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Whether it’s Alpha Phi Alpha or Sigma Gamma Rho, sorority and fraternity members represent their organizations like family. That’s because African American fraternities and sororities are strong social organizations that help Black college students foster friendship and community with one another on campus and beyond.

Women join a sorority, and men join a fraternity. There are nine Black Greek-lettered organizations chapters across the U.S., such as the iconic Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the first Black sorority group to form at Howard University in 1908. Cornell’s esteemed Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was also established in 1906.

Other famous Black Greek organizations include Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Iota Phi Theta. Some of our favorite Black celebs are prestigious sorority sisters and fraternity brothers, and you may be surprised to find out who’s still repping their Greek letters proudly.

Here are some of our favorite famous Black fraternity and sorority members.

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1. Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The Grammy-award-winning singer joined the prestigous sorority in 2004.

2. Brandy

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It looks like Brandy was also stomping the yard alongside Alicia Keys as a Alpha Kappa Alpha member. Brandy joined the coveted organization in 2014.

3. Aretha Franklin

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The late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta alongside jazz singer Lena Horne.

4. Dionne Warwick

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The iconic Dionne Warwick is an honorary member of Zeta Phi Beta. 

5. Wanda Sykes

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Comedian Wanda Sykes loves repping her Alpha Kappa Alpha flag loud and proud. The funny star earned her spot with the sorority while attending Hampton University. Back in 2019, the celeb wished her sorority a happy AKA Founder’s Day while chatting to fans on Twitter.


6. Omari Hardwick

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Power star Omari Hardwick reps the decorated Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

7. Cathy Hughes

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Urban One and TV one founder Cathy Hughes is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 

8. Fantasia

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Sultry R&B singer Fantasia became an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho this month! The Grammy Award winner took to social media on Nov. 30 to announce the big news.

“Yall have no idea how long I been waiting to share this news!!” the star captioned a video of her walking proudly into her induction ceremony. “I’ve officially been inducted as an Honorary #SigmaGammaRho 💙🐩💛. #D9 #sorority #prettypoodle THANK YOU… I am overjoyed,” she added.

9. Jada Pinkett Smith

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Red Table Talk host Jada Pinkett Smith is a honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha member. 

10. D.L. Hughley

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D.L. Hughley and Anthony Anderson were both inducted as honorary members of Omega Psi Phi in 2020.