National Press Releases and News
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
Over the last few days news has spread about Soror Julia Brogdon Purnell, former President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc (1962-1966) who has transitioned. Our 16th International President, Soror Purnell, is now a beloved Ivy Beyond The Wall. The National Office takes time to recognize Soror Purnell’s rich legacy and to speak on behalf […]
Soror Bernice King Speaks at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington right before 3:00pm EST when bells were rung across the Nation.
Late this past Saturday, July 13, 2013, a Sanford jury gave a not guilty verdict to George Zimmerman, charged with the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Since the decisions protests have been held across the country. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has been vocal on this case, dating back to Trayvon’s Martin. In light of […]
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our IBTW Soror Mary Shy Scott. Feel free to leave your well wishes and condolences. Official sorority press release below: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority mourns the passing of Mary Shy Scott, of Atlanta, Ga., on April 15, who served as the Sorority’s 23rd International president […]