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Clinton’s a Sigma, Jesus is an Alpha (and Omega)

Folks take their Black Greek affiliations serious! This is why I was taken aback (albeit while laughing uncontrollably) when I found out that William Jefferson Clinton has been inducted as an honorary member of the historically Black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.

At first, I thought it was another internet hoax but alas, it was true. Especially when I saw one of my friend’s status messages welcoming Clinton to the brotherhood. o_O

I didn’t even know the Sigmas dug Bill like that (not that I sneak into their annual meeting or nothing). I know Black folks love them some Bill but wow! He’s repping that Blue & White now. I’d DIE if I heard Bill Clinton say “GOMAB” (what Sigmas say) with his country accent. It’d come out as “GAW-MAHB”. Does he have enough rhythm to step? Could he stroll and keep up? I know he can do the sign thought because it’s the same as the “Rock Out” sign. THESE are the important questions.

I know some non-Black Greeks in BGLOs (Black Greek Letter Organizations) so the randomness with Bill ain’t because he can get sun-burned easier. It was just… RANDOM. But at least Bill was alive when they made him a Sigma.

I was on GChat with Sean of TheFreshXpress (and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha) and the convo that ensued almost killt me dead.

Luvvie: soo the sigmas inducted bill clinton
Sean: lol yea. you obviously dont know who else they got too…
Luvvie: who else?
Sean: The good Rev…
Luvvie: sharpton??
Sean: yep
Luvvie: stop! LMAO

Alpha OmegaSean: lmao I think the Ques need to pick up Dubya, lol
Luvvie: The alphas gon try to pledge Jesus
Sean: Nah…just Barack, lol
Luvvie: lmao! true
Sean: Jesus is already an Alpha
Luvvie: dead
Sean: lol
Luvvie: OMG i just died a lil lmao
Sean: lol
Luvvie: frederick douglass looks like an iota
Sean: Man…on some real…lol… that’s my bruh. I kid you not, lmao
Luvvie: lmao!!! he’s an alpha?
Sean: lmao yea….dont ask me how. posthumously obviously, lol. im sure he died in like 1888
Luvvie: and GTFOH lmao, im cackling in my office
Sean: He had no choice but to accept, lol
Luvvie: i. am. dead. along w/ frederick
Sean: We gon do that with Barack, lol. Wait til he dies then call him an Alpha, lmao

At this point, I was *dead and gone like some Honorary Greeks*. How are y’all just gonna claim a dead celebrity as your bruh or sis?

Then the kicker:

Sean: Stevie Wonder – Sigma
Luvvie: Stevie Wonder is a Sigma??? iCan’t
Sean: I think he’s on Al’s line, lmao. Not positive though. I just read that he’s honorary as well.
Luvvie: lmao!!!
Sean: We have Lionel Richie. He ain’t no Stevie, but he can hold a tune and has better hair.
Luvvie: well can a Sigma bro cut Stevie’s hair so his hairline can rest in peace?
Sean: Lmao

Sidenote: I wonder if Lionel Richie can dedicate “Hello, is it my you’re looking for” to Stevie Wonder’s truant hairline. Just wondering…

Anywho, So Bill Clinton, Stevie Wonder & Al Sharpton are line brothers. Oh the jokes write themselves. Rule no evil, See no evil, Perm no evil.

With that being said, let’s have a Greek draft. Which historical figure (dead or alive) would you pick to be a part of your GREEK organization? (and Jesus is not a participant in this draft. It’s obvious that Jesus is a member of 2 organizations already. He was an Alpha and an Omega. The Que in him turned water to wine. Plus them gold sandals He rocked ain’t hurt either.)

From left to right: Hosea Williams (Phi Beta Sigma), Jesse Jackson (Omega Psi Phi), Martin Luther King Jr. (Alpha Phi Alpha), Ralph Abernathy (Kappa Alpha Psi). Yes. They are/were Greeks in real life

I could see the Kappas talmbout “Umm… lemme get Muhammad Ali for his cane action. He never drops it. And he was a pretty boy back in his day.” AKAs gon be like “Let’s get Michelle Obama. Her pearls game is on point!”

Anyway, HAVE AT IT, folks! Which historical figure (dead or alive) would you pick to be a part of your GREEK organization?

Edit: Sean also let me know that Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson’s VP is an honorary member of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Edit 2: I wonder who’d claim the following people: Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Madame CJ Walker, George Washington Carver, Luther Vandross… Make your picks, people.

Disclaimer: I am not, or have I ever been affiliated with a Greek-organization (unless IG Phi IG is one. But our charter wasn’t approved. We even had colors picked out and everything! We repped Houndstooth. *shakes fists*). If this ruffles feathers, my bad. I don’t want no protesting stroll-offs happening on my blog. I’ont want to have to break any lines on my eCrib & get eJumped by nobody. I come in peace.
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  1. sigma
    March 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    george washington carver is already a sigma.

  2. Sticky-n-Sweet
    March 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Hillary has to be a Zeta then.

  3. January 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    […] lover, not a fighter. I just hope this and my last post about Black Greek Letter Organizations (Clinton’s a Sigma, Jesus is an Alpha) don’t get me or my future chilrun blacklisted from Greekdom. I can see this convo happening […]