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Omega Psi Phi Gets Award: Plans “At-Risk” Youth Leadership Conference

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(L-R): Eugene Quishenberry, Dr. George D. Taylor, Larry Hammond, Harold Reese, Montarce Martin, and Chapter Basileus Johnie Drawn.

Basileus Johnie Drawn, Zeta Tau Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity received an award from State Assemblymembers Isadore Hall and Reginald Byron Jones Sawyers, Sr. during March 2014 Legislative Week.

The Legislative award recognized service the fraternity is providing "to advocate the California Legislature on behalf of African American boys and men."

Both statesmen joined in celebrating the work of Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, Inc. They illuminated the community-based work these organizations provide young African American boys "so that resources from the State of California can be utilized to promote the general well-being" of this population.



Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc Status of Women Recognition Luncheon

The Altadena Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD) will hold their annual Status of Women Recognition Luncheon on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Brookside Country Club on Rosemont Ave. in Pasadena.

Four women musicians from the community will be honored. They are: Ms. Geri Coates of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Ms. Ethel Matthews of Friendship Baptist Church, Mrs Alpha Snell of Morning Star Baptist Church and Rev. Johnetta Tarkington, First Lady of Brown Memorial AME Church.

Each of these honored musicians will perform an instrumental or vocal solo of their choice.



A Free Keeping Your Child Out of Prison Seminar

Young Black Males Entering The Criminal Justice System Is At A State Of Emergency!

Clara Hunter King, Esq., an Atlanta-based attorney, has joined forces with two female criminal defense attorneys who says, " The number of African-American youth entering the Criminal Justice System has reached a state of 'emergency.'" These attorneys are tired of seeing young lives — and they tend to be young Black males lives — wasted through ignorance. It has been said that what you don't know can't hurt you, but in fact, what you don't know can get you locked up in prison for a lifetime. The legal system is not about what you don't know but whether your behavior constitutes a crime and "what you should have known."

Teens can learn about the legal system and its' operations at a "Keeping Kids Out of Prison" seminar sponsored by Watchdogs for Justice (WFJ), a nonprofit organization established to educate young people, their parents, and concerned citizens about the pitfalls that lure youth into behavior that can land them in prison for many years.



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