For Immediate Release 

January 23, 2021

Pi Lambda Lambda’s _Talent_Hunt_2021


Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Prince William County Virginia | Pi Lambda Lambda | Third District – While COVID-19 guidelines are in place for in person assembling, the Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter held virtually  its 17th Annual Talent Hunt Program on January 23, 2021 before over 100 guests to include a host of VIPs from the Prince William County School Board, Prince William County Board of Supervisors, and local governmental officials. According to Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin, III., PLL Talent Hunt Chairman, “Our 2021 Talent Hunt program featured 4 outstanding and talented high school students within the Prince William and Stafford County that showcased their musical, dance, and vocal skills in grand fashion. In support of statewide COVID-19 protocols, these students presented virtual performances via the Zoom platform and Facebook Live before a nationwide crowd and we awarded a total of $2,500 in cash prizes.  In addition to the overall talent competition, we paid a tribute to one of our distinguished talent hunt judges, fraternal brother, and world-renowned musician, Brother Curtis B. Taylor, Sr., with a piano solo performed by his mentee Ms. Ashlie Peoples.  This tribute accentuated the virtual talent hunt with class, professionalism and esteem which generated a great deal of excitement and inspiration for the contestants and the audience.  It was truly impressive to witness the levels of success for each student as talented performers, unbelievably high academic achievers, and their dedicated extracurricular and community involvement. The talent, parents, audience, and of course the Chapter; truly embodied the Talent Hunt Idea.”

This year’s 1st Place Winner, Mr. Josuah Moises, a senior from Battlefield High School, in Haymarket, Virginia performed an amazing tap dance routine in the dance category. The 2nd Place Winner, Mr. Jawuan Hill, a senior from Colgan Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia performed a dynamic vocal solo.   The 3rd Place Winner, Ms. Ariel Wilcox, a junior from Colgan Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia performed a dynamic dance routine.

Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter believes in the Talent Hunt program and continues to cultivate youth talent by sponsoring middle school students’ talent performance on a non-competitive basis, and by holding tutoring sessions with underclassmen throughout the year. The Chapter also believes that the Talent Hunt is one of the few venues offering a performance outlet for young classical artists and the students and community truly embrace the Talent Hunt as a Grand Show and not just a competition that will change this year from previous years where he had a house full of people. 

PLL thanks Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin, III., Talent Hunt Chair; Brother Jeffrey W. Allen, Basileus, PLL; the George M. Hampton Foundation; Chapter members and supporters for dedication and hard work to make the 2021 Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Virtual Talent Hunt a success.                

The Talent Hunt Competition is a mandated program of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. paying tribute to a distinguished legacy of highlighting and supporting youths in local communities sharing their talents and gifts with the world.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide. Omega is the only Greek letter organization whose motto and guiding principles include the word Friendship.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia.

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PLL Health Committee Virtual Talent Hunt Flyer 2021. 

 

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Bro. Dr. Victor Herbin III, PLL TH Chair, opening remarks and greetings.

 

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Bro. Warren Simmons II, PLL KRS, moderator for the program.

 

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Ms.  Melinda M. Kasal-Canty judge for 2021 TH.

 

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Ms. Becky Livas judge for 2021 TH.

 

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Ms. Ashlei Peoples judge for 2021 TH.

 

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Mr. Josuah Moises 1st place winner.

 

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Mr. Josuah Moises a senior at Battlefield HS performing his dance routine.

 

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 Mr. Jawuan Hill 2nd place winner.

 

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 Mr. Jawuan Hill, senior at Colgan Senior HS performing a vocal solo. 


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 Ms. Ariel Wilcox 3rd place winner.  

 

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 Ms. Ariel Wilcox a junior at Colgan Senior HS executing her dance assembly.

 

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Mr. Victor Herbin IV 4th place winner. 

 

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 Mr. Victor Herbin IV musical performance.

 

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 Bro. Jeffrey Allen, PLL Basileus, offering closing remarks.


For additional information or requests for interviews with the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Basileus (President), Brother Jeffrey W. Allen, please contact the Chapter Editor, Brother Darnell Dennis, Jr. – 859.519.5296 – editorpllqpp@gmail.com | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. founded on the campus of Howard University November 17, 1911.


Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. On March 27, 2021, the Omega U Program was invited to a Stock Up Kids financial education presentation.  Stock Up Kids is a website platform that educates both young and old on key subjects of finance.  Kali, 12, and his sister Spirit, 11 teach beginners information on trading stocks and provide tips to veteran stock traders as well.

Stock Up Kids teach financial literacy is one of the lost important keys to our development. Unfortunately, it is not taught in schools and a lot of families do not educate this in the home. Without financial literacy, the financial decisions along with the actions we take or fail to not take can only lead us down a road of financial ruin and years of stress.

Sadly, financial illiteracy has become a generational norm. Nearly half of Americans do not have enough money to retire and forty percent of Americans cannot able to afford a $500 emergency expense. It is no surprise that most Americans can’t pass a basic test of financial literacy.

Stock Up Kids, because of their age, have amazed both young and old with their with their sound understanding of finance.  Even newcomers will be impressed with the way these youths teach complex things like trading fundamentals, techiniques, and charting just like top seasoned professionals. Their presentation gave us the knowledge encouraging many of us to manage our money correctly. 

Even through the challenges of  Covid-19, Omega U will continue to provide mentorship to the students  in Prince William County, teaching them to strive for more than the boundaries that are set around them.

Omega U is operated under the management of PLL and has over 150 students annually from 3rd grade to graduating seniors. Even virtually, Omega U gives students a strong network of resources with college educated males in various fields from medical, engineering, teaching, military, and entrepreneurialism.

Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide. Omega is the only Greek letter organization whose motto and guiding principles include the word Friendship.

Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.


Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia.

 

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Kali and Spirit, the CEOs of the Stock up Kids organization educate the audience of Omega U on how the stock market works.

 

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 Bro. Terry Collins, co-chair of Omega U asking questions during the follow up review of the presentation.

 

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Emily White, 5th grad at Manassas Christian Academy School participating in the program.

 

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Jayden Works, 6th grader at Haymarket Middle School asking questions during the presentation.

 

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Bro. Jeffrey Allen, PLL Basileus, providing closing comments on the program.

 

For additional information or requests for interviews with the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Basileus (President), Brother Jeffrey W. Allen, please contact the Chapter Editor, Brother Darnell Dennis, Jr. – 859.519.5296 – editorpllqpp@gmail.com | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. founded on the campus of Howard University November 17, 1911.

For Immediate Release 

Pi Lambda Lambda’s Omega U Mother’s Day Celebration

Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Prince William County Virginia | Pi Lambda Lambda | Third District – On May 8, 2021, the Omega U Program presented a Mother’s Day Celebration in honor of all the wonderful mothers.  There are a million things you could say about your mom: She's nurturing, smart, funny, loyal, loving, and well, everything else.

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the woman who raised you and shaped who you are as a person. From all the packed lunches with napkin notes, to the bandages and kisses after falling off your bike, to being the first one to cry at your graduation– your mom was there for it all. It’s important to thank her for all the love and work she put in through the years.

  • The highest compliment anyone can give me, Mom, is to say that I’m like you.
  • I see you in things I do, I hear you in things I say — and I am proud of you.  
  • Happy Mother's Day from the World's Luckiest Son.
  • Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who raised me into the man I am today.
  • Happy Mother’s Day to my “other mother.” I am so lucky to have two great moms.
  • Happy Mother's Day, thank you for everything you do for me and my family.

    Omega U Committee would like to thank all the mothers who support our partnership in helping provide developmental tools to the youths they entrust us with daily.

    Even through Covid-19, Omega U will continue to provide mentorship to the students  in Prince William County, teaching them strive for more than the boundaries that are set around them.

    Please enjoy the presentation of PLL Omega U Mother’s Day Celebration:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VnOFKMLY6O52adtxC2g-AotJG-QTrvs1/view?usp=drive_web

    “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible”

    -Marion C. Garretty-


    Omega U is operated under the management of PLL and has over 150 students annually from 3rd grade to graduating seniors. Omega U gives students a strong network of resources with college educated males in various fields from medical, engineering, teaching, military, and entrepreneurialism.    

    Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide. Omega is the only Greek letter organization whose motto and guiding principles include the word Friendship.

    Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

    Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia.

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     Virtual Opening page to Omega U Mother’s Day Celebration.

     

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     Bro. Conrado B. Morgan, 3rd District Representative enjoying the Mother’s Day presentation.

     

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    Jaiden Marshall, 10th grader at Freedom High School invited his mom to attend the celebration event.  

     

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    Bro. Jeffrey Allen, PLL Basileus, and his wife Jean attending the event.

     

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    Bro. Charles Hunter, Vice Basileus of PLL, in attendance of the celebration.

     

     

    For additional information or requests for interviews with the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Basileus (President), Brother Jeffrey W. Allen, please contact the Chapter Editor, Brother Darnell Dennis, Jr. – 859.519.5296 – editorpllqpp@gmail.com | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. founded on the campus of Howard University November 17, 1911.

    For Immediate Release 

    February 26, 2021


    Pi Lambda Lambda’s  Fatherhood Initiative Black History Month Virtual Movie Night ”A Raisin in the Sun”

    Pi Lambda Lambda (PLL) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. On Friday Feb. 26th, 2021 in celebration of Black History Month the Fatherhood Initiative Committee, presented, Virtual Black History Month Movie Night "A Raisin in the Sun".

    Written by playwright Lorraine Hansberry in 1957, "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 11, 1959, becoming the first play by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway.  Adapted for the screen in 1961, directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett Jr. (in his film debut).

    The 1961 film was so well received that, Ruby Dee won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.  Claudia McNeil received rave reviews for her performance and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Sidney Poitier was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Director Petrie received a special "Gary Cooper Award" at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.

    The Fatherhood Initiative was immensely proud to present this amazing black film not only in celebration of Black History Month, but for its powerful depiction of a black father, brother and son displayed in leading character, Walter Lee Younger, played by Sidney Poitier and the always vigilant matriarchal character Lena Younger played Claudia McNeil.

    Lorraine Hansberry was a playwright and writer. She was the first African American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. The play “A Raisin in the Sun” title of the play was taken from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" At the age of 29, she won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award — making her the first African American dramatist, the fifth woman, and the youngest playwright to do so.

     

    “A Raisin in the Sun” is s celebration of the strength and spirit of the black family despite struggles and hardships to pull together and overcome.  The Fatherhood Initiative Committee, presented, three movie goers with a “A Raisin in the Sun” movie prize in commemoration of the Virtual Black History Month Movie Night for supporting this event during this Covid-19 environment.

    The Fatherhood Initiative is an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. international program conducted year-round within the chapters.  Our Fraternity is in partnership with President Obama’s White House Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative Program to raise awareness of importance of fatherhood in our communities, partner with local like-minded organizations to promote, give a voice to fathers with our elected officials and to celebrate and encourage fathers who serve a vital role in their children’s lives. 

    Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 14 countries worldwide. Omega is the only Greek letter organization whose motto and guiding principles include the word Friendship.

    Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action.  PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.

    Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia.

     

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    Movie cover of “A Raisin in the Sun” written by Lorrain Hansberry.

     

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    Movie clip scene for “A Raisin in the Sun”.

     

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    PLL Fatherhood Initiative Committee Co-Chair, Bro. Anthony White was MC for the event. 

     

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    Visitors EJ Levenberry, Corey Peoples and Shawn Clark along with PLL Basileus Bro Jeffrey Allen offering feedback. 

     

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    PLL Basileus, Bro. Jeffrey Allen delivering comments and closing remarks. 

     

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    PLL Brothers Darnell Dennis, Anthony White, Johnathan Thomas and Aaron Works participating in after movie commentaries.

     

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    Movie cover of “A Raisin in the Sun” written by Lorrain Hansberry.

     

    For additional information or requests for interviews with the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Basileus (President), Brother Jeffrey W. Allen, please contact the Chapter Editor, Brother Darnell Dennis, Jr. – 859.519.5296 – editorpllqpp@gmail.com | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. founded on the campus of Howard University November 17, 1911.