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Kappa Spotlight

Listed below are only some of our achieving members, these members include: Author Ashe, John Singleton, Ralph Abernathy, Kenny Lofton, Daniel "Chappie" James, Montell Jordan, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, and Johnnie L. Cochran. Their achievements as Kappa Men are all the more notable in light of the fact that Kappa Alpha Psi, to date, does not induct honorary members. Men of honor seek to be involved with organizations that will foster their development. Kappa Alpha Psi attracts a wide array of individuals, each with their own identity, under one common theme: Achievement. Listed below are some more of the Great Achievers of Kappa Alpha Psi....


Business

Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.  - Prominent Los Angeles, CA Attorney; Robert Johnson - BET Founder;   Reginald F. Lewis - Former CEO of world's largest AA company, TLC;   Percy Sutton - Entrepreneur and Owner of the Apollo Theater;   Lerone J. Bennett, Jr. - Editor;   Keith Clinkscales - CEO/President of Vibe Magazine;   John E. Jacob - Exec VP of Anheuser-Busch, Inc and former CEO, National Urban League;   C.C. Spaulding - First President of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co.;   Bert Collins - Current President of NC Mutual Life Insurance;   Edward G. Gartner - President of Soft Sheen Products, Inc.



Civic

Dr. Rev. Ralph Abernathy - Civil Rights Leader and former president of SCLC;   Dr. Samuel D. Proctor;   Dr. Rev. Leon Sullivan - Pastor of Zion Baptist Church - Philadelphia, PA;   Rev. Gardner C. Taylor;   Bishop Eddie L. Long;   Rev. Calvin O. Butts - Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church - Harlem, NY;   Dr. William Gibson - Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAACP;   C. Vernon Mason - Prominent civil rights attorney and activist;   Judge Herman Thomas - State Supreme Court of Alabama, Board of Trustees -University of South Alabama


 

Education

Dr. Joseph B. Johnson;   Dr. Harold M. McNeil;   Dr. Robert L. Randolph;   Dr. Dallas Simmons;   Dr. William E. Sims;   Dr. Harrison B. Wilson Jr.;   Dr. Samuel Massie;   Dr. Horace M. Bond - Past president of Lincoln University (PA);   Dr James Shepherd* - Founder and first president of NCCU;   Dr. Kenneth B. Clark - Prominent social psychologist and researcher;   Dr. C. Eric Lincoln - Author of Black Muslims in America;   Arthur Schomburg - Historian and scholar of African-American culture



Entertainment

Sterling Robert Macer, Jr. - Director (Mu Epsilon); Kenny Burrell - Jazz;   Donald Byrd - Jazz;   John Singleton - Oscar nominated Director/Screenwriter;   Dr. Billy Taylor - Jazz;   Cedric the Entertainer - Comedian, The Steve Harvey Show;   Joe Clair - Rap City Host;   Tavis Smiley - BET Talk Show Host;   Montell Jordan - R&B Singer;   William Grant Still - Composer and Musician;   William Raspberry - Syndicated Columnist for Washington Post;   Ralph Wiley - Sports Writer and Author;   Whitman Mayo - Actor who starred as Grady on 'Sanford and Son';   Jester Hairston - Actor who starred as Rolly Forbes on 'Amen';   Earnest Thomas - Actor who starred as Roger on 'What's Happening'



Government

Past Grand Polemarch Thomas Bradley - Former Mayor of LA;   John Conyers - Congressman (D-MI);   Vernon Jones - Georgia State Representative;   George Crockett Jr.- Congressman (D-MI);   Walter Fauntroy - Congressman (D-D.C.);   Mayor Elihu Harris - Oakland, CA.;   Judge Carl Stokes - First A-A mayor of a major US city (Cleveland);   Louis B. Stokes - Congressman (D-OH);   Mayor Wellington Webb - Denver CO;   Mayor Michael White - Cleveland, OH;   Marvin Arrington - Atlanta City Council President;   Mervyn Dymally - Congressman (D-CA);   Rep. Alcee Hastings - Florida;   Rep. Albert R Wynn - Maryland;   Rep. Sanford Bishop - Georgia;   Bennie Thompson - Congressman (D-MS);   Edward Perkins - Ambassador to Australia;   W. Wilson Goode - First AA Mayor of Philadelphia


  

Military

Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. USAF* - First AA 4 Star General , Tuskeegee Airman;   Thomas D. Parham, Jr. USN


  

Science

Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. - First Black Astronaut


  

Sports

Rod Smith- Football (Mu Epsilon);  Wilt Chamberlain - Basketball; Anfernee"Penny"Hardaway - Basketball;   Arthur Ashe - Tennis;   Ernest Byner - Football;   Wilt Chamberlain - Basketball;   Willie D. Davis - Football;   Greg Lloyd - Football;   Kenny Lofton - Baseball;   Bill Russell - Basketball;   Oscar Robertson - Basketball;   Tarras Ross - Football;   Gayle Sayers - Football;   Kerry Kittles - Basketball;   Lorenzen Wright - Basketball;   Jon Drummond - Track and Field;   J.J. Birden - Football;   Bernie Bickerstaff - Basketball;   Rolando Blackman - Basketball;   Danny Manning - Basketball;   Johnny Newman - Basketball;   Elliot Perry - Basketball;   Chris Oldham - Football;   Ron Dickerson - Football;   Derek Loville - Football;   Steve Wallace - Football;   Elijah Williams - Football;   Eric Davis - Football;   Larry Finch - Basketball;   Alex English - Basketball;   Alan Henderson - Basketball;   Larry Brown - Football;   Glyn Milburn - Football;   Carl Jackson - Football;   Willie Jackson - Football;   Terry Kackson - Football;   Bob Simmons - Football;   John Chaney - Basketball;   Sam Jones - Basketball;   Allan Houston - Basketball;   Emmett L. Ashford - Baseball Umpire (first black);   Frederick "Duke" Slater - Football