This season the Chicago Bulls centered their Black History Month efforts on honoring the Black community through a celebration of Black joy and paid homage to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).
On February 7th, the Bulls celebrated Black History Month during their home game against the Phoenix Suns at the United Center. This special Black History Month game presented by Crown Royal celebrated and honored the rich heritage of Black excellence and achievements through performance and featured Black joy captured across Chicago.
The game’s celebration included a special halftime show featuring the National Pan-Hellenic Council and all nine of the historically Black fraternities and sororities had representatives present. Building on the Bulls’ 2020 halftime show that featured all ‘Divine Nine’ NPHC organizations, this year’s 2022 halftime show evolved to include local and national leaders of all of the NPHC organizations as well as the national leadership of the NPHC umbrella organization.
Photo by Jarrad Henderson
Leadership in attendance included Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III, the General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, the International President and CEO of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and President of Tennessee State University; Reuben A. Shelton III, Esq., the Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Sean T. Long, the 1ST Vice Tenth District Representative of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Elsie Cooke-Holmes, the National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Hon. Chris V. Rey, J.D., the International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, the International Grand Basileus of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Loreal Marshall, the Central Region Director of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Myron J. Covington, the International Grand Vice Polaris of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.; as well as Donna Jones Anderson the National President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
“I know that getting 6 of the 9 NPHC Presidents, national and…