Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Joins with Four Other NPHC Fraternities for Two-Day Joint Advocacy Effort on Capitol Hill

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June 16, 2022

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. joined with the four other National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities for the historic, first-ever, NPHC Fraternity Days on Capitol Hill, which included panel discussions and meetings with Congressional members and other officials, June 13-14.

Among them, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. participated with the Fraternity in panel discussions on voting rights, public safety, economic development, education, and housing on the first day.

“A gathering of this magnitude represents a game-changing opportunity for us to dramatically increase our impact when it comes to mentorship and addressing community needs that have been long tackled, but stubbornly persists due to limits from our individual approaches,” said Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. General President Willis L. Lonzer, III, Ph.D. “We’re going to present a more unified front and increase collaboration, especially towards improving outcomes for young African American males to make greater impact. I believe at the end of the day, our organizations will grow closer together, but most importantly - our community will be stronger.”

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus and other officials also addressed and met with the fraternities, including: Omega Frater, Majority Whip, and U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Delta Soror and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), also CBC Chairwoman; Delta Soror and U.S. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL); Kappa Frater and U.S. Rep. Hakim Jeffries (D-NY); AKA Soror and U.S. Rep. Terrie Sewell (D-AL); Kappa Frater and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); AKA Soror and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); AKA Soror and U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL); Omega Frater and U.S. Rep. Kwesi Mfume, (D-MD); Kappa Frater and U.S. Rep. Troy Carter (D-LA); Alpha Brother and U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-TX); AKA Soror and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL); Alpha Brother and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, (D-Va.); CBC Exec. Director Vince Evans; Alpha Brother and U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant of Arms William J. Walker; as well as Omega Frater and NAACP President Derrick Johnson.

The fraternities are focused on several key legislation, including H.R. 5746 – Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act; H.R. 3863 Fair Representation Act; H.R. 132 – Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2021; S. 79 – EQUAL Act; S. 1109 – Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act of 2021; H.R. 3294 – IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act; H.R. 40 – Commission to Study and Development Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act; H.R. 251 – Reaffirming bilateral and multilateral relations between the United States and African countries and recognizing the importance of diplomatic, security, and trade relations; and S. 1368 – American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2021, according to Brother Carl A. Pickney, the event’s co-organizer, and both the Fraternity’s social action chair, and chairman of the political and civic engagement committee.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Small Business Administration established a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Council of Presidents, comprised of the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities.

“This historic alliance between the SBA and the NPHC—the first of its kind for a government agency—will bring SBA’s valuable small business resources into reach for many small businesses and entrepreneurs, furthering the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to build equity and close historic wealth gaps that have held back America’s Black entrepreneurs, small business owners and their families and communities for generations,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman in an SBA press release. “Over the past 18 months, the SBA has made incredible progress reaching more of Ame4rica’s small businesses, delivering vital resources and support to entrepreneurs who have been historically underinvested in and overlooked—the same people and communities hit hardest by the COVID pandemic. Working alongside partners and allies within the Divine Nine will provide even greater reach for the SBA to better provide the entrepreneurial Black community access to networks, financial literacy, technical training, and capital readiness so they can successfully realize their American Dreams of business ownership, create jobs, and advance our economy.”

According to the SBA release, the partnership will focus on increasing financial literacy within traditionally underserved, disadvantaged communities, expanding the Agency’s outreach, and introducing Black entrepreneurs to the SBA’s suite of tools and resources to start and grow their businesses including access to capital, government contracting opportunities and counseling.

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ON BUFFALO, NY. MASS SHOOTING

 

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May 16, 2022

For Immediate Release


 

BALTIMORE, MD. – The Men of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are outraged and condemn the acts of self-proclaimed white supremacist and alleged mass shooter, Payton Gendron, who targeted African Americans at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York over the weekend.

Today, we mourn those lives lost in this violent tragedy and offer our deepest condolences to the families of the 10 victims. Unarmed Black people continue to be murdered in peaceful spaces or while living their everyday lives without any justice or accountability.

This must stop.

According to police, had the shooter’s carnage not been stopped, he planned to “shoot more Black people.”

Therefore, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. urges law enforcement, particularly, the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice, to classify this case as a federal hate crime. Crimes such as these should be fully prosecuted, whether on the state or federal level, and face the stiffest penalties.

