Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bro. Bro. Melvin Burruss to receive Antioch Church Rufus A. Strother, Jr. Community Service Award

Antioch Church Rufus A. Strother, Jr. Community Service Award
First Recipient will be Melvin Burruss, Esq.

The first person selected to receive Antioch Baptist Church’s
distinguished Rufus A. Strother, Jr. Community Service award is
Brother Melvin Burruss of Peekskill, NY. Bro. Burruss, an attorney and
business professional, is the Chairman of the African American Men of
Westchester, an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1987.
The group’s goal is to provide programs and organize innovative
projects for young people and adults in the county. Bro. Burruss is being
recognized for making significant contributions to his community and
for emulating the ideals of compassion and service, as exemplified by
Pastor Strother.

Rufus A. Strother, Jr. served as Pastor of the Antioch Baptist church
in Bedford Hills, New York for 38 years, prior to his passing in January
Antioch established a Memorial Benevolence Fund in recognition of
Pastor Strother’s commitment to service to Antioch and to the Northern
Westchester Community. Earlier this year, the church’s current Pastor,
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Briggs,announced the establishment of the " Rufus A.
Strother, Jr. Community Service Award ". The award is to recognize an
individual, who like Pastor Strother, is making significant
contributions to their community through their actions, talents,
dedication and compassion. In addition, attributes sought also include
a passion for helping others and a commitment to “healing the world”.

Bro. Burruss will receive the award at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King,Jr. Memorial Banquet hosted by Antioch, on Friday, January 10,
2014 at the Westchester Marriott. Banquet tickets are $75 ($85 after
January 8). The social hour begins at 7p.m. and the program starts at
8 p.m. The hotel is located at 670 White Plains Road in Tarrytown.

Members of the AAMW and Mel’s fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi and
business associates are invited to attend and be a part of supporting
this prestigious event.

The Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York
Eighteenth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Xi Phi Chapter - Black College Tour on WABC TV

The enclosed link is to a segment of the Black Issues Program "Here and Now" that is broadcast by WABC Television to the New York Tri - State Area. This particular segment is discussing the Xi Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity " HBCU Tour" for 2014.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter's - A Night Out with the Brothers (11/1/13)

A Night Out with the Brothers

Host: Beta Alpha Alpha, Est. 1978

Friday, November 1 at 8:00 PM to Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 AM

Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown 66 Hale Avenue White Plains, NY 10601Will Reply

Join Beta Alpha Alpha for An Evening Of Fun!

Music by DJ Oskeeno with DJ A Plus

Donation $ 30 in advance $35 at the door

Limited Number of tickets available Don't Delay

For further information contact:
Alfonso Morrell 917-557-8195
Joe Cruz 516- 901-6515
Steve Schmidt 914- 815- 7136

Second District Fall Council Meeting 2013

Second District Fall Council Meeting

Hosted by Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter

George Washington School
100 Orchard Street, White Plains, New York
Saturday, November 2, 2013
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Alpha Upsilon Chapter Achievement Week Events


At our last Alpha Upsilon fellowship, several of the Brothers who were present came up with events that would carry on with our mandate to make Achievement Week not just a day but a full recognized week of events to celebrate African Americans and their contibution to the community at large. I spoke to our AW Chairman, Bro Lee, and passed the details of the conversation onto him. He was delighted that the Brotherstook the initiative to develop the events. We would like all Brothers to participate in our schedule events to demonstrate our Fraternal bond and committment to the betterment of our community.


Saturday- Nov 2nd- District Council Meeting- hosted by Brothers of Beta Alpha Alpha- For more information, please reach out to Bro Steve Schmidtt

Sunday Nov 3rd - Fraternal Worship at Bro Pastor Shaun Lee's church, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church located on the corner of Lewis Ave and Decatur St. (11 am service)

Monday Nov 4th - Male Mentoring @ 51 Junius St- 6:30 pm- 8 p.m.

Wednesday Nov 6th- Alpha Upsilon Brotherly Fellowship- Bro Steve Liverpool will identify location- Notice will be sent out

Thursday Nov 7th- Think BIG Networking and Fundraiser- Rustik Tavern 471 Dekalb Ave, Bklyn NY

Saturday- Nov 9th- Achievement Week inconjunction with Brothers of Kappa Omicron at Cornerstone Baptist Church 9 (Bro Rev Lawrence Akers- Pastor) 12 pm- 4 pm

Bro Wilkinson
Deputy Corridor V Rep

Psi Lambda Lambda Chapter Achievement Week Program 2013

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Psi Lambda Lambda Chapter

Achievement Week Program 2013

2013 Achievement Week Activities

Feed the Homeless
Metropolitan Baptist Church
151 West 128th Street
New York, NY…………….……….………October 26th

Book Drive (Childrens Books Ages 5-12)
Donations for Harlem Hospital……………..November 4th

Clothing Drive (Families & Women)
Donation for Abyssinian House, Harlem……November 6th

Veteran’s Appreciation & Donations
Soldier’,Sailors’,Marines’& Airmen’s Club
283 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016…………………….....November 7th

Recognition Program
Countee Cullen Library
104 West 136th Street
New York, NY 10030 ……………………….November 9th

*Books & Clothing items donated may be deposited
at Mt. Neboh Baptist Church, 1883 Adam Clayton Blvd
Harlem Oct 11 –31, 2013.

The Men of Psi Lambda Lambda Chapter

Cordially invite you to our
2013 Achievement Week Program
Saturday, November 9, 2013

Theme: “Advancing Omega’s Future through Leadership, Vision,
and Excellence”

Site: Countee Cullen Library
104 west 136th Street
New York, NY 10030
(Near Lenox Ave)

Time: 12:30 PM Sharp

Citizen of the Year: Councilman Robert Jackson
City of New York

NYC Metro Official Founders Day Weekend 2013

Friday Night
November 15, 2013
10:30PM - Until.

