||Founding Fathers of Sigma
The founders of our wondrous band in numbers
though were three...
MHF Bro. A. Langston Taylor, MHF Bro. Reverend Leonard F. Morse, &
MHF Bro. Charles I. Brown
...taught ideals high which
Bro. Smith is
7 time NFL Pro Bowl Running Back for the Dallas Cowboys. He has helped
Dallas to win three Super Bowls in the 90's. Smith has also won various
awards throughout his career, including: a Super Bowl MVP and 4 NFL single
season rushing titles. Brother Smith is only another season away
from breaking Walter Payton's all-time rushing record.
||Bro. Jerry Rice
Bro. Rice is a Pro Bowl
Wide Receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. The 1996-97 season saw him
become the first player in NFL history to top 1,000 receptions and
16,000 career receiving yards, along with 108 receptions. Rice has a
total of 164 career TDs. Rice revered by many as the best WR ever to
play the game.
||Bro. Courtney Brown
Brown was the first pick in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Cleveland
Browns. Was an All-Big Ten defensive end and a Pro Football
Weekly and Gannett News Service All-American in '98, when PFW rated him
the top junior or senior defensive lineman in the country. Finished that
season with 47 tackles, including 23 for loss, 11 sacks and four passes
broken up. Added seven stops, four tackles for loss and two sacks vs.
Kentucky and QB Tim Couch in the Outback Bowl. Brown more than lived up
to expectations in '99, when he was a unanimous All-American, the Big
Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Penn State's MVP. As a senior,
Brown had 55 stops, 29 tackles for loss, 13 1/2 sacks and a key
interception he returned for a score vs. Purdue. Also was a four-time
Academic All-Big Ten pick while taking a difficult engineering
curriculum. All NFL experts predict that Courtney will have a huge
impact both in the league and on opposing team's offensive gameplans.
||Bro. Ben Coates
Bro. Coates is a Pro
Bowl Tight End for the New England Patriots. Coates rated as one of the
top Tight Ends in the NFL has led the Patriots in receiving receptions
the last three years. Ben owns Patriot franchise records for most
receptions in a season a season (96), most receptions in a game (12),
most consecutive games with a reception (63).
||Bro. Willie Williams
Bro. Williams is a Pro
Bowl Defensive Back for the Seattle Seahawks, Started all 16 games at
left cornerback after signing as an unrestricted free agent from the
Pittsburgh Steelers on February 18. Recorded a career-high 12 tackles,
including 11 solo, to help pace a 26-22 win over San Diego (9/21).
Forced fumbles at Denver (11/2) and at Oakland (12/14). Picked off his
only pass of the season versus San Francisco (12/21) while also leading
the team with four passes defended.
||Bro. Willie Davis
Bro. Davis was recently
traded to the Tennessee Titans from the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of
the '97 season. In '96 became the first Kansas City Chief's receiver to
lead the club in receiving yardage for four consecutive years since Otis
Taylor (1970-73). he also led the Chiefs in receiving yards for the
fourth consecutive and tied for team lead in TD receptions
||Bro. Philip Daniels
Bro. Daniels Speed pass
rusher who began power-lifting
competitively in the and gained 25
pounds of muscle. Chosen on the fourth round of the 1996 draft. Seahawks
traded fourth and fifth round 1996 choices to the Jacksonville Jaguars
on the second day of the draft to move up in the fourth round. Played as
a reserve as a rookie before earning a starting position. Phillip
just signed a long term and multimillion dollar deal with the Chicago
||Bro. Victor Green
Bro. Green is a
hard-hitting and sure-tackling DB
for the New York Jets,
has led the team in tackles 2 of the past 3 seasons. Over the past 3
seasons he has made 517 tackles, 28 PD, 7 INT, 6 FF and 4 FR.
has not missed a game since game 5
of his rookie year (1993), a streak of 76 consecutive games entering the
||Bro. Charlie Batch
Bro. Batch is the
starting QB for the Detroit
Lions. He left Eastern Michigan owning virtually every school passing
and total offense record. Holds EMU's all-time records for total plays
(1179), total offensive yards (7715), pass attempts (998), pass
completions (579), yards passing (7592) and touchdown passes
(53)...Started every game as he set school season-records by completing
247-of-434 passes for 3280 yards (56.9. and 23 touchdowns). He is
seen a leader among the new crop of starting young quarterbacks in the
||Bro. Robert Edwards
Bro. Edwards ran for
1,155 yards, enjoying a solid rookie season after being selected 18th
overall out of Georgia. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry while rushing
for 9 touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 331 yards and 3 scores.
||Bro. Karl Malone
Bro. Malone is an NBA
All-Star, Power Forward for the Utah Jazz named the "NBA's 50
Greats". The "Mail Man" as he is known around the NBA,
was an Olympic Gold Medallist as a member of Dream Team I. He has been
an NBA All-Star Game MVP, and also won
the 1997 and 1999 NBA MVP awards.
