Monday, July 23, 2018

Yolanda Adams inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

The beautiful and talented Gospel Music Icon, Yolanda Adams, was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., along with 4 other accomplished women at AKA's most recent Boule. 
Congratulations and welcome to Greekdom.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Delta Sigma Theta Soror, Angela Bassett, plays "Queen Ramonda" in historic Marvel superhero movie "Black Panther"

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc member, Angela Bassett, plays the elegant "Queen Ramonda" in the groundbreaking Marvel superhero movie, "Black Panther". The billion dollar box office movie was well received and represents the very best in Hollywood. It's fitting that Angela Bassett plays the Queen Mother being that she herself is royalty in Hollywood. She's an American treasure and serves us much #BlackGirlMagic in Marvel's latest blockbuster hit. I know you've seen "Black Panther" twice already but go and see it again. The black collective has ruled that you must see the movie multiple times and wear your traditional African Ankara attire while you're at it. This movie is EPIC. #WakandaForever

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Check out "Rebirth of Soul", the new album from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Soror and accomplished singer, songwriter and actress, Syleena Johnson. According to Syleena, this album is "dedicated to Soul Music & Artists of the past." The album is definitely an ode to the heavyweights of Soul music with covers of songs like Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops". Syleena's rendition of each song is refreshing while still maintaining the old school magic that the original songs possessed. "Rebirth of Soul" is sure to bring back special memories for older listeners while introducing younger listeners to the music that stirred the souls of previous generations. Get your copy on iTunes, Amazon, Walmart or Best Buy.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AKA Soror, Ava DuVernay, set to make history again with "A Wrinkle in Time".

Award winning filmmaker, Ava DuVernay is set to make history again with "A Wrinkle in Time".

"DuVernay's next film, "A Wrinkle in Time"
, reportedly has a budget exceeding $100 million, making DuVernay the first black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of that size". 
Keegan, Rebecca. "With 'A Wrinkle In Time,' Ava DuVernay will pass a milestone" Retrieved 2017-02-19.

Most of us were introduced to Ava DuVernay as the director of Selma where she made history as being the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for directing. 

Her immaculate style and strong presence has sealed her as a jewel among many in the African-Americans community. 

DuVernay was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc as an honorary member in June of 2014. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kappa man, Colin Kaepernick, ignites movement.

No one saw it coming when, Colin Kaepernick, proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, first took a knee as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, in protest of police brutality against African-Americans in the United States. Initially, his protest didn't garner much attention but eventually, Kaepernick got the attention of the sports world and the nation. Now he has been named GQ's 2017 Citizen of the Year. Congrats to Colin Kaepernick for being recognized as a bold and dynamic leader in the ongoing fight for Civil Rights.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


If you haven't heard of Maranda Curtis by now, then you have been asleep. This dynamic Praise & Worship leader and Singer/Songwriter is sure to bless your heart, mind, soul and spirit. Get her latest single, "Power Lord" , available on all digital music outlets. Learn more about her at Maranda Curtis is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Monday, November 14, 2016


It is with a saddened heart that I report the passing of Delta Sigma Theta Soror, Gwen Ifill.
Ifill is best known as an award-winning television journalist for NBC and PBS. She will surely be missed. She become an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, alongside Soledad O'Brien.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Delta Soror, Hadiyah-Nicole Green, PhD, is changing the way cancer is treated.
See how YOU can help!

"Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a multidisciplinary physicist who specializes in targeted cancer therapeutics, using laser-activated nanoparticles and immunotherapies to develop biomarker-specific platforms to target, image, and treat malignant tumors.

Dr. Green was recently awarded a $1.1 million HBCU RSTP Career Development Award from the VA Office of Research and Development. The grant will support the further development of four patent-pending technologies including a 3-in-1 system for early detection, imaging, targeting, and selective treatment of head and neck cancer and a 10-minute laser-activated nanoparticle treatment that induces ~100% tumor regression.

Her goal is to demonstrate the efficacy of these treatments in a variety of cancer models including in colorectal, ovarian, cervical, breast, brain, pancreatic, bladder, skin and prostate cancers".

"Dr. Green completed her B.S. degree in Physics from Alabama A&M University. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She gained extensive molecular, cellular, and animal research experiences in the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the Department of Pathology.

After serving two years at Tuskegee University, Dr. Green established The Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation and joined Morehouse School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology to pursue her dream to help people with her cancer treatments".

Please support and ask others to support her research by making at least a $5 monthly recurring donation at All donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes to support her research.

Hadiyah-Nicole Green, PhD
The Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 11184
Atlanta,GA 30310
Go to her website now, and donate to a worthy cause!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Deshauna Barber, SGRho, becomes MISS USA!

Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer and IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce, won over Miss Georgia Emanii Davis and Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin, who was the runner-up.

Barber, a 2011 graduate from Virginia State University, joined the military at age 17.
According to her Miss USA bio, Barber is currently a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit in Fort Meade, Md.

