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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, […]

{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 […]

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 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 […]

Throwback Thursday: Soror Phylicia Rashad

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, ILoveMyAKA.com highlights some OH SO […]

What’s YOUR Favorite Sorority??? VOTE DAILY!

What’s YOUR Favorite Sorority??? VOTE DAILY!

POWER 105.1 NYC’s Cherry Martinez wants to know what sorority you love most in the African-American community through her Girl Power Awards(as if there were others, wink!)! With the slogan, In Girls We Trust, the initiative honors women in various industries during an awards ceremony. This year the ceremony will be held in March 2014. For […]

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 […]