Notification

Death Notification

To notify the Eastern Province and IHQ of the passing of one of our Brothers, click the button below.

In Memoriam

This page is to assist the chapter's Keeper of Records with notifiying the Eastern Province and IHQ about the death of a Brother. Notification of death should be sent to the Province and IHQ.



This tool is designed to notify both entities with one submission.

  • Step One: Submit a death notification, click the button on the left side bar. PLEASE COMPLETE THE DEATH NOTIFICATION BEFORE YOU SUBMIT AN ARTICLE FOR THE JOURNAL.
  • Step Two: To submit an article to be published in the Journal, follow the instructions below.

EP Chapter Invisible

This section is dedicated to members of the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. who have passed away. These members have passed into what we affectionately call the Chapter invisible. to see the full list, click here.

Edward J. Perkins

Ambassador Edward J. Perkins passed away on November 7, 2020,...

William McLeod

\"... We\'ll live for thee, we\'ll strive for thee, We\'ll...

Dr. Robert A. Jones III

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Dr. Robert A. Jones III,...

Joseph Wood Sr Solomon

On Friday, October 23, 2020, at approximately 6:30 PM, Joseph...

Kendall Raymond Ashton

\"... We\'ll live for thee, we\'ll strive for thee, We\'ll...
Van

How to submit a Chapter Invisible Article to the Journal

A Chapter Invisible article on a recently deceased brother in the Kappa Alpha Psi Journal is a significant honor for his family, his chapter(s) and the brothers that knew the deceased brother.

  • Write an article that honors the brother and educates the reader about him, his family, his relationship with the Fraternity, and his professional, educational, civic, and fraternal achievements.
  • Please proofread the article prior to submittal to the Journal staff.
  • The Journal staff cannot guarantee publication of article but will make effort to accommodate request.

The Journal staff reserves the right to make edits to submitted articles.

You may submit the article and attached photo(s) using the form below or email it directly to the Journal.

Submission Guidelines

When a submitting a Chapter Invisible article to the Kappa Alpha Psi® Journal, please:
  • Keep the article length to maximum of 800 words;
  • Attach headshot photo(s) of brother with a minimum of 300dpi resolution when submitting article;
  • Do not submit an obituary as the article to the Journal;
    • The obituary should be the basis of the article;
    • Outside sources such as newspaper or magazine articles can be used;
    • NOTE: Be careful not to plagiarize when using an outside source;
  • Submit article in a Microsoft® Word document;
  • Write in paragraph format and check for grammar and spelling errors;
  • Ensure the correct spelling of brother’s formal name;
    • Include suffix such as Sr., Jr., III, IV…
    • Include middle initial if known
  • Ensure correct chapter of initiation and year of initiation;
  • For Journal purposes, do not use chapter’s nickname or moniker i.e. “Bloody, Greater, Gangster…”
  • For article heading include the brother’s occupation such as:
    • Minister, Mayor, Attorney, Physician, Educator, Businessman, Entrepreneur, Professor…
  • Include designation in name such as:
    • Dr., military designation (Gen., Sen. Adm. Lt. Col…), Rev, Esq., “The Honorable” for judges, mayors and U.S. Congressmen
  • Denote whether deceased brother was a Grand Officer, national fraternity awardee, Province Officer, Executive Director…
 

  • Open with date of death and age at time of death
  • Personal Background
    • Date and city of birth
    • Parents
  • Education
    • Schools attended if known;
      • Attendance at elementary school(s) and/or middle school if known
      • Year of high school graduation and name of high school if known
      • List achievements in high school
      • List any activities in high school (sports, band, student government, choir, ROTC, school newspaper…)
    • Where did he attend college(s)
      • What degree did he obtain and what year?
      • List any collegiate extracurricular activities (sports, band, student government, choir, school newspaper…)
    • List all advance degrees (M.B.A. J.D. M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D, M.S…), what school and year graduated if known
    • Military Service if applicable
      • What branch (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force…)
      • List rank
      • Year of honorable discharge if known
      • List wars served (World War II, Vietnam, Korean War…) if applicable;
      • Year retired from military if applicable;
      • List all major commendations and awards;
    • Profession(s)
      • Where did brother work primarily throughout his adulthood?
      • List primary companies, institutions, organizations;
      • Denote any major professional achievements and positions;
      • Any fact and development in brother’s professional career that is unique, influential, historic…;
      • List all elected public office positions;
    • Civic / Community Involvement
      • List memberships other organizations (Sigma Pi Phi, NAACP, Urban League, Kiwanis, 100 Black Men, Shriners…)
      • High School or College Alumni Associations, professional organizations, other fraternal organization;
      • Municipal organizations, volunteer organizations, political parties if applicable;
      • Religious organizations such as church membership;
      • Masonic organizations;
      • List offices held i.e. president, chairman, board member if applicable…
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Membership
      • List year and chapter of initiation;
      • Denote any officer positions held at Local, Province, and/or Grand Chapter Levels;
      • List his current membership in Alumni Chapter if applicable or known;
      • Denote if brother was a charter member or charter line member of a chapter;
      • List any fraternal awards bestowed;
    • Achievements / Recognition
      • List professional awards if known;
      • List civic or organizational awards if known;
      • List academic awards (Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa,….)
      • List membership in any major Halls of Fame or Museums if known;
      • List whether brother’s estate donated funds to an institution, university, foundation or scholarship
      • List buildings, awards, schools, streets, centers, foundations and scholarships named in the brother’s honor;
      • Denote whether brother’s alma mater, city, or state performed a special recognition at his passing (lowering flags at half mass, moment of silence, press release from city or alma mater...)
    • Family Survivors
      • List parents, spouse, children, grandchildren, and/or siblings that preceded brother in death;
      • List parents, spouse, children, grandchildren, and/or siblings that brother leaves behind;

Journal Article Submission Form

Before you complete the form below, be sure you have read the guidelines for submitting a Chapter Invisible article to the Journal.

  • Submitter's Information


  • Submission Tool

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  • Accepted file types: docx, doc.
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