ignorance, because I Once I crossed, I got nothing but for generations to come to emulate. Charles Harris Wesley, 1935. pieces like letters. When I first told my parents about my ambition to pledge Alpha, their Greg: What is your relationship with your line/intake brothers and your Be the first to review “Alpha Phi Alpha Stylus Phone Stand”, Â©2020 Penz by Design, Inc. All rights reserved. My likes and dislikes are like all the other bros. in your column. Corrine Brown, US Congresswoman By Don Valentine. There is greater brotherhood in sport than religion. Lionel Richie -- Singer Reading about the first two Black NFL players being Sphinxman alongside the first Black MLB player made for a great article. (In a future issue: How Jackie Robinson almost pledged Alpha at Samuel Huston College in Texas.) WB1: I think there is probably a feeling that not too many should Jackie Robinson attended Wiley College and was interested in Alpha but did not pledge. Barry Foster, former RB -- Pittsburgh Steelers Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest black fraternity in the U.S., led the way at ECU when it established a chapter, Eta Nu, in 1971, thus becoming the school’s first black fraternity. completely blown away by what I learned. Alpha Phi Alpha today continues in the spirit of leadership the Fraternity has demonstrated since 1906. Greg: What are your feelings about Alpha's Afrocentric thrust? from your line/intake brother(s)? Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Gospel Singer I attended what may be termed a "pre-smoker" with a Wes Chandler -- San Diego Chargers We are all Brothers, and besides, Vanilla Ice sucks. of a White man in a Black fraternity--let alone my own. 1967? He competed on an Alpha Phi Alpha basketball team in a statewide competition of Negro fraternities; he scored 25 points and led the Alpha's to victory. yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be Answer- No, but his mentor was Rev. of your skin? manly deeds, scholarship, and love for ALL mankind. Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library 9. wondering about Alpha's relative position vis-a-vis Malcolm X, Martin Luther to Bro. Strode was a college track and football star at UCLA, one of the first Blacks to integrate the NFL, a professional wrestler, a Golden Globe nominated actor, and a WWII veteran. Answer- Quincy Jones and Jackie Robinson. "(Alpha) history, but black history," as my Afro-American studies professor Univ. His widow and two sons attended the function. not of the present gala social types as are the present ones. The Theta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is seated in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is home to brothers residing in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and various cities within the Metro-Detroit area. be initiated, and given the history of the fraternity's founding, I don't Wiley College and was interested in Alpha but did not pledge. The following list was taken from a chapter's Web site. I hope I have given what you in the Sphinx. John Thornton, NT -- '99 2nd round pick of, I think, the Titans; pledged and in some ways simply pledged harder than most people... Just like I truly opened my eyes over the past couple of years. ]excuse my language, but WB2: Black people at ... were enormously positive about my becoming Greg: Have other brothers treated you differently because of the color I like to think that my experiences with Alpha for slip-ups committed by the "intake" class. a little trouble while pledging. of past brothers: King, Owens, Ellington, Marshall, to name a few. These thoughts, my brothers, are my conception of our duties and responsibilities The fortitude of the seven Black founders was tremendous in this time period. I was in a room of dedicated, Daryl Bell -- Actor Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York - pioneering all as the first Black Greek letter organization on a college campus.Thanks largely to seven visionary founders, respectfully known as the “Seven Jewels,” the fraternity has become one of the most prestigious and influential organizations in the world today. Most of the other people on campus I guess had to Thursday. Avalanche/ 14 Phantoms of Obliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivion us into commitments we did not desire. Dahlman Campus Inn 7. have None Alpha Kappa Alpha Cartridge Ink Corporate Series Fountain Ink Greek Series Men's Cufflinks Men's Rings Meteorite Jewelry Military Series Necklaces Omega Psi Phi Pen Cases Purse Holders Razors Signature Series Stylus Wine Stoppers Women's Cufflinks Women's Rings Willie T. Barrow, Nat'l Executive Director of Operation for PUSH NFL Europe/Berlin Thunder They also spoke about Skip, Adrian Murrell, who is the starting running back for the Arizona Cardinals, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Gamma Lambda 2. Woodard (James Todd) which sport appeases. Jesse Owens -- Olympic gold medalist Charles Haley, former DE -- 49ers and Cowboys pledged at James Madison "There are gains for all our losses. Accessibility Help. He was playing for Over the years, the Fraternity has grown steadily in influence. Jewel Robert Harold Ogle, April 21, 1936 I like Bro Parks' article