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BerNadette Lawson-Williams, Ph.D., is an educator with extensive leadership experience in the development of sports-related academic programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, where she later worked as an assistant professor and developed the state’s first programs in sports communication and physical activity management. As an associate professor at Johnson C.…

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This Founders Day, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are reflecting on the organization’s roots in social activism. On Jan. 13, 1913, 22 African American undergraduates at Howard University founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Their first public act was to march in Washington’s Women’s Suffrage Parade, which erupted in violence. Police did nothing to hold back the…

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Clark Atlanta University’s annual campaign against domestic violence is taking place this week in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, this writer attended the “Survivors Stories” program and witnessed real-life testimonies of Chyna McGarity, co-founder of Purple Casket Campaign; Demisha Burns, Ph.D., CAU alumna and residence director; LaDonna L. Roberts,…

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VH1’s newest reality show “Sorority Sisters” seemed like a familiar continuation to the network’s lineup of television shows. The first episode drew 1.3 million viewers, but just several episodes later what producers thought would blossom into a profitable addition to the “Love & Hip Hop” and “Basketball Wives” franchise was removed from the air. The backlash from viewers…

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VH1 debuted it’s latest reality TV show, “Sorority Sisters,” Monday. The first hearing of this idea raised eyebrows and prompted a petition which garnered 40,000 signatures but it was to no avail. “Sorority Sisters,” which depicts members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Zeta Phi…

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The life and legacy of actor, author, and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 a.m. The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends, and colleagues who were influenced by her outstanding life…

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 51st National Convention commences today, July 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. and culminates on Wed., July 17, 2013. Celebrating their centennial, the members of the sorority will take over the city and paint the town red as apparent via social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and the like. The single…

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WASHINGTON — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a private nonprofit organization with a sisterhood of over 200,000 predominately black college educated women and the Delta Research & Educational Foundation have collaborated with Water in Education International (WEI) to open the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School, The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in Chérette, Haiti…

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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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Members of the one of the nation’s largest sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, descended on Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park to culminate their two-day Centennial Torch celebrations. Thousands of the sorority sisters along with their friends and families gathered to witness the lighting of the organization’s official torch on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The torch…

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To the amazement of many Washingtonians going about their everyday activities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Centennial Celebration is in full swing. Nearly 14,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have convened in downtown Washington, D.C. for their Founders Day weekend activities that included a visit from the Honorable Vincent C. Gray, mayor of…

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