Pearl Harbor rededicates Doris Miller bust for 75th Anniversary

December 9, 2016

US Department of Defense Naval Public Affairs (PEARL HARBOR) - The rain sprinkled down as the visitors to the rededication ceremony for the Doris Miller bust for the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary overflowed the boundaries of the tent cover in the housing area named after Miller. The Doris Miller bust, donated by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was first dedicated on Oct. 11, 1991, during the 50th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller hailed for his actions during Pearl attack

December 9, 2016

Honolulu Star Advertiser - Mess attendant Doris “Dorie” Miller was making the rounds collecting laundry from shipmates aboard the USS West Virginia on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. His courageous actions that day would earn him a place in history as the first African-American awarded the Navy Cross and a pioneer in breaking down racial barriers in the Navy.

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23 Moments of Service: A Dialogue with Dorothy Buckhanan wilson on 108 years of empowering the global community

September 21, 2016

Upscale Magazine - In July of 2016, More than 23,000 lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. rained pink and green all over Atlanta. From several days before their inspiring 67th Boule or international conference was called into session to its rousing end, the women took part in numerous community service projects throughout the metropolis. Annually, more than 283,000 collegiate and alumni members give over 1.5 million service hours in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Germany, Liberia, South Korea, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East. upscale talked to Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, International President, about volunteerism and service.

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On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space Race

September 5, 2016

The New York Times - HAMPTON, Va. — Growing up here in the 1970s, in the shadow of Langley Research Center, where workers helped revolutionize air flight and put Americans on the moon, Margot Lee Shetterly had a pretty fixed idea of what scientists looked like: They were middle class, African-American and worked at NASA, like her dad.

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Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil

August 23, 2016

Vanity Fair - When I was growing up, in segregated South Carolina, African-American role models in national life were few and far between. Later, when my fellow flight students and I, in training at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi, clustered around a small television watching the Apollo 11 moon landing, little did I know that one of the key figures responsible for its success was an unassuming black woman from West Virginia: Katherine Johnson. Hidden Figures is both an upcoming book and an upcoming movie about her incredible life, and, as the title suggests, Katherine worked behind the scenes but with incredible impact.

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‘Rolling out’ goes inside the AKA Boulé

July 22, 2016

Rolling Out Magazine - If you were in Atlanta last week, you couldn’t avoid the pink and green. The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. took over Atlanta for a seven-day celebration of sisterhood, service and fun at their 67th annual convention also known as Boulé. Rolling out released a special AKA edition in honor of the biennial gathering and joined the over 25,000 women at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Serves the Community on the Front Lines

July 19, 2016

Essence Magazine - When parts of Baltimore burned after Freddie Gray died in police custody, Alpha Kappa Alpha nurses were on the scene to make sure the displaced elderly had their medications. When the contaminated water crisis erupted in Flint, Mi., the sorority trucked crates of bottled water there to hand out to residents. And when Ferguson, Mo. erupted in protests after cops shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, AKA sorors were on hand to support the families affected by the unrest.

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY CONDEMNS DEADLY ATTACK ON BATON ROUGE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

July 17, 2016

Chicago—July 17, 2016— Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® condemns the vicious attack Sunday in which three Louisiana law enforcement officers were killed and three more officers were wounded.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha, City of Atlanta rename Harwell Heights Park the 'Dr. Mary Shy Scott Memorial Park'

July 11, 2016

Atlanta Daily World - Despite operating under a merciless and oppressive July sun, a sea of pink and white-draped Alpha Kappa Alpha members enthusiastically flooded the old Harwell Heights Park to pay homage to a venerated and dynamic former AKA president and christen the park in her name, the “Dr. Mary Shy Scott Park.”