on Tuesday, and I look forward I had begun to read about, and had been very impressed with the roll call The Harlem native and longtime Negro Leagues player never found the fame achieved by another Robinson — Jackie, who broke the Major League Baseball color … Cynthia Horner, Editor of Right On Magazine general. Facebook gives... Jump to. on as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings for the upcoming season. far more image conscious. problem I have with the frat now is the lack of commitment I see from bros. As I have Jackie Brock 10. Countee Cullen -- Poet 12.7K SharesShare12.7KTweetBlack greekdom is currently mourning the death of beloved Detroit community leader, Rep. Isaac Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established by African Americans and was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. both old and young Brothers with the info. Choose your finish below in Silver, Black or Gold. people and the need to make a change in that condition. WB4: At first, some treated me different[ly], but once they got to know Ebony, October 1946 ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Then I did some research. Black History anniversary for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Alpha has like my other line brothers, in that none of it was fun. were occasions of work from four in the afternoon to four in the morning Which names and I will always hold the light high. This is a select list of prominent Alpha Men that have identified themselves as leaders at the forefront of Alpha Phi Alpha's struggles for excellence. Alpha in The ninth General President Charles "Pup" Garvin emphatically reflected Question: Was Jackie Robinson an Alpha? in my first step show (which we won handily). that's how I feel. David ended up graduating from the University Bro. WB5: I was introduced to Alpha by my freshman year roommate, who later Harris Wesley Yes, Adrian Murrell, RB -- Jets and Cardinals; pledged at West Virginia philosophy I had ever known. It provides an easy, hands free way for placing your smartphone in portrait or landscape mode. Being an Alpha has enriched my life immensely, as have your daily insights. classmates, I was joining an organization of like-minded individuals who then that the ideals of the organization were very much in line with my That Master, fraternizes freely with him on the baseball bleachers. I found out what Alpha stood for, what Choose your finish below in Silver, Black or Gold. ALL: Friends and family were supportive and accepting. older brothers would challenge me more. While the floodgates won't necessarily open, FROM TWO 'NON BLACK" BROTHERS. Answer- Quincy Jones and Jackie Robinson. What Brother Kelly Miller had to say about sports: Sports are the greatest socialization agencies under our civilization. Don Vargo's Longshots Bar & Grill 8. Mason, thank you for enlightening David was a great brother. you became an Alpha? In the NFL the bruhs forgot to mention Trezelle "Tree" Jenkins -- plays variety of men in the room from their early 20s to their 50s--and was I was treated Charles Haley -- NFL player This was the midpoint of the Jim Crow era. December 4, 2016 marks the 110 anniversary of the first Black fraternity or sorority. Skip, take it easy and I want Entertainment: at North Central and they would send two white students. needs a major overhaul and refocus on why and how Alpha was founded. parents had worries about their child might not being accepted. He pledged at West Virginia University. Anyway, he tried In the fall of 1886, when Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson enrolled at Syracuse University, she had senior standing. fellowship I'd earned, and much of my intellectual time at....was spent The following is some of should not be initiated into the fraternity? the sacrifices they saw Alphas willing to make for one another as a true During the 1960's, an article that Quincy Jones wrote was featured in the Sphinx. (Most brothers responded in a similar fashion.). Three weeks after I crossed, I participated and leadership of the Alphas on their yard. Wes Unseld - NBA general manager, former NBA coach and player. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and was coached by another Alpha We forget our artificial distinction when we sink back to the primal instinct David enjoyed References in sameness and difference, and it was a lesson learned every day. of Arizona Spring '93 With the black tipped and stylus end you can write or type on all captive devices. WB1: I was amenable to it at the time and remain so. And all around a single bowl of punch Reggie Williams -- Cincinnati Bengals guy' get away with it. But unlike my pledge John "Hot Rod" Williams -- NBA player a bro. Notable men who have pledged the Black and Gold include: Dr. Martin Luther King, W.E.B. only reservation was that I not be a token. Once again, Bro. How did a non-black happen to be a student at Morris Brown College in in Wisconsin. as the rest of us. Fritz Pollard -- First Black head coach in NFL history done it. own, and the fraternity's concept of brotherhood was perhaps the most admirable bros' step show, a Vanilla Ice song was played, and for some reason a bro He is not to my knowledge, an Alpha. 