Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Presents $1 Million Dollar Check at the 93rd ASALH Luncheon


Washington D.C., in support of the honorable Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the men of Omega Psi Phi Inc., attended the 93rd annual Black History Luncheon hosted by the Association for Studying African American Life and History (ASALH). The event was held at Washington Renaissance Hotel in Northwest, D.C. on Feb. 16 with a multitude of dignitaries and patrons in attendance.

This year’s theme at the ASALH luncheon was the “Black Migrations.” The crowd was entertained by WUSA 9 anchor and fraternity brother Darren Haynes who served as the master of ceremonies. The program kick-off also included a formal greeting from ASALH president Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. This was followed by an in-depth speech on this year’s Black History month theme “Black Migrations,” by Dr. Tiffany M. Gill from University of Delaware.

In addition, there was a panel discussion featuring panelists breaking down the history of Black Migrations and its connection to society today.  The panelists included Dr Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Dr. G. Derek Musgrove, associate professor of History at University of Maryland Baltimore County; and Kojo Nnamdi, host of “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” and “The Politics Hour” on WAMU 88.5. Dr. Jelani Cobb, an Ira A. Lipman professor of journalism at Columbia University, who moderated the discussion.

Brother Kenneth Brown, Chairman, Omega Life Foundation presented a check to ASALH in the amount of $10,000 from the Foundation.  Then the Grand Basileus, Brother David Marion, along with two former Grand Basilei, Brothers Knox and Ray presented a check from the Fraternity in the amount of $10,000.   Lastly, the Grand Basileus presented a check for more than $135,000 to the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture in order to complete Omega's pledge of $1 million to the Smithsonian.

What a testament to our organization's perseverance in honoring our commitments. I am proud to say that Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated continues to lead from the front as the shining example for all to follow in supporting our community!

Courtesy of

Bro C. Delray Brown

Reporter, Alpha Omega Chapter

CALL TO ACTION: ASALH Luncheon Volunteers Needed


Volunteers needed to support the ASALH Luncheon event on 2-16-19.

Brothers please serve as a volunteer at the 93rd Annual ASALH Luncheon on Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999  9th Street, NW, WDC.  Call time for volunteers is 9:30 AM for the Authors’ event at 10:00 AM and the luncheon at 12:00 noon until approx. 2:30 PMTicket not required to volunteer. 

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Luncheon happens every February to celebrate the life, history and culture of African American achievement. We are in need of Brothers to volunteer for this event.

The assistance needed involves serving as host/greeters for the luncheon which includes securing the doors, crowd control, directional assistance for guests and other ways to facilitate logistics for the luncheon.

The Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

999 9Th St NW
Washington, DC 20001-4427
(202) 898-900

Brothers are requested to wear their official Omega attire (Black Suit (no stripes or other designs on the suit), White Shirt, Purple Tie, Black Shoes and Black Socks) to the luncheon.

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets begin at $115 at ASALH.ORG (click on link for further information)


Brother Dr. Steven G. Johnson
Chairman, 3rd District Protocol Committee
Omega Liaison for ASALH

Brother Kevin Brown
Third District Representative
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.