Monday, October 9, 2023

Nu Tau Chapter and Capital District YMCA: African Heritage Parade 2023

Albany, NY, Saturday June 17, 2023. 

The Brothers of Nu Tau Chapter joined and supported the Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA), which is overseen by a fellow Nu Tau chapter member – Brother David Brown, CDYMCA President and CEO, along with the support of Brother Gary Guy, Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Director of Transportation. Brother Leroy Twiggs enthusiastically served as the Grand Marshal of the African Heritage Parade.

Launched in 2019 and held over Juneteenth Weekend, the CDYMCA African Heritage Parade celebrates the African Diaspora in the United States with a parade in downtown Albany. This parade leads into Albany's 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration and Festival. The parade began at Washington Park and ended at Madison Avenue and S. Pearl Street. 

Marching included many of the region’s key Divine 9 and other African Diaspora organizations, elected officials, and leaders. People of the African Diaspora are global and dynamic, representing many nationalities, cultures, and languages.  The parade celebrates diversity, history, and strength.


Another great highlight of this great day, CDYMCA and numerous community participants and spectators to a moment to celebrate and formally honor Brother Leroy Twiggs for his exemplary work ethic, community service, entrepreneurship, and leadership/mentorship (i.e., HSBC).


For those that do not know, the first black-owned and operated McDonald’s franchise at two separate major locations in downtown Albany, NY. The locations were State Street and Pearl Street, which was then moved to a new facility (and branding) at Madison Avenue and S. Pearl Street. Both locations were owned by a fellow Omega man, Brother Leroy Twiggs.


Brother Twiggs was initiated into the Omega fold on 12/8/61, Omicron Epsilon at Bethune-Cookman University. Brother Twiggs continues to remain active, financial, and supportive of the Nu Tau chapter.


Honoring Brother Twiggs and celebrating/supporting CDYMCA African Heritage Parade, along with the kick-off of Juneteenth festivities was a great ending for the organizations and community supporters.


As always, Nu Tau – Sets the Pace!

Friday, October 6, 2023

Nu Tau Chapter: Annual Community/Omega Tent Cookout

Albany, NY, August 20, 2023

Nu Tau Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual Community / Tent Cookout for the Capital Region. This event occurred on August 20, 2023, from 1PM to 6PM at Washington Park, Albany, NY. This event was well attended ranging from community residents and supporters.

This event was energetically and graciously served by visiting brothers and Nu Tau brothers. All brothers served and fellowshipped the cookout attendees. The community cookout was a thorough and complete success. The chapter is looking forward to expanding the cookout next year.

Nu Tau Chapter welcomed the following to the Capital Region:

Brother Alton Campbell – Ace, Spring 2010, Rho Rho Chapter, Brother Chris Lynah – Ace, Spring 2019, Sigma Mu Nu, Brother Travis Strattion – Ace, Spring 2022, Pi Gamma Gamma.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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