Philadelphia Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi’s annual Holiday Cabaret at the LuLu Shrine Temple on December 22, 2018. This capacity event was featured in the Philadelphia Tribune:
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Philadelphia Alumni Chapter hosted a party of all parties at Lulu Shriners on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.
It would be easier to tell you who wasn’t at the sold-out affair. Everyone was ready for the upbeat cabaret-style party chaired by Erick Pullian and Clarence Lewis. The well-supported event raised funds for the Kappa Achievement Center.
The fraternity states, “The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Philadelphia Alumni Chapter established the Achievement Academy in 1992. The fraternity’s nationally mandated Guide Right program provides for the development and training of young African-American male students. The Achievement Academy seeks to combat the negative influences in the lives of our impressionable youth with positive values, direction and enhanced self-esteem. The college-educated men of Kappa Alpha Psi have accepted the challenge to motivate the students to assume responsibility for their future success.”
Polemarch Douglas Harrell Jr., immediate past polemarch Darryl Stephens and his wife Linda Stephens, Philadelphia City Councilman-at-Large Derek Green and his wife Sheila Green were among the outstanding members seen having a great time.
Officers serving with the 48th polemarch are: 1st Vice Polemarch Damian Jackson; 2nd Vice Polemarch Clarence Izzard, Darren Lipscomb, Rodney Jacks, Kenneth Lesesne, Jerome Dean, John W. Nelson Jr., John Cunningham and Dennis Butler.Patricia Gilliam Clifford, Philly Tribune, Jan 1, 2019 (http://www.phillytrib.com/divine_nine/kappa-alpha-psi-alumni-chapter-closes-holiday-season-in-style/article_25260aab-833d-5520-ad29-3f89641b447a.html)