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MALIK Fraternity Inc. is a brotherhood founded on strong principles of social responsibility, with the goal of creating a common fellowship that rests on a solid foundation. As a groundbreaking and progressive organization fueled by its dedicated members, MALIK Fraternity Inc. has made a significant mark in the Black and Latino community for over 32 years. The MALIK Fraternity Incorporated was the first African Fraternity founded in the Western hemisphere. Inherent in our organization's purpose was the goal of the reclamation of the "stolen legacy". Stolen legacy is a term used to acknowledge the connection of western civilization to African continental and cultural history, while affording proper recognition of the African contributions to world civilization.
The fraternity was founded on May 13th, 1977 at the C.W.Post Campus of Long Island University by fifteen, young, conscious and highly motivated men. Influenced by the time of enlightnment and heightened social awareness, our founders recognized the need for a redefinition of themselves and their culture especially to instill a deeper sense of pride in their people's identity. Through this desire, they were able to design a college fraternity based on the truth of African and Latino people, while building on the elevating cultural pride, activism and community restoration of the 1960's and 70's.
Kh. Roland K. Hawkins
Kh. Larry B. Martin
Kh. Darryl L. Mitchell
however the reality shapers of the brotherhood were:
The above fifteen men are revered as the "Crowns of Malik Sigma Psi Fraternity Inc." Thus Malik Sigma Psi was born for the purpose of promoting academic excellence, social responsibility, integrity, brotherly love and the reclamation of the stolen legacy of the African contribution to World civilization. Our founders also chose not to assume the popular conception of "Black Greekism" because of the inherent perceptions and inferiority complex that miseducates our people against recognizing Africa as the true beginning of civilization.
MALIK instead chooses to emphasize our Africanness, and therefore prefers our members be labeled "African Fraternalists". On May 18th, 2002, the fraternity made a significant move in the conscious spirit of progression to adopt the name MALIK Fraternity, Inc.