Long After College, Divine Nine Fraternities and Sororities Are a Lifeline for Black Members

Cars with Greek letters on their license frames pull up to the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity house on Martin Luther King Boulevard in South Dallas. Men park and step out, smartly dressed in crimson and cream blazers.Today is a formal meeting, which calls for special attire on the first Thursday of the month. The chapter’s polemarch — a Greek word used within the organization instead of president — opens the door to welcome the men. "Brother Washington! How are you?" Todd Adams asks.Stephen Washington gives a smile and nods back, very carefully walking up the steps with his cane in hand. His hat bears the word "Nupe," a Kappa-specific expression some fraternity brothers use.  Continue reading...

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