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Tika Sumpter, dignitaries inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

July 11, 2016

Atlanta Daily World - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. inducted Breast Cancer champion Karen Eubanks Jackson, ambassador Susan Denise Page, attorney Judy A. Smith, actress Euphemia L. “Tika” Sumpter, and U.S. Deputy surgeon general Sylvia Trent-Adams as honorary members. International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D. led the induction ceremony at the Sorority’s biennial conference in Atlanta.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors Local and International Leaders at Public Meeting

July 11, 2016

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED® INDUCTS FIVE HONORARY MEMBERS

July 10, 2016

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY DECRIES DALLAS SNIPER ATTACK, EXTENDS SYMPATHY TO VICTIMS’ FAMILIES

July 9, 2016

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Atlanta to honor former educator and former Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. President Dr. Mary Shy Scott

July 8, 2016

Atlanta Daily World - Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Councilmember C.T. Martin will rename Harwell Heights Park in honor of the late, legendary Dr. Mary Shy Scott.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Honoros Its Beloved Pearl, Dr. Mary Shy Scott, 23rd International President: A Pioneer, Visionary, Civil Rights Activist and Leader

July 7, 2016

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Urges Swift Justice in Louisiana & Minnesota Police-Involved Shootings

July 7, 2016

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Welcomes Over 22,500 Members to Atlanta July 9-14 for Biennial Conference

June 24, 2016

The Georgia Sentinel News - More than 22,500 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) – from all over the world – will converge on Atlanta from July 9-16 for its biennial conference. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., attendees will engage in service projects as well as leadership training and development. The conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, as well as several hotels. Members from as far away as Germany, Japan, South Korea, Liberia, South Africa and the Middle East are expected to attend.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July

June 20, 2016

Rolling Out Magazine - More than 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority from all over the world will converge on Atlanta from July 9-16, 2016, for the organization’s biennial conference, the 67th Boulé. Atlanta’s home to Alpha Kappa Alpha founder Marie Woolfolk Taylor and the late Dr. Mary Shy Scott, a prominent educator and motivational speaker who served as the sorority’s 23rd international president.

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Turning pillowcases into ‘Little Dresses’

April 2, 2016

The Jackson Sun - Dozens of Gibson County ladies collaborated at the UT Agricultural Institute in Trenton to sew dresses for African girls Saturday. Members of the Theta Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha recruited volunteers from Gibson County 4-H, the Pea Ridge Book Club and the Extension Family Consumer Science Club.

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Hillary Clinton Speaks at Alpha Kappa Alpha Luncheon Leading Up to South Carolina Primaries

February 24, 2016

Essence Magazine - Leading up to this weekend’s South Carolina primaries, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton addressed a group of Black women at a luncheon hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority today.

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Hillary Clinton continues to make case to black voters during luncheon with Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

February 24, 2016

Post and Courier - COLUMBIA — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton courted members of the nation’s first black sorority Wednesday by highlighting a number of issues where there is disparity between white people and people of color. “Something is wrong when black women are more than three times more likely to die in this country in this century from complications due to childbirth,” Clinton said told members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. “Imagine if a white baby here in South Carolina were twice as likely to die as an African-American baby. Imagine the outcry and the resources that would flood in.”

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Fundraises for Flint, Michigan

February 10, 2016

The Ramapo News - On Wednesday, the Rho Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. held a fundraiser in response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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West Orange honors homegrown pioneer in Black History Month ceremony

February 9, 2016

NJ.com: It's one thing to learn about the founding members of your sorority, a requirement to join Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first sorority for African-American collegiate women. But when that history comes alive, as at it did last week at the West Orange Public Library, Jasmine Westpoint and Kizzie Hawthorne might as well have pinched each other.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority charters a chapter in Dubai

February 8, 2016

The Virgin Islands Daily News: Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was joined by Gizette Canegata Thomas, international regional director of Alpha Kappa Alpha, on Jan. 22 for the chartering of the sorority’s first chapter in Dubai.

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Anna Easter Brown Historic Marker Unveiled at West Orange Library

February 7, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The first of a planned series of historic markers highlighting West Orange history was unveiled Feb. 5 at the West Orange Public Library. The marker highlights the accomplishments of Anna Easter Brown, an African-American woman born and raised in West Orange, who graduated from West Orange High School in 1897.

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AJC Sepia Greek Spotlight: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority -- The Spread of the Ivy

February 5, 2016

Atlanta Journal Constitution - AJC Sepia Greek Spotlight: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority -- The Spread of the Ivy

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AJC Series on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - For Jennifer C. Thomas, AKA remains 'Faithful to the task at hand'

February 5, 2016

Atlanta Journal Constitution -

This is an occasional AJC Sepia series that looks at black Greek letter organizations

“If you tell me what you do with your leisure time, I shall tell you what you are. College ought to be the place for the setting of examples... In your leisure, I hope that some provision has been made for the expanding of your mind, your body and your spirit by spending more time in the open. In our social life on campus, we should set the example for other people.”

