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Tag Archive | youth

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 […]

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 Hosts Youth Summit in San Francisco

The 65th Boule for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc is around the corner and we are sooooooooo excited. Can’t wait to bring you more and more information as time the date draws near. A couple months ago Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc announced details for its youth summit to be held during the boule celebration.  […]

Soror Phylicia Rashad’s Letter to Her 21 Year Old Self

Soror Phylicia Rashad’s Letter to Her 21 Year Old Self

Dear Phylicia, Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you. And what really is in front of you? You are. You don’t even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t. What’s […]