January 2012 Chapter News

Red Tails Movie Premiere

On Friday, January 20th, 2012 the Brothers of the Queens Alumni (QA) and New York Alumni (NYA) Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA), hosted a screening of the film Red Tails in cooperation with the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem. Red Tails is an action adventure film inspired by true events and based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American combat pilots who took to the skies during World War II to combat the enemy abroad and discrimination at home. The film is one of the first of its kind to feature an all African American male cast, and stars Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.

A sold out theater of approximately 300 guests filled the 8pm show in support of this historic film. Guests included Kappa men, family, friends, community members, and local officials. The Queens Alumni Chapter also attended the film with 11 students from our Young Achievers Mentoring Program. We hope that in exposing more young people of color to these heroic endeavors, and such an important moment in history, it will encourage them to remain diligent in their efforts to reach their potential and be successful in their own right.

We were also honored to have several Tuskegee Airmen, and their families, join us for the evening including Wilfred Defour (366th Air Service Squadron, 96th Air Service Group) and Dabney Montgomery (1051st Quartermaster Company of the 96th Air Service Group, 332nd Air Fighter Group). After the screening, the Airmen stayed to meet the moviegoers and sign autographs.

The evening also included a pre-film reception at 67 Orange in Harlem, and a post-film celebration at the Harlem Tavern.

We recognize QA Polemarch Jermaine Wright, and Brothers Thierry Cazeau (QA), Edward Smith (QA) and Marcus Jones (NYA) for their work in planning this event and to all Brothers who assisted in ensuring that this was another successful Kappa event. Special acknowledgement goes to Brother Caleb Terry (QA) for coordinating the transport of the Young Achievers from Queens to Harlem.

As an organization whose membership is made up primarily of African American men, the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. believe that it was our obligation to assist in the promotion and awareness of a film that depicts African American men in a positive light, as well as recognizes the courage and sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen, and the important role that they played in the history of this country.

NYC Metro Founders Day Luncheon

On Saturday, January 14 during the Brooklyn-Long Island Alumni hosted Metro NYC Area Founders Day program the chapter presented 4 annual awards for meritorious Achievement during 2011. The recipients are as follows:

Kappa Man of the Year

Brother Derrick Isaac

In Recognition Of Your Outstanding Dedication and Honorable Achievement within the Chapter & for the Fraternity


Collegian Chapter of the Year Award

The Mu Pi Chapter

St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY

In Recognition Of Your Distinguished Service and Contribution to the Fraternity,

The Chapter and Community Youth


Guide Right Service Award

Brother Caleb Terry

In Recognition Of Your Distinguished Service and Contribution to the Fraternity,

The Chapter and Community Youth



Polemarch’s Award

Brother Jason Gerald

In Recognition Of Your Outstanding Dedication, Service and Commitment to

Fraternal Principles & and Objectives

Within The Chapter & For the Fraternity



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