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AJC Series on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ~ 'Membership has its privileges'

February 3, 2016

Atlanta Journal Constitution -

This is an occasional AJC Sepia series that looks at black Greek letter organizations

Like many young girls, I wanted to be just like my mother.

I would watch her as she styled her hair, dabbed on perfume and clasped a string of pearls around her neck.

Listening to my mother and her sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. discuss parenting, world issues and the “old times” would leave me mesmerized.

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AJC Series on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ~ AKA's Crothers: 'Service is what I live for'

February 2, 2016

Atlanta Journal Constitution -

This is an occasional AJC Sepia series that looks at black Greek letter organizations.

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AJC Series on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ~ Alpha Kappa Alpha Pearls of Arabia

February 2, 2016

Atlanta Journal Constitution -

This is an occasional AJC Sepia series that looks at black Greek letter organizations

Growing up, I never thought about joining a sorority.

I was familiar with Greek life because my mother took my friends and I to step shows held at the local university. Also, I tuned into the weekly episodes of “A Different World.”

However, I never saw myself as the “sorority girl” I would eventually become.

As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until middle school that I was totally shocked by the discovery that my own mother was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Charters First Chapter in the Middle East

January 22, 2016

Houston Style Magazine - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated made history today when it chartered its first chapter, Omega Theta Omega, in the Middle East.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates 108th Anniversary Today

January 15, 2016

ST. CROIX — The first female African American greek letter sorority celebrates its 108-year Anniversary today, a press release the sisterhood’s St. Croix chapter issued this morning makes known. A similar release was also issued by the St. Thomas chapter today.

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Happy Founders' Day Sorors! A look back at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sisterhood

January 15, 2016

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Happy Founders' Day Sorors! A look back at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sisterhood

January 15, 2016

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Woman leads oldest sorority founded by African-American women

November 27, 2015

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinal - Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Brown Deer is more than a year into her term as president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the oldest Greek letter organization by African-American college-educated women.

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Africare to Host Annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on December 5

November 18, 2015

Africare.com - Africare to honor longtime partner, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala

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Education leader to be honored with highway dedication

August 8, 2015

Eufaula Indian Journal - Eufaula will be in the national spotlight Saturday when a stretch of SH 9 south of town will be dedicated to the memory of Ethel Hedgeman Lyle – who, in 1909, became Oklahoma’s first African American teacher, according to a spokesperson for the international Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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Sorority honors ‘extraordinary women’

August 2, 2015

Vicksburg Post - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority honored two Vicksburg natives who were visionary early leaders of the community-service oriented sorority with the unvieling of a historical marker.

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AKA sorority sisters honor Cynthia Hurd at wake before her Saturday funeral

June 27, 2015

Charleston - Cynthia Graham Hurd, sister of former N.C. Sen. Malcolm Graham of Charlotte, will be buried Saturday after a funeral at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston where on June 17 she and eight others were gunned down while studying the Bible.


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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s

May 29, 2015

New Pittsburgh Courier - The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community. This partnership will engage both campus and alumni members of AKA through local community outreach efforts and participation in The Longest Day®, a signature Alzheimer’s Association event.

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Alzheimer's Association & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Announce Collaboration

May 26, 2015

CHICAGO, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and increase education, care and support resources in the African-American community. This partnership will engage both campus and alumni members of AKA through local community outreach efforts and participation in The Longest Day®, a signature Alzheimer's Association event.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Walmart provide backpacks to area students

May 24, 2015

New Pittsburgh Courier - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. brought its “AKA ONE MILLION BACKPACKS” service project to Pittsburgh. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority along with Walmart collected nearly 5,000 backpacks and schools supplies to be presented to area school children. The sorority’s national goal is to provide one million school children with backpacks and school supplies over a four-year period.

