Omega Psi Phi, the leading national fraternity for black men, continues its national convocation in Little Rock this week with sessions sure to provoke discussion.

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Officers and others will meet at 2:30 p.m. today at the Central High Museum to note the coming 50th anniversary of the Little Rock school crisis. Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will be on hand. So will Ben Crump, a Tallahassee lawyer representing the family of an African-American youth who was killed in a highly publicized case in a Florida boot camp. Their perspective will be racial progress over the last 50 years.

George Grace, a Florida telephone executive who currently leads the fraternity as grand basileus, put it simply: “We haven’t solved all the problems just yet. We need to keep them at the forefront.”

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To that end, the Omegas will air a video made with another fraternity member, Bill Cosby. (A conflict forced him to cancel a planned personal appearance.) His message, Grace said, is about the need for black business development, respect for women, healthy living and a variety of other messages emphasizing personal responsibility. “Riding with a boom box up to your ear smoking marijuana is not something people struggled for 50 years to accomplish,” Grace said.

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A public affairs forum is scheduled in Little Rock Wednesday. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a number of elected officials from around the country will participate in the discussion.