On the heels of our 66th Boule celebration, another oh-so-pretty and oh-so-sophistAKAted soror has been inducted into our illustrious sisterhood. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc announces one of its newest honorary members, Ms. Ava Marie DuVernay, filmmaker and trailblazer! International President, Soror Carolyn House Stewart explained Ms. DuVernay’s selection, “Through her creativity, trailblazing work in film, […]

Our Soror, Poet, Educator and Civil Rights Advocate Dr. Maya Angelou, 86, dies

  Soror Dr. Maya Angelou, writer of the classic autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” has died.  It was first reported in a local North Carolina paper.She was 86 years-old. See the rest of the article here: Her death comes days after canceling her appearance at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards luncheon, […]

{PIC} Sorors Suzanne Malveaux and Wanda Sykes Awarded for Excellence in Entertainment

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. Recently two of our illustrious sorors were found on the carpet together, taking pictures after receiving this year’s award. Sorors Suzanne Malveaux and Wanda Sykes are […]

First African American to win Winter Olympic gold is an #AKA

Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. The olympian, who won the gold in bobsledding at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of a number of honorary Alpha […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Mourns the Passing of President Nelson Mandela

The world suffered a great loss with the passing of former President of South Africa, the Honorable, Nelson Mandela. An outpour of support, love, prayers, and goodwill has been expressed all over the world after the news was announced. Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha, too, made an announcement. Sent via email, the following message was disseminated […]

Throwback Thursday: Soror Phylicia Rashad

Across social media, #throwback Thursday or #tbt reminds us of our former selves. We celebrate events with former friends, our LS’, and our sorors. We remember how we used to look before we gained (or lost 20 pounds). Yes, #tbt is a time to reminisce on the good times. Today, highlights some OH SO […]

IBTW: Ms. Evelyn Lowery, Homegoing Celebration Dates & Events Announced

This past week the pink and green lights were a little dimmer as our soror, Civil Rights Activist, Ms. Evelyn Lowery passed away due to complications of a heart attack. Throughout the South, Soror Lowery was known for her quiet power, wonderful smile, and strong leadership within our communities. Most notable was her work in […]

Soror Maya Angelou Selected for Cole Haan Campaign, Loves Their Purses

Celebrating 85 years in the industry, fashion giant Cole Haan selected four contemporaries that epitomize the brand for its fall advertising campaign, and guess who was one of the four? None other than our Soror, Ms. Maya Angelou! Titled Born in 1928, the campaign also highlights photog Elliott Erwitt, spaceman Jim Lovell and fashion icon […]

AKA Sorors Agree: Black Women Are ‘Out of Order’

Part of the purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is to alleviate problems concerning girls and women. Therefore it’s no surprise that two of our well-known sorors, female inspirational speakers, writers, and life coaches have made headlines saying the similar things in terms of the power of black women in the 21st century. In […]

Soror Mellody Hobson Official Wedding Pic

Star Wars director George Lucas and our soror, Mellody Hobson exchanged vows on Saturday in California. Bill Moyers officiated the ceremony and former Senator Bill Bradley walked Hobson down the aisle. See the official released wedding pic above. Congrats Soror! source: USA Today

In Her Words: Soror Vanessa Bell Calloway Battles Breast Cancer, Chooses Mastectomy

Soror Vanessa Bell Calloway is a well -known champion and star of the screen and stage play. Recently, she has made headlines for making a courageous health decision that many women may one day have to face – a mastectomy. We applaud Soror Calloway (and Angelina Jolie, who she mentions in her statement) for stepping […]

Pink and Green Fashion Sighting – Kerry Washington at the NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image awards recently aired and the stars were on the carpet. One of interest is Ms. Kerry Washington who rocked in this pink and green number… Sorors what do you think?

FASHION FRIDAY: Preppy Pink and Green Look

It’s Friday, and what BETTER way to celebrate it then with a little FASHION! Don’t you love P&G sightings? This pink and green look is OH SO SOPHISTICATED and color BLOCKING at its BEST! Love it and want to learn more? <<<< CLICK