In honor of National Black Business Month 2015, Gamma Xi Phi is proud to share with you six organizations who are not only leaders in the community, but our peers in the realm of professional fraternities and sororities. These sororities represent thousands of professional women and 452 combined years of service to the world and the business community. All of the sororities below are affiliates of the National Council of Negro Women.
Last week, National President Rashid Darden spoke on the importance of supporting local artisans. Today, we will share ten craftsmen and craftswomen with Etsy stores in honor of National Black Business Month 2015.
Gamma Xi PhiBlack Craftsmen and Craftswomen of Etsy
Brothers and Sisters, families and friends, visitors to this website: I welcome you to the next era of service to the arts.
As you see, the new theme of Gamma Xi Phi is Investing in Artists for the Community and the World. As we developed this theme, we reached out to several organizations to share the importance of collaborating with the fraternity. One potential partner outright asked me: “Why a fraternity? Why not just an association?”
Chidi Asoluka, founder and director of the New Community Project at Germantown Academy, addressed the artists of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity at their biennial convention last Saturday. He was the first non-member in history to address the fraternity while convention was in session.
Gamma Xi PhiChidi Asoluka Addresses Gathering of Artists
Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2015— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, elected novelist Rashid Darden as National President at the fraternity’s biennial convention on June 13, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Several other members were also elected or reelected at that time.
Gamma Xi PhiRashid Darden Elected to Lead Arts Fraternity
Washington, DC, April 12, 2015— Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, has welcomed visual artist Allen Uzikee Nelson and graphic designer Ernest Perry as honorary members of the organization. The initiation occurred as part of the fraternity’s line up of Incorporation Day activities.