We continue to stand with Alpha Brother and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, first responders, the Rho Lambda Chapter in Buffalo, and the community-at-large, as they work to heal their city.  Since our founding, Alpha Phi Alpha has been at the forefront of civil rights and social justice issues, taking a stand against violence and white supremacy at every turn.

As a fraternity, we will do what we can to ensure that the Buffalo community receives the support it needs.

 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. GENERAL PRESIDENT WILLIS L. LONZER, III, PH.D. ON THE ONE-MILLIONTH DEATH FROM COVID-19 TODAY

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

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May 12, 2022

For Immediate Release

 

We were deeply saddened to learn of the one-millionth death from COVID-19 today. One million seats are now empty at dinner tables, in church pews, and at desks across the country. We cannot bring our family members and friends back, but we can honor their lives. Unfortunately, over 230,000 people lost their lives because they could not, or would not, be vaccinated.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has partnered with Good Health Wins and the National Council of Negro Women, to join a network of national and local partners to raise awareness of the impact of timely immunizations. Through this joint-partnership, along with the other respective Fraternity and Sororities of the National Panhellenic Council, will seek to identify and implement strategies to reduce racial and/or ethnic disparities in adult vaccination coverage.

Why is Good Health WINs important?   Of the 1M deaths, approximately 135,000 (or 13.5%) of them were among African Americans.

The real disparity comes in the rates of disease, hospitalization, and death. If you are African American, you are 1.1 times more likely to contract COVID, 2.4 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 1.7 times more likely to die than white people. (source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html)

Good Health WINs will continue to increase the availability of vaccines and messaging to Black and Hispanic communities; increase our range of trusted community voices and most importantly implement strategies to reduce racial and or ethnic disparities in adult and child vaccination coverage.  We believe that working collaboratively will decrease Covid-19 numbers significantly, especially in our communities.

We, therefore, choose to remember our loved ones by ensuring everyone has access to, and accurate information about, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Please join us in our efforts to build vaccine confidence to keep our families and communities safe through this continuing pandemic.

 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha 


The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


STATEMENT OF THE ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ON PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR.’S PARDON OF FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT AND OUR BROTHER, ABRAHAM W. BOLDEN, SR.

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The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. commends President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. for his pardon today of former Secret Service agent and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Brother, Abraham W. Bolden, Sr.

While a presidential pardon is not a vindication for the gross injustice Brother Bolden faced and endured, it is a long overdue acknowledgment and commendation of his character and his many contributions to the community following his release from prison.

Brother Bolden, who was appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 as the first Black Secret Service agent to serve on a Presidential detail, was convicted on federal bribery charges after he claimed he was framed for attempting to expose gross misconduct within the agency. Some witnesses also admitted prosecutors pressured them into lying.

Brother Bolden, who has long maintained his innocence, was sentenced to six years in federal prison, but served 39 months with a 2 ½-year probation.

Since then, Brother Bolden, a 1953 Alpha Psi Chapter initiate at Lincoln University, MO, and member of the Xi Lambda Chapter in Chicago, IL., has received numerous awards and honors for his continued efforts speaking out against racism he faced in the Secret Service and his courage for standing against injustice. In 2008, Brother Bolden also published his memoir, The Echo From Dealey Plaza, whose title is references site of JFK’s November 1963 assassination. In it, he writes about both the racism he

encountered from his fellow agents, including his supervisors, and their recklessness while protecting the President.

We, as men of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., have long stood against injustice, and some have suffered for it. We congratulate Brother Bolden on this presidential pardon, and his ongoing efforts to maintain his integrity and fight for what is right no matter the cost.

 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ON PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SIGNING HISTORIC LEGISLATION MAKING LYNCHING A FEDERAL HATE CRIME

STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ON PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SIGNING HISTORIC LEGISLATION MAKING LYNCHING A FEDERAL HATE CRIME

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. congratulates President Joe Biden on signing historic legislation into law named for the late Emmett Till today making lynching a federal hate crime after a century of failed attempts.

Alpha Phi Alpha, which is the world’s first intercollegiate Fraternity founded by African American men in 1906, has stood at the forefront in the fight for social justice and civil rights for African Americans as well as has lobbied against lynching for more than a century.

The Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act, which was named for the 14-year-old Black boy whose brutal torture and murder after a white woman lied that he grabbed and verbally threatened her in Mississippi in 1955, was introduced by Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) in the House and Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in the Senate.

