Famous NUPEs

Their achievements as Kappa Men are all the more notable in light of the fact that Kappa Alpha Psi, to date, does not induct honorary members. Men of honor seek to be involved in organizations that will foster their development. Kappa Alpha Psi attracts a wide array of individuals, each with his own identity, under one common theme: Achievement. Kappa Alpha Psi is the ONLY Divine Nine Organization that does not have any honorary members. We do not ask famous people to become a part of the organization. They become a part of the organization first and then become famous.

 

MILITARY
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General Daniel “Chappie” James

1st African American 4-star General

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Dr. Bernard A. Harris

1st African American to walk in space

ENTERTAINMENT
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Cedric the Entertainer

Gamma Beta

Comedian

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Tavis Smiley

Alpha Chapter (Indiana Univ.)

Talk Show Host (Black Activist)

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Donell Jones

Recording Artist

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Ed Bradley

Investigative Reporter for 60 Minutes

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Montell Jordan

Beta Omega (Pepperdine) 1989

Recording Artist

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John Singleton

Gamma Beta

Director of Boyz N The Hood, Poetic Justice, and Higher Learning

BUSINESS
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Keith Clinkscales

Alpha Xi #21 Spring’83

President and C.E.O. of Vibe Magazine

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Robert Johnson

Founder and CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET)

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Reginald F. Lewis

Alpha Phi Chapter (Virginia State Univ.)

Late CEO of Beatrice International Foods (The largest Black-owned business, worth over $1 Billion)

POLITICS
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Dr. Ralph Abernathy

Civil Rights leader and former President of SCLC

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Thomas Bradley

Past Grand Polemarch

Former Mayor of Los Angeles, CA

fcochran Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.

Attorney

SPORTS
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Wilt Chamberlain

Mu Chapter (Kansas)

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA Hall of Fame)

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Oscar “Big O” Robertson

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Hall of Fame

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Bill Russell

Boston Celtics (NBA Hall of Fame)

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Rolando Blackman

Dallas Mavericks

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Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway

Kappa Beta Chapter (Memphis State Univ.)

New York Knicks

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Allan Houston

Mu Rho Chapter (Univ. of Tennessee)

New York Knicks

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Gale Sayers

Chicago Bears (NFL Hall of Fame)

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Kenny Lofton

Cleveland Indians (MLB All Star)

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Arthur Ashe

Upsilon Chapter, UCLA

Tennis Legend, Civic Activist

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Jon Drummond

Olympic Medalist