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The Black Greek community is currently mourning the loss of 24-year-old Terrell Trent Wilson of Kappa Alpha Psi.

According to reports, he died on Monday at Yale-New Haven Hospital from injuries stemming from an April 16th vehicle crash. Wilson’s vehicle was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 in Milford, CT.

Wilson was a Spring 2011 initiate of the Nu Tau Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and he embodied the fraternity’s motto of “Honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor.” He was extremely active in his community and in November of 2013, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Norwich City Council.

“He was a bright, intelligent young man who had a lot of life in him,” Norwich Mayor Deb Hinchey said in an article written in the Norwich Bulletin. “He was very concerned for education and for the Greeneville neighborhood. It’s a loss for the city, a loss for his family.”

Wilson was an embodiment of leadership. He was former president of the NAACP’s Connecticut State Youth and College Division for five years as well as a former vice-president of the Norwich branch’s Robertsine Duncan Youth Council.  He was also a recipient of the Medgar Evers Youth Leadership Award.

Outside of being a leader in the community, Williams was a spiritual young man who attended Emmanuel Church of God In Christ in Norwich,CT. “There he served as an usher, in the adult choir, men choir, occasional drummer, and anything else he was asked to do,” his obituary states.

He had also fallen in love and was months away from becoming a married man. According to his obituary, he “found his true love in his fiancée Ashley Metellus while in college. The electric energy between the two was pure and genuine. They began their love journey December 8, 2012. Terell’s love for Ashley was unwavering as he proposed to her on June 4, 2015. They were to be married July 14, 2016.”

We ask that you keep Terrell’s fiancée family, friends and fraternity brothers in your thoughts. We also ask that you leave your condolences and memories of Terrell in the comment section below so that his family can see how much he meant to all of us.

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How Kappa Alpha Psi Helped Stop Richard Spencer’s White Nationalist Group From Speaking at Michigan State

A SPLC listed white nationalist group by the name of The National Policy Institute requested to reserve space for a speaker at Michigan State University and the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi were not having it.

On Wednesday, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released a statement saying The National Policy Institute wants to have a speaker on campus, and that MSU was “reviewing the request closely in light of the deplorable violence in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend.

While the statement didn’t say who the group wanted to have speak, the Lansing State Journal notes that Richard Spencer, the high-profile white supremacist who has advocated for a white homeland for a “dispossessed white race” and called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” to halt the “deconstruction” of European culture, is president and director of the The National Policy Institute.

The brothers of the Northern Province and specifically the Delta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi issued a letter to the Michigan State University President urging her to deny The National Policy Institute’s request.

“We urge you in the strongest terms to DENY the request for the white nationalist group to speak on our beloved campus. We recognize that Michigan State University is a public institution and that “free speech” is a right of all Americans. However, after the most recent incidents at the University of Virginia, the saftey of our students, faculty and staff are far more important. We also must realize that “free speech” must be responsible. Spreading a message of hate, bigotry and anti-Semitism is not healthy for the campus of Michigan State University, nor our country, nor our world.”

They followed by stating that the Kappas would be there in numbers to support the university president’s denial of the request.

“We are proud to be holding our annual leadership conference September 15-16, 2017 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development on your campus. We will have over 200 Kappa Men from Michigan, N.W. Ohio and Western NY visiting the campus on that weekend. Please know that the more than 5,000 members of the Northern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. are ready to stand with you and support you in denying this request.”

Other groups around campus and the community also issued their concern and this was part of a huge local outcry.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the university said it denied the request.

“This decision was made due to significant concerns about public safety in the wake of the tragic violence in Charlottesville last weekend,” the statement said. “While we remain firm in our commitment to freedom of expression, our first obligation is to the safety and security of our students and our community.”

We at Watch The Yard would like to commend these Kappas on standing up and speaking out. We believe that this letter can be used as an example for all D9 undergrad and graduate chapters when concerned about white supremacist at their schools or in their communities.

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This Nupe Turned A Kappa Pledge Song Into An Acoustic Blues Ballad

Bust out the guitar, because its time for some Kappa blues!

Singer, songwriter and musician, Aaron Marcus Payne, posted the following rendition of the song “Standing Tall” to his official YouTube page to celebrate Kappa Alpha Psi’s Founders’ Day.

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Read the Official Letter Kappa Alpha Psi Just Sent to the NFL Regarding Colin Kaepernick

The Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. published a letter that he wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently supporting his fraternity brother Colin Kaepernick on behalf of the fraternity.

Read the full letter below.

Click here to read our article #NPHCforKaepernick: 5 Reasons Black Greeks Should Admire Colin Kaepernick which has been shared over 37,000 times.

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