DBW hosts service week meant to ignite community spirit

The Society of Distinguished Black Women, Incorporated held their annual DBW Week from Feb. 17-22. 


The Society Of Distinguished Black Women, Inc. was founded on April 25, 1992 by Ms. Tarlesha Williams Smith. Smith saw the need for unity and sisterhood amongst co-eds on Grambling’s Campus and, being the socially involved person she was, took action forming SDBW. 


The purpose of our organization is to uplift  Black kings, queens and children while promoting political awareness, community service, community engagement and implementing volunteer programs in the black communities. 


The purpose of DBW Week is to implement the organization’s mission as well as engage students in learning about their history. 


The Society of Distinguished Black Women, Inc. is a national organization with active groups on campuses of Louisiana Tech, Langston University and Grambling State, its founding campus.


DBW Week kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 17 with a Corporate Worship at Rivers of Joy in Jonesboro.


On Monday, Feb. 18 the Butterflies were in the cafe for their “Black Inventions” event.


Students had to guess which inventor created the items on the board and if they get all three correct they won a prize. 


The Society of Distinguished Black Women, Inc. also hosted a “Miseducation is Black Love” event. The event discussed black love and what it takes to have a healthy relationship. 


The student body’s Black History knowledge was tested Tuesday, Feb. 19 night at the “Black Jeopardy” event held in the Favrot Student Union Theatre. 


On the night of Wednesday, Feb. 20 the forum “Queen Let’s Talk From Beauty to Mental Health” was held. 


The talk was hosted by Miss DBW, Tia Wright. 


“I (was) excited for part two of our Miss DBW’s Tia Wright event,” Morilyn Fontenot, a member of DBW. “Tia (discussed) beauty, self worth and mental health. I believe this is a very serious topic on our campus because many students battle with mental health and loving themselves. It is critical that we take stand on these topics to let our fellow GramFam know that they are not alone.”


The “Budget Walk” fashion show was held on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Express. Every item of clothing in used the fashion show was recycled. 


To end their DBW Week, the Butterflies participated in a community service project.