Alpha Kappa Alpha Mourns the Loss of the Buffalo Shooting Victims and Calls for Action a the Ballot Box
May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
CHICAGO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is continuing to make good on its commitment to our nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This evening the sorority’s International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover presented Morris Brown College with a $100,000 donation to establish an endowment for scholarships and other operational needs to help bolster the institution’s sustainability. A check presentation took place on the historic campus at the Dr. Gloria Anderson Multi-purpose Complex.
April 7, 2022
The confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States is one of the most incredible historical moments for our nation and one of immense pride and joy for millions of Americans.
African-American women have been at the forefront in bringing about positive change in our country for centuries. The true significance of this confirmation cannot be overstated. With the confirmation of Justice Jackson, an African-American woman with impeccable credentials, a brilliant legal mind and unimpeached character and integrity will serve on the highest court in our nation. This moment in history is long overdue, but the day has finally arrived.
The 320,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority join me in commending President Joe Biden for staying the course and honoring his commitment to our community and to Black women with his nomination. We also commend Senator Dick Durbin, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, for shepherding this historic process and ensuring a fair and timely confirmation hearing resulting in a bipartisan confirmation vote of 53-47.
Congratulations Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson! You have earned this sacred appointment, and we know you will serve all of the citizens of this country with honor and integrity.
February 25, 2022
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. Her exemplary career has reflected a deep and abiding commitment to justice and equality.
February 23, 2022
Steeped in far more than historical significance, the confirmation of a Black woman to the highest court of the land would represent yet another significant step in America fulfilling its promise to African Americans who helped build this country. The appointment of a Black woman to the United States Supreme Court is a long time coming.
February 22, 2022
CHICAGO ― Gravitas Ventures has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for “Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,” an intimate documentary film introducing the storied history of Alpha Kappa Alpha, America's first sorority for Black college women. Narrated by Phylicia Rashād and written and directed by Deborah Riley Draper, Twenty Pearls tells the story of a powerful sisterhood created in 1908 that has influenced significant watershed moments in history, including World War II, NASA, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Women’s Rights, HBCUs and Public Health.
December 15, 2021
CHICAGO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover has been appointed by President Joe Biden to serve as the Vice Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Board will advance the goal of the HBCU Initiative, established by the Carter Administration, to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to their students and continue serving as engines of opportunity.
October 18, 2021
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and its more than 300,000 members worldwide mourn the passing of distinguished military leader and world diplomat, Ret. General Colin Powell.
October 6, 2021
CHICAGO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover will testify today at a congressional hearing titled Homecoming: The Historical Roots and Continued Contributions of HBCUs.
October 4, 2021
MISSISSIPPI DELTA – After a successful COVID-19 vaccination outreach program earlier this summer where 330 residents received vaccines, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) is returning to the Mississippi Delta October 4-6, this time bringing its 3D mobile mammogram unit to provide free mammograms for uninsured women during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other screenings and health services provided by partners Delta Health Center, Mallory Community Health Center, and Walgreens include COVID-19 testing and vaccines, flu shots, vaccines for school-aged children, HIV testing, vital sign screening, and eye examinations.
September 22, 2021
CHICAGO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is proud to announce that the sorority set a new record and raised more than $2.1 million during its fundraiser to benefit our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Alpha Kappa Alpha’s annual HBCU Impact Day on September 20 far exceeded the goal, as the country’s first Black sorority received online donations and checks from local AKA chapters, private donors, and corporate matching dollars from across the globe.
September 20, 2021
CHICAGO – For the fourth consecutive year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® has earmarked a progressive goal to raise $1 million in 24 hours for their national HBCU Impact Day. Set for Monday, September 20, 2021, the annual HBCU Impact Day is a part of the sorority’s four-year $10 million fundraising goal led by AKA International President and CEO Dr. Glenda Glover. The organization’s more than 300,000 college-educated members, corporate partners, and donors have been challenged to contribute funds to assist with the ongoing fiscal sustainability and operations of the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country.
August 22, 2021
TULSA – In light of all that is occurring in the United States and around the world, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) will observe its fourth annual International Day of Prayer in Tulsa, OK, on Sunday, August 22, with a full slate of activities. Members nationwide and internationally will worship and participate together in community activities as a sign of solidarity and make intercessions for global peace. While chapters will hold their individual events, the sorority’s national observance will take place in Tulsa and pay homage to the City’s historic Black Wall Street.
July 27, 2021
CHICAGO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has presented its third round of endowment funds in the amount of $1.6 million to 35 additional HBCUs as part of a four-year fundraising campaign led by AKA International President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Glenda Glover to help secure fiscal sustainability and success across all HBCUs.
July 15, 2021
CHICAGO – Eight exemplary Black women in corporate business, entertainment business, media, literature, performing arts and sports were recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) as honorary members.
June 4, 2021
MISSISSIPPI DELTA – Nearly 100 years after its first Mississippi Health Project, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) revisited the Mississippi Delta to host a health and COVID-19 vaccination event for residents of Mound Bayou and Greenville, MS. Partnering with local healthcare providers Delta Health Centers, Walgreens, and Urgent Primary Care of Clarksdale, the two-day event enabled 330 residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, 120 glucose and cholesterol tests, 71 HIV tests, 50 eye exams including 31 eye exams for school-aged children and personal protective equipment were also administered.
March 31, 2021
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® announces the North American release of TWENTY PEARLS, the official documentary film which chronicles the organization’s history. Narrated by Phylicia Rashād, TWENTY PEARLS journeys through 113 provocative years.
