The brothers of the Delta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. dedicated its week to giving back to Grambling State University with their spring semester service week. The Alpha’s opened the discussion with an event called “Rap with the Phrat” at 7 p.m. in the Black and Gold Theatre.
“Rap with the Phrat” brought a panel of GSU students from different clubs, organizations, and also friends such as: Miss Sophomore, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the freshman class president, and special guest Rashad Jones, a traveling manager of Lowes.
The questions to be discussed were read by the members of Alpha Phi Alpha, and along with being controversial they were also very light and comical. During the middle of the event a question was asked to the panel, “Why do the ladies love Sosa?” which left the room in laughter.
During the program the diverse panel was asked questions that varied between religion, the makings of a good woman, love, and even to interracial dating. When the panel was asked,” Is Grambling headed in the right direction?”, many of the panelist had very strong opinions. One panel member said that, “No, Grambling is not headed toward the right direction”.
She then went on to say that Grambling is losing their traditions and they should get back to the old ways. Another panelist responded saying, “Grambling was straying away from how it used to be but was still moving forward”.
Jordan Gaither, president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., had this to say as a reflection of the event.
“I felt the program was pretty successful. When I wanted to have this program I wanted to make sure everyone kept it real and spoke what was on their minds, and that’s exactly what I got.”