Alpha Days on the Hill

Alpha Days on the Hill

My Brothers of Alpha:

In keeping with our mission statement and as part of our partnership with Brother Marc Morial and the National Urban League, we are proud to announce our inaugural Alpha Days on the Hill in Washington, DC – May 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Hotel. During Alpha Days, we will collaborate with the National Urban League and effectively advocate for our communities and the issues we are faced with.

Registration is $100 and the agenda will include admission into the National Urban League’s release of the State of Black America at the National Press Club as well as the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, meal functions, a reception saluting the Congressional Black Caucus, and our Alpha Phi Alpha issues panel at the Capitol Visitors Center.

We ask that you please register for the Community Leader track using the link and use the code CL19 and indicate Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as the organization affiliation. We also ask that you make appointments to visit your congressional delegation on the afternoon of May 8th to inform and educate them on the issues that are important to Alpha and your community, among them education, social and criminal justice. You can find your congressional members at The public policy committee has developed a one-pager on our issues for you to discuss with your congressional members, which will be provided soon.


May 6th and May 7th – participate with the National Urban League schedule of events.

May 8th – Alpha Issues panel with Alpha members of Congress and the public policy committee in the Capitol Visitors Center from 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. and the Alpha Reception on the Hill (Location: TBA)


The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008 202.737.1234

Reservations can be done in 2 ways:

* Call (877) 807.7534 and refer to Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Please ensure to reference the State of Black America Empowerment Summit 2019 

Click on the following link:

* Room Rate is $359 for Single and Double, $384 for Triple and $409 for Quad

* Hotel Sleeping Room Tax, per night is 14.8%

* Cut-off Date is Friday, March 29, 2019

We look forward to you joining us in Washington, DC May 6th – 8th.

Onward and Upward Always,

Everett B. Ward, Ph.D.
General President

Alpha Phi Alpha Calls For Diversity At CNN

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.® joins NABJ calling for Leadership Diversity at CNN

Friday, March 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2019) –  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.® shares the concern of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN President Jeff Zucker. As an organization specifically concerned with the issues affecting the African American community we lend our voices to those who would encourage constructive dialogue regarding creating an inclusive workplace at CNN.

The role of media in society is to bring the truth to the people. Authentic journalism is bold, fearless, and very honest. The potency of any news outlet is diluted when all voices are not heard and considered in various facets of the news organization. The pace of our evolving society requires that we be adequately and accurately informed through a lens that is absent of bias and inclusive of all segments of society.

We look forward to the findings of the research and an analysis of CNN’s diversity, inclusion and equity practices, performed by NABJ as well as the civil rights audit that examines the company’s hiring, promotion and compensation practices involving black employees.

After some preliminary research Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.® shares the NABJ’s concerns about the following findings:

▪ CNN President Jeff Zucker has no black direct reports.
▪ There are no black Executive Producers at CNN.
▪ There are no black Vice Presidents on the news side at CNN.
▪ There are no black Senior Vice Presidents on the news side at CNN.


“Alpha Phi Alpha members have been longstanding active members and leaders of NABJ since its founding. From its first president Chuck Stone to Arthur Fennell, to Merv Aubespin who also served as president, our brothers have been vigilant advocates for equity, diversity, and inclusion for black journalist and communications professionals. The fraternity is pleased to support the NABJ in creating inclusive leadership spaces within news organizations” said Dr. Everett B. Ward, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.®

About Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.®

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, Andrew Young, Edward Brooke and Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Visit http://www.apa1906.netand follow on Twitter @apa1906network.

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Henry A. Stewart
Chief Communications Officer