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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. released an official statement late Sunday night regarding the Facebook Live shooting of a 74-year-old man that took place in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday.

The fraternity’s Grand Basileus sent out an official statement about the shooting of Robert Goodwin.

“On behalf of the Supreme Council and the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, we lift our sincere and heartfelt prayers and condolences of comfort to the families impacted by the recent shooting in Cleveland, Ohio,” it said.

Read the full statement that was posted to the fraternity’s official Facebook account below.

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Stevens Stephens, the shooter who is still at large, mentioned his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, in one of his Facebook posts that was connected to the killing.

“Police say Stephens, 37, of Cleveland, walked up to Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old father of nine and grandfather of 14, on Sunday afternoon and fatally shot him on a sidewalk in the city’s Glenville neighborhood.

Stephens posted a recording of the shooting on Facebook, then later posted another video laughing about the incident and claiming that he had killed more than a dozen other people.” reports.

In another video, he says, “The people I’m going to kill today, it’s Easter Sunday, it’s not my first. I’ve got a few people that’s over here off this street … it’s an abandoned house, I kind of lost count. I didn’t keep score. But I’m going to keep score today. I’m bout to have me some fun, I guess.”

He also claims he is going to randomly shoot “Greeks” in the head until he gets caught.

“The vengeance is about to happen,” he said.

Stevens is still at large and dangerous, police are saying that there is a chance he has left the state.


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Black Greekdom Collectively Mourns the Death of Kappa Alpha Psi’s Jayquon Tillman

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The Black Greek community is currently mourning the loss of 18-year-old Jayquon Tillman of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Tillman was an Eastern Michigan University sophomore who was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a party near Kent University in Ohio.

A recent initiate of the Delta Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and a member of other community and student groups including, the Kings of Color student organization at EMU and the Young Brother’s Leadership Council of the Washtenaw County chapter of My Brother’s Keeper, Javon was an active member of his community.

Friends and well-wishers showed up to pray and memorialize Tillman in front of the local Kappa house this weekend.

Members of the Black greek community from across the nation have taken to social media to show their support. Click through the slideshow below to see what they are saying.

Chapter brothers have created a GoFundMe account for Jayquon’s family to help with the burial and they have raised $8,000 of their $10,000 goal.

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


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Stabbing at University of Texas at Austin / 1 Killed, 3 Injured; 1 Taken Into Custody

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A student has been taken into custody after stabbing and killing one student and injuring three others at UT Austin today.

The suspect was later identified by police as 21-year-old Kendrex J. White, who attended UT and member of the class of 2018.

According to UT Police Chief David Carter, officers responded to a call from the Gregory Gym in the 2100 block of Speedway before 2 p.m., less than two minutes after receiving a call. The officer found White walking around the scene with a Bowie-style hunting knife and took him into custody.

The Police Chief stated that White walked up to four male students and attacked them. Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted that the survivors of the attack sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

We were able to get find the suspects Twitter account and although it he has not sent out a tweet since June of last year, he states that he is “Future Doctor #UT18 Bio Major pre-Med.”

Currently, Watch The Yard’s founder happens to be in Austin and is interviewing students.

“I think it is really crazy and I think the University should have gotten the  out to us faster,” a sophomore told us.

“We were outside for like 20-minutes and did not know what was happening and no-one knew if the guy was caught,” a freshman who had left campus for saftey told us.

“They have monthly sirens to check to make sure that if there were a threat students should stay indoors and the one time they should actually use the sirens, they don’t. I had friends in their s=rooms at Jester that didn’t know what was going on until I texted them. And they were in the vicinity of the attack,” said another freshman.

We will continue to be update this post as more information becomes available. 

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Watch the LIVE STREAM of Barack Obama’s First Speech Since Leaving The White House

After 100 days, Barack Obama is BACK!

After three months out of the public eye, former President Barack Obama is stepping back into public life with a speech in his adopted home of Chicago. He is currently speaking to young people at the University of Chicago and these are his first public remarks since the end of his eight years in the White House.

Check out the live steam below!

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