NYC Que Founders Day Party Celebration – Hosted by NYC Metro Chapters and NYC Fav Ques

Location: Fashion 40 202 W 40th Street (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10018

Doors Open at 10:30 - Free Admission with RSVP Here:

Music by DJ APlus/ DJ NP3 - Special Celebrity Guest Hosts For Bottle and Table Service call 347-886-5696

Saturday Morning
November 16, 2013
11:30AM - 2:30PM.

The Pre-Founder's Day Luncheon - Hosted by Omicron Iota Chapter!

Location: Friendship Worship Center
261 E. Lincoln Ave. - Mount Vernon, NY 10552

Keynote Speaker: Bro. Michael Jefferson, Esq. (Fall ’84) 1st District - District Representative

Donation: $25 (RSVP to by Nov. 11th, 2013)

Brothers Only Event / Business Attire or Fraternity Sweaters Requested If you have questions, please feel free to contact Bro. Basileus Larren Joseph at 917-204-7879.

Sunday Morning
November 17, 2013

Founders Day Church Service Hosted by Xi Phi Chapter
Business Attire or Fraternity Sweaters Requested

Location: First Corinthian Baptist Church 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Corner 116th Street New York, NY 10026.

Assembly 10:15am in Front of Church

Donation: $5.00

Presiding: Pastor Brother Michael Walrond.

Bro. Ken Tapp Being Honored by First Community Baptist Church

Brother Ken Tapp is being honored by the First Community Baptist Church, 142 Edgepark Rd., Greenburgh on occasion of their Annual Men's Day Service. The Service will start at 3:30 p.m.

Ken is being honored for his work with the Clubmen Higher Aims program helping African American and Latino male youth to graduate high school and to transition from high school to college, work or enter the Military.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bro. Etu Evans - Recognition for Entrepreneurship

Bro. Etu Evans was featured in several prominent magazines, advertisements and newspapers for his achievements as a successful businessman and entrepreneur.  Below are some of the articles.

Civil Rights Attorney Bro. Charles Coleman, Jr. Talks on Hot 97 Radio Station

Civil Rights Trial Attorney Charles F. Coleman Jr. appeared on Hot 97's "Street Soldiers" on Trayvon Martin Trial

NEW YORK (July  11, 2013)-- Civil rights trial attorney Bro. Charles F. Coleman Jr. was featured on Sunday (7/14/13) edition of Hot 97's (FM 97.1, WQHT) "Street Soldiers" Sunday morning talk show. Coleman will be speaking about the George Zimmerman criminal trial currently taking place in Sanford, FL. Zimmerman is on trial for the February 2012 murder of 17-yr. old Trayvon Martin. Coleman addressed the case from the perspective of a former prosecuting attorney.

A seasoned trial attorney, Bro. Coleman began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, NY. While there, he prosecuted several types of criminal offenses, and also worked in the specialized gangs unit where he handled cases involving more serious violent crimes. Attorney Bro. Coleman presently works as a federal trial attorney in the civil rights arena, specializing in equal employment opportunity law. His cases have been featured on the Huffington Post,,, and in the National Law Journal. He has also been featured on the Toni and Griff radio show in Atlanta, GA (AM 1100, WWWE). 

From the outset of the case, Bro. Coleman has been vocal about the search for justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.

"The case against George Zimmerman has featured a substantial amount of legal maneuvering," Coleman said. "Everyone from casual observers to those who haven't missed a second of the trial has had questions about strategies, rulings, and how the case is going. It is important to understand what is going on and how that impacts the overall trial. This is a defendant who profiled, targeted, and pursued Trayvon Martin, and in his own actions as a rouge vigilante, ultimately caused the untimely death of an unarmed, innocent black teenager."

In addition to his passion for civil rights Bro. Coleman is an active member of his community as a current board member of Community Board No. 3 in Brooklyn, the chair of the criminal justice committee of the Brooklyn Branch of the NAACP, as well as the District Counselor for Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc.'s 2nd District. Coleman is an experienced motivational speaker and frequently talks to groups of young people on the importance of choices, leadership and hard work. 

Hot 97 is New York City's No.1 rated station for hip hop and R&B music programming, reaching millions of listeners in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas. Street Soldiers is the station's weekly talk show featuring host Lisa Evers, where guests and callers discuss prevalent issues ranging from police brutality and racial profiling to politics and civil rights.

The hour long live broadcast was aired at 9:00 a.m. on 7/14/13 on 97.1 FM in New York City. The broadcast will also be live streamed through the station's website at and can be heard on both android and iOS enabled smart phones through the iheart radio app.

For additional information or to book Coleman for a speaking engagement, please visit,

Omicron Iota - "Researching a College Major" - College Summit

On April 20, 2013 the Brothers of Omicron Iota Chapter hosted a workshop for 300 high school students on "Reseaching A College Major" at this year's College Summit at Mt. Vernon H.S.. The information was covered in the Westchester County Press.  The article is listed below. 

Bro. Charles Coleman, Jr. Featured in Ebony


Please join me in congratulating Brother Charles Coleman, 2nd District Counselor on being included in the June 2013 edition of EBONY Magazine along with his Father.

K. Woodhouse

Brothers, If you have a chance and are so inclined, please pick up the June 2013 issue of EBONY magazine. Mary Mary is on the cover. Ebony focused on black father hood in this issue and a feature on stylish father-son duos entitled "Father Knows Best."

As part of this article, Bro. Charles Coleman, Jr. and his father are featured as one of three father son duos who discuss what they've learned about style from their Dads. Though his father is not an Omega man, it is still an overall positive depiction of black father-son relationships and also an overall good look, public relation-wise for the Ques.