Many people are unable to reflect about the college experience without remembering the impact of fraternities and sororities. From the parties to the homecoming step shows, men and women from Black-Greek Letter organizations have been making social and societal impacts for over a century. Referred to as the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) or “the Divine Nine,” the historical organizations have collaborated with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to address the wealth gap through Black entrepreneurship.
Jun 17, 2022
Roland S. Martin is teaming up with McDonald’s USA to help out Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to an official press release, the partnership will distribute over $100,000 in scholarships to shining juniors and seniors attending HBCUs. The contribution will celebrate Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and their 115 years of scholarship and Black excellence. The aim is to ensure the financial challenges impacting many HBCU students will be addressed by providing financial relief. “HBCUs and their students are vital to the fabric of our nation and I will always champion for their success,” said the media mogul and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Roland S. Martin, in a statement. “I’ve witnessed first-hand the financial struggle that impacts Black college students, especially those in their final semesters. So, I’m pleased to partner with McDonald’s and TMCF to celebrate my beloved fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and provide a resource that will...
Feb 1, 2022