Saturday, May 30, 2015

AKA Kamala Harris considers running for US Senate seat in 2016



The California Attorney General, announced this past January, that she is running for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat in 2016. The AG has California's first Black, first female and first Asian-American Attorney General. Harris, graduated from Howard University, where she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's Alpha Chapter. She also attended University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she received her J.D.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

UNJUST BEATING OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI MEMBER, MARTESE JOHNSON, STUNS NATION.

Martese Johnson, a student at University of Virginia, and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, was slammed face first into concrete after he was asked for his ID. The police apparently believed it was fake and started to brutally assault the honor student. Social media has responded with hastags #MarteseJohnson and #JusticeForMartese. Virginia Governor has launched an investigation into the matter.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: A PROPHET



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, was a remarkable speaker. His actions and leadership in the Civil Rights Movement in America, made "Justice for All" possible for so many people around the world. Dr. King was indeed a Prophet. He heard God tell him to take a stand. He followed the voice of God at every step of the way. He allowed God to strengthen him and guide him to victory. He was a Prophet, and should be recognized as such. Dr. King was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

DISPELLING DIVINE NINE STEREOTYPES

Divine Nine stereotypes are as old as the Divine Nine itself (probably not, but it sounded good, didn't it?). These are stereotypes shared by Greeks and non-Greeks alike. Note, in different areas of the country, these stereotypes don't hold water.

Let's look at the sororities first:

AKA- They wear pink and green and are known as the stuck-up "pretty girls". They have attitudes that are anything but pretty. Historically, they are lighter skinned and skinny with long hair. They practically worship themselves. In reality, these ladies are not all stuck-up. There are dark-skinned ladies, fat ladies, and nice ladies. But to most, these are the exception to the rule.

Deltas- Colors are Crimson and Creme or Red and white. Down to earth, very popular, rough, ride or die. Breakaways from AKA (they broke away to become more active in the greater community whereas AKA was just a social club initially). Deltas are high-energy and very proud of their legacy. They are very vocal about their pride. In other words, they are the loudest and the proudest.

Zetas- Blue and White. Big ugly dark-skinned girls who like to eat. Always on the Sigmas jock. Rejects from other sororities. Now, at my Alma Mater, the Zetas were a force to be reckoned with. They were pretty and always had the bomb hairstyles.

SGRho- Royal Blue and Gold. Manly women who look homely. Mostly overweight. Often confused for Zetas. The nerds of the bunch. In reality, Sigma Gamma Rhos are very attractive. They are smart and normally have the highest GPAs among the sororities. They are also seen as the most active in the community.

Fraternities:

APhiA- Black and Old Gold. Nerds, undercover brothers, the first. In reality Alphas are intelligent, classy, and are true gentlemen. I never met an Alpha I didn't like.

Kappas- Crimson and Creme. Gay, "pretty boy", wanna-be AKAs. Don't drink the "Nupe Juice" lol! In reality, Kappas are business oriented and they do alot for the community.

Ques- Purple and Gold. Nasty Dawgs who don't graduate college. Worst hazing. Most imitated. You never know if a Que is recognized by their Nationals. In reality, Omega men are well-rounded and uphold high standards of manhood.

Sigmas- Country boys that wear blue and white. Imitates Omegas. Have lowest GPAs. Mad because they are ugly. In reality, I've met some outstanding, sophisticated and handsome Sigmas.

Iotas- Brown and Gold. Seen as rejects, last in line, least respected. In reality, the Iotas at my Alma Mater ran the yard. They were the best steppers and were the most active in the community.

Bottom line: You can't judge an organization by it's stereotype. There is every type of person in every type of org. You have to get to know them before you make assumptions. Look at their contributions to society and make your decision based on that.

Friday, January 16, 2015

VH1 CANCELS SORORITY SISTERS!

Apparently, VH1 decided to pull the plug on their series Sorority Sisters, where they followed 9 members of historically black Greek-lettered organizations. I guess they couldn't take all the backlash, protest and boycotts. Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ava DuVernay, even pulled ads for Selma from the controversial show. Hopefully, a respectable show about sorority life can be produced in it's stead. Blogger Opinion Alert: In reality, sorority life is not always pretty or what it is hailed to be. The organizations are made up of humans. So, if you put a camera in their face, it won't all be roses. Every org has their pros and cons. I think the problem with the show was that it beefed up the cons.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Despite efforts to derail VH1's controversial series, "Sorority Sisters", the show will continue to air. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc even suspended two of their members who appeared on the show. April McRae and Joy Hammond will be reinstated after July 2016 according to AKA's national website. No other members have been suspended or expelled as of yet by any other represented organizations. Here are the wall of shame photos of the suspended members of AKA for your pleasure.

