KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.
Long Beach Inglewood South Bay Alumni Chapter
The Long Beach Alumni Chapter (W) was chartered out of a need to capitalize on the growth of alumni brothers from the Epsilon Kappa chapter in the Long Beach area who wanted to continue their Kappa journey in pursuit of Phi Nu Pi. On April 30, 1977, the Grand Board of Directors of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Grand Board) approved a new charter to establish the Long Beach (CA) Alumni Chapter.
Eight of the twelve charter members were initiated at the Epsilon Kappa Chapter, California State University, Long Beach. From 1977 to 1980’s, the chapter launched long range planning, fundraising, reclamation and newsletter to increase membership. Annual collaborations were initiated with Los Angeles area churches, NPHC-LA Sororities, Black Women Lawyers, Inglewood Holiday Food & Toy Drive, Crimson & Creme Awards Ball with Epsilon Kappa, and participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. On July 14, 1984, the Grand Board approved a name change to the Long Beach-Inglewood-South Bay (CA) Alumni Chapter to reflect an expanded service area. In 1985 the chapter won a National Reclamation award for small chapters. In the 1990’s the chapter launched retreats, church visits, senior programs, yacht cruises, Kappa Konnection and organized Krimson & Kreme Inc., a 501 (c) 3 to support young African American males, through Guide Right, Kappa League and Adopt-a-School. Collaborations were launched with Long Beach Mentoring Program, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Children’s Collective, Inc., Judy Davis Marrow Donor Program, DST Habitat for Humanity, AKA Health Project, AMAN, Inc., Epsilon Kappa for Diamond Ball.
The chapter introduced the “Inclusion Amendment” to change Western Province bylaws to increase board seats in states outside of California. In 1993 the chapter hosted its first Western Province Council. From the 2000’s to the present, the chapter accelerated membership intake, mentoring, launched civic, education, health and wellness initiatives, Mother’s Day Scholarship Cruise, Joint SoCal Metro Founders’ Day and partnered with Inglewood Easter Egg Hunt and Challengers Boys/Girls Club. In 2005, the chapter hosted its second Western Province Council. Guide Right and Kappa League became a priority focus of the chapter with funding by the following Foundations: Pearlman, Carmax, Krimson & Kreme, Inc., Shirts & Skins, others. Kappa League partnerships were launched with Black College Expo, U. S. Coast Guard, Brotherhood Crusade-LA, First Tee, Long Beach, Inglewood, and Los Angeles area school districts, Epsilon Kappa Chapter, others. In 2013, of 94 Kappa Leaguers, 19 of 22 seniors were accepted to college. The chapter won National Guide Right Chapter of the Year Award. (Silver/medium size) The chapter motto was established in the 1989 as: “Innovative, Dynamic and Strong”. It stands for: “Innovative Ideas, Dynamic Leadership/Action and Strong Community Service”. The chapter has received national awards for service to Kappa Alpha Psi. Brothers have served on national commissions, committees. The chapter has received recognition and awards for service to the Western Province including multiple Chapter of the Year and Guide Right awards. (medium & small chapter). Brothers have served on special and standing committees and elected as province board members and officers.
The following Brothers have served as Chapter Polemarch: 1) Charles Ratliff; 2) John Berry; 3) Alphonso Johnson; 4) Stanley Stain; 5) Jeffrey Douglas; 6) Kevin Harbour; 7) Curtis R. Silvers, Jr; 8) James McGill; 9) Morris Bernstein; 10) Ron Handley; 11) Errol Campbell; 12) Thelonius Alexander; 13) Joe Ellick; 14) Walt Fletcher; 15) Laruen Wilson; 16) Tim Lankford; 17) Boris Ricks, Ph.D.; 18) Vernon Yancy; 19) Kevin Wheaton; 20) Ron Lewis
LBISB CHARTER MEMBERS
1) John Berry
2) Maceo Buford
3) Walter Clements
4) Henry Edney
5) Andre Ellis
6) John Harris
7) Kyle Jackson
8) Lamotta Jackson
9) David Nelson
10) William Nichols
11) Charles Ratliff
12) Stanley Stain
Youth and the Law Forum
Get the “real deal” from a diverse group of law enforcement personnel, including: Judges, Sheriffs, Police Officers, Attorneys, Probation Officers, Parole Agents, and more.
On December 24, 2016 The Chapter Brothers of LBISB Alumni went to theCenter of Hope to spearhead #Hashtag Lunch Bag, creating over 1600 lunches for the homeless in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Meals on Wheels
The Brothers of the Long Beach Inglewood South Bay Alumni and Epsilon Kappa Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and our Kappa League supported Coordinated People Services West Adams Office in their annual Meals Thanksgiving morning. It was a beautiful thing to see youth giving back to our senior community.
Women's Homeless Shelter
As a Chapter we took time to partner up with the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta to help feed the homeless at the Women's Shelter. We also provided the women with toiletries as well as other necessities.
Following the aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake we partnered with The Aids Health Foundation to help provide them non perishable food as well as toiletry items and other necessities.
Leading into the 2016 Presidential elections , as a Chapter, we participated in the Los Angeles Taste of Soul and partnered with other Kappa Chapters to conduct a Voters Registration drive.
PO Box 587
Inglewood, CA 90307