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Published Sun, Jul 25, 2010 02:00 AM Modified Sat, Jul 24, 2010 11:07 PMMoore Square became "Omega Village" Saturday, awash in the fraternity purple and gold colors. A few thousand Omega men and family members from across the country spending nearly a week in Raleigh for the fraternity 76th Grand Conclave shared food and drink under a broiling sun. Central University who owns an investment company in New York. "We are about our people, man!" Visitors sipped cold drinks under shady oak trees and purchased everything from fraternity regalia to shaved ices at vendors stalls. Others lined up to grub on ribs, chicken wings, hot dogs and burgers while a whole pig lay on a mammoth grill. Fun and fellowship were only part of the reason why the fraternity descended on Raleigh last week. Omega Psi Phi, founded at Howard University in 1911, lived up to its creed of community service Saturday morning when more than 100 members showed up at the Garner Road YMCA to give it a makeover and a paint job. The real work of the convention will occur this week, when the fraternity elects officers and reviews bylaws and policies. The African American fraternity may also take a public position on the Wake County school board decision to drop its diversity policy for pupil assignment. The change has divided Wake parents, disrupted school board meetings and led to arrests and demonstrations while receiving national attention. "The fraternity may call for a boycott," said Keith Sutton, an Omega man and Wake school board member who opposed the board majority action. "The brothers are in support of me and the issue as well." The fraternity kicked off its conclave Thursday with a meeting of its Supreme Council and the start of a Youth Leadership conference at St. Augustine College. Then followed a day long cookout at Moore Square on Friday replica graham watches uk fake Patek Philippe uk, purple and gold dances at the downtown Marriott and the Raleigh Convention Center, and a midday parade down Fayetteville Street on Saturday. Saturday. In his Chevy S 10 truck he had nine racks of ribs, five 40 pound cases of chicken wings, and his own seasonings and cooking utensils. A frat brother who works on a farm brought Hardy a pig to cook as well. Young Omega men stripped off their purple shirts under a broiling sun and "stepped" to a funk music beat, their gold boots stomping the ground and raising clouds of dust. "It a lot more to it than what you see," said Jasper Spirer, 21, a college senior who traveled with 29 of his fellow brothers from Hattiesburg, Miss. Fake Hublot Watches UK Sold Cheaply, for his first ever conclave. Hardy, who had a gold crown perched atop of his head, said the founders purpose in starting the fraternity is part of the organization cardinal principles, perseverance and uplift. "They were trying to get like minded men on a black college campus to come together," Hardy said. "This was during a time when the entire black race was looked down upon. The black man had to persevere and uplift their other brothers." Hardy and other members of the frat said the organization promotes service to the community. They talked about mentoring young people in trouble with the law, tutoring youngsters in preparation for college, and conducting health and voter registration drives and neighborhood cleanups. Teachers College, finished off a paper plate of chicken wings, wiping his thumbs with a paper napkin. "We about the community. People who are not in the frat, people coming over from the Salvation Army to eat. That what it all about," Stradford said The Greater Raleigh Visitors and Convention Bureau estimates that the fraternity visit will generate about $7 million for local businesses, and they have described the Omega Psi Phi visit as the largest convention the city has ever hosted. Sutton compares it to the CIAA Tournament that left Raleigh and moved to Charlotte several years ago. The Omega man also thinks that other black fraternities and sororities will observe the Omega experience in Raleigh and may have their conventions here in the near future. Sutton said in tough economic times smaller cities like Raleigh are much more affordable than say, Los Angeles. "And not just the Greeks http://www.speedroc.com/replica-breitling-super-avenger.html, but other organizations like the National Urban League, the NAACP and the Church of God in Christ." Sutton said. "They will look at how things went with this convention, and say, maybe we need to take a look at Raleigh. "I know I was downtown on Fay St. Friday for lunch and saw quite a few Purple and Gold T Shirts walk by the window. Glad the Men of Omega had a great time in Raleigh. Thank God the grand majority of them did great things in the community and had a good time. Unfortunately http://www.mmtmtech.com/fake-panerai-uk-hot-sale.html, this guy got caught up

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