Photographic Conceptualizations of Jarrad Henderson

Posts tagged “Zeta

Meet Chanecka & Ana

Chanecka and Ana have been best friends since coming to college in 2008. Although they both have grown up on different sides of the States, fate lead them to Columbia, Mo. where they both are undergraduates at Stephens College. With little activity for Black women on campus, Chanecka and Ana both found sisterhood in Black Greek Life (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. respectively). This upcoming story will focus on the relationship between best friends, their collective vision as aspirants of BGLOs, and their struggle to create a safe place for women of color on their campus through their development of a new campus organization: B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.  Yes, I have been working on this folks! Gotta finish this Master’s degree! I’ll post more updates as I get them. 🙂

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ΖΦΒ: Such…I mean, Sooo Sweet Sisters

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The wonderful women of Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority Inc. allowed me to follow the Neos of Winter 2008 during the days that led up to their probate.  Below this post you will find a similar photo project I did with the Deltas at MU, but unlike the wonderful Delta event I knew this event was going to happen a few days in advance which made me jump out my seat at the possibility of going deeper into the preparation process.

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Greek Think: Pledging as a Social Contract?

Reproduced with permission from Howard University Bison Yearbook Office.

Reproduced with permission from Howard University Bison Yearbook Office.

Greek Think is for my random thoughts about the status of Black Greek Life.  Hopefully, these discussions (Which I encourage people to post back to) can help me find story ideas for Beyond This PlaceSo please read and reply!

After church today, I went home and began to browse the Internet like I normally do.  I was doing some searching for resources to put into my upcoming presentation and remembered a site that was full of controversy and dialogue.  Juicycampus.com was introduced to me for the first time last semester and can easily be the quickest way to determine the social climate on any given campus in America AND is also the easiest way to destroy a healthy one.  Because the post are anonymous people will go to great lengths to make their opinions heard under the banner of secrecy.  I decided to entertain myself and read some of the post, mostly about childish things, but then came across multiple post for a specific University about Black Greek Letter Organizations and the difference between pledging vs. paper. (more…)