• HE Is Right. WE Are Right. YOU Are Wrong, Period.
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #43: Greek Life, Race Relations, Sports)


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    There comes a time in a person’s life where they’ve had enough.  Whether it’s being financially unstable or being in an unstable and unhealthy relationship, it’s a point that one reaches where a fork in the road comes and they take the road marked ‘Exit.’

    Colin Kaepernick finally reached his fork in the road.

    If you didn’t know who Colin Kaepernick was, you probably do now.  He’s a member of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc.; one of the 5 historically Black Greek-letter fraternities within the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and a professional athlete who plays for a team within one of the four primary sports leagues in America: The NFL®.

    This league is so gargantuan in America that its flagship championship game is the 4th largest sporting event ever watched in world history.  The National Football League, the league’s official name, has so much power and wealth that it even fought off facts of what 200 lb – 400 lb men colliding with one another at great speeds and with devastating force did and does to its players, particular their brains.  They even made a movie about it.

    The NFL®, in essence, did the same thing that the tobacco industry did when it came to what tobacco did and does to its customers(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.






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  • Although Beautiful, A Photo Does Not Denote ‘Greek Unity’
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #29: Greek Life)


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    Greek-Life is a magical world where the strength of one’s courage and loyalty are tested; where strong minds and quick wits can be the difference between staying on the path that leads through the burning sands, or being swallowed up by the at-times raging fire along the way.  And for those who can harness these character traits; wielding the immeasurable fortitude of their ancestors to withstand the barrage of unforeseen trials and tribulations, from that, families and life-long bonds are forged, unknowns become legends, and new generations of leaders are repeatedly unveiled.

    And it is almost all captured through digital snapshots in time.

    The easy accessibility of quick, crisp photos nowadays through smartphones and mobile apps allows us to capture moments that would previously have gone unnoticed without planning and hiring a professional photographer.  And, if you didn’t know, there is absolutely nothing like capturing Greek-Life moments, especially when the journey of the forging of a life-long bond has reached fever pitch right there in front of you at a Pro(bate) Show.  The raw passion and emotion.  The fire in the eyes of those who will…(Click Here to Read More…)

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    Tim Carthon; Author, Educator

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    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.

     






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  • The Eerie Similarities Between ‘Greeks’ and Police
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #17: Greek Fraternities and Sororities/Greek Life)



    As I watch the posts being placed on my company’s social media pages, I began to notice something.  At first I thought it was just a fluke, but then I began noticing the repetitiveness of it; a repetitiveness that sparked me to look into it in more depth in order to quench the thirst of my suspicions.  As I dived into the Sherlock Holmes-ess realm of mystery, I was met with the shocking, utterly terrifying truth:

    Divine 9 Greek-letter organizations don’t really like ‘liking’ other organizations’ pics.

    Ok, so it’s not shocking and utterly terrifying, but it does, based on the evidence, look like the distasteful truth.

    Frequently the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™, or GASA, posts what we call “TODAY’S FEATURED #GREEK.”  We find or are sent photos that are either formal or community service-based in nature and decide if the photos are a good visual representation of Greek-letter organization members and different aspects of their greatness.  Once we determine so, we(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.

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  • Greek Fraternities and Sororities: Can We Thrive or Even Survive on ‘Competitive Insults?’
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    By Tim Carthon (Blog #14: Greek Fraternities and Sororities/Greek Life)


    8 of 9 African-American Greek-letter organizations representatives, better known as the NPHC or 'Divine 9'

    8 of 9 African-American Greek-letter organizations representatives, better known as the NPHC or ‘Divine 9’


    When did insults to another become things that make the insulter look good?

    I’ve often asked myself this question. I understand that people used to play “The Dozens;” telling non-sexual jokes about each other’s mothers, but that was done in-person and with people you knew, all in ‘good fun.’ However…

    …when did everyday people being just utterly disrespectful to another (who they don’t even know), out in public, become societally fashionable? Was it when they saw famous or infamous comedians doing it as part of their show? Was it when the hit TV show “Wildin’ Out!” popped up on the scene? When did it become publicly accepted, and even now encouraged, to do this? Better yet, when did it transfer from just everyday people to entities, like BGLOs: ‘Black’ Greek-letter Organizations?

    It’s amazing to me how ‘Black’ fraternities and sororities seriously and publicly insult each other nowadays.  And what’s even crazier is that(CLICK HERE to Read More…).


    * The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Greek All-Star™ Awards™.

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