Since 1900, lawmakers have failed to pass anti-lynching bills nearly 200 times. This new law allows the country to take a giant step towards equal protection, and finally affords justice for lynching victims and their families.

Lynching is not a relic of the past. And as we have seen with the recent murder of Ahmaud Arbery, lynchings continue to be used to terrorize and murder members of the Black community. Under this new law, anyone who commits a hate crime that results in someone's death or serious bodily injury can be prosecuted including kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kidnap, abuse, or kill.

As an organization, which was “born in the shadows of slavery and on the lap of disenfranchisement” according to our Jewel Founder Dr. Henry Arthur Callis, we challenge this country to continue take even bolder steps towards ensuring equality and social justice.

Alpha Phi Alpha will always remain vigilant and committed advocates of such.

 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.


STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ENDORSING THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT NOMINATION OF JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON  

STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ENDORSING THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT NOMINATION OF JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON  

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest fraternity for African American college men, founded by seven visionary men in 1906 at Cornell University. The fraternity currently has over 200,000 members in its collegiate and alumni ranks and includes in its illustrious history such visionary leaders as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. For over 115 years, we have provided impactful service and advocacy for our communities. Therefore, we are proud to endorse the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court.  

On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the first African American woman to hold that position.  The historical significance of this nomination cannot be overstated.  

The United States Supreme Court was established by the United States Constitution, but began to take shape with the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789 and the first assembly in 1790.  Since that time, the Court has been centerstage for some of the most consequential decisions that impact all aspects of American life.  The Court has evolved over the years, in part as a reflection of cultural norms.  In 1857, the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sanford stated that African Americans "had no rights which the white man was bound to respect."  In 1896, the Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine.  In 1954, the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruled that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the states from denying equal protection of the laws to any person within their jurisdictions. 

These highlighted decisions underscore the impact of the Supreme Court to either reinforce injustice or to ensure that all Americans (no matter their color, sex, or other status) enjoy all the freedoms that the United States Constitution guarantees her citizens.  We believe that a United States Supreme Court that reflects the full diversity of America is best positioned to appreciate all perspectives of its citizens, render judgements on questions of constitutionality with a full lens, and safeguards the progress achieved to date.    

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha believe that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the United States Supreme Court properly reflects the reality that there are scores of African American women who have the requisite knowledge and expertise to sit on the highest court in the land.  Judge Jackson's qualifications to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court are undeniable.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, then attended Harvard Law School, where she graduated cum laude and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.  After law school, Judge Jackson served in Justice Breyer’s chambers as a law clerk.  Professionally, Judge Jackson has broad experience across the legal profession – as a federal appellate judge, a federal district court judge, a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an attorney in private practice, and as a federal public defender.  

As one of the premier fraternal organizations in the United States with a long history of advocacy, we express our unequivocal support for this historic nomination and confirmation.  We will collaborate with other groups that also believe that the United States Supreme Court should represent the talent that exists in all corners of America.  The Supreme Court has been in existence for over 230 years, and the nomination and confirmation of Judge Jackson are long overdue.  We remain steadfast in our conviction that we are on the right side of history and will mobilize our Brothers to conduct direct advocacy that engages the United States Senate to confirm Judge Jackson to the United States Supreme Court without delay. 

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.

 


FRATERNITY HIGHLIGHTS OUTSTANDING 40 UNDER 40 BROTHERS IN 7 TOP INDUSTRIES

FRATERNITY HIGHLIGHTS OUTSTANDING 40 UNDER 40
BROTHERS IN 7 TOP INDUSTRIES

Nominate An Eligible Brother Today!

We are now accepting nominations for the Fraternity's first 40 under 40 Initiative that will recognize 40 influential Alpha Brothers in each of the following seven categories, including: finance, healthcare, civic engagement, education, media, technology, and entertainment.

To be eligible for consideration in the 40 Under 40, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be under the age of 40 years old as of Sunday, December 4, 2022.
    The Nominee and Nominator must be currently in good standing and financially active with the General Organization of the Fraternity.
  • The Nominee CAN NOT nominate himself.
  • Nomination submission must include a 300-word or less essay describing why the Nominee should be honored among the 40 Under 40.
  • Deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST

All nominations must be sent to Committee Co-Chairmen, Brothers Matthew S. Bradford and Denny N. Johnson at: 40under40@apa1906.net.

