Shaq O'Neil

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  1. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    I've seen Shaq shining his Light on tv, Is he a PHA Mason, or is he an honorary Member???same for Isiah Thomas, Scottie Pippen, and so forth. Emmanuel Lewis...
     
  2. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    All are Prince Hall Mason's
     
  3. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    idk, Emmanuel Lewis had that 4 letter by his name. no dispect to him because he is 33rd..
     
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    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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  6. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    I know that but like I said the 3 or 4 letters don't mean much. Doesn't mean you are from a regular & recognized or a regular but not recognized lodge. http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/af-and-am-vs-f-and-am-states.html
     
  7. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    Grand Lodge of Liberia is PHA & AF&AM (the exception)
     
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  8. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Liberia is the only PH regular lodge that uses AF&AM and there's only 2 PH Grand Lodges who uses something other than The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of (insert state) and that's Florida uses Union instead of Prince Hall & Mississippi uses Stringer instead of Prince Hall both regular PHA GL's
     
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  9. MRichard

    MRichard Mark A. Ri'chard Premium Member

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    I knew that but useful information nonetheless.
     
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  10. Randy81

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    One of my co-workers schooled me on this recently. I was completely confused about Florida but he explained it to me. I would assume that confuses some Men who have no idea they're joining an irregular lodge.
     
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  11. acjohnson53

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    Thanks for the link, now I know.....illustrious he is, SMITB...Moving right along
     
  13. The Traveling Man

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    Bro. Shaq is definitely PHA. As is Bro. Emmanuel Lewis. I've heard Scottie was but hadn't heard of Isiah being a member. Good to know.
     
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  14. Ripcord22A

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    I just watched Shaq on the Tonight Show...hes friggen huge. I already knew this but seeing him stand next to Jimmy Fallon...man... i woulda loved to see how many brothers it took to cary him....
     
  15. Warrior1256

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    Yeah, no kidding. This Brother is a man and three quarters!
     
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    If you haven't had a chance to do so, check out the episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls starring Bro. O'Neal. I always thought he was a likeable guy, but the stories he shared on that episode really showed how great of a guy he is. I am not at all surprised to know that he's a brother.
     
  17. Ripcord22A

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    I did watch it. The kitchen gloves cracked me up!!
     
  18. Matt L

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    Shaq is a man who is not only a gifted athlete. He has always given back to his community.
    He went to the reserve police academy in FL volunteering on patrol. I think he did it in CA too.
    He also gives a lot through his foundations.
    He's a great role model and asset to the fraternity.
    Now if he could have hit some free throws
     
  19. acjohnson53

    acjohnson53 Registered User

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    True, I remember when he was a kid in Germany....
     
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