He is also currently third on the NBA all-time leading scoring list.
||Bro. Olden Polynice
Bro. Polynice is the
starting center for the Utah Jazz. He led the
Sacramento Kings in rebounding at 9.4 rpg, ranking 17th in the NBA
during the 1999 Season. He
started every game last season. He scored in double figures 57 times,
with 20 points or more 11 times and 32 double-doubles. He led the team
in scoring nine times and rebounding 51 times, with a season high of 27
points at San Antonio on April 3.
Currently, Olden is a key member to the always dangerous Utah Jazz with fellow frat
Terrance Shaw - NFL Pro Football Player for the San Diego Chargers
Henry Ford - NFL Pro Football Player for the Tennessee Titans
Travis Prentice - NFL Football Player for the Cleveland Browns
Vincent Brisby - NFL Football Player for the New York Jets
John Jackson -NFL Football Player for the Cincinnati Bengals
Terrence Shaw - NFL Football Player for the Miami Dolphins
Todd Pinkston - NFL Football Player for the Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Hayes - NFL Pro Football Player for New York Jets
Patton - NFL Pro Football Player for the Kansas City Chiefs
Darrius Johnson - NFL Pro Football Player for the World Champion Denver
Newton - former Pro Bowl Player, Three Time Super Bowl Champion for the
Williams - Pro Bowl Offensive Tackle, Three Time Super Bowl Champion for the
Larry Brown - NFL Pro Football Player for the Tennessee Titans
Chris Terry - NFL Pro Football Player for the Carolina Panthers
Bro. Eric F.
Curry - NFL Pro Football Player for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Dwayne Rudd - NFL Pro Football Player for the Minnesota Vikings
Miller - NFL Pro Football player for the New York Giants
Isaac Davis - NFL Pro Football Player for the Minnesota Vikings
Martin Chase - NFL Pro Football Player for the Baltimore Ravens
Lomas Brown Pro Bowl Offensive Tackle for the New York Giants
Hines Ward - NFL Pro Football Player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Perry Carter - NFL Pro Football Player for the Oakland Raiders
Jeremy Lincoln - NFL Pro Football Player for the Denver Broncos
Thomas - NFL Pro Football Player for the Seattle Seahawks
Lamont Burns - NFL Pro Football Player for the Washington Redskins
Hardy - NFL Pro Football Player for Seattle Seahawks
Deshea Townsend - NFL Pro Football Player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Cecil Martin - fullback for the Philadelphia Eagles (#38) and KP
Ato Bolden - 2nd Fastest Man in the World in the 100m
Bro. Ray Doakes - 1995 NCAA High Jump Champion
Bro. Dominique Arnold - 1996 NCAA 110 Hurdles Champ
Bro. Johnny Grey - Olympic Gold Medallist (Track and Field 800 Meters)
Agee - Star Basketball Player of the movie "Hoop Dreams"
Graham - NBA Pro Basketball Player with the Denver Nuggets
Lawrence Moten - NBA Pro Basketball Player for the Vancouver Grizzlies
Chucky Brown - NBA Pro Basketball Player for the Charlotte Hornets and
member of 1994 & 1995 NBA Champion Houston Rockets Team.
||Bro. Willie Davis
Bro. Davis was the first
defensive lineman to combine size with devastating speed. Bro. Davis
made his mark as a stalwart on the dominant Packers' teams of the 1960s.
Five straight Pro Bowl years, 21 fumble recoveries, 162 straight games
played, and 5 NFL championships are testaments to Davis' dominance. As a
role model, Willie Davis set an example for all children to emulate. As
a player, he did the same for defensive lineman.
||Bro. Lou Brock
Bro. Brock was named the
greatest base stealer of his era, he was only the 14th player to have
3,000 hits. In 1964 he fueled the Cardinals to a World Series victory.
