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City Council Protects Alpha Phi Alpha’s Founding House Under Historic Landmark Status

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The City Council in Ithaca, New York has approved the house that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. started in as a historic landmark.

Earlier in February, the house was included in a proposal that went before the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission, for seven historical homes to be given this special status. The proposal passed and along with one other house, this Alpha treasure was given historic landmark status after final approval on April 1st.

“The Council also voted unanimously to declare the long-unused home at 421 N. Albany St. a historic landmark. The “Dennis Newton” house is considered the first home of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first African-American fraternity that began its life at Cornell,” Ithaca.com stated in an article about the vote.

The protective designation that the house now falls under was set up to, “preserve buildings that were homes of prominent people from Ithaca’s early days as an incorporated city, 1880 to approximately 1922 and which represent the work of early important architects who worked in the city,” IthicaJournal.com states. Now with the house under historic designation status, a certificate of appropriateness would need to be approved by the city to make any exterior alterations.

The 421 N. Albany St. home was built in the late 1860s for Norman Dennis, who helped found the first African-American lodge of the Odd Fellows fraternal organization in Elmira, New York. Normans son-in-law, Edward Newton, worked at Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Cornell University, and Newton used the home to host the first meeting of a group of Black Cornell students that evolved into Alpha Phi Alpha and officially established itself in 1906.

“It was a place where the fraternity’s seven founders would spend many a weekend celebrating, studying, and ultimately planning the creation of the first-ever African-American collegiate fraternity,” Alpha Phi Alpha’s Sphinx journal stated in an article about the house in 2009.

Click on the arrows below to see pictures of the house throughout history.

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The Members of Alpha Phi Alpha at Duke Are Some Dapper Brothers

The brothers of the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha just released photos from their recent chapter photo shoot and we’ve got to say, these are some DAPPER young brothers.

The photo shoot was do at the nearby Tobacco Road Campus and features the brothers suited, highlighting their chapter’s professionalism.

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The Alphas at UNC Chapel Hill Just Raised the Bar With Their Fall 2017 Lookbook

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The Alphas at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill just did a Fall 2017 Lookbook to highlight their chapter and it has raised the bar by 1906%.

The chapter’s  “Mu Zeta Fall 2017 Lookbook” features photos of the chapter and individual brothers in addition to profiles. There is even a section on proper attire and etiquette for young men crafted by one of the chapter’s brothers.

Check out some photos from the lookbook below. At the bottom of this page click on the arrows to see the individual profiles and the segment they wrote on proper attire and etiquette for young men.

Click on the arrows below see each of the their individual profiles and pictures.

Trust us, the rest of the pages are amazing.

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Harlem Alphas Become the First BGLO in 18 Years to Have a Float in the African American Day Parade

Harlem Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated organized massive Alpha and AKA participation in the 2017 African American Day Parade in New York this year.

Joined by Alphas and AKA’s from every New York City Chapter, Long Island, Westchester and even Newark, NJ, the 2017 African American Day parade will be long remembered for how the Alphas and AKA’s represented Black Greek Letter organizations.

The Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter (Harlem Alphas) secured an “Alpha Float” for all members of their Fraternity. According to parade organizers, this marks the first time in 18 years that a Black Greek Letter Organization purchased a float for the parade.

“We are proud to have led this effort,” said Harlem Chapter President Larry Scott Blackmon. “The Brothers in New York stepped up like never before. Additionally, we are proud to have been joined by our Sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. We all are the talk of the parade.”

The Harlem Alphas are on the move and the parade proves it for all to see.

The chapter continues to throw impactful events for the community, just days ago they held an immigration forum to help immigrants get updates on developments in Washington D.C., understand their individual rights, and provide individual consultations.

For more information about upcoming events, visit www.Harlemalphas.org.

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