It’s all about aiding community

The Delta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has been active in the community. From social events to seminars, the brothers of A Phi A have really shown an initiative to be active within the community of Grambling and surrounding towns.The fraternity was founded Dec. 4, 1906, by seven jewels at Cornell University. The men expanded their legacy and chartered 914 chapters across the world.

Nine visionary founders chartered the Delta Sigma Chapter June 11, 1952 back when GSU was Grambling College.

Since then, the brotherhood has influenced many men and women to strive for excellence and humanity.

Recently the fraternity has hosted more off-campus activities such as the ” A vote-less people is a hopeless people” registration drive registered more than 250 people.

In October, the Alphas observed Domestic Violence by passing out purple ribbons to promote awareness.

The brotherhood worked with the youth all semester with the Intergenerational Mentor Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Little League Flag Football Team, The Delta Sigma Steelers.
The team won most of their games this season under the leadership of the fraternity. The next game is set for this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Ruston Soccer Complex.

Not only do the brothers teach viable football skills, they also instill in the young men values and morals.

The Alphas toured campus with middle and high school students and motivated students to stay in school and continue progressing in their matriculations.

Even though the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. are involved in many family oriented events, they also know how to party.

They are known for having one of the biggest parties of the year, Black Diamonds and Pearls. The event took place in Monroe at the Dog House last weekend. The fest was hosted in conjunction with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. The venue was packed with more than 1,100 costumed attendees.

The Miss Black and Gold Pageant is a nationwide scholarship pageant sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The pageant has been around for over three decades.

The 2008-2009 Miss Black and Gold, Qwanelia Williams, is now ready to pass on her prestigious crown to the next queen tonight at 7:06 p.m. in the T.H. Harris Auditorium. It is sure to be a spectacular production.

“It’s not about the notoriety we receive, but the quality of time and service we put into each project,” said Nkem Onianwah, a senior from Temple Hills, Md., and member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

“The service of Alpha Phi Alpha will forever be relevant and necessary. We are servants of all. Alpha has greatly impacted the lives of many, whether they realize it or not. Alpha exists to serve all,” said Christian Jackson, a senior from Los Angeles and member of Alpha Phi Alpha.