January 20, 2021
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. is pleased to announce that the service organization has declared Wednesday, January 20, 2021 as Soror Kamala D. Harris Day. Members are encouraged to wear shades of pink and a strand of pearls to mark the historic occasion. Vice President-Elect Harris was initiated in the Alpha Chapter of the AKA at Howard University, an HBCU in Washington, D.C.
August 20, 2020
Last night on the nineteenth day of the eighth month, Senator Kamala Harris made “herstory” when she accepted the nomination as the Vice Presidential Candidate for a major political party. Americans, including little Black and Brown girls, watched with amazement, pride and a renewed sense of hope. We congratulate Senator Harris and wish her the best on this historic journey.
July 18, 2020
Alpha Kappa Alpha joins a grateful nation in mourning the loss of civil rights icons, Congressman John Lewis and the Rev. C.T. Vivian. The world has lost two irreplaceable champions for justice and equality at a time when the pervasive effects of racial injustice and economic inequality could not be more evident.
June 12, 2020
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® announced today that the service organization will provide scholarships for the daughter and granddaughters of George Floyd. In a letter to the family, AKA International President Dr. Glenda Glover said she hoped the contribution would assist them on the path to success.
June 10, 2020
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® International President Glenda Glover says George Floyd’s cry out to his late mother before taking his last breath was a symbolic plea to all women for help. Dr. Glover called on leaders from twelve historic and celebrated African-American organizations to unite and condemn the senseless and unjustified death of Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many other Black men, women and children by police and vigilantes.
June 8, 2020
(Chicago, IL) - As leaders of African-American women’s organizations in America, we condemn in the strongest terms the senseless and unjustified killings of Black women, Black men, Black girls, and Black boys by police and vigilantes. We have organized knowing that we are stronger and more effective when we work together to raise our more than five (5) million collective voices and exert our collective power to address the unspeakable, horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop and too many others – killings that have sparked a global movement for racial justice.
June 6, 2020
As leaders of African-American women’s organizations in America, we condemn in the strongest terms the senseless and unjustified killings of Black women, Black men, Black girls, and Black boys by police and vigilantes. We have organized knowing that we are stronger and more effective when we work together to raise our more than five (5) million collective voices and exert our collective power to address the unspeakable, horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop and too many others – killings that have sparked a global movement for racial justice.
May 30, 2020
May 27, 2020
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® joins thousands of others around the world in issuing the strongest condemnation of the senseless, unprovoked killing of George Floyd. The unspeakable actions of police officers who killed another unarmed Black man without justification or excuse underscore the structural and systemic inequities that persist in this country.
May 21, 2020
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February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our 21st International President Faye Beverly Bryant. She served as the sorority’s president from 1982-1986.
September 11, 2019
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® seeks to raise $1 million in 24 hours for a second consecutive year during HBCU Impact Day on September 16, 2019. As part of a four-year $10 million fundraising goal, AKA International President Dr. Glenda Glover is leading the challenge for contributions that can help to secure fiscal sustainability and success across all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
July 8, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors Provide Testimonials to Importance of Early Detection
Music, mingling and mammograms filled the weekend during the 25th Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA July 5-7. Essence organizers delivered the music for concert goers and stars to mingle with, while Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® provided a record 107 free mammography screenings to women, including visitors and local residents. The sorority’s initial goal was to provide 70 free 3D mammograms to uninsured women with the traveling Alpha Kappa Alpha Mobile Mammography Unit at the event.
July 6, 2019
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will celebrate the Essence Festival 25th anniversary with women’s health as the focus. The international service organization will provide 70 free 3D mammograms to uninsured women, and the New Orleans community with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Mobile Mammography Unit.
July 1, 2019
Tennessee State University is the latest HBCU recipient of financial support from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. AKA continued its commitment of creating a $100,000 endowment at each of the nation's four-year historically black universities and colleges with a donation to Dr. Glenda Glover, who is the leader of both organizations.
June 20, 2019
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® will provide a major boost to the Nashville economy when the service organization holds its 2019 Leadership Seminar in Music City June 27 - 30. Approximately 7,600 members are expected to attend the seminar that will offer over 80 workshops on professional development, personal growth and community service.
June 6, 2019
Hear what Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated President Glenda Glover had to say about HBCUs and more on PoliticsNation with the Rev. Al Sharpton.
March 1, 2019
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., in partnership with our official philanthropic arm, the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has launched the establishment of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. The fund has been created in an effort to assist in the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Over the course of the next four years, the fund has pledged to distribute $10 million in financial support to 96 accredited HBCUs as a part of Alpha Kappa Alpha's Target 1: HBCU For Life: A Call to Action.
November 12, 2018
Each year millions of Americans take on the responsibility of caring for others. Whether it’s aging parents, a spouse or child fighting a debilitating illness, they do what’s needed to take care of their loved ones. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will hold its first ever AKA Caregivers’ Community Impact Day on Friday, November 16 to recognize the tremendous work of these individuals. The service organization will kick-off their national observance at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a public event beginning at 10am.
October 8, 2018
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Regions Bank are partnering to help college students and underserved communities build financial wealth. The groups will officially announce the agreement during a financial education workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 10 on the campus of Tennessee State University. The workshop is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Psi Undergraduate Chapter, and will begin at 3 p.m. in the TSU Faculty Dining Lounge in the Floyd-Payne Campus Center.
July 12, 2018
(Houston, TX) With a commitment to excellence and a vow to uphold the grand legacy of its founders, Dr. Glenda Glover became the 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Dr. Glover took the helm of the nation’s oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college women on July 12, 2018, in Houston, TX, following the group’s international conference. She will lead the storied organization for four years, 2018-2022, under the theme, “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.”