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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Honorary Membership Committee Report to Conclave
Members of the Honorary Membership Committee
Eastern Region
Ian Cross (Epsilon)
Hon. Eric Gilliam (Alpha Sigma Sigma)
Southern Region
Ross Bell (Rho Alpha)
Hon. William Stanley, Chair (Lambda Sigma)
Western Region
Kevin Orantes (Alpha Upsilon)
Christian M. Gonzalez, MBA, Co-chair (Delta Psi Sigma)
Southwestern Region
Thomas Jenkins (Beta Theta)
Jourdan Morgan (Kappa Sigma)
Southeastern Region
Michael Russom (Kappa Chi)
David Miller (
Gulf Coast Region
Trent Campbell (Beta Beta Omicron)
Hon. Lynard Carter (Theta Beta Sigma)
Great Lakes Region
Steven Kniffley (Beta Beta Xi)
John White (Epsilon Beta Sigma)
Recommended Candidates for Honorary Membership
(Unanimously Approved and Recommended by the General Board to the Conclave)
Business, Entrepreneurship & Networking
1. Earvin Johnson, Jr. (Magic) – NBA Hall of Fame Inductee and former NBA MVP,
Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, Philanthropist and HIV/AIDS Prevention
2. George Fraser – Author and Chairman & CEO of FraserNet
Fashion, Arts, Music & Entertainment
3. Albert L. Roker, Jr. (Al) – TV Broadcaster and Weather Anchor
4. Ben Vereen – Actor, Dancer, Singer, Humanitarian and Professor
5. Brian McKnight – Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pop and R&B Musician
and Multi-instrumentalist
6. Earth, Wind & Fire (7 of the 9 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees)
1. Al McKay – Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, Vocalist and former member of
Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2. Andrew Woolfolk – Flutist, Saxophonist, Percussionist and former member
of Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
3. Lorenzo R. Dunn (Larry) – Keyboardist, former member and Musical
Director for Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
4. Maurice White – Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer and
Arranger, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
5. Philip I. Bailey – R&B, Soul, Gospel and Funk Singer, Songwriter and
Percussionist for Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
6. Ralph Johnson – Percussionist and Vocalist for Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock &
Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
7. Verdine White – Bassist for Earth, Wind & Fire, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
7. Ernie Singleton – Humanitarian, Legendary Music Executive, 139 Gold and Platinum
Albums, former President of Urban Music, MCA Records and CEO of Singleton
Entertainment Corp.
8. FUBU the Collection, LLC (Founders)
o Carl Brown – Co-founder and Vice-president of FUBU/Crown Holder
o Daymond John – Founder & CEO of FUBU/Crown Holder, Fashion Designer,
Author, Motivational Speaker and Businessman
o J. Alexander Martin – Co-founder and Vice-president of FUBU/Crown Holder
o Keith C. Perrin, Jr. – Co-founder and Vice-president of FUBU/Crown Holder,
CEO & President of Keith Perrin Agency
9. George Clinton – One of the Most Important Innovators of Funk Music, Principle
Architect of P-Funk, Founder of Parliament and Funkadelic
10. Glenn E. Plummer – Actor
11. Harry G. Belafonte, Jr. – Humanitarian, Musician, Actor and Social Activist
12. Jay King – Music Industry Legend and Icon, Record Producer, Performer and
Founder of Club Nouveau, Founder of the Professional Domino Association
13. Jerry Peters – Composer, Producer, Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Arranger,
Co-writer of “Going in Circles” and “Love or Let Me Be Lonely”
14. Keith David Williams – Korean War Veteran, Emmy Award Winning Actor and
15. Kevin Toney – Pianist, Composer, World-Renowned Contemporary Instrumental
Recording Artist and Musician, Original Member of The Blackbyrds
16. Leon Ndugu Chancler – Drummer, Percussionist, Producer, Composer, Clinician
and Educator
17. LeVar R.M. Burton, Jr. – Actor, Director, Author, Narrator and Literacy Advocate
18. Martin F. Lawrence – Actor, Comedian, Director and Producer
19. Melvin Van Peebles – Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist and Composer
20. Miguel Algarín – Puerto Rican Poet, Writer, Literacy Advocate, Multi-book Award
Winning Author, Co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café, and Retired Professor of
21. Orlando Jones – Comedian and Actor
22. Paul Mooney – Comedian, Writer, Actor, Social Activist
23. Ramsey E. Lewis, Jr. – Jazz Icon, Composer, Pianist and Radio Personality
24. Reginald A. Hudlin – Pioneer of the Modern Black Film Movement, Executive
Producer, Writer, Film Director, former President of Entertainment for BET (Black
Entertainment Television)
25. Stevland Hardaway Morris (Stevie Wonder) – Singer/Songwriter, Multiinstrumentalist and Record Producer
26. Terrence D. Howard – Actor, Singer, Musician, Philanthropist, Ambassador for the
EIF National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and Mentor Foundation’s Global
Ambassador for the promotion of health and wellbeing of children around the world
27. William E. Collins (Bootsy) – Funk Bassist, Singer and Songwriter
Health & Wellness
28. David A. Walton, M.D. – Humanitarian, Global Health Expert and Associate
Physician and Hospitalist in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital
29. Richard Allen Williams, M.D. – Author, Professor, Founder of the Association of
Black Cardiologists, President and Founder of The Minority Health Institute, former
President of the Charles R. Drew Medical Society, One of the 15 African-American
"Pioneers in Cardiology"
Law & Justice
30. Rev. Alfred C. Sharpton, Jr. (Al) – Minister, Political and Civil Rights/Social Justice
Activist, Radio Talk Show Host and President of National Action Network
31. Jerome C. Ringo – Advocate for Environmental Justice, Clean Energy and Quality
Jobs, first African-American President of the National Wildlife Federation and
President of the Apollo Alliance
32. Stephen D. Barnes, Esq. – One of America’s Most Prominent Entertainment
Attorneys (according to Black Enterprise), Partner of Barnes Morris Klein Mark Yorn
Barnes & Levine and Philanthropist
33. Creflo A. Dollar, Jr., Ph.D. – Televangelist, Pastor and Founder of World Changers
Church International, Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, Creflo Dollar Ministries and
Arrow Records
World Leadership
34. Hon. William J. Clinton – 42nd President of the United States of America