December Alpha News Update


Brothers of Delta Iota Remember Paul Robeson

The effort to bring Louis Farrakhan to Rutgers University was met with severe opposition: Lies were told about the Nation of Islam minister, false charges were lodged against him and the event organizers, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s chapter on campus, were charged thousands of dollars to try to have the outspoken and beloved leader speak at the university for free.Brother Rahim Diallo Mahmoud [Delta Iota '15], a Rutgers student and vice-president of the Delta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, worked with others since last year to bring the Minister to the school. It was initially estimated $10,000 would be required for security costs for a room limited to 500 people. The final cost may be $5,000.


Brothers in Springfield Deliver Turkeys to Families
Mason Square neighborhood resident Ernestine Johnson was thrilled to receive a Thanksgiving turkey from the Martin Luther King community center and the African-American fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha. You could say it made her day. Johnson told 22News, “It feels wonderful. I’m really going to enjoy it. My family will enjoy it..."

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Brother Carter Announces Run for Mayor of Saint Paul Minnesota

Brother Melvin Carter III [Beta Nu '00] has thrown his hat in the race to lead Saint Paul, the capitol of Minnesota. Brother Carter is a former city councilman and currently director of Early Childhood Education for the Governor. Brother Carter has been actively engaged with the fraternity including being a voice on panels for the fraternity during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. To find out more about Brother Carter visit www.MelvinCarter.org...



World Policy: Climate Change an Important Issue

The 2016 Alpha Phi Alpha World Policy Council has released its 2016 report. The report features the work of Brother Warren M. Washington, senior Scientist and former head of climate change research and Director of the climate Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)...



Brother Beckom Recognized by American Law Society 

Brother Christopher G. Beckom [Mu Xi Lambda '11], Attorney at Law, founded his own business law firm which focuses on Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Telecommunications Law, Land Use, Commercial Litigation, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Corporate Formation and Governance, and Securities Regulation.

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Troop 1906 at their Fall Court of Honor in Alexandria

Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held its Fall court of Honor with the Boy Scout Troop 1906....

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Brother Hall Enters Omega Chapter

Brother Jonathan Duane Hall, affectionately known as Joe, was born on May 26, 1972, at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, DE. A curious and energetic child, Jonathan attended Rehoboth Elementary. He continued to Millsboro Middle School and graduated as a proud Sussex Central Knight in 1990. Jonathan was a loving, caring and mischievous young man who doted on his mother...

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