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Omega Psi Phi prepares for annual Black Achievement Week

caines | 11/1/2012, 6 a.m.

The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., are getting geared up for their annual Black Achievement Week activities with a host of events planned to engage, enlighten and empower the Black community. Here is a brief summary of the week. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Ques will provide transportation to those needing help getting to the polls as part of their Get Out and Vote Marathon from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. On Wed., Nov. 7 beginning at 12 noon, members of the frat that are college graduates will meet with youth from inner city high schools for mentoring. Schools include: Carol City, Norland, Booker T. Washington, Jackson and Edison. Also on Wednesday, the Betty F. Ferguson Complex [3000 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens] will be the venue for a free legal workshop on sealing and expunging criminal records and rights restoration. Attorneys will be on hand for assistance. Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. will be a time to remember those who have been killed in our community with a Walk for Peace and Candlelight Vigil. There will be a march leaving from Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church [1701 NW 66th St.] and ending at Miami Northwestern Senior High [1101 NW 71st St.] Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 11 a.m., there will be free health screenings at the Caleb Center, 2200 NW 54th St. There will also be a Black Male Summit and youth roundtable at the Caleb Center in the auditorium from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Finally, on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m., the brothers will honor their own and other leaders from the community during their annual banquet. The event will be held at Jungle Island [1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami]. Call 305-878-1011 for more information.