AKAs emphasize importance of mammograms and early detection

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosted a health drive over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. People could visit one of the AKA’s stations for free COVID-19 vaccinations or mammograms. Black women have a mortality rate of 31% from breast cancer, which is higher than any other demographic, according to Breast Cancer […]

‘Insecure’ character wears AKA apparel, incites furor, Issa Rae claps back

The fifth and final season of Issa Rae’s hit HBO series “Insecure” kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 24, and has already been a trending topic on social media. Despite the show’s popularity, the drama has nothing to do with the plot of the series but instead of what actress Amanda Seales’ character Tiffany DuBois is […]

‘Twenty Pearls,’ the story of Alpha Kappa Alpha, reaffirms Black women’s power

An all-star cast is bringing “Black girl magic” to the screen with “Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.,” which premieres Friday, March 26, 2021, exclusively on Comcast’s Black Experience on the Xfinity channel. “Twenty Pearls” examines the sorority’s history, starting with its founding by nine Black women enrolled at Howard University […]

College administrator in HBCU prostitution scandal sentenced in Georgia

The woman at the heart of a prostitution scandal that rocked Fort Valley State University has been sentenced for her role. Alecia J. Johnson, 49, had been identified as the ringleader of a prostitution scheme that involved prominent men in Fort Valley, Georgia, and students. Johnson was the only woman indicted, along with six men, […]

AKA Sorority responds to prostitution scandal that rocked HBCU campus

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. has responded to reports of a prostitution ring allegedly orchestrated by one of its members at Fort Valley State University. The alleged ring leader, Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, 49, was indicted on April 5, 2019, and has since been charged with six counts of prostitution, three counts of pimping and two counts of […]

7 indicted in HBCU prostitution ring involving AKA Sorority

Seven people are facing jail time due to a scandal that rocked Fort Valley State University. According to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Alecia Jeanetta Johnson, 49, allegedly served as a ring leader in the prostitution ring. Johnson, who served as an executive assistant to the president of Fort Valley State University and previously a graduate adviser to the […]

AKAs in hot water after severely hazed student commits suicide

According to a federal lawsuit filed this week, a Northwestern University sophomore killed herself due to the severe hazing she endured while pledging to become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the fall of 2016. The suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois, claims that Jordan Hankins killed herself in […]

Accused pimp and clients report to jail in Ft. Valley State AKA sex scandal

The accused pimp and the clients she allegedly supplied Alpha Kappa Alpha pledges to for sex,  have turned themselves into the Peach County Jail. Peach County District Attorney David Cooke ordered the accused to turn themselves in yesterday for booking, Here are the mug shots of the accused: Alecia Johnson: The alleged pimp mastermind Alecia […]

AKA adviser and 6 men indicted in Fort Valley State University pimping scandal

A scandal that shocked the Fort Valley State University community has taken another turn. Law enforcement officials have now indicted two former college administrators and at least six Black men in a salacious scandal that involved the sex trafficking of AKA sorority pledges. In April 2018, rolling out reported on a GBI investigation that was […]

Lawyer confirms his AKA client is part of prostitution investigation at HBCU

For the first time publicly, a lawyer for a former executive assistant at Fort Valley State University has confirmed that an investigation is being conducted regarding prostitution involving AKA members. Adrian Patrick is the lawyer for Alecia Johnson, who is at the center of allegations that she was pimping out students who wanted to be […]

AKA at the center of prostitution ring investigation at HBCU identified

The campus of Fort Valley State University is in crisis after charges of sexual misconduct involving members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and a former school administrator. A few weeks ago, social media was ablaze with the allegations that members of pledge lines, that may go back at least two years, had prostituted themselves […]

Big pimpin’ at a Georgia college: AKA wannabes thirsty for pledge money

A high-level female employee at Fort Valley State University has caused a lot of ruckus for a Middle Georgia HBCU. GBI Special Agent J.T. Ricketson tells 11Alive they were requested by the Georgia Board of Regents and Attorney General’s office to “look into a matter” at the university. At least one employee is on administrative […]

Atlanta AKAs donate backpacks and funds scholarships for students

On Oct. 6 and 7, more than 1K members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated converged on the city of Atlanta for their annual Cluster V Leadership Conference to celebrate their purpose, passion and power. Under the leadership of South Atlantic regional director, Sharon Brown Harriott, Cluster V coordinator, Shevawn Broxton Young and host chapter […]

Bananas on a noose: Blacks and AKAs on alert at American University

Developing Story: THIS seen on @AmericanU campus and photographed by NBC4 intern @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/cW1qtjbBwK — Jackie Bensen (@jackiebensen) May 1, 2017 The oldest Greek-letter Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is on alert at American University after several bananas were found on campus hanging from a stringed noose with their initials inscribed on them. […]

20 AKA pearls who are changing the world

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated was founded 108 years ago on the campus of Howard University. As the first of four collegiate sororities for black women, the sorority has produced world changers who are making a difference socially and politically. Here are 20 renowned “Pearls” leading their communities and changing the world. –tiffany pennamon Michelle Obama is […]

Karmetria Burton shares what service and sisterhood mean to her

Karmetria Dunham Burton, director of corporate supplier diversity and sustainability for Delta Air Lines, develops and executes a global supplier diversity program. Delta Air Lines’ vision as an industry leader is making minority- and women-owned businesses a natural and integral part of their core business. Prior to her current career, she’s worked for Fortune 500 companies including […]

Tracie A. Burress: Keeping socks together 1 tab at a time

Tracie A. Burress was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and currently resides in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and two teenagers. She became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Incorporated, “Sweet” Alpha Pi” chapter (fall ’87) at Clark Atlanta University (’90). “From the moment I hit the campus, I knew […]

Dr. Tamara Pizzoli: A Black girl in Rome

Dr. Tamara Pizzoli is a sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She was initiated in 1999 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Originally from Killeen, Texas, Dr. Pizzoli has resided in Rome for nearly seven years. Having given herself permission to follow through on whatever she deems to be a great idea, she most accurately […]

Say goodbye to VH1s ‘Sorority Sisters’

Wow, Black people spoke up and their voices were actually heard at VH1. Apparently, the boycott of sponsors and harsh criticism of the reality show “Sorority Sisters” has reached its goal and the show is being canceled. All three remaining episodes will air this coming Friday. the last three episodes will air at 9:30, 10:20 […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha suspends ‘Sorority Sisters’ cast member

The show “Sorority Sisters” on VH1 has been the subject of wide controversy. Because of the over-the-top demeanor of the cast who are members of prominent Black Greek letter organizations, there have been calls to boycott the show and press for removal from the airwaves. Now at least one sorority has taken action against a member […]