Divine Nine Sororities, Fraternities Instill Pride in Black College Students

When Michaela Ivory was a freshman at Butler University, she wasn’t particularly interested in pledging to a sorority. But after meeting members of the Sigma Gamma Rho community and seeing the care and concern they had for others, she changed her mind and joined the sorority, which is one of the legendary Divine Nine.

Black Coalition Assail Planned Parenthood 

Planned Parenthood has voiced solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement, prompting pro-life leaders from African American communities to challenge the abortion provider with this question: “Will you confront the iniquity that your abortion practices perpetrate against Black lives? Will you fight the racism that targets Black lives in the womb?”

Bevelyn Beatty’s BLM Protest Campaign

The woman dropped to her hands and knees, landing in the puddle of black paint she just splashed onto the “Black Lives Matter” mural on the pavement outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue.

Ashamed by the Silence

Dear Editor: Regarding the National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando July 6, Gail DeGeorge’s July 22 article, “Convention Tells Bishops: Support Black Lives Matter,” states that Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri III of New Orleans, La., told the convention: “I apologize to you as a leader of the church because I feel we have abandoned you in the Black Lives Matter movement and I apologize.”

Respect for the Flag

President Obama has come to the defense of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and teammate Eric Reid for their kneeling on one knee during the playing of our national anthem before a game in San Diego, as their sign of protest to what they consider is the practice of police brutality within the African-American community.