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[[caption]] Dr. R. CHESTER REDHEAD [[/caption]]

[[caption]] WALTER ALVIN MEEKS [[/caption]]

[[caption]] MALCOLM L. CORRIN [[/caption]]

[[caption]] REV. JESSE JACKSON [[/caption]]

"Unknown" Omega Brother
Dr. Redhead Lets His Public Service Speak For Him
By John A. Johnson
Kappa Omicron Editor

Our "unknown" Omega Brother, Dr. R. Chester Redhead, member of Kappa Omnicron [[Omicron]] Chapter and lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has been content to remain as anonymous as possible while doing what he can for all without seeking reward.

Chester, as he likes to be known, graduated from Howard University in 1950 and the Howard University College of Dentistry in 1954.

Brother Redhead has practiced family dentistry in Harlem since 1956 after completing a one-year internship at Harlem Hospital Center in Oral Surgery. He has maintained his hospital associations by serving with the Department of Social Services, Dental Department, and on the Attending Staff at Harlem Hospital Center, Department of Oral Surgery.

Brother Redhead is past president of Howard University Dental Alumni Association, and a member of the President's Club of Howard University, National Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the Eastern Dental Society. His ability as a lecturer is well known having lectured before many Dental Associations, both here and abroad.

His community activities include many years of service with the Harlem Branch of the American Red Cross, Harlem Branch of the Y.M.C.A., and St. Philip's Church as Chairman of its Mortgage Fund Raising. His social activities are with the Guardsmen and the Fellas.

He has been honored and cited many times for community service. He is a Distinguished Alumni, College of Dentistry, Howard University; recipient of the Y.M.C.A. "Merit Award," and a Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry, San Diego, California.

The two awards closest to Brother Redheads' heart are Kappa Omicron's Citizen of the Year in 1975, and the Man of the Year Award for Meritorious Service from the Eastern Dental Society, November 6, 1980.

Omnicron [[Omicron]] Upsilon—Omega Man and Scholar
Consistent Achiever
Nuclear Engineer, Scholar and Naval Graduate Honored

Because of the numerous outstanding accomplishments of Brother Walter Alvin Meeks, Jr., the Omnicron [[Omicron]] Upsilon Chapter of Waco, TX, selected him as its Omega Man of the Year and Omega Scholar of the Year for 1980.

He graduated from Jefferson-Moore High School of Waco, Texas in May of 1975 where he was ranked number 3 in a class of 200 students. He was also a member of the Band, National Honor Society, and Student Council.

Brother Meeks received a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Nuclear Engineering in 1979 and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering in 1980 respectively from Txas [[Texas]] A. & M. University.

Among collegiate activities and achievements while at Texas A. & M., he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, American Nuclear Society, Society of Black Engineers, Distinguished Student of the Year (an honor given by the Society of American Military Engineers), Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, Distinguished Naval Graduate, being a Commissioned Ensign in the Navy in 1980.

Brother Meeks graduated from the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida in April of 1981. He will graduate from the Nuclear Power Training Unit at Idaho Flls [[Falls]], Idaho in October of 1981. Subsequently, he will attend the Submarine Officers Basic Course for 12 weeks in New London, Connecticut after which he will be stationed on a Nuclear Submarine.

He is the son of Brother and Mrs. Walter A. Meeks, Sr. of 501 Preston in Waco, Texas. He has two sisters, Donna, a teacher in Temple, Texas, and Frederica, a sophomore at Southwest Texas State University.

Fitzhugh Award
Corrin Honored For Services to Black Business

Malcolm L. Corrin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Interracial Council for Business Opportunity (ICBO), was the recipient of the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Award for Business Excellence at the recent meeting of the National Black Masters of Business Administration (NBMBAA).

Corrin, in his acceptance speech, said "You have an obligation to make the free enterprise system—already the greatest in the world—work even better by improving productivity and contributing to bottom line profits within your companies."

Corrin stated further, "Line management is where the opportunities and bonuses are; don't get side-tracked into peripheral areas that carry big titles but little clout."

Corrin has lead ICBO to great heights in business achievement since he assumed the position of president in 1974. Under his aegis ICBO clients, minority business owners, have obtained over $136 million in financial assistance and close to $135 million in new markets for their goods and services. 

Corrin, a graduate of Morehouse College and possessor of an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, paid tribute to H. Naylor Fitzhugh, who, before his recent retirement, was a Pepsi-Cola vice president, and for many years a pioneer Black in big business marketing. He is often referred to as the "Dean of Black business".

Rev. Jesse Jackson
National Director 
Operation PUSH

The black middle class is not built on land, business development or monied interests. The black middle class is largely a product of the public sector—government workers, post office employees, educators, nurses, etc. When they freeze people out of jobs in the public sector, who is it that needs jobs—blacks. When they stop promotions, who is it that because of discrimination will be stuck in the lower-classified and lower-paying jobs—blacks. When they cut back on jobs in the public sector, who is it that will be last hired and first fired—blacks. When funds for education are cut back and class sizes and teacher-student ratios increase, whose classrooms will become the largest and most overcrowded—blacks. When they cut back on health services, who is it that has the worst health and needs the most care—blacks. When they cut back on police and fire services, who suffers the most crime and lives in the most fire plagued buildings—blacks. Make no mistake about it, this is an anti-black move with dangerous ramifications for the entire society.

[[caption]] Alvin Strong, Robert McDaniels (Trustee), Minnie Meares, Dr. Walter Ridley (Trustee), Sam Joyner, Robert Pulley. [[/caption]]

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