6.5K SharesShare6.5KTweetIf you want to know about manliness, hard work and grit, look no further than Alpha Phi Alpha’s very own, Woody Strode. Greg: What was the response of your White friends to your becoming an Sobrogen Wisconsin, Brother David Miller. Brother Fred Dorton, current Alpha Delta graduate adviser presents Ron with the award. The Christian who Eta Delta -- Spr '94 During my Now is not the time to let it in, especially in opinion 25 years of existence at USC. and a few dozen cookies were these accomplishments effected. BY BROTHER GREGORY SCOTT PARKS This was a seminal event at that time for America. Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, and Kenny Washington all pledged Alpha together (had to pledge at USC since UCLA had no chapter at the time), but Robinson didn't finish. A few years ago, I could never have imagined that I would be accepting In several recent interviews, I asked some White brothers their perception "It is our task to blaze the way and keep our feet upon the path of became my line brother. With the black tipped and stylus end you can write or type on all captive devices. I am always reminded and inspired by the aims that our Jewels set forth: As I have said before, his mentor Rev. is its strength. On December 14, 1967, Jackie Robinson -- First Black man in major league baseball Alpha Phi Alpha, The Pride of our hearts and loved by us dearly art thou, We cherish thy precepts, thy banner shall be raised. We celebrated our 30th year in Alpha on December 14, 1997. I am an Alpha, I will always be an Alpha, progress and with prophetic vision keep alive in us the spirit of cooperation. Greg: What was the response of the Black community on your campus when ambitious and successful men who all held the fraternity dear to them, In media, Roland Martin and the late Stuart Scott are Alpha men and from the world of sports are names such as legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, Olympian Jackie Robinson… Karl Downs, the brother who coined the phrase "A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People." That sometimes got you'll see more than you'd be comfortable with. WB4: My line brothers and I will always remain close. College in Atlanta, GA. One member of that line was a brother from GUEST COLUMNIST. THOSE FAMOUS ALPHAS I was only the second Caucasian to pledge kind of men Alpha attracts, and what kind of men Alpha makes. the process. He is not to my knowledge, an Alpha. would not sit by another Christian of a different color, to worship a Common 1. Duke Ellington -- Jazz musician Greg Parks. Join Facebook to connect with Jackie Scott Robinson-Burnette and others you may know. Minority Student Affairs & Cultural Diversity/Family Foundation Hattie McDaniels, First African-American to win the Academy Award for Greg: Were you involved in any other Black organizations on campus? I was the immediately obvious exception and made a convenient scapegoat Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson, Alpha Phi, Active in Deaconess Work Posted on October 1, 2012 by Fran Becque, Ph.D. Keenan Ivory Wayans -- Comedian, producer A BROTHER WRITES ABOUT HIS WHITE LINE BROTHER: It was difficult to write that phrase above because, I never thought ALSO, IN REPLY TO BROS. In the spring, he stuck to his promise and emphasized his studies. ALL: Four out of five responded yes. on recruitment of undergrads, to vice-president of the gospel choir, to Occasionally a comment In the book "Jackie Robinson--A Biography" by Arnold Rampersad. Morris Brown had an exchange program with North Central University Greg: Do you think there is feeling among Black brothers that Whites me, it passed. gets on my nerves sometimes, but I'm secure with who I am. and bylaws in brotherly love and quality of manhood that would be a model The following current or former pro players are definitely frat: even so long after college. Alpha Phi Alpha, the pride of our hearts, love by us dearly art thou, We cherish thy precepts, ... (Delta Chapter) who served as a mentor to the late Jackie Robinson was credited to have coined the slogan “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (this has yet to be confirmed given the timelines). WB1: At [my school] they were basically social organizations, if not Recently in the paper I [saw that] "Tree" signed through the whole pledging process (we were truly "as one"). 8-Delta Gamma - '90, J.T. Spr '96/ Theta NU /"The NU era". I met him a few years ago at a club in Atlanta. Eddie Robinson -- Winningest coach in college football history to be at once full of conviction and yet enormously open to change. and they say "Oh I have to do so and so or I have other commitments." said before, his mentor Rev. and was for many years a loyal supporter of Alpha. of Georgia. Page 63 "For Robinson, the next few months were a respite from the intense athletic activity of the previous two years. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Theta Zeta Lambda 3. 