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Did You Know That “This Will Be” Singer Natalie Cole Crossed Delta Sigma Theta At USC?

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Did you know that Grammy Award winning Natalie Cole was a member of Delta Sigma Theta?

It’s true! The daughter of Nat King Cole and former Duke Ellington Orchestra singer Maria Hawkins Ellington, pledged Delta’s Upsilon Chapter at USC as a college student.

Cole was raised in the affluent Hancock Park district of Los Angeles into and through her parents was exposed to many great singers of jazz, soul, and blues.

She enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Amherst for college but then transferred briefly toUniversity of Southern California where she pledged the Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.  After pledging she transferred back to the University of Massachusetts, where she majored in Child Psychology and minored in German, graduating in 1972.

Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R&B artist with the hits “This Will Be”, “Inseparable”, and “Our Love” and then came back to music in the late 80s with her album Everlasting.

In the 1990s, she re-recorded some of her father’s greatest songs which ended up being resulting in her biggest success. The album Unforgettable… with Love, sold over seven million copies and also won Cole numerous Grammy Awards. To this day, she has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

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40-Minutes Of Old School Iota Phi Theta Songs That Will Make Your Day

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Time for the sweet sound of old school Iota songs.

Whether you are a new member of a seasoned brother in the bond, the following gallery of songs will soothe your soul.

Click on the arrows below to take a listen. Make sure to check out the video at the end, it includes a lot of old school songs that you may never have heard.

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Check Out These Pictures Of Cedric The Entertainer As A College Student Repping Kappa Alpha Psi In The 80s!

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You probably already knew that Cedric The Entertainer is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, but have you ever seen pictures of him as an undergrad repping the Krimson and Kreme?

We at WatchTheYard.com have obtained a photo of Cedric from back in his college days in the 80s throwing up the YO.

Ced pledged Kappa at Southeast Missouri State University in the 1984 but the picture we have of him was taken with fellow Nupes at Michigan State University.

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Check out These Vintage Photos of HBCU Women’s Sports Teams From the Early 1900s

Time for another blast from the past!

This time we have collected a list of HBCU women’s sports teams and athletic groups from the early 1900s.

Enjoy!

The women’s rifle team, Howard University, Washington DC, 1937.

Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

FAMU Students and instructors with tennis equipment. Tallahassee, Florida. 1915.

TILLOTSON COLLEGE: Women’s Basketball Team

Samuel Huston women’s basketball team.

Lifesaving practice at Howard University

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