Marker Dedicated to Pauline MortonMarch 17, 2018
The Tidewater News - "This is a wonderful and significant day," says June Fleming last Saturday morning. The PDCCC college board chairwoman was referring to the program then dedicated the unveiling the historical marker in Pauline Cauthorne Morton's memory.
Sorority dedicates community garden in Third WardFebruary 24, 2018
Houston Chronicle - The Houston chapter of a national sorority dedicated a community garden in Houston's Third Ward on Saturday afternoon. In partnership with the City of Houston and the United States Department of Agriculture, sisters from Alpha Kappa Alpha gathered at Palm Center to dedicate the garden and greenhouse.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Launches Service Projects As It Prepares for Biennial Conference in Houston, July 6-12, 2018February 16, 2018
Houston Style Magazine - As part of its international program theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service,” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will sponsor “29 Moments of Service” worldwide, ahead of its biennial conference in Houston where more than 25,000 members are expected to converge this summer.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African LeadershipFebruary 12, 2018
Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Former President of Liberia praised for her extraordinary efforts to lead country’s recovery following civil war. The 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee.
Ambassador Collie Receives Proclamation from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, IncorporatedFebruary 6, 2018
Government of the Bahamas - WASHINGTON, DC – His Excellency Sidney S. Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States, was honoured with a proclamation from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, January 11, 2018 in commemoration of "his outstanding years of unparalleled service, dedication, and commitment to The Bahamas and the world."
Goodie Girl Bags announces largest donationJanuary 18, 2018
Goodie Girl Bags Newsletter - We are excited to announce our largest donation to date! Over 10,000 feminine hygiene products & approximately 400 Bras were donated to Goodie Girl Bags by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated who celebrated 110 years of service during its National Founders’ Day Commemoration in DC this past Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner during this historic weekend dedicated to “Service to all mankind.” This large blessing is a great way to kick-off the New Year as we strive to help more women in need!
Sorority Honors Nonprofit for Africa SupportJanuary 17, 2018
Washington Informer - Alpha Kappa Alpha, America’s first Black female sorority, placed high emphasis on the support and development of Africa during a milestone anniversary.
Wilberforce Mourns the Passing of Dr. Bernice I. SumlinJanuary 16, 2018
It is with great sadness that we, Wilberforce University, have learned of the recent passing of Ms. Bernice Irene Sumlin, 19th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. A pioneer in her own right, Ms. Sumlin leaves a rich legacy of leadership and mentorship, and to include the recognition of her philanthropy efforts, that will surpass generations to come.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s President Discusses The Anniversary And The IssuesJanuary 15, 2018
WHUR 96.3 (Washington, DC) - Dorothy Buckhanan-Wilson, International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., talks about the significance of the 110-year anniversary and the challenges black women face in the modern era.
Today we celebrate 110 years of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc!January 15, 2018
Ebony Magazine - Today we celebrate 110 years of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Norma White Honored With Own ParkwayJanuary 3, 2018
Jacksonville Free Press - Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter joined family and friends for the unveiling of the Dr. Norma Ruth Solomon White Parkway.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Honors Nine Women; Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Receives Lifetime Achievement AwardDecember 7, 2017
Carolina Panorama - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International President receives Lifetime Achievement Award
U of C Students To Unveil Bronze Bust Of First African American Woman To Earn A PhDNovember 28, 2017
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago - Tuesday night two University of Chicago students will unveil a bronze bust of Dr. Georgiana Simpson — the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. — in Reynolds Club, a building that now functions as a student union but was once home to the university’s men-only club.
U. of C. statue gives black scholar her place in historyNovember 27, 2017
Chicago Tribune - When Georgiana Rose Simpson arrived to the University of Chicago in 1907, her presence in a dorm caused an uproar among some of the other students because she was black, and she was eventually asked to move off campus.
