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History of the Boulé
At the dawn of the twentieth century black men of distinction had long functioned in various leadership posts, especially in the churches and benevolent association movement. Some, notably Frederick Douglass among them, had even served in high government posts. But by and large they lived lives separate from those of the black masses and the white professionals. In 1904 a small group in Philadelphia set out to create an organization that would provide a vehicle for men of standing and like tastes to come together to know the best of one another.
52nd GRAND BOULÉ
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July 18-24, 2014
Eta Boulé of St. Louis, Missouri, the seventh established member boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, celebrated its Centennial on November 30, 2012, exactly 100 years from the date of its establishment. To commemorate the momentous occasion, upon the endorsement of Archon C. Savoy Brummer, and incorporating suggestions from Grapter Leo Ming as well as Grammateus Richard White, Archousa Dena Brummer graciously applied her prodigious skill to design a magnificent Eta Boulé Centennial Commemorative stamp. More
Seymour James Appointed to Public Corruption Investigation Commission
Archon Seymour W. James, a member of Alpha Sigma Boulé, Brooklyn–Long Island, and attorney-in-charge of the criminal practice of the Legal Aid Society and former president of the New York State Bar Association, was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on a special commission to examine public corruption. The commission, the creation of which was announced by Governor Cuomo July 2, has the authority to investigate any branch of state government as well as potential wrongdoing by legislators in campaign fundraising and refer misconduct cases for prosecution.
Fred McKinney Included on El Planeta's Powermeter List
El Planeta newspaper, the largest circulating Spanish-language publication in Massachusetts, has released its eighth annual Powermeter list. The Powermeter edition of El Planeta was published on May, 17th, 2013 and includes bilingual words of each of the 100 Powermeter honorees.