"During the pageant, announcers called her 'the most disciplined contestant this year.' Her background added context to her much-applauded answer during the Q&A portion of the evening, as her question covered women in combat"- Washington Post (

See her beautiful picture below:

Friday, January 1, 2016

RIP to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc's Natalie Cole

On December 31st, 2015, in the evening, we lost one of our dear American treasures. Natalie Cole, 65, went on to be with her world-class father, Nat King Cole, after a lengthy battle with various health issues. The Grammy award-winning Natalie Cole was world-class herself, carrying on her father's legacy and carving her own niche in the entertainment industry. She will be deeply missed. Natalie Cole was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

AKA Soror, Suzanne Shank, is the most powerful woman on Wall Street

Ms. Shank has served as President & CEO of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. since its inception in October 1996. She is a founder of the firm, co-owner and member of the Board of Directors. A twenty-five year veteran of the industry, Ms. Shank has led the financings for large scale projects for a variety of issuers, including the cities of New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, among others; Wayne County, Michigan, Cook County, Illinois, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; and the states of New York, Ohio, and Connecticut. Siebert Brandford Shank & Co, LLC, is actually the largest minority-owned municipal finance firm in the U.S. The outstanding financial firm underwrites municipal bond transactions in excess of $1.2 trillion.

Ms. Shank has won numerous awards and honors throughout her years in the public finance industry. Most recently she was inducted into the “Academy of Engineering Alumni” by Georgia Tech, named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the National Association of Securities Professionals, and included in NBC’s “Grio 100 List”, which honors African American leaders nationally. Ms. Shank has been recognized by U.S. Banker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Finance” and one of the “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street”. Ms. Shank was also selected by the Wharton School of Business from among 100,000 graduates as one of its “125 Influential People and Ideas”. She is a recipient of the “She’s Our Hero Award” by Women in Public Finance. She has also appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV promoting the strength of the municipal bond market.

Ms. Shank is a graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, and the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Ms. Shank is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


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The do's and don'ts of aspiring to be Greek.

1. Don't tell anybody! Discretion is key.

In undergrad, I met several people that wanted to pledge an organization just to change their mind at the last minute. Some were even rejected by the organization they initially wanted to join so they ended up pledging something else. This makes you look fickle. So instead of telling everybody (especially on the internet) that you are a future AKA, keep your mouth zipped.

2. Do your research!

Before I pledged my sorority, I researched ALL GLOS. Predominantly white ones, Latino-based ones, NPHC and Non-NPHC. Don't just pledge an org because of their stereo-types or because everybody is doing it. Research all the orgs so you can make an informed decision.

3. Do look beyond the hype.

Stepping and strolling is all fun and games but being a part of a GLO is so much more than the partying. Don't join just because this group steps good, or because this groups look better. Base your decision on the impact the org is having in your local community and the national community.

4. Do have prior community service experience.

Before joining an org, you should already have leadership skills that you've developed through community service. This will make you an attractive candidate for membership.

5. Do look the part!

Being a part of an org requires you to look the part. You wouldn't go to a job interview in jeans and a t-shirt. Don't go to an org's event looking shabby. Unfortunately, we live in a world where image matters. How you dress is how you will be addressed.

6. Don't lose your identity.

Joining an org should enhance your positive qualities. It should inspire you to be a better version of yourself. Not a carbon copy of somebody else. Don't stop talking to your old friends. Don't stop going to church. Don't let it change your genuine self. Stay humble.

7. Don't be discouraged.

You may not get an invitation to the org that you initially want to join. Don't fret! Try again! Worst case scenario is that you can join at the graduate level once you have your undergrad degree. If it's in your heart, it's worth the wait.

8. Do save your money!

It cost money to join a GLO so make sure you save your difference checks so that you can actually pay for it, unless you have a sponsor. Hopefully, you will be able to save for multiple years of activism so you can remain active after you graduate (BGLO).

9. Do prepare for the interview.

Look up interesting facts about your org of choice to improve your chance of having a successful interview. Displaying your knowledge of the org's history shows that you are a serious candidate. Also, highlight unique things that you can bring to the organization and how you plan to use those skills if you are chosen to be a member.

10. Do be yourself!

Everyone can tell if you are being fake. Also, go for the org that fits your personality style. Look at the national level and see if you want to be associated with that orgs history and notable members. At the same time, realize that as you grow older, you may not want to be associated with the superficial image that the organization portrays.


Pray about it and make the most of your experience.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc's Rising Star, Sam White, speaks out against police brutuality on social media

I have been seeing tweets by Sam White about injustices for a few months now. I thought I was following him but I wasn't. So, after reading his tweets on #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh, I felt the time was nigh to follow him and recognize him for influencing change. I don't think I need to justify why I'm featuring him in my Celebrity Greeks blog. I mean, he has 105K+ likes on Facebook, 50K+ Twitter followers, 277K+ followers on Instagram and a half million views of him shimmying on Youtube. I need Twitter to verify him already. He's handsome, he's charming, and he's intelligent. Read his tweets below. Sam White is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Follow him on Instagram and twitter @samwhiteout.

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


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.