KINGS & QUEENS (Photo by Carlton Heywood)
Hark Noble Citizens! A special time was had at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, March 9, when the brothers who don the royal purple and old gold celebrated their annual Mardi Gras. This year the theme surrounded the Kings and Queens of the city. This theme gave guests that rare chance to be a king or queen, a prince or a pauper, a court jester or a castle troll.
More than 500 merry makers rolled out in regal splendor, donned in crowns, capes and tiaras. The invite offered fun, dancing, gambling, raffles and prizes. There was a cash prize for the best costume and for the best table. As always big money games were played in the “Quesino,” where there was Black Jack and the Big Money Wheel was spinning all night.
The Iota Phi chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. has been in Pittsburgh since 1925 and this yearly party serves as fundraisers to support their Thanksgiving Food Drive, Holiday Toy Drive, Historical Black College Tour, Carter G. Woodson Academy and Fatherhood Initiative/mentoring program.
Revelers included members of Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha, Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.