During his 19-year career, the outfielder stole an unprecedented 938
bases and broke several World Series records, including hitting .391 in
over 20 World Series games. He entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on the
first ballot in 1985.
||Bro. Willis Reed
Bro. Reed is a NBA Hall
A Famer for the New Knicks. He was named the '70 and '73 NBA MVP. The
moment remains a basketball classic: Willis Reed's courageous hobbling
walk through the tunnel at Madison Square Garden and onto the floor for
Game 7 of the 1970 championship series between the New York Knicks and
Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks won the game and the inspirational Reed
stood larger than life, a true legend.
L.C. Greenwood - NFL Hall of Fame, Four time Pro Bowl and Super Bowl
Champion for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bro. Bob Gibson - MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher for the St.
Bro. Craig Hudson - Former Tight End for the Kansas
City Chiefs and from the KP
Bro. Jackie Slater - NFL Hall of Fame lineman for the Los Angeles Rams (now
known as the St. Louis Rams)
Bro. Renaldo Nehemiah - Olympic Gold Medallist, Former World Champion Hurdler
Bro. Al Joyner - Olympic
Gold Medallist, Former World Champion in the triple-jump, Former UCLA Track
& Field Head Coach
Bro. Emmitt King - Former American Record Holder in the high jump and Olympic
Charles Austin - Olympic Gold Medallist (Track and Field High Jump)
Arnold-Olympic gold medallist, 110m hurdles
||Bro. Billy "White Shoes"
Bro. Johnson was
recently named punt returner on the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time
Team. His record-setting career, which included seven seasons with the
Oilers (1974-1980) and six with the decades the slew of return men
zipping around the NFL this season like so many pin
ball. Johnson is also a member of
the National Football League Hall of Fame.
Nate Newton - Retired Pro Bowl Player, Three Time Super Bowl Champion for
the Dallas Cowboys.
Bro. James Washington - Retired NFL Pro Bowl DB &
Super Bowl MVP for the Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins
Bro. Ken Burrough - Retired NFL Pro DB for the Buffalo Bills
Bro. Wilber Young - Retired NFL Pro LB for the Washington Redskins
Bro. George Thorton - Retired NFL Pro Football Player
Bro. John Stephens - Retired NFL Pro RB for the San Diego Chargers
Bro. Myron Guyton - Retired NFL Pro Bowl & Super Bowl DB for the New York
Bro. Leon Bender * - Retired NFL Pro DL for the Oakland Raiders
Bro. Fred Barnett - Retired NFL Pro Bowl WR for the Philadelphia Eagles
||Bro. Joe L. Dudley, Sr.
Bro. Dudley, Sr. is
present and Ceo of Dudley Hair Care Products Dudley Products, Dudley
Cosmetology University, Dudley Direct, Dudley Products Cosmetics, Dudley
Travel and Dudley Cosmetology University. He is also the Chairmen of
||Bro. Herman J Russell
Bro. Herman's organization
is the largest minority-owned general contractor in the United States.
One can look throughout the Southeast to see the Russell mark on such
buildings as Atlanta's Georgia Dome and the Coca-Cola headquarters.
Bro. James T. Williams - Executive level management of
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Bro. Preston Edwards - Founder of Black Collegiate Magazine
Bro. Delxeno Wilson de Briano - American Communications Network, "Tag
Bro. Peter Adams, Esq. - Partner at Callahan, Schepp, Yuhas, Adams & Carfora
Bro. Carter D. Womack - Executive of the Blockbuster Entertainment Group
Bro. Ezunial Burks - Current Head Director of the Los Angeles Harbor
Bro. Alden J. McDonald - Pres. and CEO of Liberty Bank and Trust Company of New
Bro. Marshal B. Bass - Corporate Vice Pres. for R.J. Reynolds Industries
Bro. B. Doyle Mitchell - Pres. and CEO of Industrial Bank of Washington, D.C.
Bro. James Paschal - Co-Owner, Paschal Bros.Food and Beverage Enterprise
Bro. James T. Hadley - CEO of Community Bank of Lawndale Chicago, IL
Bro. Barry E. Beckham - Founder of Beckham House Publishers
Bro. Herman E. Valentine Sr. - Founder of Systems Management American
Corporation Norfolk, VA
Bro. Parlett Moore -
Renowned physician and founder of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Beta
Club Youth Auxiliary
Bro. Louis Westefield -
First black head of the University of Mississippi School of Law
Bro. Samuel Robinson - Exec.
Director of the Lincoln Foundation
||Bro. Huey P. Newton
Bro. Newton was a world
renown civil rights activist and Co-Founder Black Panther Party, a
militant black nationalist organization which protected, educated, and
feed African Americans based in Oakland, California.
||Honorable Bro. A. Philip Randolph
Bro. A. Philip Randolph a
renown civil rights activist who called for the March on Washington. He
was the only civil rights leader who could get the others to unite.