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1st Woman President Of Tennessee State Univ. To Keynote Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founders’ Day

January 28, 2015

The Chattanoogan - On January 15, 1908, nine college women on the campus of Howard University founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the nation’s first Greek-letter sorority for African-American women. These nine core founders “dreamed of creating a support network for women with like minds coming together for mutual uplift, and coalescing their talents and strengths for the benefit of others”. Their vision, commitment and leadership laid the foundation for the principles of servant-leadership that remain the rich legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha today.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha, First Greek-Letter Sorority for African-American Women, Celebrates 107 Years...

January 16, 2015

Alpha Kappa Alpha, First Greek-Letter Sorority for African-American Women, Celebrates 107 Years and Still Counting

A human need shared by all is "to belong."

Whether it was gathering for a quilting bee, meeting at a local tavern, going to religious services regularly, or in more modern day, joining clubs like Rotary or Kiwanis, these gatherings offer opportunities for people with like minds to get together and support each other and exchange information.

Because few would look at people of different colors to see if they might actually share the same goals and same values, minority groups of all types have historically been left out of these organizations.

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HBCU Digest Podcast Series - Alpha Kappa Alpha President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson

December 31, 2014

International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson discusses Alpha Kappa Alpha's national HBCU support initiative, effective strategies for building HBCU support, and the value of her HBCU experiences at Benedict College and Atlanta University.

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NPHC issues Joint Response to Sorority Sisters reality show

December 18, 2014

As leaders of the four historically African American sororities, we are united in our belief that Sorority Sisters, which aired Monday, December 15, 2014 on VH1, poses a shameful affront to our proud legacies of service, scholarship and sisterhood.

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER LACK OF INDICTMENT IN ERIC GARNER CASE

December 4, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – December 4, 2014 -- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, expressed deep disappointment and concern Thursday over the grand jury decision in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man killed while in a chokehold applied by a white police officer in New York City.

International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, speaking on behalf of the sorority’s 265,000 members worldwide, called the decision by the grand jury "disturbing and shocking in the face of video evidence presented in the case.”

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Expresses Disappointment Over Lack of Indictment in Michael Brown Case

November 24, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – November 24, 2014 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® expressed disappointment Monday over the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, speaking on behalf of the sorority’s 265,000 members worldwide, called the decision by the grand jury "a miscarriage of justice" that sends the wrong message to the black community and continues to underwrite the deep and long held disconnect between the African American community and law enforcement.

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Liberia: More Anti-Ebola Shipments to Liberia

October 2, 2014

All Africa (Monrovia, Liberia): A joint Heart Foundation and AmeriCares partnership have hinted President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of a large shipment of anti-Ebola consignment to Liberia, some of which they said have already arrived.

Speaking Wednesday at President Sirleaf's Foreign Ministry Office on behalf of the joint fraternal group regarding their partnership response to the Ebola outbreak here, Madam Masmina Sirleaf said to date, they have shipped six consignments of anti-Ebola supplies to Liberia.

Masmina, who serves as Interim Executive Director of the Heartt Foundation, said two of the shipments were donated in August by the AmeriCares, while the rest came in on Monday and Tuesday, this week.

She said they have started collaboration with local organizations, including the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Monrovia Rotary Club as in-country partners.

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Liberia: Traditional Practices Causes Ebola Prevalence - Pres. Sirleaf

September 24, 2014

Monrovia, Liberia - Describing the Ebola virus as an unknown "enemy" of Liberians at the Monrovia City Hall on Tuesday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said she is inclined to hold responsible for the prevalence of the disease, those who continue to be in the state of denial and the habit of other traditional practices.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Give Free Backpacks and School Supplies to Chicago Students

September 12, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – September 12, 2014 – As part of its worldwide campaign to distribute One Million Backpacks to students in need, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA) will hold a back-to-school event on September 12 where free backpacks and school supplies will be donated to the Chicago Public School District (CPS).Chicago, Illinois – September 12, 2014 – As part of its worldwide campaign to distribute One Million Backpacks to students in need, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA) will hold a back-to-school event on September 12 where free backpacks and school supplies will be donated to the Chicago Public School District (CPS).

