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Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy Of Campus Activism

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.07.2017 | Black Voices

“The chief significance of Alpha Phi Alpha lies in its purpose to stimulate, develop, and cement an intelligent, trained leadership in the unending ...

5 Reasons I Left a Six Figure Salary to Start My Business

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.

BiArté: A Business That's Breaking Cycles

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Steve Mariotti

An Interview with Omar Ruffin, Rising Tide Capital Graduate This story is the first in a series featuring entrepreneurs who are Graduates of the Comm...

Unique MLK Birthday Celebration in Harlem

John Burnett | Posted 01.28.2017 | Black Voices
John Burnett

Amid national headlines of growing tension between Blacks and police departments nationwide, some Harlem organizations and residents work to continue establishing a healthy relationship with local law enforcement agencies that depict a different story in the name of peace and partnership to mold and shape a renewed community.

Fraternity Marches Through Ongoing Gang War To End Violence In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Whenever protests against police brutality occur in the United States, critics of the Black Lives Matter movement and other race-related protests are ...

Black Fraternities (and Sororities) as Social Justice Organizations: A Model and a Vision

Gregory S. Parks | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices
Gregory S. Parks

This is an opportunity for fraternities to not only reclaim some past glory but also, and more importantly, a chance to reinvigorate its membership and play an impactful role in advancing African American civil rights.

Step Afrika! 20th Anniversary Home Performance Series

Jason Williams | Posted 06.11.2016 | Black Voices
Jason Williams

If this Home Performance Series gives us any indication into the future of Step Afrika!, it will be connected to its history, aware and willing to remark on the present, while looking to inspire the next

WATCH: Black Greeks Introduce Michael Jackson To Stepping

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Even the legendary King of Pop had to take some dance lessons. This week, footage surfaced of Michael Jackson allegedly watching members of black ...

WATCH: Alphas, AKAs And Deltas Stepping In The 80s And 90s

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

If you're a member of a black Greek letter organization, there's no doubt you have fond memories of performing community service projects, throwing pa...

Black Fraternities, It's Time to Come Out for Relevance

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.29.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

What black fraternities have done by not actively including all men of color, despite sexual orientation, to consider joining is create yet another rift within the black community.

Guns, Machismo, Martin and Zimmerman

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

Black parents already tell their sons not to give police any excuse to shoot them. Must that warning now be broadened to include any white man who might have a gun?

Deep Rivers, Souls, and the Enduring Artistic Challenge: A Reflection on Paul Robeson and Rob Murat

Charles Howard | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

Beyond his legendary athletic abilities and his brilliant scholarship, Robeson is best known as an Artist and as an Activist. His deep baritone emerges from a deep resolve to fight against oppression everywhere.

College Suspends Fraternity For 'Serious Physical Hazing Incident'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.08.2012 | College

The University of Florida temporarily suspended a fraternity this week after officials learned of a "serious physical hazing incident," CNN reports. ...

Howard Fineman

Harry E. Johnson Sr.: The Man Behind The MLK Memorial (The Inspirationals) | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inspiring leaders in America come in all shapes, sizes, colors and creeds, and in all walks of life and public endeavor. Harry E. Joh...

The King Memorial and the Ideals of Brotherhood

Gregory S. Parks | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Gregory S. Parks

Although many Americans are aware of Dr. King's activism, fewer know as much about the fraternity into which he was initiated.

Hofstra University's 75th Anniversary Celebration and 30 years of Brotherhood

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Pascal Robert

This past weekend Hofstra University held its 75th anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebration on its Long Island Campus celebrating 30 years of service and leadership.

Nation's Oldest Black Fraternity Joins Arizona Boycott to Support Latinos

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miguel Guadalupe

What we are seeing here are individuals and groups of all races and ethnicities, from across the country, who see SB1070 as legalized racial profiling and a misguided attempt to solve real issues.