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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority works to promote ‘Black Girl Magic’

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Mercer chapter members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Mercer chapter members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Kyle Mullins

Kyle Mullins

Mercer chapter members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

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The Mercer chapter of Zeta Phi Beta had their annual Zeta week from Mar. 19 to 25 with a series of events meant to promote their theme for this year, “Black Girl Magic.”

Sydney Simpson, the social chair and marketing coordinator for the Omega Mu chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, said the events were part of the sorority’s finer womanhood week that was hosted by different chapters throughout the nation.

“Black girl magic is about black women coming together and celebrating each other, everything we do as black women and the many roles that we have,” Simpson said. “Black girl magic is also the strength that black women have. It’s a complex idea.”

Simpson said the week is all about inspiration and being able to bond with others.

The sorority kicked off their week Sunday with a church service and inspirational movie and ended the week with a finer womanhood 5k hosted by Zeta Phi Beta’s graduate chapter and a cookout at their house on greek row.

On Monday they hosted an event on natural beauty. Zelda Hill, who works in Career Services at Mercer and also works with Mary Kay on the side, shared tips on how to take care of skin and natural hair.

Other events hosted during the week included an empowerment panel featuring guest speakers from the Macon community and Mercer who talked about how education plays a role in empowering black women and how to uplift each other in the community.

Thursday the sorority hosted a talent show titled Black Excellence Exhibit. The show featured an African drummer, singers, poets and even displayed the fashion line of one of the sorority members.

Autiana Brooks, the sitting president of the Omega Mu chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, echoed a similar sentiment about what the theme of this year’s finer womanhood week means to her.

“[Black girl magic] for me is embracing the distinctness of what it means to be an African American woman and loving yourself and who you are,” Brooks said.

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