The following is a press release issued by collectivepac.org
WASHINGTON, DC – Over 1,000 members and supporters of Kappa Alpha Psi have signed a petition standing with Kappa Alpha Psi member Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel and denouncing Donald Trump’s racist and xenophobic attack. Organized by 1911 United, The Collective PAC and the informal group Nupes on the Hill, the goal of the petition is to show solidarity with Judge Curiel and show collective outrage with the Presidential candidate’s behavior. Prominent members of Kappa Alpha Psi who have signed the petition include, Sinclair Skinner of 1911 United, University of Pennsylvania Professor Shaun Harper, Brand Strategist and former DNC Operative Malik Husser, NC State Representative Ed Hanes Jr., NV State Senator Aaron Ford, WI State Representative Mandela Barnes, FL State Representative Alan Williams and former Senior Obama Administration Official Anton Gunn.
The petition, which is found at collectivepac.org reads:
“We, the Nupes on the Hill, members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and supporters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, emphatically denounce Donald Trump and his racist, xenophobic rhetoric targeting our Brother, Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel. Judge Curiel’s remarkable legal career does not warrant this sort of attack and Donald Trump’s continued white supremacist views further proves that he is unfit to be President. We stand with Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel.”
Kwame Jackson, former contestant on NBC’s The Apprentice and member of Kappa Alpha Psi released the following statement:
“I am proud to stand with my fraternity brother the Honorable Federal Judge Gonzalo Paul Curiel from Alpha Chapter Indiana University 1974, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated as he stands against hate and bigotry in America and impartially enforces the laws of our great nation. As a Mexican-American born in Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University School of Law, he is my brother and we proudly welcome all worthy men into our brotherhood who strive for achievement. We stand with our own and we stand proud. Diversity is our strength!”
Michael McQuerry, an organizer with Nupes on the Hill released the following statement:
“The Nupes on the Hill stand firmly with Brother Curiel after the disparaging remarks from Donald Trump recently. His words claiming that a member of the Federal Judiciary cannot preside over certain cases because of his race or ethnicity epitomizes racism and is a slap in the face to Judges who are minorities. It is worth pointing out that Judge Curiel was born in the United States and raised in Indiana. Judge Curiel is as much of an American as Donald Trump and does not deserve to have his integrity and reputation put at issue in order to serve the political interests of others. Donald Trump’s attempts to disparage and discredit Judge Curiel through his racist comments will not succeed.”
#NupesAgainstTrump and the petition to Stand with Judge Curiel are not endorsed nor approved with the consent of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Supporters and members of the Fraternity have organized these grassroots efforts independently.
This Is How the Kappas Reveal New Initiates at Tennessee State University
The Kappas at Tennessee State University revealed a line that will go down in history!
The brothers of the Alpha Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at Tennessee State University introduced their Spring 17 initiates to campus and these brothers put on a show!
Check out their video below and show these brothers some love if you think they HELD IT DOWN!
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Kaepernick Just Donated $25,000 to Help Immigrant Youth Affected By Trump’s Repeal of DACA
San Fransisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick has decided to use his own money and the money he has made from his jersey sales to help the people of the Chicago area by supportingthe largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation to deal with Trump’s removal of DACA.
The 28-year -old member of Kappa Alpha Psi, who refused to stand during the national anthem during NFL games last year said he would donate the first $1 million he made from last season to organizations assisting communities affected by racial injustice and police brutality.
“I’ve been very blessed to be in this position and be able to make the kind of money I do,” Kaepernick said. “I have to help these communities. It’s not right that they’re not put in the position to succeed or given those opportunities to succeed,” he said last year.
“I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months,” he said on his website.
One of these communities just so happens to be immigrant children who are currently being threatened by the repeal of DACA.
For his recent pledge, which was announced yesterday, Colin donated $25,000 to United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.
“We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status,” the about section on United We Dream‘s website states.
According to Kaepernick’s website, the $25,000 will go toward the following:
- Addressing the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth. Over 100,000 members. Current focus: Organize and work for immigrant children to keep DACA in force.
- 10k for upcoming travel. Air, hotel, lodging, and ground transportation. United We Dream recently held event in Washington DC and sent 300 dreamers to lobby to keep DACA. This budget will pay for 75-100 attendees for a similar rally upcoming.
- 10k for series of upcoming local gatherings in NY, CT, TX, FL, NM. Facilities rent and security, transportation, food, technology
- 5k for text service for the network of over 100,000 members.
Along with this $25,000 donation, Kaepernick has donated to DREAM (Formerly RBI Harlem) a baseball program in Harlem, Coalition For The Homeless, and War on Children.
The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi in Houston Just Published This List of Things You Can Do to Help Hurricane Survivors
The Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. just released the following “Disaster Response Update” regarding Hurricane Harvey and the work that the members of the fraternity are doing to help survivors in the city. The message, which was penned by the alumni chapter’s Polemarch Ronald J. Lockett, II, covers FEMA, volunteer opportunities and ways that people can donate.
Read the full letter below
The Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is working with the other area alumni chapters, the Kappa Disaster Response & Recovery Team, FEMA, the Red Cross, and the City of Houston. We have offered the Houston Alumni Kappa House as a POD (Point of Distribution) related to the flood recovery effort. There are truckloads of resources that are already moving into position to service the area. This will allow us to play a vital role in the response and the ongoing long-term recovery efforts. At this time, the Kappa House (3349 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004) has not been activated as an official FEMA Point of Distribution, but we will begin accepting supplies from those able to donate starting Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:00am – 4:00pm and continuing daily (*Suggested supply list attached)
There are many immediate volunteer opportunities at shelters in Houston and the surrounding communities where our assistance is greatly needed. If you are safely able to leave your home to serve our fellow neighbors at a shelter, please do. We encourage you to wear Kappa Alpha Psi paraphernalia. (Thank you to those who were able to volunteer over the past few days)
Monetary donations can be made directly to the Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to purchase supplies, water, clothing, food for displaced members & their families along with the citizens of Houston communities: www.houkappa.com/donate
We have recently spoken to the Polemarchs of the Beaumont & Port (TX) Arthur Alumni Chapters and they are dealing with the storm as well. They have several brothers who are currently waiting to be evacuated from their flooded homes while the rain is still pouring down. Please keep them and their families in your prayers as well as those in the Lake Charles, LA area.
We encourage affected individuals to immediately register with FEMA. Registering online at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or www.fema.gov is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. Those who do not have access to the internet may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those interested in becoming a part of FEMA’s standing disaster workforce should visit: https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program
Please stay safe and heed the guidance and warnings of local authorities. Keep the Faith and remember your life is more important than any material possessions.
Yours in the Bond,
Ronald J. Lockett, II
Polemarch, Houston (TX) Alumni Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
“Brotherhood, Achievement, Service & Social”
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