 


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. MOURNS THE PASSING OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. NATIONAL PRESIDENT & CEO CHERYL A. HICKMON

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. MOURNS THE PASSING OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. NATIONAL PRESIDENT & CEO CHERYL A. HICKMON

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. joins Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in mourning the passing of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National President and CEO, Cheryl A. Hickmon.

Ms. Hickmon, who was recently installed as national president, transitioned this morning after a recent illness.

During this difficult time, we offer the family, the sorority, and friends, our deepest condolences and want them to know they remain in our prayers.


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH FOR FRATERNITY

Greetings Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,

As the Chairman of the Fraternity’s Committee on Human Resources, I am announcing the official launch of the Executive Director search process for our beloved fraternity.

We have engaged the firm of James & Jordan, LLC in Sugar Land, TX to conduct our search. James & Jordan, LLC is a highly regarded minority owned and operated recruiting and inclusion advisory firm that specializes in executive & professional search and pipeline development. James & Jordan has a successful record of filling executive level roles in the non-profit and corporate sectors.

James & Jordan’s co-founder, Brother Darrell James will act as our relationship manager for the search. Brother James brings more than 25 years of experience in recruitment, human resources, and diversity. James & Jordan will manage the overall candidate identification and sourcing process. They will receive all inquiries and resumes as well as communicate with the applicants. All interested members must apply online via the website of James & Jordan.

General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III also recently appointed an Executive Director Search Committee that is charged with providing oversight of James & Jordan, LLC. The search committee, which is chaired by Brother Dean Burrell of the Committee on Human Resources, consists of members of the Fraternity’s Board of Directors and members of the Committee on Human Resources

James & Jordan will forward the vetted candidates to the Executive Director Search Committee for review and consideration. The Search Committee will be responsible for selecting the 2-3 finalists to complete a leadership assessment. Upon review of the assessment, the final candidates will be presented to the Fraternity’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will conduct final interviews.

Below you will find the job description and instructions for applying:

 

VIEW JOB DESCRIPTION

 

All interested members who meet the skills and qualifications highlighted in the job description, please submit your resume to resumes@jamesjordanllc.com by January 31, 2022. If you have further questions, please call James & Jordan at 281-410-8266.

 

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022

I thank you in advance for your support.

Fraternally,

Brother Darryl Farrow
Chairman – Committee on Human Resources


ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC., LAUNCHES ‘GIVE AND GO TO FIGHT CANCER’ AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TOMORROW WITH ESPN AND V FOUNDATION

BALTIMORE, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the world’s oldest intercollegiate Fraternity founded by African American men, along with ESPN and the V Foundation begins its “Give and Go To Fight Cancer” campaign tomorrow, the Fraternity’s Dec. 4th Founders’ Day, and encourages the public to GIVE by making a donation to cancer research and reminds them to GO schedule a cancer screening. The campaign ends on Jan. 4, 2022, the anniversary of the passing of beloved ESPN sportscaster and Alpha Brother Stuart Scott.

The partnership and campaign, in it’s a second year, is part of a continued effort to drive cancer awareness within communities of color and to raise funds for the Stuart Scott Cancer Research Fund. The V Foundation and ESPN established the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund in memory of Brother Stuart Scott after he passed away in 2015. Prior to his death, he was a champion for cancer research and was especially driven to improve outcomes for African Americans and other minorities disproportionately affected by the disease.

Last year’s campaign raised more than $41,000, with this year’s goal is set at $100,000.

The “Give and Go to Fight Cancer” campaign encourages donations of $19.06, to highlight the 1906 establishment of Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, a special Alpha Phi Alpha branded t-shirt is available to commemorate this partnership, with $25 of every shirt sale benefiting the Stuart Scott Fund, which also supports minority scientists and research dedicated to cancer disparities experienced by minority populations.

To donate, please visit: v.org/aphia

In keeping with our efforts to support Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and health disparities within the African American Community, funds raised will go towards supporting research projects and emerging minority scientists conducting significant cancer research at HBCUs.

On Dec. 7th, the Fraternity, will also be participating in a “Day of Caring,” a 24-hour fundraising challenge that aims to rally Brothers and chapters around supporting the Stuart Scott Cancer Memorial Fund.

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About Alpha Phi Alpha

The 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 and follow on Twitter @apa1906network.