Undeterred, Simpson continued her studies by commuting to campus and corresponding from afar and went on to become one of the first black women in the country to graduate with a doctorate, records show
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated honors Bernice Irene Sumlin and Continues Investment into HBCUsNovember 12, 2017
Wilberforce University - On Sunday November 12,2017 a historical marker issued by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated honoring Bernice Irene Sumlin, 19th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., (1974-1978) was dedicated on the grounds of Wilberforce University. With an overwhelming attendance of 250 members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and guests including Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, 24th International President, Dr. Eva L. Evans, 24th International President, Ms. Toni S. Kendrick, Great Lakes Great Lakes Director, Ms. Danette Reed, International Treasurer, Ms. Emma Lilly Henderson, 21st Great Lakes Regional Director, Ms. Phyllis E. Robinson, 22nd Great Lakes Regional Director, Ms. Rachel Ashburn Mallory, 24th Great Lakes Regional Director, Mrs. Charlene Truitt Nelson, 27th Great Lakes Regional Director, Mrs. Evelyn Sample-Oates, 31st North Atlantic Regional Director and the Mayor of Xenia, The Honorable Marsha Bayless.
National Pan-Hellenic Council - Council of Presidents Response to Incident in Charlottesville, VAAugust 18, 2017
The Council of Presidents stand together with our membership against the violence and protest that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. by the evil, racist, thoughtless individuals who identify themselves as white supremacist. As anti-racism organizations, we are committed to purposefully identifying and challenge issues of race and color and the impact on our members and others.
State historical highway marker honoring ‘Nellie Pratt Russell’ to be dedicated in Brunswick CountyAugust 10, 2017
Richmond, VA - Former educator, Russell was one of six women who incorporated the first black sorority in the United States
Education pioneer honored in Berryville hometownJune 19, 2017
BERRYVILLE — A new state historical marker honoring Berryville native and pioneering African-American educator Lucy Diggs Slowe was unveiled Saturday in Milton Valley Cemetery on Josephine Street.
State Historical Highway Marker “Lucy Diggs Slowe” To Be Dedicated in Clarke CountyJune 17, 2017
RICHMOND – A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that honors the career of pioneering African American educator Lucy Diggs Slowe, who was born in Clarke County’s Berryville in 1908, will be dedicated this weekend.
African American Sorority Targeted In Racist Incident at American UniversityMay 5, 2017
Houston Chronicle - Bring first is certainly not easy. Taylor Dumpson is one who knows. What was supposed to be a wonderful time of celebration and feeling of great accomplishment was turned into something hateful and fearful.
National Pan-Hellenic Council of Presidents American University Racial Incident Statement of SupportMay 4, 2017
Joint Statement in Response to the Racist Incident at American University
UNA-USA American University statement of supportMay 4, 2017
Anti-Defamation League American issues statement to American UniversityMay 4, 2017
AU student leaders, school officials work to unify following hate crime incidentMay 4, 2017
Fox 5 WASHINGTON - Student government leaders held a town hall-style meeting at American University Thursday after racist displays were placed around campus earlier in the week.
On Monday, bananas with string placed around them in the shape of a noose were found at multiple locations with writing targeting the predominantly black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. The words “Hamambe bait” were also seen written on the bananas. It happened on the same day as Taylor Dumpson, the newly-elected student body president, began her first day in office.
UNCF "A Mind Is…" Gala Celebrates the End of a Successful Annual CampaignMarch 3, 2017
UNCF's "A Mind Is…" Gala celebrates the end of a successful annual campaign on March 2 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Culminating a year of great impact, the evening highlights successes made from the foot soldiers throughout the nation that are raising awareness on the importance of a quality education and recognizes leaders in the community that made major contributions to UNCF and higher education. This year's honorees include Target (Frederick D. Patterson Award); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (President's Award); the Honorable David N. Dinkins and the Honorable Charles B. Rangel (Shirley Chisholm Award).
Pearl Harbor rededicates Doris Miller bust for 75th AnniversaryDecember 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.
Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller hailed for his actions during Pearl attackDecember 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.
23 Moments of Service: A Dialogue with Dorothy Buckhanan wilson on 108 years of empowering the global communitySeptember 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.
On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space RaceSeptember 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.
Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and PencilAugust 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.
‘Rolling out’ goes inside the AKA BouléJuly 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Serves the Community on the Front LinesJuly 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.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY CONDEMNS DEADLY ATTACK ON BATON ROUGE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERSJuly 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.
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.”
