06/07/18

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. President Everett B. Ward Calls NFL Owners’ Decision an Attack on Patriotism and Democracy

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. President Everett B. Ward called the National Football League’s owners’ unanimous decision to require players to stand when on the field during the performance of the national anthem, an attack on “the very concepts of patriotism and democracy” and urged them to reverse their decision.

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06/06/18

The Derogatory Meaning of the Ape: A Perspective From The National Historian

When racists want to denigrate African Americans, they usually compare us to animals, more specifically “apes,” as Roseanne Barr tweeted on Monday, May 28th, about Valerie Jarrett, who served in the White House as Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. White racists, who could not stomach the presence of African Americans in the White House in any capacity other than as servants, often referred to Barack and Michelle Obama as “apes.” More insidious, especially in the context of Roseanne Barr’s scurrilous comment, was the idea that Black men and women copulated with apes.

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05/08/18

Waffle House Hero and Alpha Phi Alpha Brother James Shaw Jr. Honored at Alma Mater

Alpha Brother James Shaw, Jr., who disarmed the Waffle House mass shooter on April 22, was honored last night for his heroism at a special event at Tennessee State University, his alma mater.

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04/24/18

Statement of the Fraternity on Waffle House Mass Shooting and Heroism of Brother James Shaw Jr.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. would like to express our sincerest condolences and prayers to the families of the victims killed and those injured in the Waffle House mass shooting in Antioch, Tennessee early Sunday morning, where a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault rifle killed four people and injured four others.

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03/29/18

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mourns Civil Rights Trailblazer

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. express our sincere sympathy at passing to Ms. Linda Brown. Ms. Brown is an important figure in history as she serves as the main plaintiff in the Brown v Board of Education case argued by our dear brother Thurgood Marshall. This landmark case overturned the 1896 Plessy v Ferguson decision that legalized the separate but equal doctrine. We are grateful to Ms. Brown for their willingness to stand against inequality and injustice.

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