Posted 6:02 pm, February 25, 2015, by Anthony Kiekow, Updated at 03:59pm, February 25, 2015 ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Black males filled the Omega Center in St. Louis Wednesday. It was all the result of a youth leadership summit hosted by the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. More than 300 middle and high school students from across St. Louis and St. Louis County were present. The events in Ferguson pushed the fraternity to organize the summit. The goal is to teach the young males crucial lessons and remind them that they are not alone. “How to interact with law enforcement and we are attempting this year to send a clear message that they have a support system,” Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. John Bowman said. …..Read More and Watch the Video
2014 Rugby Today Awards – College 7s POY By Pat Clifton | 01.07.15 Our College 7s Player of the Year might be someone you’ve not heard of this time around. It’s not the leading scorer from the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, it’s not a standout from the inaugural ACRC 7s championship, and there was no 2014 USA Rugby College 7s National Championship to pluck an MVP from. Instead, our guy comes from the NSCRO ranks. Kevon Williams was one of the talks of the 2014 CRC, even though he wasn’t playing in the main event. His New Mexico Highlands team was in the NSCRO National Championship tournament being held at PPL Park in conjunction with the CRC, and he led the Vatos to the championship game, where they fell to New England College…..Read More
By Joseph Person email@example.com October 18, 2014 Quiet. Tender-hearted. Caring. These are not words generally associated with an offensive tackle in the NFL. But they are among the words teammates and coaches use to describe Byron Bell, who is in his fourth season with the Carolina Panthers yet remains one of their least-known player. People are paying more attention to Bell this year after he moved from right tackle to replace the retired Jordan Gross at left tackle, where he protects quarterback Cam Newton’s blind side………. …..Read More Bro. Bell was initiated through Nu Rho Chapter and frequently attends district meetings and other functions.
TAU KAPPA Encourages Teens to attend College Omaha, NE – The Tau Kappa chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. took part in the Halloween for Teens at the F Street Community Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Halloween for Teens is a way to give teenagers an alternative option for something to do instead of running the streets. Brother Nick Banks and Brother Jerry Vaughn-Taylor kicked off the event with a sit down to talk to the teens about the importance of college and why the teens should be planning on attending college. Brother Banks and Brother Vaughn-Taylor shared their own experiences and journeys through college. Afterwards the teens were able to take the floor and ask questions about college. “” The teens then were able to split up and take part in one of the many activities that were offered throughout the center. Activities included lunch, gym games, a pumpkin carving contest and a Halloween costume contest in which the Brothers took the place as Judge for the contest. “It was good to have young black men that are doing something with themselves by coming out and sharing the importance of education, especially to our young black kids.” exclaimed Jerry Taylor, Assistant Director of the F Street Community Center. “Our kids need more role models like the ones of Omega Psi Phi. We are definitely looking forward to working with these young men again in the future.” The center expressed interest in partnering with the Tau Kappa chapter in order to make Halloween for Teens an annual event to help have the teens of Lincoln have something to look forward to during Halloween.
Columbia, MO – The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Epsilon Delta Chapter in Columbia, MO hosted their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event in October. The Epsilon Delta Chapter had a guest speaker from the Susan G. Komen Foundation speak about breast cancer, its causes, and preventive measures that can be taken to minimize the risk of the disease. Pink ParaQord bracelets were sold and donated and all the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.