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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors Local and International Leaders at Public MeetingJuly 11, 2016
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED® INDUCTS FIVE HONORARY MEMBERSJuly 10, 2016
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY DECRIES DALLAS SNIPER ATTACK, EXTENDS SYMPATHY TO VICTIMS’ FAMILIESJuly 9, 2016
Atlanta to honor former educator and former Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. President Dr. Mary Shy ScottJuly 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Honoros Its Beloved Pearl, Dr. Mary Shy Scott, 23rd International President: A Pioneer, Visionary, Civil Rights Activist and LeaderJuly 7, 2016
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Urges Swift Justice in Louisiana & Minnesota Police-Involved ShootingsJuly 7, 2016
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Welcomes Over 22,500 Members to Atlanta July 9-14 for Biennial ConferenceJune 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this JulyJune 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.
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.
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Alpha Kappa Alpha Luncheon Leading Up to South Carolina PrimariesFebruary 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.
Hillary Clinton continues to make case to black voters during luncheon with Alpha Kappa Alpha sororityFebruary 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.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Fundraises for Flint, MichiganFebruary 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.
West Orange honors homegrown pioneer in Black History Month ceremonyFebruary 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority charters a chapter in DubaiFebruary 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.
Anna Easter Brown Historic Marker Unveiled at West Orange LibraryFebruary 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.
AJC Sepia Greek Spotlight: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority -- The Spread of the IvyFebruary 5, 2016
Atlanta Journal Constitution - AJC Sepia Greek Spotlight: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority -- The Spread of the Ivy
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “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.”
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.
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.
I was only 16-years old when I entered Alabama State University in 1976. I was the first person in my family to attend college and ultimately graduate.
My grandparents adopted and raised me. My grandmother Lula Wells only completed 11 years of education, but she was a very smart lady. My grandfather, Frank Wells, only got as far as the sixth grade.
AJC Series on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority ~ Alpha Kappa Alpha Pearls of ArabiaFebruary 2, 2016
Atlanta Journal Constitution -
This is an occasional AJC Sepia series that looks at black Greek letter organizations
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Charters First Chapter in the Middle EastJanuary 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Celebrates 108th Anniversary TodayJanuary 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.
Happy Founders' Day Sorors! A look back at Alpha Kappa Alpha SisterhoodJanuary 15, 2016
Happy Founders' Day Sorors! A look back at Alpha Kappa Alpha SisterhoodJanuary 15, 2016
Woman leads oldest sorority founded by African-American womenNovember 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.
Africare to Host Annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on December 5November 18, 2015
Africare.com - Africare to honor longtime partner, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala
Education leader to be honored with highway dedicationAugust 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.
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.
AKA sorority sisters honor Cynthia Hurd at wake before her Saturday funeralJune 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.
Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’sMay 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.
Alzheimer's Association & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Announce CollaborationMay 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Walmart provide backpacks to area studentsMay 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.
1st Woman President Of Tennessee State Univ. To Keynote Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Founders’ DayJanuary 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.
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.
HBCU Digest Podcast Series - Alpha Kappa Alpha President Dorothy Buckhanan WilsonDecember 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.
NPHC issues Joint Response to Sorority Sisters reality showDecember 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.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER LACK OF INDICTMENT IN ERIC GARNER CASEDecember 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.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Expresses Disappointment Over Lack of Indictment in Michael Brown CaseNovember 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.
Liberia: More Anti-Ebola Shipments to LiberiaOctober 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.
Liberia: Traditional Practices Causes Ebola Prevalence - Pres. SirleafSeptember 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Give Free Backpacks and School Supplies to Chicago StudentsSeptember 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).
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.
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.
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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Responds to Ebola Outbreak in West AfricaAugust 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Responds to the Brutal Beating of Marlene PinnockAugust 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Responds to Tragic Death of Michael BrownAugust 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Kicks off 2014 – 2018 Community Service ProgramsAugust 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.
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.
Hon. Melanie Griffin receives international service awardAugust 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.
Reed wins International Sorority postAugust 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.
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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority installs new presidentJuly 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.
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.
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.
Attorney General made honourary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha SororityJuly 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.
New leader for the AKAsJuly 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Mourns the Loss of Honorary Member Alice Marie Coachman DavisJuly 20, 2014
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated mourns the loss of trailblazing honorary member Alice Marie Coachman Davis.
Benedict’s Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as Alpha Kappa Alpha PresidentJuly 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.
Business at Charlotte Convention Center Heating Up this SummerJuly 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.
Brandy & Ava DuVernay are Honorary Alpha Kappa Alpha SororsJuly 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.
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.
Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson selected to lead AKAJuly 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.
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.
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.