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
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
Student Ambassadors Assist BCS Championship Weekend Visitors
If you were in Old Town Pasadena during the College Football National Championship weekend early this January, you may have noticed a visible presence of smartly dressed young men interacting with out-of-town visitors using Apple iPads and the Pasadena App in providing direction, insight, knowledge and a upbeat positive attitude about the Rose City. These young men were high-school-age students mentored and supervised by Gamma Zeta Boulé Foundation's LAMP Mentor Program. They served as BCS City of Pasadena Ambassadors. LAMP (Leadership, Achievement, Management and Professionalism) Student Ambassadors were located in pairs during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Old Town Pasadena & Paseo Colorado District during the two-day weekend leading up to the BCS National Championship game held on Monday, January 6, 2014.
January 17, 2014
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.
September 8, 2013