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Sen. Eddie Melton (Kappa Alpha Psi) officially declaring run for Indiana Governor

State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, announces that he’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday in Gary. (Carole Carlson / Post-Tribune)

State Sen. Eddie Melton returned to his boyhood stomping ground Tuesday at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center to announce he’s running for governor in the Democratic primary next year.

Surrounded by family and a packed auditorium of supporters, the first-term state senator and Gary Democrat, hopes to be the candidate who can unseat Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican seeking his second term.

Republican State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick joined Melton, raising speculation she might be his lieutenant governor running mate. McCormick, whose office will no longer be an elected one, drew criticism from her fellow Republicans when she joined Melton during his summer listening tour to talk about education.

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Chuck Hughes (Kappa Alpha Psi) recognized as a “Gary Great” Award recipient

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Ruth Needleman, Herbert Smith and Chuck Hughes

The African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. will sponsor their 12th Annual “Kings of Gospel” Concert in observance of the 11th Anniversary of the Glen on Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge Road in Gary. The event will be held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Gary Greats Awards Program.

A record crowd is expected to hear the Gary area best male gospel singers. Among the participants are Elder Eddie Scott, Rev. John Talley, Rev. Roosevelt Dixon, Sylvester Mabone, Jason Anderson, Ramone Griffith, David Gullett, Charles Johnson, Rev. Greg Frazier, Damion Johnson, Bruce A. Pearson, and Michael Curtis.

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Kappa Alpha Psi’s Rashaun Williams Opens Up About Investing, Venture Capital and The Power of HBCUs

When it comes to the venture capital world, Kappa Alpha Psi’s Rashaun Williams is definitely a person you need to know.

A former investment banker turned venture capitalist, Williams has over 100 investments under his belt and over 20 exits. Williams is currently a general partner in the Manhattan Venture Partners All-Star Fund, a late stage tech fund and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the HBCU, Fisk University.

Born on the South Side of Chicago, Williams got his start at Morehouse College where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a Fall 2006 initiate of the Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

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Kappa Alpha Psi contest in Gary looks for ‘next generation of steppers’

Trea Lasha (from left) and Brandon Adkins won first in the 2018 Roland “Bo” Watson Red Steppers Affair stepping contest. James Harris, treasurer of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s Gary Alumni Chapter, and event coordinator Tony Stidman presented the prizes. (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity)

Roland “Bo” Watson Red Steppers Affair may be more than a week away but time is running out for those who want to enter the event’s stepping contest in Gary.

June 1 is the deadline for people who want to try to win some of the $2,000 in cash and prizes involved in the third annual Chicago-style stepping contest emceed by “The Ambassador” Kevin Nevels with music by DJ Cross. Entry is $50 per couple.

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Kappa to host 12th Annual Roland “Bo” Watson Red Stepper’s Affair

The Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host their 12th Anniversary Roland “Bo” Watson Red Stepper’s Affair on Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Genesis Convention Center located at 1 N. Genesis Center Plaza in Gary, IN from 7:00 p.m. until.

A Stepping contest hosted by Ambassador Kevin Nevels will also be featured, where $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Advance registration and an entry fee are required. Deadline is Sunday, June 1. The music is provided by DJ Cross.

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12th Anniversary Roland “Bo” Watson Red Stepper’s Affair

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Presented by The Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host their 12th Anniversary Roland “Bo” Watson Red Stepper’s Affair on Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Genesis Convention Center, 1 N. Genesis Center Plaza in Gary, IN from 7:00pm – until!!!

A Stepping Contest hosted by Ambassador Kevin Nevels will also be featured where $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Advance Registration and Entry Fee required. Deadline is Sunday, June 1. Also music provided by DJ Cross.

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Gary Kappa League out in full force

Photos provided by The Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi

In February, the Kappa League of the Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was very vibrant in the community.


Photos provided by The Gary Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi

Earlier that month, they were first out in the Chicagoland area for a Kappa League stepshow held at Thornton Township High School in South Holland, IL. Later that month, they hosted an induction ceremony to welcome new members as parents and fellow members of Kappa Alpha Psi looked on. Days later, they came out supporting a scholarship fundraising movie screening of “Black Panther” hosted by the Alpha Sigma Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. at AMC Schererville 16.

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