Thump In The Morning

Thump In The Morning

Thump In The Morning

On January 9,2023 Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated celebrated 109 years of culture for service and service for all humanity. There were three young African American male students with nine other Howard University students as charter members. The fraternity’s founders, A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would exemplify the ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service while taking an inclusive perspective to serve the community as opposed to having an exclusive purpose.

The fraternity exceeded the prevailing models of Black Greek Letter fraternal organizations by being the first to establish alumni chapters, youth mentoring clubs, a federal credit union, chapters in Africa and a collegiate chapter outside of the United States. It is the only fraternity to hold a constitutional bond with a historically African American sorority, Zeta Phi Beta, which was founded on January 16, 1920 at Howard University in Washington, D.C., through the efforts of members of Phi Beta Sigma.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is apart of the Devine 9. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC), also referred to as the Divine Nine, is the umbrella organization housing nine black Greek letter organizations. The NPHC was founded at Howard University in Washington, DC on May 10, 1930, and incorporated under laws in Illinois in 1937. Its member organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. According to Here’s a list of your favorite celebrities that’s members of the Devine 9. Altogether, the council’s membership exceeds 1.5 million individuals around the world. In 1995, the first international chapter was formed in Nassau, Bahamas.  your favorite celebrities are members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity incorporated.

See which of your favorite celebrities are members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.

  • Jerry Rice

    Jerry Rice

    Jerry Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University from 1981 to 1984 where he became a standout receiver and acquired the nickname “World”, because there wasn’t a ball in the world he couldn’t catch. While he was killing it on the gridiron, he also pledged Phi Beta Sigma.

  • Terrance Howard

    Terrance Howard

    Terrence was inducted into Phi Beta Sigma in 2010 in Philadelphia.

    When asked about being a new brother of the fraternity right after his formal ceremony, Terrence told

    “In our day and age where we’re inundated with this apathy that seems to have covered over most of mankind, and most of the world, we’re at a time when the love of the greater number has cooled off because we’ve forgotten how closely related we all are. To be a member of Phi Beta Sigma is to represent the community as a whole, because we are all formed from one man. Anytime you recognize the humanity of another person, you recognize the creation of God in that person — and you recognize your own responsibility towards that person, because to look out for another man is to look out for yourself.”

  • Phi Beta Sigma- Blair Underwood

  • Sanders Institute- Harry Belafonte



  • Phi Beta Sigma- Emmitt Smith

  • Chris V. Rey- Bill Clinton

  • Phi Beta Sigma-Huey P. Newton

  • Phi Beta Sigma- Al Sharpton

  • Phi Beta Sigma- Richard Sherman

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