The Phirst State of Alpha
New York Association of Chapters of Alpha
Initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in the Spring of 2011 through the Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter. In AGL, Brother Blackmon served as Social committee chair, Fundraising chair, Vice President, and was elected chapter President in 2017. As chapter President, he and his team re-invigorated the Chapter, creating both a 501(C)7 and 501(C)3 in under two years, raising nearly $100K, while bringing Brotherhood back to AGL. Under his leadership and partnership with NYACOA, Alpha became the first Greek Letter Organization to have a float in the annual African American Day Parade in 20 years, an event that is now viewed as a major display of Alpha pride. Brother Blackmon leads NYACOA’s monthly Leadership Development Webinar series, serves as one of the key partners for the annual Alpha reception at the NYS Caucus of Black, Latino and Asian legislators, and was named NYACOA Brother of the Year for 2017-2018.