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 […]

‘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 […]

Kim Johnson pens book about racial injustice for young adults

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

District Attorney David Cooke discusses arrests in Fort Valley sex ring scandal

The arrests of seven alleged perpetrators of a sex ring at Fort Valley State University have shocked many, especially those within the HBCU community. Rolling out spoke with David Cooke, the district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit who is responsible for prosecuting crimes committed in Bibb, Crawford and Peach Counties, about the scandal at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dermatologist Dr. Chynna Steele gets skin deep

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, […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Greek presidents speak on American University, racism

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. One of the bananas also bore the inscription, “Harambe bait.” The bananas were found on Monday, May 1, 2017, and is […]

Victims identified in Charleston church massacre

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrity Black Greeks you will never see on ‘Sorority Sisters’

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 national […]

Cobb County, Ga., MLK Day parade

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 […]

10 celebrity icons of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

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 […]

Atlanta Greek picnic 2013 weekend event guide

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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