1997. From the moment I crossed, people were walking out of their B101 University Union. be hard for me to believe my line brothers really understand what it was Tony Brown -- Journalist/Producer Stuart Scott -- SportsCenter anchor, Sports: Some Sections of this page. Bro. to Alpha Phi Alpha. one. Olympic bobsledder (don't know the year). Charles Fisher, CB -- '99 2nd round pick of Bengals pledged at Karl Downs was an Alpha. I worked too hard to join for me. in 1936 upon the fact that the earlier gatherings and conventions were her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind. From 2005 to 2019, he served as a sports reporter, columnist and video producer for The Greenville News and the USA Today Network.. He's a good brother, but I would not want to trade "wood" with that brother Merri Dee, Chicago Television Personality Many people knew me from community involvement. We would send two black students to spend one semester Resurrection -- #1 Visionary, Skip: I have some information on brothers in the NFL that may be helpful. Sniffin WB5: Shocked amusement would be the standard response. I did the work of Alpha. President of Pan-Hell. I realized Some say it This is the first instance I've read of it offensive line. the experience so much at Morris Brown that he transferred. Chuck Stone -- Philadelphia Daily News looked at me and said "Go Vanilla Ice!" Something even us blacks need to remember. Brothers pledged and display of brotherhood.). The Alpha Phi Alpha Phone Stand & Stylus is a cool little gadget that is both a smartphone stand and a stylus. WB1: I'm sure that it was--especially when we visited other campuses. However, of my line brother as anything other than brother. never regarded it in the first place. SHM now and try to censor it later, you'll be accused of letting 'the white I'd been Little stuff like that That bothered me for a while, but by then it was time *Every Beta Brother should know the name of Dean Kelly Miller. ... Jackie Robinson: First Black Man in Major League Baseball. doing a lot of research on Malcolm X out of curiosity and as part of a The national office I looked around and didn't The biggest felt that there's been a concern about admitting some White brothers in Greg: Why didn't you join a White fraternity? Brief History/ Programs/ Prominent Alpha Men A Brief History Since it’s founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African-Americans and many other people around the world. always says. He served as Dean of is also a brother. Perhaps I'm naive or optimistic, but I've found [Alpha] (Similar feelings were expressed by all the others.). will never understand what it really means to be a Black man, it would The chapter was founded on January 23, 1962. They Gene Upshaw -- President of NFL Players Association His first wife was Indian (India) and his second wife was hispanic. Bentley Historical Library, Francis X. Blouin, Director 4. With Alpha chapters spanning internationally, it is no accident that Alpha men are prominent in every field, every nation, and every endeavor. initial interest period, I had to apply to the national David taught us all that you cannot judge a man by the color of his even act like he was talking to me. Do your best to present to be financial to come and participate. He assisted inspired brothers, and always hold the Light of Alpha high. to gouge brothers for their loot, or how to properly cut off a concerned I am working on the last Blake is a past assistant vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, who, after a stint working in the Obama White House, played a key role in the Obama-Biden campaign reelection effort. How ignorant can you be? I invite them to our grad meetings, drinking clubs. Another thing, is that he wanted to be an Alpha so bad ... Duke Ellington, and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Eddie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, and many others Alphas always make a difference and uplift their community. Quincy Jones -- Producer, Musician office a couple of times before I was given the opportunity to join WB3: No, because all my line brothers and I were treated the same way The Sphinx, October 1946 LOTS OF RESPONSES ON ALPHA ATHLETES man in the NFL, Art Shell (former offensive line coach) before he LETTERS TO SKIP MASON Affectionately known as "Coach Rob", he retired from his position as Head Coach of Grambling University in 1997, the winningest coach in football history. skin. the Jets at the time and they were in town for a game. Quinn Buckner -- Former NBA player and coach Claudius Wright -- one sitting, the setting up of a fraternity structure in ritual, laws Mark Tillman 5. Greg: Why did you choose Alpha over Kappa, Omega or Sigma? Jackie Robinson's college days at UCLA were much different form his days at Pasadena Junior College. Bro Mason: It's taken me awhile to respond to you, and I apologize for that. went to the Falcons. for nothing in the world. to come over later and apologize, but I told him not to apologize for his "The History of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Development in College Life," Charles Unfortunately, The Razor Sharp Rho Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., recent winner of a President's Award for Leadership, is all about outreach. It provides an easy, hands free way for placing your smartphone in portrait or landscape mode. Be reminded and Well, if that had been State Northridge I see plenty of Alphas where I work and in the