Tanya Weaver Builds Grassroots Campaign to Help Black Women Get Life-Saving Mammograms

March 13, 2022

In 2012 Tanya Weaver learned a disturbing fact: The town of Portsmouth, Virginia, where she was working for the Virginia Department of Health, had the second-highest number of Black women over the age of 40 dying from breast cancer.

After conducting a small survey asking about women's familiarity with breast cancer prevention, she saw that the zip codes where women had access to the least information had the highest number of deaths related to breast cancer.

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Dr. Michaux Kilpatrick is 1 of only 33 Black female neurosurgeons in the U.S.

March 13, 2022

In a field dominated by white males, Dr. Michaux Kilpatrick is a profound exception. There are only 33 Black female neurosurgeons in the U.S., comprising 0.6% of the neurosurgical workforce, according to the journal World Neurology.

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Director welcomes Alpha Beta Alpha Omega Chapter to the Marvelous Mid-Atlantic region

December 6, 2021

Congratulations are in order to the newest chapter in the Marvelous Mid-Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Incorporated. Chartered in Springfield, Virginia with 85 strong, committed and determined sisters was Alpha Beta Alpha Omega Chapter. Rhonda Luss serves as president and Leslie Anne Dey serves as vice president.

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Gamma Theta chapter welcomes Vice President Kamala Harris to Hampton University

September 14, 2021

Jordan Lyles-Holly, President of the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, escorted Madame Vice President Kamala Harris to the LiDAR Laboratory within Turner Hall. Ms. Lyles-Holly guided Madame Vice President Harris and Congresswoman Elaine Luria to the around the campus and ended the tour at the Direct Severe Weather Forecasting Data Laboratory, located on the third floor of Turner
Hall. There, Dr. William Moore gave a description and viewing of the data from the instruments on the roof.

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