250,000 came in response. When he introduced Dr. King,
"symbolically, the torch was passed from one generation of fighters
Bro. Hosa Hill - Civil Rights Activist
Bro. Chavis Mohammed (formally Benjamin Chavis - Past Executive Director of
NAACP and Organizer of the Million Man March
Bro. Booker T.Alexander - Past Sovereign Grand Commander of 32 and 33 degree
Masons for the Northern Jurisdiction (P.H.A.), Past GrandMaster of Prince Hall
Masons for the State of Michigan.
||Honorable Bro. Dr. James Weldon
Bro. Dr. Johnson is most
famous for writing the Lyrics to the Negro National Anthem, "Lift
Every Voice and Sing." In addition, he was a poet, educator,
lawyer, diplomat, and civil right activist.
||Honorable Bro. Dr. Alain
Bro. Dr. Locke was the
first African American Rhodes Scholar. He was an American educator,
writer, political activist, community leader and philosopher, who is
best remembered as a leader and chief interpreter of the Harlem
Renaissance. His political philosophy is documented in his book The New
Bro. Samuel Robinson - Executive Director, The Lincoln
Bro. Louis Westerfield - First Black Head of The University of Mississippi
School of Law
Bro. Dr. Parlett Moore - Renowned Physician in the Baltimore, MD and founder of
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Beta Club Youth
||Bro. Everett Harp
Bro. Harp has earned his
reputation for a spirited dedication and soul stirring passion by being
one of Smooth Jazz' multi dimensional sax men. His delicate balance of
Jazz, R & B, and Adult contemporary sounds has earned him a growing
legion of fans. Bro. Harp carries the spirit of Stanley Turrentine, Hank
Crawford and Grover Washington, Jr. These coupled with his own style led
him to international concert dates with Anita Baker, Kenny Loggins and
Patti LaBelle as well as George Duke and Marcus Miller.
||Bro. Babatundi Olatunji
Bro. Olatunji World renown
drummer, introduced African musical elements to the West and American
jazz. He is also included in the Grateful Dead's musical family, having
contributed generously to the 1992 Grammy - Award winning Planet Drum
album, produced by Mickey Hart. His ground breaking album Drums Of
Passion has sold over 50,000,000,000 copies purchased so far, this album
signifies the powerful influence this man of the Nigerian Yoruba tribe
has had on three different elements of American society today.
||Bro. Joe Sample
Bro. Sample With thirty
years of professional musical experience as a soloist and working as a
member of the highly popular R&B/jazz band The Crusaders, it seems
as though anything Joe Sample does now is only icing on a cake that is
one of the most successful careers in the history of jazz. Having
recorded with the likes of Anita Baker, Al Jarreau, B.B. King, Joni
Mitchell, Joan Baez, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, George Benson, Tom Scott,
Steely Dan, and Marcus Miller ---- Sample is no stranger to success in
the music business and is heard on well over 1,000 albums.
||Bro. Dr. Bobby Jones
Bro. Jones is the host and
producer of Bobby Jones Gospel and Video Gospel, on the WHITE
Entertainment Television cable channel, seen in Europe and Africa as
well as North America. Winner of numerous awards, including a Grammy
nomination, a Dove award, NAACP Achievement Award, and Stellar Award.
||Bros. Maurice and Vernon White
Bros. White are two of the
lead singers for the legendary R&B group, "Earth, Wind and
Fire" who's popularity has spanned over three decades.
Larry Blackmon - Lead
Singer of the R & B Group Cameo
Bro. Dr. Walter Turnbull - Director of the
internationally renowned Harlem Boys Choir
Bro. Louis Price - Singer/Actor, former member of the Temptations
Bro. Rick James - Singer and Song Writer from "Star Search" Not Super
||The Honorable Bro. Dr.
Bro. Dr. Azikiwe Nigeria's
first president, was a champion of African nationalism and master of
compromise in his country's turbulent politics. Widely known as ``Zik of
Africa,'' the politician, scholar, poet and journalist helped to end the
Biafran civil war that had plunged his Ibo people into mass suffering.
||The Honorable Bro. John Lewis
- US Congressman
Bro. Lewis is described as
"one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever
produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human
rights, securing personal dignity, and building what he calls "The
Beloved Community". Bro.
