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Grand Basileus Tony Knox
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A Message from Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus
Honoring The Global Legacy of Omega Through 105 Years on Our Founders' Day!

Giving Honor to God, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Founders of Omega Psi PhiMen of Omega, my beloved brethren it is indeed an amazing honor to be blessed to serve as the leader of the greatest organization known to mankind, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. I thank you for the privilege, a truly crowning moment in my life. As we reflect and celebrate our Founders' Day, let us proudly realize that the timeless courage 105 years ago of our Founders, Brother Bishop Edgar Amos Love, Brother Dr. Oscar James Cooper, Brother Dr. Frank Coleman and Brother Dr. Ernest Everett Just stands progressively stronger and their vision continues to globally embrace and impact mankind forward. We stand on their wings of relentless commitment with renewed focus in the truest spirit of brotherhood as we teach, reach, empower and assist in the lives of our membership and our communities with deliberate programmatic initiatives and unyielding hope.

Our legacy of leadership is dynamic and I want to thank the members of the Supreme Council for being the very best team that an organization can have. We are servant leaders in a Christian based organization and we commit our very best to living out The Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. We live by the mantra of our motto because "Friendship Is Essential To The Soul."

My brothers, I believe that the Founders are proud of the accomplishments of Omega throughout the years as we have been leaders in fighting for the rights of our people; for our growth and support of education; for our service to the less fortunate; for our economic development and for our advances in medicine, science, entertainment and athletics. I thank you for "Always Answering the Call to Action!" As we forge our efforts forward to champion the critical issues of community with a mantle of equal justice and social action, never forget that we are truly "Our Brother's Keeper!" Never forget that our bond of 105 years has built and gifted us with searing stewardship to last! Romans 8:31 states, "What shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us." Never forget that "We Are One!" Happy Founder's Day!


Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr.,
40thGrand Basileus
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.

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