EXTRA “SPECIAL” THANKS TO…

YUP THIS IS A BASEMENT!

on march 16th 1989, a new black fraternity was founded on the campus of the university of akron and i along with 7 other STELLAR AND DYNAMIC brothers soon recruited a little sister or “sweetheart” organization.  We had a “tea” or meet and greet with prospective sisters and as president i was actively involved, but everything was ran and handled by the vice president Big Brother “Midnight Dragon” BKA Allan Frank Wade, my best friend at the time.  I was a little nervous about his invites, but i realized i would have last say on the final selections within reason, HECK I was the principle founder and first president, Mr. Beta Chi Psi (let me tell the story PLEASE), but the entire brotherhood would have a say and Al’s voice carried alot of weight.

So the night came and some of the most attractive and brightest sisters on the yard (on campus) came to hear more about us and let us learn more about them.  Ironically, some of the seemingly SUPER POPULAR prospects just didn’t meet our needs (or in some cases we meet theirs).

BUT FIVE BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL SISTERS certainly did.

Cherron Brown (My First Beta “Spec”)  get the blog title now.

Helena Spry

Nicole Bell (her married name to one of my BEST friends since junior high school, who transferred to U of A to be with me!)

Lisa Hairston

Paula Freeman (My other original “Spec”)

a “Spec” is a speical lil brother or sister that you help and at times torture when they are pledging, but you work in guiding their experience more than anyone else, at times you guide their personal journey considerably more than even their assigned dean of pledges.  typicall a spec within the same organization is a lifelong relationship of mutual respect, no matter geographic bounds, persoanl or relationship changes, religous or even future “greek-lettered” organization affiliation*, religous changes etc.

* 3 of those original FIVE went on to join full-fledge greek lettered sororities at the undergrad or grauate level.

BUT MY TWO “SPECS” remained BETA DOLLS 4 LIFE, as I have taken on no other affiliation, though considered.  My old best friend is now an OMEGAMAN (which were the fraternity we were clostest to at UA, sup vince, tim, john, etc!!! an Al wanted to be one before we met- so congrats my brother).

BUT WHY THIS POST.

its been many moons since i interacted with my true beta family.  i was always closer 2 these sisters than i was even with the bros i founded the organization with or ones that we pledged.  when bros and sisters would pledge simultaneously, rest assured i was at the sister’s pledge session.  Though i mite make an appearance to BREAK THE MALE PLEDGES LINE AT MY FREAKIN LEISURE (and 2 of them were over 300 lbs, that’s the WEAK point id always try for!!!) which caused them 2 get penalized and embarass their dean of pledges.  Or Id trade wood with them IF THEY WERE MAN ENOUGH. I was tied ONCE by one of the 300 pounders, Chez (Cesare) Jennings, other than that I out made them TAP OUT EVERY SINGLE TIME.

actually i made alot of pledges drop, that was my job, to test them to the point of breaking, show them the learning experience from it, pick them back up and let the pieces recoagulate-that word is 4 u cherron-she’s a nurse-super nurse admistrator masters and military rank and everything-im proud of her. things were not very ez 4 her when we were in school! And usually it worked, several times it didn’t like when a whole line dropped, in the words of Homer Simpson, “Doh!”  But most of the time it did.  All five of those original sister are very sound and productive TODAY. I am proud. My other spec run a financial aid office for a national university’s branch in Atlanta.

The nite these sisters crossed (completed their pledge program) you would have thought I had quintuplets i had (and still have ) so much pride.  my association with them, especially for that time period in my life is one of the fonsdest memories a man could ever have.

2 of the sisters kinda estranged themselves from BETA as a whole because they were kinda a unit and they joined a sorority (different organizations from each other) and i dated one before after and during their pledge program  (can u say rocket scientist?), as undergraduates when people still operate off feelings.

AS FAR AS THE OTHER THREE GO. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND MY BIOLOGICAL SISTER, EXCEPT BLOOD (AND ISLAMIC DUTY). PERIOD.

thank u guyz 4 being there (HERE) 4 me when i was going through the TOUGHEST AND MOST CONFUSING PART OF MY LIFE.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

 

OH, WHAT WAS MY BIG BROTHER NAME???

BIG BROTHER CHAKA ZULU, A MAN CROWNED, MOST POWERFUL AFRICAN KING…

BIG BROTHER FREDDIE KRUEGER, YOU WORST F**CKIN NIGHTMARE

AND DONT 4GET BIG BROTHER CHEETAH/STRAWBERRY/AMAZON ENEMY NUMBER ONE (STILL LMAO, NEARLY 20 YEARS LATER AND DANG I LOOK PRETTY DANG GOOD, OH THAT’S FOR THE OTHER BLOG)

PEACE.

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~ by siddiq khalifah on August 2, 2008.

2 Responses to “EXTRA “SPECIAL” THANKS TO…”

  1. You have an intelligent kaos to your process. Be strong and remaing graceful my friend. Peace be unto you. J Bell(Long time Friend of the Beast and Siddiq).

  2. NOW THIS IS WHAT IM TALKIN BOUT!!!

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