Lewis was also one of the chief organizers of
SNCC. He has displayed a sense of ethics and morality that has won him
the admiration of many of his House colleagues.
||The Honorable Bro. Nelson Mandela
Bro. Mandela President of
South Africa, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize as an accolade to all
people who have worked for peace and stood against racism. It was as
much an award to his person as it was to the ANC and all South Africa's
people. In particular, he regards it as a tribute to the people of
Norway who stood against apartheid while many in the world were silent.
||The Honorable Bro. Kwame Nkrumah
Bro. Nkrumah (1909-72),
first prime minister (1957-60) and president (1960-66) of Ghana. A firm
believer in African liberation, Nkrumah pursued a radical pan-African
policy, playing a key role in the formation of the Organization of
African Unity in 1963. As head of government, he was less successful,
and as time passed he became increasingly dictatorial. Finally
overthrown by the military in 1966, he spent his last years in exile,
dying in Bucharest, Romania, on April 27, 1972.
||The Honorable Bro. William R.
Bro. Tolbert as President
of Liberia he took over when Liberia was at its finest point in history.
The foreign investments in industries like rubber, iron ore, and timber
were not seen in many
countries as it was seen in Liberia. Agricultural crops like oil palm
and plantein, oranges and coconut were showing promise of eventually
being exported to Europe. In Bro. Tolbert's inaugaration address, he
stress the fact that Liberia was the most stable country in African
||The Honorable Bro. Edolphus
Towns - US Congressman
Bro. Towns was first
elected to public office in November 1982 as the U.S. Representative for
Brooklyn's llth Congressional District. He was elected to represent
the10th Congressional District in 1992. Congressman Towns is a member of
the Energy & Commerce Committee, and serves on two Subcommittees,
Health and the Environment, and, Commerce, Consumer Protection and
Bro. Larry Blanding - State
Senator of South Carolina, democrat
Bro. Harold Washington - The first
African-American to be elected mayor of Chicago, Il, he also served in the House
Bro. Larry Blanding - State Senator (D-SC)
Bro. Harold Washington - The first African-American to be elected mayor of
Chicago. Bro. Washington also served in the House of Representatives following a
career as an attorney and state legislator.
||Bro. Dr. George Washington Carver
Bro. Dr. Carver was a
world renowned Scientist, Inventor, Former Slave, Educator, Scientist,
Businessperson, Service Industry Employee, Agriculturist, Medical
Worker, Artist, Author, Lecturer, and Performing Artist. He developed
325 different uses for the peanuts, over 100 uses for sweet potatoes,
and countless others from various types of Southern plants.
||Bro. Dr. Ivorite L. Scruggs
Bro. Dr. Scruggs served
as the director of the Erie County Cancer Society and he was an
organizer of the Federated Negro Clubs of Buffalo. His memberships
included: National Medical Association, Buffalo Medical Alliance, New
York State Medical Association, American Medical Association. Dr.
Scruggs was also founder of the Michigan Ave YMCA in 1923, the first non-white
person to serve on the Board of Directors of a Metropolitan YMCA in the
US, a founder of the Buffalo Urban League in 1927. Dr. Scruggs practiced
medicine for over 60 yrs and delivered 800 babies.
||Bro. Blair Underwood
Bro. Underwood is a highly
publicized television and movie star. Bro. Underwood has been in many
shows and films such as: "Set It Off, Posse, LA Law, and currently
||Bro. Malik Yoba
star on the hit show, "New York Undercover." Bro. Yoba is
active in community service for over ten years, Yoba has worked with
many groups, including the City Kids Foundation, where he has served as
Vice president for six years teaching leadership skills and
"bridge" building between adults and youth. He has recently
developed a youth empowerment program called "why are you on this
||Bro. Morris Chestnut
Bro. Morris Chestnut The
multitalented MORRIS CHESTNUT starred opposite Demi Moore in G.I. Jane
as well as in the films Under Seige II, The Inkwell, the
critically-acclaimed Boyz 'N' The Hood, and the critically-acclaimed
"The Best Man." His television credits include C-16,
Firehouse, Out All Night, The Ernest Green Story and In The Line of
||Bro. Don Cheadle
Crtically acclaimed actors
by both critics and his peers. Cheadle has starred
in such movies as Boogie Nights, Out of Sight, Rosewood, Devil in a Blue
Dress, Mission to Mars, Colors, and Bullworth. He also received a
Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for his performance as
Sammie Davis Jr. in HBO'S The Rat Pack.
"Tiny" Lister Jr. - Most
famous for his role as Devo in Friday and Next Friday.
Bro. Clarence Muse - Actor
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