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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 […]

GET WELL SOON CARD: Soror Maya Angelou Hospitalized

GET WELL SOON CARD: Soror Maya Angelou Hospitalized

Sorors from around the world are sending their love, thoughts, and prayers to poet and author, Soror Maya Angelou, as she recovers from recent hospitalization. She is reported to be at her Winston-Salem home after spending a few days at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center being treated for an undisclosed illness. Her physician, Dr. Jeff […]

VIDEO: Soror Alicia Keys EMPOWERS WOMEN against AIDS

VIDEO: Soror Alicia Keys EMPOWERS WOMEN against AIDS

– from the site – WE ARE EMPOWERED. Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate [and Soror] Alicia Keys teamed up with Greater Than AIDS to reach women about HIV/AIDS. One in four people living with HIV in the U.S. today is a woman. As mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, partners and people living with HIV, we […]

Faces of Breast Cancer: Celebrity AKA Breast Cancer Survivor, Wanda Sykes

Faces of Breast Cancer: Celebrity AKA Breast Cancer Survivor, Wanda Sykes

October is breast cancer awareness month. Chapters of our sorority across the country are celebrating this cause by hosting events, fundraisers, and walks at their respective colleges, cities and towns. Here, we, take time to honor a well-known soror who is a breast cancer survivor, Ms. Wanda Sykes. Soror Sykes crossed into Alpha Kappa Alpha […]

Phrat Friday: Olympic Runner Finishes Race on a Broken Leg and He’s Our Phrat! (Phirst Pham)

Phrat Friday: Olympic Runner Finishes Race on a Broken Leg and He’s Our Phrat! (Phirst Pham)

Recent Olympic events have inspired a new blog posting for today. We are calling it “Phrat Friday”. Today we highlight US Olympian, Manteo Mitchell, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He ran a preliminary relay yesterday in London, led the team to qualifying, and did it all on a BROKEN LEG! Can you […]

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 […]

July is Mental Health Awareness Month: Thank you Soror Bebe Moore Campbell

July is Mental Health Awareness Month: Thank you Soror Bebe Moore Campbell

It’s July and it’s the middle of National Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know it was named so for Soror  and IBTW Bebe Moore Campbell? An accomplished author, Soror Campbell advocated for mental health education and supported among individuals with mental illness and their families in several forms, including literary. In 2005, the idea for a minority […]