Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated 100 Years of Achievement this summer in Indiana where the organization was founded in 1911. This one of a kind celebration welcomed more than 15,000 Kappas to the capital city of Indianapolis. The week was filled with fraternity business sessions and a variety of social events. Among them were an awards ceremony, step show, comedy show, gospel concert, and white linen party. The comedy show was hosted by the hilarious Nephew Tommy of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Finesse Mitchell and Cedric the Entertainer also had the audience laughing non-stop with joke after joke. Doug E. Fresh showed his beat box skills at the white linen party and demonstrated his dance "The Dougie". I was able to catch the last team to perform at the step show. They were flying high and held on to their Kanes throughout their routine. Meanwhile, in the vendor hall, Cake Man Raven spent the entire week baking and decorating a 30 foot long red velvet cake... in the shape of the Kappa Alpha Psi Coat of Arms.
Overall, it was a great time in Indianapolis. I feel blessed to have been a part of this celebration and capture moments that will last the next 100 years and beyond.
- Conclave Photo Gallery
- Video: Kane twirling competition
- Video: Doug E. Fresh performing "The Dougie"
- Video: Step team performance
Doug E. Fresh performing at the White Linen Party
30 foot long Red velvet cake by Cake Man Raven of New York (Yes, it was GOOD!)
Several downtown street signs were changed for the centennial celebration
Photo op w/ Kappa Alpha Psi member Minister Montell Jordan
Grand Polemarch Murray, Tavis Smiley, and Kappa Foundation President Bill Croom
Audience of 3,500 at the comedy show
Benson w/ comedian Nephew Tommy
6,000 Kappas at the black tie Centennial Closed Banquet