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

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 […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter Holds Juneteenth Event

Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter Holds Juneteenth Event

Juneteenth is celebrated as the date when the last slaves being held in Texas found out they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. The realization in came some 2 1/2 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the document. This year, Juneteenth will be observed with a Western Roundup in Columbus. The event is organized […]

State Senator Hunter Names May 15 Alpha Kappa Alpha Day in Illinois

State Senator Hunter Names May 15 Alpha Kappa Alpha Day in Illinois

In honor of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and celebration, State Senator Mattie Hunter (IL) released the following statement: As an Alpha Kappa Alpha sister, State Sen. Mattie Hunter expressed her enthusiasm and support for Alpha Kappa Alpha Day in Illinois. “Alpha Kappa Alpha is a true cornerstone of our African-American community,” said Hunter. “AKA plays […]

New (Tau Rho) Chapter Charted at University of Southern Indiana

New (Tau Rho) Chapter Charted at University of Southern Indiana

article source Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  charted a new chapter on the campus of University of Southern Indiana on Sunday, April 21, 2013 as reported by the student newspaper, The Shield. The new chapter began with 12 new initiates. David Stetter, fraternity and sorority life director, said USI has worked for over a year to […]