The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, Omicron Nu Lambda have promoted brotherhood, academic excellence and advocacy for Hardin County Community for the over 30 years, through the three aims of our Fraternity’s existence – manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind; by reality of actions and deeds, not just words.
Even still, over the last thirty years of steady progress in the areas of economics, equality, and politics, there have been occurrences over the last few months in our society that stands as reason for the relevance of Omicron Nu Lambda and more importantly Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
The brothers of Omicron Nu Lambda stand as men of proclaimed faith, as concerned citizens for Family and Community, and our nation. With those affiliations, we, as Alpha Men devote a level of commitment and responsibility to become a voice for the unjustified, an activist for the victimized and a beacon of hope for the demoralized. This has been the doctrine of our Fraternity for over 100 years now and the principles upheld by brothers world-wide, past and present and in particular, our Brother, Dr. King.
So the big question is: What is the relevance of ONL that the Founding Brothers saw back in 1986 that still stands true today? Could it be that what our ONL Founding Brothers saw in 1986 that inspired them to stand up this great chapter would likely mirror some of sensitive topics we see prevalent in our society today?
A need to impact this community in a way that breeds a sigh of confidence that someone cares.
An effort to break an ongoing stereotype about our African-American male population.
The desire to uplift and make better men to one day become future leaders to change the world in a positive direction.
These are a few of the life events in 1986 which are no different than what we see in 2016 – Same problems, different perspectives.
Alpha Phi Alpha must be in front leading a multi-cultural, multi-racial movement, not just for Blacks, but one for Whites, Hispanics, Latinos, Asians and Muslims to push for a unified community and the fertile ground lies with our youth at the earliest possible age. You won’t be able to get into the homes, because in many cases, that’s where the racial hatred is groomed; but we CAN get into the schools, into the community to make a difference. As our founding Jewel, Brother Vertner Woodson Tandy, stated – “We must fight until Hell freezes over and then fight on the ice”
Brothers of Omicron Nu Lambda