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Sumter welcomes back international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority (The State)

September 6, 2014

The State - SUMTER, SC — Sumter welcomed back Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson on Saturday and celebrated her new role as the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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Sumter welcomes back international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Myrtle Beach Online)

September 6, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online - SUMTER, SC — Sumter welcomed back Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson on Saturday and celebrated her new role as the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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Sumter welcomes back international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority (World News)

September 6, 2014

World News - SUMTER, SC — Sumter welcomed back Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson on Saturday and celebrated her new role as the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Buckhanan Wilson graduated from Sumter High School in 1976 and became the first person in her family to go to college. At Columbia’s Benedict College, she joined the sorority, not knowing she later would become the international president of an organization that has 986 chapters in 42 states, countries including the Bahamas and South Korea and on the continent of Africa.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Responds to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

August 27, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – August 27, 2014 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA) offers prayers and encouragement for those affected by the historic Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Speaking on behalf of the Sorority’s 265,000 members worldwide, International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson calls for worldwide support for the individuals who are working to provide aid to those in need during this humanitarian crisis.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Responds to the Brutal Beating of Marlene Pinnock

August 22, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – August 22, 2014 -Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA) today expressed concern over the brutal beating of a 51-year-old homeless California woman.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Responds to Tragic Death of Michael Brown

August 13, 2014

Chicago, Illinois – August 13, 2014 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA) today expressed concern over the fatal shooting of Missouri teenager Michael Brown and extended condolences to his family and friends who mourn his tragic death.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Kicks off 2014 – 2018 Community Service Programs

August 6, 2014

The Afro (Baltimore) - Baltimore Metropolitan area Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members, including Epsilon Omega President E. Francine Stokes-McElven, the 27th North Atlantic Regional Director Erma W. Barron, and the 18th International President Mattelia Grays took part in a tribute to the organization’s 12th International President Edna Over Gray Campbell during a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Owings Mills, April 2.

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Hon. Melanie Griffin Receives International Service Award by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

August 5, 2014

The Bahamas Weekly - USA - At the 66th Boule of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated held in Charlotte, North Carolina in mid-July, Bahamian flags flew high among a crowd of over ten thousand persons as the Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services and Community Development received the International Service Award.

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Hon. Melanie Griffin receives international service award

August 5, 2014

Bahama Island Info - CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- At the 66th Boule of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated held in Charlotte, North Carolina in mid-July, Bahamian flags flew high among a crowd of over ten thousand persons as the Hon. Melanie Griffin, Minister of Social Services and Community Development received the International Service Award.

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Reed wins International Sorority post

August 1, 2014

Focus Daily News - DALLAS— Big things happen in Big D; but it was in Charlotte, NC, that Dallas businesswoman, Danette Anthony Reed, joined an international platform. Ms. Reed was installed as the International Treasurer during the biennial international convention of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated last week. Among two other very qualified candidates, Ms. Reed emerged as the winner and will serve through 2016 under newly installed International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

July 30, 2014

The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley News Journal - Charlotte, NC -- July 17, 2014 -- Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority installs new president

July 24, 2014

Florida Courier - Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisc. was installed this month as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is the 29th Alpha Kappa Alpha woman to hold this position.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Is Launching New Dimensions of Service (Street Insider)

July 24, 2014

Street Insider - Under Buckhanan Wilson's dynamic leadership, the 2014 - 2018 International Program will focus on the theme, "Launching New Dimensions of Service," through which the sorority's 265,000 members and 986 local chapters will address community needs via programs in traditional and new target areas.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Is Launching New Dimensions of Service (Yahoo! Finance)

July 24, 2014

Yahoo! Finance - Under Buckhanan Wilson's dynamic leadership, the 2014 - 2018 International Program will focus on the theme, "Launching New Dimensions of Service,"through which the sorority's 265,000 members and 986 local chapters will address community needs via programs in traditional and new target areas. The 2014 - 2018 International Program consists of five target areas, one signature program, and specifically targeted community service days.

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Attorney General made honourary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

July 21, 2014

Bahama Islands Info - NASSAU, Bahamas -- Attorney General, Senator Allyson Maynard Gibson is shown with Ms. Brandy Norwood (Recording Artist and Actress). On 16th July, 2014 both ladies were inducted as Honourary Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at the 66th Alpha Kappa Alpha Boule in Charlotte, North Carolina. Honourary Membership is the Sorority’s highest honor.

