Greek for Life: Could One of These Celebrities Be Your Soror or Frat Brother?

Alicia Keys, Omari Hardwick, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dr. Maya Angelou and Dr. Martin Luther King are just a few names in a long list of famous Black sorority sisters and fraternity brothers. But surprisingly, they’re not the only ones. Here's a look at Black celebrities who are proud members of the Divine Nine.

Yolanda Sangweni Mar, 03, 2017

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This former “Cosby” kid joined the Delta Sigma Theta sorority while attending Spelman College.

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Keys became an honorary member of the historic Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in 2004.

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Jada is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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The Pulitzer Prize winning author is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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Rashad became a member of the Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., while attending Howard University.

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Calloway became a man of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. in 2011.

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The former Supreme Court Justice was a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, which he joined while attending Lincoln University.

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Harvey is a proud man of Omega Psi Phi. Roo-oop!

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Underwood is not only a member, she’s a former president of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

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Jones is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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Hardwick is a Alpha Phi Alpha brother.

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Braxton is a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

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Sykes was initiated into the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc at Hampton University.

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K. Michelle pledged Delta Sigma Theta while attending Florida A&M.

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Jordan joined Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity while attending Pepperdine University.

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Terrence was initiated into the Bloody Mu Psi Chapte of Omega Psi Phi fraternity at North Carolina A&T State University.

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Shaquille O’Neal is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

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Rowell is a proud member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.

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Arthur Ashe biopic, Ashe, is currently in the works. The project was announced earlier this year, but not much else has been revealed. Ashe was a three-time Grand Slam title winner and the first Black tennis player selected to the United States Davis Cup team. 

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Price became an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority in 2006.

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Devine was initiated into the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc at the University of Houston.

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Horsford is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.

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Cedric is a proud Kappa Alpha Psi man.

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The legendary singer/actress was also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta.

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Martin is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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The basketball legend is also a proud man of Omega Psi Phi.

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Harper was inducted into Alpha Phi Alpha in 2009.

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The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement Coretta Scott King was the model Alpha Kappa Alpha because of her tireless community service.

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Dr. King is an Alpha Phi Alpha brother. The fraternity has a scholarship in his name.

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Richie is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

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Hurston was initiated into the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at Howard University.

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Rice is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

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Rising to fame during the Black arts movement of the 1960s, poet Nikki Giovanni is one of the most well-known Black poets. Giovanni has won several awards and was even nominated for a Grammy for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection. Giovanni has also written numerous children’s books including Rosa, which was based on Rosa Parks’ life.

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Singleton is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

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Warwick is an honorary member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

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Mitchell was initiated into the Iota Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity while attending the University of Miami..

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Joyner became a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity while attending the Tuskegee University.

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Angelou joined Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s first African-American sorority, in 1983 as an honorary member.

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This Gospel great s also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

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Smile became a Kappa Alpha Psi man while attending Indiana University Bloomington.

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The queen of soul is also an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

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Jackson is a man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

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Founder of Radio One and TV One, Cathy Hughes is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.