature her in the blog just because, but I was like “this aint Greek related”. But as I did more research, I found out she is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. So here we are….featuring this pretty poodle and her amazing talent.
LADIES! Soooooooooooo if you’re anything like me, you might have felt frustrated when you go to sorority conferences, Greek picnics, and online greek life boutiques to look for dope paraphernalia only to find pieces that are boring, uninspiring or plain ol….well….ugly. OR you have BOOKOOS of random Greek stuff you can’t use much less match with anything in your house. And the things you DO love, you only use them once or twice a year – IF you go to a Sorority or Fraternity function. I know I’m not the only one, chil’.
For the last 12 years, thousands of Greeks have migrated from around the country to attend the Mecca of Greek Life picnics, THE Atlanta Greek Picnic. Whether folks are traveling by car, plane, boat or train, people are coming to create their own crazy stories from the picnic and steps show. And not to say that those two events aren’t live af, because they are. But there are plenty of other events poppin leading up to the weekend that deserve some major shine too. So here we go! Here are 5 overlooked AGP events Greeks need to hit up the week of June 6-12!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and many of us are getting ready to celebrate the amazing women in our lives. As I began to reminisce on the myriad of things the mother figures in my life have taught me, for some reason, I started to think of my “Sweet Ol Mama Dean”. Okay, what is that? Well, I’m glad you asked. Lemme explain…