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Soror Leah Tutu and husband Desmond To Combat Family Violence in South Africa

Soror Leah Tutu and husband Desmond To Combat Family Violence in South Africa

Soror Leah Tutu and her husband Desmond celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary with the launch of an anti-domestic violence campaign. The new project is aimed at training at least 20 religious leaders to deal with the issue and to support women in abusive relationships. The program will run from now until April 2013. Research shows […]

Meet Soror Laysha Ward: One of the US’ Highest Ranked African American Executives

Meet Soror Laysha Ward: One of the US’ Highest Ranked African American Executives

The Root has conducted an interview with one of the most powerful corporate women in the world, and she happens to be a lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. Her name is Laysha Ward. One of only few high powered African American executives, Soror Ward is the president of community relations at Target and […]

Civil Rights Pioneer Soror Thelma McWilliams Glass Dies at Age 96

Civil Rights Pioneer Soror Thelma McWilliams Glass Dies at Age 96

Soror Thelma McWilliams Glass, a longtime professor and civil rights pioneer who helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott, died on Wednesday. She was 96. A statement from Alabama State University, where Soror Glass was a professor of geography, said she died but did not give a cause. “The ASU family lost one of its crown […]

Official Press Release ADDED: Celebrities Celebrate AKA’s Newest Honorary Sorors on Twitter

Official Press Release ADDED: Celebrities Celebrate AKA’s Newest Honorary Sorors on Twitter

Twitter has been buzzing for the past few days with news about the newest honorary members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Popular women such as Holly Robinson Peete, Toni Braxton, and CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, Carolyn McKinstry, and Mellody Hobson have been given the sorority’s highest honor! Since the twitter mentions, Alpha Kappa Alpha, made […]

Boule 2012: Hill Harper To Speak at #AKA Economic Security Forum

Boule 2012: Hill Harper To Speak at #AKA Economic Security Forum

Celebrating our organizations colors throughout the Boule event, today’s event shall highlight a “different type of green “.  Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc will hold an Economic Security Forum featuring speaker, Hill Harper. The event is today at 2pm. Hill Harper is no stranger to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc events. As a member of […]

A Powerful Day: Soror Alicia Keys Helps Kick Off the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC

A Powerful Day: Soror Alicia Keys Helps Kick Off the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC

The International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012) kicked off on Sunday night in Washington D.C. with opening remarks from several notables including Soror Alicia Keys. Other speakers included legendary singer Sir Elton John,  Bill Gates, and Bill Clinton. Soror Keys’ tweeted: A powerful day in DC! #aids2012 http://instagr.am/p/NXJUn6wFpD/ This is the first time in 22 years that […]

Pretty Pictures: Day One of #AKA #Boule2012: Roland’s Ascot, Ceddy’s Humor, Conference Bags, and more

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s 65th  biennial celebration has kicked off to a wonderful start. If you don’t believe us, follow #AKA #Boule2012 (official conference hashtags) or #AKABoule2012 for more information. Celebrity appearances include Cedric the Entertainer, Roland Martin, Soror Bernice King, and more …. not to mention the organization Directorate and thousands and thousands of […]