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New leader for the AKAs

July 20, 2014

Atlanta Daily World - CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The guidance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), over the next four years is now in the hands of Milwaukee, Wis. businesses executive Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Mourns the Loss of Honorary Member Alice Marie Coachman Davis

July 20, 2014

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated mourns the loss of trailblazing honorary member Alice Marie Coachman Davis.

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Benedict’s Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as Alpha Kappa Alpha President

July 18, 2014

HBCU Digest - Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson was installed this week as the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Wilson, a graduate of Benedict College and Clark Atlanta University, will lead the world’s oldest Greek-lettered organization founded by Black women with more than 260,000 members in chapters around the world.

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Business at Charlotte Convention Center Heating Up this Summer

July 18, 2014

Time Warner Cable News - CHARLOTTE--Close to 12,000 members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority attended the group's 66th annual conference this week at the Charlotte Convention Center.

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Brandy & Ava DuVernay are Honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorors

July 18, 2014

Uptown Magazine - Earlier this month, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s International President Carolyn House Stewart formally inducted filmmaker Ava DuVernay into the sorority as an honorary member. DuVernay is an award-winning writer, producer, director, and distributor of independent films.

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed As International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

July 18, 2014

Dallas Weekly - Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson selected to lead AKA

July 18, 2014

North Dallas Gazette - Charlotte, NC — Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

July 18, 2014

Style Magazine - Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.

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Charlotte Convention Center plans to feed 10,000 (WCCB-TV)

July 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer reports 10,450 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will sit down at 1,000 tables to dine at Charlotte Convention Center on Thursday as part of their convention this week.

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Charlotte Convention Center plans to feed 10,000 (WSOC-TV)

July 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1nxVwsg) 10,450 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will sit down at 1,000 tables to dine at Charlotte Convention Center on Thursday as part of their convention this week.

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

July 17, 2014

Black News - Charlotte, NC — Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908

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Alpha Kappa Alpha dinner at Charlotte Convention Center expected to feed 10,450 people

July 17, 2014

The Republic - CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — This will be some dinner.

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AKA Convention Journal

July 17, 2014

QCity Metro - AKA Journal is a daily report on some of the people we meet and scenes we encounter while covering the Alpha Kappa Alpha biennial convention in Charlotte. Check back for updates.

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Benedict Alumna, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, to be Installed as International President of AKA

July 15, 2014

Midland Biz - COLUMBIA, SC—Mrs. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be sworn in as the 29th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. during the 66th Biennial International Convention of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in Charlotte, NC, July 12-18, 2014. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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Benedict alum to be sworn in as historic sorority's president

July 15, 2014

WIS-TV - A Benedict alum will now lead one of the nation's historic sororities.

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At AKA convention, members urged to fight voter restriction laws

July 14, 2014

QCity Metro - At an Alpha Kappa Alpha town hall meeting Sunday, a panel of political, education and civil rights leaders warned that voting rights in the United States are under attack by those on the extreme political right.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha leads service project to address world hunger

July 13, 2014

QCity Metro - More than 2,000 volunteers donned hairnets and gloves in a Charlotte Convention Center ballroom Saturday and began fighting global hunger.

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Historic sorority to hold annual convention in Charlotte (WBTV Charlotte)

July 12, 2014

66th Boule Chairman, Anna K. Davis speaks to WBTV about 66th Boule in Charlotte, North Carolina

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11,500 Alpha Kappa Alpha members coming to Charlotte for conference

July 4, 2014

Gaston Gazette - Charlotte will soon be filled with thousands of ladies clad in green and pink. Those signature colors represent Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the first Greek-letter organization established for college-educated African-American women in the United States.

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AKA denounces mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls

May 6, 2014

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority joined Tuesday a worldwide denouncement of the mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by a terrorist group.

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Over 10,000 Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority coming to Charlotte for Biennial Conference

April 23, 2014

Over 10,000 Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority coming to Charlotte for Biennial Conference from July 12-18

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See How This Sorority Staged the World's Largest Plated Dinner

January 23, 2017

BizBash - ATLANTA When members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. gathered about 22,000 people in Atlanta for its 67th Boule Dinner on July 13, they set a Guinness World Record for the largest plated dinner—breaking a mark the organization previously set in 2008.

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