For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry W. Spicer, Publicist
Epiphany Public Relations,
Telephone: (919) 830-9049
Message from The 40th Grand Basileus on The Recent Shooting in Baton Rouge, LA
Giving Honor to God and My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., please join me in lifting our sincere prayers for the families of all of the law enforcement officers senselessly killed and injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On the heels of the recent tragedies in Dallas, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, we must realize that this type of harmful response is not the correct answer that is needed across our country. While I understand that there is anger, fear and frustration, we must collectively commit to making this world a better place for future generations. There are many Omega men that selflessly serve to protect the citizens across the nation that are directly in harm's way, so please keep them lifted in prayer.
We are now in the week leading into the 80th Grand Conclave of our illustrious brotherhood and as strong and focused men of Omega, we must work together to continue our great legacy of humanitarian impact. As we convene in Las Vegas, Nevada, we will craft a deliberate resolution and a plan of action to help create the change that is needed in this country through non-violent means. We are hosting an open to the public "Criminal Justice Reform/ Black Lives Matter" Panel on Sunday, July 24th at 3:30 p.m. at Caesar's Palace in the Augustus Room and invite your strong participation as we engage dialogue toward remedy.
As Martin Luther King, Jr., eloquently stated, "The time is always right to do what is right." Brothers we will get through this and we must be a part of the strategic change that makes a difference. Remain steadfast in prayer and tirelessly keep the faith as we continue to work to find solutions to our nation's problems.
We are one,
Brother Antonio Knox
40th Grand Basileus
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.