“Stop. Don’t. Come Back.“ Black Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Pulls Convention From Florida Over “Racist Policies“
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Black fraternity to pull convention out of Florida over ’harmful, racist, insensitive’ policies, by  Joshua Q. Nelson, NY Post, August 6, 2023

Black groups, including the largest Black fraternity announced that they will pull their conventions out of Florida over its “harmful, racist, and insensitive policies against the Black community.”

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity General President Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III announced on July 26th at a current convention on Thursday the relocation of the Fraternity’s 99th General Convention and 119th Anniversary Convention from Orlando, Florida, which was scheduled to take place in 2025.

APAF characterized the new controversial K-12 curriculum for African American history, as erasing “Florida’s role in slavery and oppression, declaring that “African Americans who endured slavery benefited from the horrific and torturous institution,” and blaming the victims of slavery.

APAF made the announcement, on the first day of its 97th General Convention and 117th Anniversary Convention which is currently being held in Dallas, Texas. Per a press release, the fraternity said that the announcement “amplifies” their theme “Strengthening the Brotherhood and Standing for Social Justice.”

They also reported that the convention is estimated to bring $4.6 million in “economic impact” for the Sunshine State.

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has an unmatched legacy of social justice, advocacy, and leadership for the Black community,” said Lonzer.

He went on to say, “In this environment of manufactured division and attacks on the Black community, Alpha Phi Alpha refuses to direct a projected $4.6 million convention economic impact to a place hostile to the communities we serve. Although we are moving our convention from Florida, Alpha Phi Alpha will continue to support the strong advocacy of Alpha Brothers and other advocates fighting against the continued assault on our communities in Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis.”

APAF is part of a coalition of groups pushing back against DeSantis’ policies. According to FOX 13, other organizations are pulling their conventions out of the state such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Hard to say DeSantis isn’t making Florida a better place to live.

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