On Saturday, November 18th, from 9:30 PM to 1 AMThe Tau Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is hosting their 10th Annual Pharaoh’s Ball in the Lily Gallery at Davidson College. There will be a DJ, music, food, drinks, and a performance by the Brothers of the Tau Omicron Chapter.

The Pharaoh’s Ball is the chapter’s biggest Philanthropic event and the chapter partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to help raise money to purchase donations for families in the area during the holiday season. All of the ball proceeds go directly to the organization. Last year, the chapter was able to donate 3500 lbs of food to families in need in the area.  The goal is to either match or surpass that total this year. 

Tickets for the event will be $7 for Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The following EventBrite link is for ticket purchases: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pharaohs-ball-tickets-39859353399.


Venmo donations are being accepted.  Send them to the chapter Treasurer, Bro. Sawyer Levy: @Sawyer-Levy. Any contributions help as we are attempting to do our best to help families in the area have food and resources during this upcoming holiday season. If your respective chapter would rather send a check or donate via other means, please contact Brother Shassata Fahim ([email protected]) or the Chapter’s President, Bro. Allen Clay Jr. ([email protected]).


Join the private screening for ANCA of the movie Marshall.

Eventbrite URL: https://tinyurl.com/y8tcvce5

October 13, 2017 @ Raleigh Grande Theater: 4840 Grove Barton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Tickets are available for “Brothers Only” September 23-30th.  This will include tickets for family and friends.  Tickets will be open for others (i.e. Divine 9) after September 30th.

Buy your tickets via Eventbrite
Cost for Alumni Ticket: $12.00 (+ Processing Fee)

Cost of College Ticket: $10.00 (+ Processing Fee)

Show your pride by wearing your Alpha paraphernalia!

Many of us remember the annual thrill of the first day of school, with the excitement of seeing familiar friends and the anticipation of learning new things. But for many students, that excitement can quickly fade if they don’t have the necessary supplies to support their academic work. To address this need in our community, the Association of North Carolina Alphamen (ANCA) held its inaugural NC Alpha Cookout – School Supply Drive in Durham, NC. Last year we were able to provide 100 students at Sherwood Githens Middle School with various school supplies, including pencils, book bags, paper, notebooks, calculators and much more.

Schools that will be sponsored this year are as follows:

  1. Carnage Middle School
    Pamela Johnson: [email protected]
  2. Ligon Middle School
    Brandon Mcrae: [email protected]
    Delon B. Fletcher: 919-757- 7325; [email protected]
  3. Washington Elementary School
    Bob Grant: 919-219- 8158; [email protected]

Monetary donations can be made via paypal here.



Congratulations are in order as Brother Gregory Parks has been named the Associate Dean for Research, Public Engagement and Faculty Development at Wake Forest University.  Read more about Brother Parks’ achievement here.

Brother LeVon Barnes is running for Durham City Council Ward 2.  Let’s help support him to help this campaign grow.

A few facts and reasons on why you should support Brother Barnes:

  • As a teacher, he has the opportunity to impact the youth in Durham, teaching the importance of giving back and helping them see skills in themselves that they might not normally see.
  • In 2005 he founded Young Male Achievers, not just a club, but “a movement”, he explains. It’s about “civic duty and the responsibly to help people; speaking up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.”
  • He believes that City Council can have an immediate impact on youth if young people are just brought to the table. LeVon is determined to bring positive change to everyone in Durham and believes serving as a Councilman for Ward 2 is the next step.

For more information visit the following website or contact the committee directly.

