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