ANGELA BASSETT MAKES HEADLINES!

Angela Bassett, honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and director of "Whitney", a Lifetime biopic of the legendary Whitney Houston, makes headlines for baring her midriff. At 56, Angela Bassett takes pride in her body and rightly so. She's in great shape! Take a look at her great abs as I get ready to go to the gym in shame (lol)!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BRANDY BECOMES AN AKA, FOLLOWING IN HER MOTHER'S FOOTSTEPS!

At the 66th Biennial Boule of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., singer and actress, Brandy becomes an honorary member of AKA. Her mother is also a member of AKA so this is a family affair! Congrats to Brandy and her mother for continuing the legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

TAGS: BRANDY, AKA, HONORARY, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, #Brandy, #AKA, #AlphaKappaAlpha

Thursday, September 26, 2013

RUMORS DISPELLED!



Persia White is NOT a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Persia White -actress and musician; however best known as Lynn on sitcom "Girlfriends"). Michelle Obama has NOT been inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. President Barack Obama is NOT a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Former President, Bill Clinton IS an honorary member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Please comment below about any other rumors that you want to dispel about famous members of the Divine Nine.

BET will Honor Sigma Gamma Rho Soror MC Lyte with Lifetime Achievement Award

Congrats to MC Lyte on receiving the BET "I AM HIP HOP" Lifetime achievement award.

MC Lyte is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


ANGELA BASSETT, SHERYL LEE RALPH, AND SUSAN TAYLOR JOIN THE RANKS OF CELEBRITY GREEKS!

Congrats to Susan Taylor, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Angela Bassett on being inducted into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as Honorary Members.

Delta Sigma Theta Honorary Members. Susan Taylor and Angela Bassett pictured along with other Honoraries.





Friday, January 18, 2013

Congrats to these New Honorary Members!

Congrats to these lovely ladies who were recently inducted into their respective organizations as Honorary members.

Suzanne Malveaux

Suzanne Malveaux is an American television news reporter. She is the anchor of Newsroom International and the 1pm–2pm edition of CNN Newsroom. She was bestowed the highest honor of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated by being inducted as an Honorary member.
Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien is the anchor of CNN's morning news program Starting Point which premiered on January 2, 2012, and airs weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET. She was inducted as an Honorary member into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Congrats to her!
Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa Russell on the ABC sitcom Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and Dr. Malena Ellis on the NBC/WB sitcom For Your Love. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness. Her work with Autism made her an attractive candidate for Honorary membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Congrats to all these ladies on their accomplishments!

Friday, August 10, 2012

INTRODUCING ANASTASIA OSHO!!



Anastasia Osho is an upcoming Christian/ Contemporary Gospel/ Inspirational Singer/Songwriter with a heart for God and his people. She makes music to uplift the masses and to encourage an intimate relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. Her music is inspired by the Holy Spirit of God and touches people of all backgrounds, ages, and races. Her influences are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Winan Family, Lauryn Hill and India Arie. Visit her website at http://www.reverbnation.com/anastasiaoshomusic and be inspired!! Anastasia Osho is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Check out her youtube channel below to listen to her original songs. Enjoy!! http://www.youtube.com/user/sosho1234/videos

Thursday, May 5, 2011

KELLY PRICE FEATURED ON A&U COVER



PICTURE AND ARTICLE TAKEN FROM AUMAG.ORG, NO COPYRIGHT INTENDED.

Singer Kelly Price Tirelessly Motivates Others in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS & Breast Cancer
by Sean Black




"Chart-topping R&B recording artist Kelly Price is poised for the May 3rd launch of her sixth solo album, Kelly, while her second single release “Not My Daddy,” a silky smooth duet featuring the perfectly-paired vocals of Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams seizes a Top 10 adult R&B radio spot. All indicators suggest that the double-platinum songstress is back where she belongs—climbing up the charts.

Baring her soul in conversation, the accomplished Kelly Price pipes up about loving herself more than ever before, making a sorority pledge to public service, and lending her powerful voice to the heartbreaking ballads of breast cancer and AIDS".


Read more at http://aumag.org/wordpress/?p=1359

Kelly Price is a Soror of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

THE LEGENDARY LENA HORNE




Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, and dancer.

There is not an entertainer alive that doesn't stand on the shoulders of Lena Horne. She was one of the first African-Americans to have cross-over appeal and was a rare gem who excelled, even in a segregated America. She will truly be missed.

"Horne joined the mike chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather.



Horne announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway, and earned her numerous awards and accolades, and she would continue recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s."

[Taken from Wikipedia]


Lena Horne was a soror of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.