Elect Levon Barnes Campaign
Durham, NC



June 1, 2017
Contact: Ford Porter
Governor Cooper Names Staff for Public Engagement, Policy, Education
Raleigh: Additional staff members have joined the office of Governor Roy Cooper in the areas of public engagement, policy and education.
“We’ve added these talented experts to our team to connect my office with people and ideas that can help move North Carolina forward,” Gov. Cooper said.
Geoff Coltrane will be joining the office as Senior Education Advisor. Coltrane currently serves as Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Initiatives at the NC School of Science and Math in Durham. He previously was Director of Program and Policy for the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, and began his career as an elementary school teacher in Durham Public Schools. Coltrane graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill where he was a Teaching Fellow. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.
Coltrane will work closely with Teacher Advisor LaTanya Pattillo, who came to the office from Columbus County where she taught business at East Columbus High School. She is a graduate of American University and is a Kenan Fellow at NC State University.
The NC Business Committee for Education is a nonprofit located in the Governor’s Office that works to connect businesses, educators, students and policymakers and help support development of North Carolina’s workforce. Caroline Sullivan will serve as Executive Director of NCBCE. Sullivan is a former Wake County Commissioner and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She has served on the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, North Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council for Children with Disabilities and chaired the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, (NCACC) Public Education Committee.
“A better educated North Carolina is critical to our economy and our wellbeing, and my office is working with these experts as well as others to find innovative ways to strengthen education from pre-K to college and beyond,” Gov. Cooper said.
In addition to education, the policy office, directed by Jenni Owen, includes experts on health, energy and other policy issues.
Darryl Childers is Policy Advisor on health and human services, public safety, and military and veterans issues. Childers came to the office from Fayetteville, where he served as Community Relations Manager for the Cumberland Community Foundation. He is a graduate of Davidson College and holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.
Jeremy Tarr is Policy Advisor on energy, the environment, transportation, and natural resources. Tarr previously worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Durham and prior to that was policy counsel for climate and energy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. He is a graduate of Davidson College and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.
Within the Governor’s Office, Governor Cooper created the Office of Public Engagement to oversee outreach to community groups, respond to constituent requests, and connect North Carolinians with information and programs in state government.
Michael Leach serves as Director of Public Engagement. Leach is a graduate of Shaw University and holds a Master of Public Administration from NC Central University. He has more than a decade of experience connecting the public with information and resources at the Department of Health and Human Services and is active in several civic and professional organizations.
Serving as Deputy Director of Public Engagement is Matty Lazo-Chadderton. Lazo-Chadderton previously ran her own consulting firm and worked on Hispanic and Latino affairs for the Governor’s office and the NC Senate. She holds degrees in education from her native Peru and a Certificate in Early Childhood Development from UNC-Chapel Hill.
“Strong outreach and constituent services are vital, and I’m confident this leadership team for public engagement will help us accomplish these goals,” Gov. Cooper said.
North Carolinians can reach the Governor’s Office online at governor.nc.gov or by telephone at 919-814-2000.

Andronica Klaas currently serves as Miss Black and Gold representing both ANCA and the Southern Region. She graduated on Sunday, May 21 from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte with a degree in Management Information Systems.  Miss Klaas formerly attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

See more about the story here.

Brother Moses T. Alexander Greene (Nov 2015 initiate into Phi Lambda Chapter) has been selected as the new Director of the North Carolina State University Black Cultural Center.
The Black Cultural Center is housed within the Gus Witherspoon Center on the campus of NC State.
See the link below for official announcement.
The Witherspoon Student Center is named after Brother Augustus M. Witherspoon to honor his dedication of mentoring students while serving as an outstanding researcher, professor, and community leader. Augustus M. Witherspoon was the first African American professor at NC State and the second African American to receive a PhD from NC State.
Bro. Witherspoon was a proud active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Southern Region, District of North Carolina and Phi Lambda Chapter.
Always Fraternal,
Bro. Antoine Medley
Phi Lambda Chapter

Brother Justin Harlow is running for Charlotte City Council in District 2.  Let’s help support him to help this campaign grow.

A few facts and reasons on why you should support Brother Harlow:

  • As a neighborhood association president, he’s proven he can bridge divides and find common ground with others from different backgrounds to create cleaner and safer neighborhoods while also fighting for equity in Charlotte’s west side schools.
  • As a West End Advisory Board member for Charlotte Center City Partners, he’s sat at the table with developers, educators, city staff and urban planning coordinators to help find ways to bring jobs, events, development, and a better brand to District 2.
  • He’s running for City Council in District 2 so our senior citizens do not get displaced by gentrification.
  • He’s running so your voice can help Charlotte.

For more information visit the following website or contact the committee directly.


Committee to Elect Justin Harlow
PO Box 32473
Charlotte NC 28232 United States