(written May 15, 2014, Boule' Founder's Day)
"Greek mythology is stolen Afrikan history!"
- George Granville Monah (G.M.) James
a man who gave his life to reveal the secrets of masonry in his book, 'Stolen Legacy'
intro: Why the Boule' Files?
by m'bwebe ishangi
"The Boule' was created to keep the black professional away from the ranks of Marcus Garvey."
— W.E.B. DuBois
"We hope the white man deliver's cause we crushed a great black thing, but we know he'll deliver or our people will attack and plague us forever more."
-- Alain Locke on the elite black cartelz campaign to sabotage Marcus Garvey's self-reliance message
Although there's no mention of Alain Locke being a member of the Boule', as the first Black (Cecil) Rhodes Scholar, he was part of the Black Cartel of elite wannabe europeanz who served as pivotal pawnz used by the Round Table Group.
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My reason for writing and speaking about the Boule' aka, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Black Greek-Lettered Organizationz (BGLOs) is simple, we have not been told the whole story. BGLOs consist of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sororities and Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities.
Thanks in large part to the works of Futurologist/Historian and now Ances-Star Steve Cokely, the Boule' was first exposed in the early 1990s. Having heard his lectures, it touched me personally because at the time, I was an active member of one of those BGLOs (Alpha Phi Alpha) and was compelled to not only leave this organization (after attempting to "change" some of the foundational principles from within), I needed to share what I knew to allow otherz to at least have an opportunity to see the other side of the coin.
Every year in the month of May, each member of the Boule' is required to re-read their organizationz history book re-dedicating themselves to the founderz wishes: to "partake in the tenants of Skull & Bones at Yale" (written on page 28 of their history book, History of Sigma Pi Phi: First of the Negro-American Greek-Letter Fraternities, written by professor Charles H. Wesley).
As they say, everything has a beginning and there are some whose genesis is as an offspring of something else — as in this case. Thus, it should be noted one is to be be well aware of who Skull & Bones is before having any overstanding of who the Boule' is. I implore you to read, 'Skull & Bones: the Illuminati Resurrected' first.
A crucial point is we are not aware of the reason why these organizationz were founded. To raise this awareness merits an investigation from a chronological and historical timeline. What we find is in 1904 when the Boule' was founded, American-Afrikanz were 40 yearz removed from slavery thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. With this country now having physically-freed Afrikanz roaming about, there was an even greater need to at least keep their mindz enslaved.
It is not a coincidence around the same time the Boule' (Sigma Pi Phi, Fraternity Inc.) was founded, several other "black" and "black-greek lettered organizationz (BGLOs) were created in the next decade-and-a-half: The Niagra Movement (1905), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (1906), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (1908), the NAACP (1909), the Urban League (1910), Kappa Alpha Psi & Omega Psi Phi Fraternities, Inc. (1911), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (1913), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (1914), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (1920) & Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (1922), to name a few.
It is also no coincidence these organizationz where either founded by europeanz [as in the case of the NAACP or had a major white influence — as in the Niagara Movement and the foundation of fraternities the founderz of Alpha Phi Alpha learned from white frat houses they cleaned.
Since 1997, in my travelz speaking about the Boule', I find so many people refuse to shake their allegiance to something that has dishonored our Ancestorz who were stolen from, enslaved and murdered, for over a century!
If you don't know, it needz to be known now! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BLACK GREEK!! This historical relationship between Afrikanz in the Nile Valley and the plagiarizing greeks was not harmonious in any way!
So why do we, milleniumz later, continue to honor this atrocity by wearing the letterz of our invader?! Herein lies a serious form of mentacide, or "mental suicide" as coined by historian Dr. Bobby Wright, which is defined as 'when a descendant chooses the culture of their oppressor instead of their own!'
Why haven't these historically black organizationz not felt the responsibility to change their letterz from greek to something Afrikan?!!? These incorporated organizationz have had more than enough chances to align with the 'Stolen Legacy' fact, author of the same title, George GM James revealed, "greek mythology is stolen Afrikan history!" At this point, it is evidently clear the Boule' and BGLOs have no intent in relinquishing their greek identity; having made the choice to remain allegiant to the greek myth and all the amenities a plagiarized european way of life can offer to a spiritual and cultural amnesiac!
Many memberz argue they are not trying to be greek and that although they're a black greek-lettered organization, they are not greek. Well let's just say this... if they're not trying to be greek, or rather, honor the greeks by continuing to wear greek letterz and identifying their fraternal names with their ritualz and symbolizm, we can also attest for certain THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO BE AFRIKAN!! Calling yourself a black-greek lettered organization is nothing but semantics!
Some may even venture further in saying greek letterz evolved from Afrikan Medu Neter (erroneously called heiroglyphs). That excuse had its time when it was relevant. We've been emancipated 150 yearz! It simply does not fly in the here and now!
For those greeks, it may be a hard decision, one that may deter you from even reading further about the Boule'. I invite you look at the bigger picture. You owe it to yourself to learn about Black America's first fraternity and its behavior toward the memory of our Ancestorz, our people presently, and the future of those yet unborn.
How important is it to you that our children embrace our Afrikan origin before colonializm erases our collective memory totally? Just by reflecting on the past 100 yearz, we can see this in play. I invite you to read our entire Boule' series in hopes it at least awakenz you to a few thingz you might not have known, nor would you ever be told if you remain affiliated...unless you were tapped.
Each one teach MANY!
Abibifahodie (Afrikan Liberation)!
about the Boule' Files
Since the release of my first article in 1997, I've written six parts about America's first Black fraternity and its connection to collegiate Black Greek-Lettered Organizationz (BGLOs) and have found it to be one of the most controversial of all Black organizationz post-emancipation.
It is my hope you will read this entire series with an open mind; one that will reconnect you with our Diasporic Ancestry that will compel you to be unbiased of any affiliation so that you're able to see the tenants of this organization was etched-in-stone almost a full century before you or I was even a chromosome in our parents organz.
It is time we learn of America's first Black Fraternity, the genesis of the modern bourgeois negro
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