Rich Dollaz Is A Kappa?! Celebrities We Didn’t Realize Are Proud Black Greeks

February 5, 2015  |  
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While some people have used their Black Greek letters to get on TV (“Sorority Sisters,” we’re looking at you…), other big name stars ended up blowing up because of their talent and connections, and many just so happen to be members of the Black Greek Letter Organizations. They don’t throw it anybody’s faces, but they represent well for their fraternity or sorority (well…most of them). Need examples? Here are some famous folks we didn’t realize were Black Greeks, and these individuals actually pledged.

Omari Hardwick

The super fine “Power” star is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, and pledged the Zeta Pi chapter at the University of Georgia.


Rich Dollaz

While at Fisk University in Nashville back in the day, the “Love and Hip Hop New York” star became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He posts a lot of images showing love to the Kappas on his Instagram account.

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Vanessa A. Williams

The former “Soul Food” star became a member of Zeta Phi Beta while studying at Syracuse University.

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Wanda Sykes

The uber-funny comedienne pledged the Gamma Theta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Hampton University.

Funky Dineva

The ATL blogger, known for saying “Yes” and “No Gawd,” and oh yeah, those wigs, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.


The Christian rapper (“All I Need Is You” is my jam!) is part of Kappa Alpha Psi. He pledged the Eta Gamma chapter at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Nnamdi Asomugha

Now that I think about it, I’m surprised that no one has tried to make Kerry Washington an honorary sorority member by now…but there’s already a Greek in the family. Her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, pledged the Gamma Alpha chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi while at the University of California, Berkeley.

Colin Kaepernick

Another football star who is a Kappa is Colin Kaepernick. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback pledged the Xi Phi chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Lee Thompson Young

Oh how I miss my boo, Lee Thompson Young. The late actor pledged the Beta Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at at USC.


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T.C. Carson

The man we know as Kyle Barker on “Living Single” is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity, and pledged while at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Traci Braxton

Some already knew that Towanda Braxton is a member of Zeta Phi Beta (she pledged at Bowie State University through the Omicron Gamma chapter), but Traci is a Zeta as well. Or at least, that’s what she says, as well as other Zetas.

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Mara Brock Akil

The “Being Mary Jane,” “Girlfriends” and “The Game” creator pledged the Theta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at Northwestern University.


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