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The Divine Nine - A History of African American Fraternities & Sororities
Start Date: 2/26/2014Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2014End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description:
Lawrence C Ross, Jr. will be in the Student Union Building Ballroom on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:00 pm to speak about the subject of his best selling book - The Divine Nine - The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities.  The Divine Nine is a multiple Los Angeles Times, Essence, and Blackboard bestseller. In both hard cover and trade paper, it is in its seventh printing with over 50,000 copies sold to date. The Divine Nine also remains on the African American studies bestsellers list, and for the past year has been the #1 best selling book among African American college students.

Ross has lectured at over 400 colleges and universities, as he is universally recognized as an expert in the field of African American fraternities and sororities. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Good Morning Atlanta, and is regularly interviewed by Ebony, Essence, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The, The, the BBC and National Public Radio, among others.

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles, Ross received a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA. Ross also received a Master of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  Ross began his writing career in the mid 90s as the managing editor of Rap Sheet magazine, the West Coast's first hip hop publication. After two years of writing about hip hop and interviewing the top stars in music, Ross moved to the Los Angeles Independent Newspapers, where he covered local politics in Westwood, Culver City, Hollywood and West Hollywood, for three years.His novels Friends With Benefits and Skin Game were also Blackboard best sellers.   Ross currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife April and their twelve-year old son Langston.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Student Union Building
Room: Ballrooms A&B
Contact Information:
Name: Student Activities Center
Phone: 277-4706
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UNM Student Union Building Ballrooms
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    Admission is Free and Open to the Public.

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