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Seventeen teens participating in Xi Alpha Lambda's Mentoring P r o g r a m received inspiring lessons in Black History during a visit to T h e Great Blacks in Wax M u s e u m in B a l t i m o r e . The Museum houses over 100 wax figures with special lighting, sound effects, and animation. T h e wellknown figures on display include leaders from the Middle Passage, Slavery/Reconstruction, the H a r l e m Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the present. Brother T h u r g o o d Marshall, M a l c o l m X, M i c k e y L e l a n d , Bessie Coleman, Harriet Tubman, E u b i e Blake, Billie H o l l i d a y , Brother Martin Luther King, Jr., Benjamin B a n n e k e r and m a n y others are displayed in the exhibit. Lunch followed the Museum visit. Xi Alpha Lambda's agenda also includes a career day, jeopardy challenge, golf tournament, and t h e Black and Gold Scholarship Dance.

Brothers Maurice Lane, C h e s t e r J o h n s o n , and L a r r y Henderson accompanied the t e e n s on t h e M u s e u m t r i p to Baltimore.

funds for the NAACP, UNCF, the Charles H . Wesley Scholarship, and community projects.



Ten years after they were organized, the Brothers of Omicron Delta Lambda are proud of their record of involvement. Chapter activities include their "a voteless p e o p l e is a h o p e l e s s p e o p l e " Registration Drive, the mentoring they do at Daroff E l e m e n t a r y School, the special attention they give s e n i o r c i t i z e n s , P r o j e c t Alpha, and their weekly radio talk show which focuses on issues in African-American communities. O n t h e social s i d e , t h e Brothers are involved in bowling parties, an annual King Cabaret, Penn Relays Party, family picnics, and Brotherhood Smokies—most of these activities designed to encourage reclamation and raise

A s y m p o s i u m s p o n s o r e d by G a m m a Iota L a m b d a explored business and professional opport u n i t i e s in t h e " n e w " S o u t h Africa. Pepsi-Cola Corporation co-sponored the event and also assisted several business leaders with investments in South Africa and t h e N e w Age B o t t l i n g Company. Symposium panelists included the Honorable Joe Stauch, Consul General of South Africa; Ms. Nomsa Daniels, director of Professional Development at Baruch College, and Brother Bill Woods, director of Metrocard. Brothers Stan Woodroffe and John P. Rice, Jr., were interviewed on radio about the significance of this symposium.



B r o t h e r J o s h u a S m i t h has c h a l l e n g e d t h e Brothers of Iota Upsilon Lambda to become entrepreneurs, noting that "economics is the foundation of business." Brother Smith is chairman and C E O of MAXIMA Corporation. T h e challenge was issued during Iota Upsilon Lambda's Founders' Day Program and Reclamation Breakfast. Alpha men should pay special attention to how they invest their energy, Brother Smith maintained. Too much wealth is in the hands of too few, he said. He encouraged the brotherhood to "transform dreams into reality." "If you are going to be a role model, be one that can roll," the speaker said. B r o t h e r Smith is a cum laude g r a d u a t e of Central (Ohio) State University, and has completed graduate studies in law and business management

at the University of Akron and Central Michigan University. He is a Bush appointee to the United States C o m m i s s i o n on M i n o r i t y Business Development, a member of the John E Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the George Bush Presidential Library Commission. Special awards during the Founders' Day program went to Brothers Russell Campbell, Sr. and Lynwood P. Randolph. Brother Campbell received the Chapter "Man of the Year" Award and Brother Randolph received die Award of Merit. Brother Campbell has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha for 30 years and is the president of Iota Upsilon Lambda. Brother Dr. Randolph was cited as a "faithful servant" of Iota Upsilon Lambda, Alpha Phi Alpha, and local communities for the last 10 years.

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