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Understanding the Trait & Disease: Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell Disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, and Sickle Cell Trait, an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 8 percent of African Americans are both evolutionary traits that individuals develop in response to help protect them from malaria.

Join Iota Phi Theta and our panel of experts, Dr. Jahnavi Gollamudi, Hematologist with Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Yvette Miller Executive Medical Director with Red Cross, as we go deeper into the traits origins, how it affects us in the present-day, and how to cope with it.

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Brother Kwame Fields Named CDO of FHLBank of San Francisco

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has named brother Kwame Fields Sr.,1BetaPiSpr95, as Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) 

Bro. Fields is a member of the Bank's leadership team and serves as the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Officer. This promotion recognizes Bro. Fields' accomplishments in advancing the Bank's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies since he was appointed acting CDO in July 2020. Bro. Fields will also retain the position of Chief Information Security Officer that he has held since he joined the Bank in 2017.

Join us as we congratulate Bro. Fields on his amazing accomplishment.

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Iota Phi Theta Joins the National Poor People's Assembly

Join us and our partners on June 21, 2021, as we gather online from across the nation simultaneously with a socially distant rally in Raleigh, NC at the state legislature for a mass assembly. 

This hybrid online/in-person National Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers'⁠ Assembly will raise a chorus of voices demanding a moral revolution that puts the suffering of the 140 million+ and low-income people in the U.S. at the center of every policy debate.

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Candidates for 23rd International Grand Polaris and International Grand Vice Polaris

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Iota Phi Theta Mourns Honorable Founder Frank B. Coakley

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our Most Honorable Founder Frank B. Coakley has transitioned into Alpha Iota Omega Chapter. Funeral Arrangements for MHF Frank B. Coakley


Friday, March 5, 2021

March Life Tribute Center

5616 Old Court Road

Windsor Mill, Md. 21244


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Alpha Iota Omega Service, Family Hour & Funeral

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Morgan State University

Gilliam Concert Hall

1700 East Coldspring Lane

Baltimore, Md. 21251

Family Hour 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Alpha Iota Omega Service – 11:30 AM

*All attending members of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. are asked to arrive by 11:00 AM

Funeral to commence immediately after the family hour

**By request of MHF Frank Coakley all attending brothers are asked to wear Brown & Gold.

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Frank is one of the nicest persons' I have ever known. He will be greatly missed by the Black operated non-profit Community Develo
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 6:06 PM
Frank touched many lives as a friend, Go to person for financial advice, Housing matters. ( especially for Low to moderate income
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 9:09 PM
Frank Coakley was a dear friend of mine and my family. He was always there for the Hensons for more than 50 years. Frank matricula
Sunday, 07 March 2021 2:02 AM
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