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The brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi had a very strong presence among the ranks of Tuskeegee Airmen who served as the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces but until now, knowing who amongst them was a Kappa has not been something that has been readily available to the public.

Kappa Alpha Psi’s Ken McCain has taken on the difficult task of finding and recording this Kappa history and has gladly lent his findings to WatchTheYard.com to display publicly.

We caught up with Bro. McCain who opened up to WatchTheYard.com about the process of documenting this information.

“[It is a] long and tedous process,” McCain told us. “I first started out by searching a list of all Tuskegee airmen pilots. I then went A to Z by searching each name through Kappa’s data base. Have not found a listing on NON pilots who served as Tuskegee airmen so I rely on others to submit names and then verify. After I have confirmed names, I then search for all photos and articles on them to add to their photos.”

During World War II, Black Americans were subject to the Jim Crow laws and the military was racially segregated. The Tuskegee Airmen were an a group of all Black military pilots trained at Tuskegee University who faced racial discrimination, both within and outside the army.  These brothers, some of whom were members of Kappa Alpha Psi, would go on to help the United States win the war and prove to the public that Blacks were above and beyond able to fly.

Click on the arrows below to see Bro. Ken McCain’s collection of Tuskegee Airmen who were members of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Notice how handsome, poised, strong and intelligent these men look. The true form of a Kappa man!

11147247_10204656406145882_8526302911251408716_nKappa Man Daniel “Chappie” James Jr.
Nashville (TN) Alumni Chapter, 8-2-1969
(passed away in 1978)

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40-Minutes Of Old School Iota Phi Theta Songs That Will Make Your Day

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Time for the sweet sound of old school Iota songs.

Whether you are a new member of a seasoned brother in the bond, the following gallery of songs will soothe your soul.

Click on the arrows below to take a listen. Make sure to check out the video at the end, it includes a lot of old school songs that you may never have heard.

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Check Out These Pictures Of Cedric The Entertainer As A College Student Repping Kappa Alpha Psi In The 80s!

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You probably already knew that Cedric The Entertainer is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, but have you ever seen pictures of him as an undergrad repping the Krimson and Kreme?

We at WatchTheYard.com have obtained a photo of Cedric from back in his college days in the 80s throwing up the YO.

Ced pledged Kappa at Southeast Missouri State University in the 1984 but the picture we have of him was taken with fellow Nupes at Michigan State University.

Click on the arrows below to see more pics of Ced repping Kappa Alpha Psi!

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Check out These Vintage Photos of HBCU Women’s Sports Teams From the Early 1900s

Time for another blast from the past!

This time we have collected a list of HBCU women’s sports teams and athletic groups from the early 1900s.

Enjoy!

The women’s rifle team, Howard University, Washington DC, 1937.

Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

FAMU Students and instructors with tennis equipment. Tallahassee, Florida. 1915.

TILLOTSON COLLEGE: Women’s Basketball Team

Samuel Huston women’s basketball team.

Lifesaving practice at Howard University

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