Contemporary NJ Omega Men
CONTEMPORARY NJ OMEGA MEN
James H. Coleman
Justice Coleman is the first African-American man to serve on New Jersey’s Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governor Christine Todd Whitman in 1994 and reappointed for a second term in 2001 by acting Governor Donald DeFrancesco. Born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Judge Coleman is a cum laude graduate of Virginia State University. He received his law degree from Howard University School of Law, with additional study at George Washington University School of Law. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve and was discharged in February 1962. Brother Coleman continues to practice law with the firm Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. in Morristown, NJ.
Malcolm Jenkins was born in East Orange, NJ. He is a graduate of Piscataway High School where he excelled in football and received a scholarship to play for Ohio State University. At Ohio State, he was consensus All-American in 2008 and won the coveted Jim Thorpe Award in 2009. Malcolm was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity through the Iota Psi Chapter at Ohio State. IN 2009, he was drafted in the first round by the New Orleans Saints and helped the Saints to victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. In 2014, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he has been selected to the Pro-Bowl twice. He also helped the Eagles defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Brother Jenkins support numerous causes to bring attention to racial inequality. He also founded the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, which is committed to youth development initiatives, emphasizes mentorship, leadership, education and character development. He has participated in the Omicron Chi Chapter’s Omega Leadership Institute and in 2017 received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the chapter
Peter Harvey is a former Attorney General of New Jersey and a former federal prosecutor. As such, Peter has been a central player in civil and criminal trials, government investigations and consumer fraud matters for many years. A gifted trial lawyer, his nearly 30 years of courtroom experience includes significant commercial matters, frequently within the hospitality, pharmaceutical and entertainment/sports industries. After his service as Attorney General he practiced law with the firm Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler. He is a graduate of Morgan State University and received his J.D. from Columbia School of law. He has been admitted to the New York, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bar.
Brother Bakari G. Lee is an attorney for the NJ law firm of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC. His primary practice area is public finance, having served as bond counsel to multiple clients at the state, county and local level. Mr. Lee also provides special counsel services for affordable housing transactions, involving low and moderate income housing tax credits and other federal programs. Mr. Lee is a 1994 graduate of Florida A&M university and a 2000 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is the prior Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Community Colleges as well as past Chairman of the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges.
Brother Lee is a member of Nu Lambda Lambda (Jersey City) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, where he previously served as Basileus.
David Ushery is an American television news anchor at WNBC News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship owned and operated station. Ushery co-anchors the 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. An integral member of the NBC 4 New York News team, Ushery has covered many of the largest and most visible breaking news stories across the Tri-State region and around the world - including the terror attacks in Manchester, England, Orlando Florida and Paris France. He is a native of Bloomfield, CT and a graduate of the University of Connecticut.
A. J. Calloway is an American television personality. He is the original host of the #1 music countdown show 106 & Park on BET. AJ is currently a host on the entertainment news show Extra, where he has earned two Emmy awards for Outstanding Entertainment News Program in 2014 and 2016. He is an alumnus of Saint Benedict's Prep in Newark, New Jersey and Howard University in Washington, D.C.
He is a life member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and active in the Eta Pi Chapter in Montclair. He supports numerous charitable causes and is very involved in the chapter's scholarship and foundation efforts.
A. J. Calloway
Jiles H. Ship is a Commissioner of the NJ Police Training Commission for the greater New York City area. He has extensive experience in law enforcement and public safety. Brother Ship is also Principal and CEO of Homeland Global Strategies, which is a safety management and technology consulting firm. He is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Scholl of Criminal Justice. He has held numerous other key positions including former Director of Public Safety in Herndon, VA; former Director of Public Safety for the city of Plainfield, NJ; and the 34th National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). He is an active member of the Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He has a B.S. degree from Rider University, a B.S. degree from Thomas Edison University and
Jiles Ship Master’s degree from Seton Hall University.
Otis Jerome "O.J." Anderson is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he set the record for single season rushing yards at 1,266. He graduated in 1979 with the record of All-time Leading Rusher with 3,331 yards. He was drafted in the 1st Round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979 and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press that same year. From 1986 to 1992 he played with the NY Giants and holds two Super Bowl rings. At Super Bowl XXV, he was selected MVP (Most Valuable Player). Brother Anderson is President of Otis Anderson Enterprises, which assists municipalities on preparing benefits packages. He is also an active public speaker.