Alpha Phi Alpha Bans DJs who Use "N" Word


The battle to ban the N-word marked a new chapter Saturday (Aug. 11) as the general president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity urged members of Alpha fraternities on college campuses to not hire DJs who use the controversial word. “We want to go on record and tell our college brethren not to use DJs or play music that contains lyrics that are offensive, demeaning or degrading,” said Darryl R. Matthews Sr., while addressing 3,000 Alpha Phi Alpha members at the organization’s annual convention in Orlando. Matthews also spoke out against the influence of “gangsta rap” earlier this year as he labeled the music genre as “a bomb that is blowing up our children and neighborhoods.” Alpha Phi Alpha is the nation’s oldest and largest black fraternity.