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We at WatchTheYard have teamed up with Alexz Chill of @DPTaughtMe to highlight the top NPHC greeks to follow on Instagram. Whether they be artists, activists, comedians or health nuts, these people are influential in their respective fields and worth letting the greater greek world know about.

Today we are highlighting Kappa Alpha Psi’s @_Nameless, a sketch-artist and illustrator who in 2005 decided to take a chance and use art as his platform to build his career.

@_Nameless skillfully plays with geometry, shading, color and the lively strokes of the pencil lines to create a nice balance between an animated cartoon and a realistic rendering of an actual portrait in his art that has the internet going crazy. He has drawn everyone to familiar faces in the NPHC world to celebrities including Miguel, Drake, and Erykah Badu. He has also used his skills to memorialize the recent victims of police brutality including Sigma Gamma Rho’s Sandra Bland and Mike Brown.

Outside of his dope drawings and amazing IG profile, this NUPE is a graphic designer and music producer who has been beat making for over 11 years and even made his way to the SXSW stage as a featured artist.

Check out this interview he did at the nation’s biggest Hip Hop Festival, A3C Festival in Atlanta.

Don’t forget to follow him on Instagram and Twitter as well as check out his website!

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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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