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NEW HONORARY MEMBER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC – AVA MARIE DUVERNAY

NEW HONORARY MEMBER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC – AVA MARIE DUVERNAY

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

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

{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

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 […]

Remember? TV One Chronicles Modern Day SNAPPED Featuring Soror Denita Smith, 2007 (IBTW)

Remember? TV One Chronicles Modern Day SNAPPED Featuring Soror Denita Smith, 2007 (IBTW)

Soror Denita Monique Smith was shot in the head at Campus Crossing Apartments in Durham and then fell down a stairwell to the sidewalk, where a maintenance man found her body according to police.  The victim of a crazy “lovers quarrel,” Soror Smith was killed by Shannon Elizabeth Crawley, a young lady who blamed her […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Mourns the Passing of President Nelson Mandela

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 […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Mourns Loss of Former International President

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 […]