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Black Conventions across the nation this summer      

by Cass Teague
Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity met in Tampa June 26 through July 2, 2024 for their 84th International Grand Conclave, “A Conclave with a Purpose.”

This summer, Black Sorority and Fraternity national convention events, along with civil rights and health care groups are meeting in their traditional convention format. African Americans are returning to their national meetings by the thousands in-person, some with virtual options, as many historic black groups are welcoming their memberships back to traditional hotel-based gatherings once again this summer.

The 115th NAACP National Convention, themed “All In,” reaffirms their commitment to using collective ingenuity, creativity, and strength to continue the fight for civil rights and social justice in Las Vegas, along with their ACT-SO program, July 10-17.

The National Urban League Conference is for leaders in business, government, and social advocacy to explore issues and initiatives that profoundly affect their communities, July 24 – 27 in New Orleans.

The National Dental Association holds its 111th annual convention, along with the 52nd Student National Dental Association convention in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, July 25 – 28.

The National Medical Association’s 122nd Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly, “The Quest for Healthcare Transformation,” will be hosted in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square, from August 3–7, 2024. It will be the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African American health.

Alpha Kappa Alpha hosts their 71st Boule in Dallas July 5 -11 with the theme, “Soaring Together: Elevating Our Legacy of Service & Sisterhood!”

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts their 2024 Constitutional Convention from July 10 – 14, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place & McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Delta Sigma Theta held its “Inclusive, Innovative & Iconic” 56th convention in downtown Indianapolis’ Indiana Convention Center July 18-24, 2023, and meet again in 2025.

My Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi were in Tampa, Florida July 18-23, 2023, and look forward to the 87th Grand Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona, July 1-6, 2025.

Zeta Phi Beta this year celebrates “Finer Women Amplifying The Extraordinary Power of S.H.E. through
Legacy, Leadership & Impact” in downtown Indianapolis’ Indiana Convention Center July 25 – 28.

The ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho celebrate “Greater Women, Greater World” in Houston from July 31-August 4, 2024. 

Iota Phi Theta hosted its 60th Anniversary and 39th Biennial Conklave in Atlanta last year and meet again in 2025.

Phi Beta Sigma meets in Tampa July 14-20, 2025 to encourage its members to “Dream BIG, Act BOLD, Always BELIEVE.”

Omega Psi Phi met in Tampa June 26 through July 2, 2024 for “A Conclave with a Purpose.” Their meeting made international news for their philanthropic purchase of over 1,300 books from a local Black bookstore the “Black English Bookstore,” that were given to local youth, as part of their goal of giving away 8,400 books in celebration of their 84th International Grand Conclave. About a quarter of the books that will be given away have been banned in Florida schools.

The Association of Black Psychologists meet in Phoenix July 17-20. The 55th Annual Convention, “ABPsi Rising: Transforming Light to Life” is four days of “Blacxellence, Blacnificence & Blacktastic programming, special talks, and community service.”

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