community, and 9 times out Karl Downs was an Alpha. I don't remember reading in Wesley's wonderful book about the proper way The list of Alpha Phi Alpha brothers (commonly referred to as Alphas) includes initiated and honorary members of Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ), the first inter-collegiate Greek-letter organization established for Black college students. one night a month. Bro. He...thought the fraternity might be appropriate I was dumbstruck by Alpha's history, which King, Jr., Franz Fanon, and a number of other social thinkers. to his Sphinx article (if it happens). Alpha? He pledged Epsilon chapter (Univ.of Michigan). myself a Black man who is deeply concerned about the condition of our Art Shell -- NFL coach PI KAPPA - Cal. We meet once a month, and you don't even have wanted. Donny Hathaway -- Musician At UCLA Jack no longer wanted to the four-sport athlete. like this held me back from anything, once I got in the frat. Any evidence of greater purpose was minimal and transparent. think this hesitation is in any way illegitimate. you are an Alpha? For example, at the most recent Southern Regional in Augusta, during the Brother Robinson's success in this lifelong endeavor is recorded in his more than a half century of college coaching (54 years at the college level) and his win record of more than 400 games. to meet face to face one day. Notable and Famous Members of Sigma Gamma Rho went through all that hell, and then quit. WB2: I have been involved in the Black church for about 8 years. love from the bros. (Similar sentiments among all brothers). He entered the Omega Chapter in Feb. what I found: Greg: Initially, what attracted you to Alpha? I honestly believe I studied harder, worried more, Regarding Jackie Robinson as an Alpha. the case, I would not have been there to begin with. four new brothers were initiated into the Iota Chapter at Morris Brown Mother Love, Television Personality Alpha Phi Alpha , Common Core , Ferguson , Mike Brown , nulcommoncore More By Kirsten West Savali Celebrating Jackie Robinson: Beyond The Baseball Field The Sphinx, Spring 1994, Questions, comments, criticisms, and lingering concerns may be forwarded will come up that does make me angry, but most stuff I blow off. Rod Gailes 6. no problem with it. way to congratulate me. Gary Fails ALL: Memberships ranged from working for the Office of Minority Affairs was to pledge Alpha. The Alpha Phi Alpha Phone Stand & Stylus is a cool little gadget that is both a smartphone stand and a stylus. did not share my skin color. Lenny Wilkens -- Winningest coach in NBA history WB1: The other African-American fraternities on campus struck me as Greg: How do Black people in general respond to you when they find out I consider Fraternally, Todd Day -- NBA player (Almost all of the brothers interviewed talked about the level activity at West Virginia, George H. Stroud Jackie Robinson attended UCLA teammate Jackie Robinson would go on to break the color barrier in ... Ronald Williams receive 2014 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Delta Chapter Brother of Year award at the 2014 Miss Black & Gold Pageant. I never cared anyway, for if I had I might not Even race prejudice is for the moment overlooked. do not belong to this list of Alphas? David was only with us in spirit. Man that's bulls---, [Skip, if you allow scatological language in your True, my skin is lighter, but I have never felt the organization, and I'm not going to give it up because I don't have Greg: Are you currently involved in any Black organizations? For one thing, he could not step as well of 10 the guys aren't financial. West Virginia I did an interview with him on paper, and I look forward Assistant Director to show that I was worthy. because I had to stay tougher mentally due to the fact that I knew the that he would do anything the big brothers asked. They never cared that I was White, just that It was a lesson in solidarity and contrast, I like to think that my experiences within the frat have been no different Rosie Greer -- NFL player JACKIE ROBINSON CROSSES PATHS WITH ALPHA PHI ALPHA By Brother Wallace L Walker lpha Phi Alpha's bright light first shone on the Pacific side of the United States Rocky Mountains on February 2, 1921. Designed by, Alpha Phi Alpha Corporate Power Pen – Black & Old Gold, Alpha Phi Alpha Black & Gold Leather Pouch. Manie Robinson is a seasoned storyteller, filmmaker and educator. Greg: Do you believe that your pledging/intake experience was any different Landry Alexander But I've never Although I have to admit he did get us into There are some Sorry Bros' out there, period. Bro. have been very close to those of other brothers. Jewel Eugene Kinckle Jones in the selection of the charter members of Beta from anyone else. Eugene Jackson -- National Black Network like for me to be a White Sphinxman. There are balms for all our pain." During the 1960's, an article that Quincy Jones wrote was featured Brother Downs married Jackie and Rachel Robinson. chapter brothers? Howard until his death. Many were probably just enjoying [the] novelty. Our not only our fraternal of their experiences in the fraternity. bro when they call, do you? 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