Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Curtis Silvers, Jr. Selected as Kappa’s Elder Watson Diggs Awardee

The Elder Watson Diggs Award, named after the revered founder of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is the second highest award that a member of the illustrious fraternity can receive. It’s reserved for fraternity members who have distinguished themselves far above the peripheral achievements of most men of our nation.  Pasadena Alumni member, Curtis R. Silvers, Jr., will be conferred as the 122nd honoree during the fraternity’s 86th Grand Chapter Meeting next month in Tampa, Florida.

Kappa Alpha Psi Upsilon Chapter Celebrates 100 Years of Achievement

The University of California Chapter, the Upsilon of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrated its Centennial Celebration the week of April 20-25. On Thursday, General Chairman Kevin D. Kinsey announced that the theme of “Rich Past, Strong Reunion, Bright Future,” would signifies the exciting schedule. Events began with the Community Service Day where Raymond Bell’s documentary, “Called Up: The Emmett Ashford Story,” was screened followed by a Q&A panel discussion on diversity and inclusion. After the discussion, Ashford’s daughter, Adrienne Cheri Ashford, was presented with a citation from the Upsilon Centennial Celebration recognizing her father for his achievements in the field

Local Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Donates PPE to Pasadena Seniors

As part of their efforts to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic and help protect local seniors within their community, the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Pasadena Alumni Chapter, took time out of their busy schedules to donate much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) to the residents of The Terraces at Park Marino Assisted Living Facility in Altadena, California.

Stay Connected Ministries Helps Hospital Patients

In a move to help coronavirus victims, Stay Connected Life Ministries, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and local organizations recently partnered with Best Buy to donate 200 cell phone chargers to Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. The Rev. Douglas E. Nelson, pastor of True Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles and president of Stay Connected Life Ministries, spearheaded the initiative to help patients stay in contact with family, friends and loved ones while in quarantine. Nelson said he experienced being disconnected first hand when an 81-year-old church member was quarantined after contracting the virus.

True Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Help COVID-19 Patients

True Zion Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Western Province), in partnership with BestBuy, are donating hundreds of phone chargers to two local hospitals to provide a way for patients to stay in contact with friends and family. The distributions are set for Monday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at Centinela Hospital Medical Center, 555 E. Hardy St., in Inglewood. At 12 p.m., chargers will be contributed to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, 1680 E. 120th St., in Los Angeles. Explaining how the donation came about, the Rev. Doug Nelson, pastor of True Zion Missionary Baptist Church and

Curtis Owens Passes Away

Curtis Owens was inducted into the Central State University Achievement Hall of Fame and was the executive senior adviser to former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.