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From teenage activist to a community leader, mother and author, Kim Johnson has always strived to make an impact. She received degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, College Park. Johnson is a proud college administrator and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is now releasing her debut novel…

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Chynna Steele is a nationally renowned board certified dermatologist and doctor to the stars and alumna of Harvard University (undergraduate), the University of Chicago (medical school) and Washington University (dermatology). At her thriving practice, Steele Dermatology in Alpharetta, Georgia, she specializes in skin conditions, skin cancer, and cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to enhance the skin,…

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Victims assassinated at Mother Emanuel were beloved by family and community Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a rich history. It’s the oldest AME church in the South. It opened in 1818 under the leadership of the late Bishop Morris Brown, the second bishop of the AME Church and the namesake of Morris Brown College, an…

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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…

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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…

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  The controversial VH1 reality series “Sorority Sisters” has brought the hidden world of Black Greek life to the small screen. However the show’s portrayal of petty back biting Black women has been negatively received by many. Already there has been a call for a national boycott of sponsors who advertise on the show. The…

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Cobb County MLK Day parade 2014 Cobb County, Ga., residents came out in droves for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. day parade Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Members of the National Pan Hellenic Council flooded the march to the Marietta Square, including the Rho Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha…

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As we celebrate Founders Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women, founded January 15, 1908. Check out 10 celebrity AKA’s in the gallery. Above, The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement Coretta Scott King was the model AKA because of her tireless community…

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Calling all Greek HBCU alumni! This is the weekend to be in Hotlanta. The 2013 Atlanta Greek Picnic weekend is the biggest and best Greek weekend in the country. Don’t miss out on any of the events taking place. It’s time to catch up with old friends and reminisce. Check out the full Greek weekend guide here. 

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Hampton University’s graduates wore their colors with pride — Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta’s wore kente stoles to represent their sororities this past weekend. A few famous AKAs: Toni Braxton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Toni Morrison, Iyanla Vanzant, Alicia Keys, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. A…

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  The black Greek letter organization Alpha Kappa Alpha celebrates its 105th birthday on Jan. 15, and the sorority counterpart to the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has some pretty prominent celebrities and icons within its proud ranks. That list of famous stars includes a civil rights leader who was the wife of the movement’s most…

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