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BLACKNEWS.COM Women attending accredited online college and university programs now have a new way to network with the introduction of the first one-of-a-kind sorority, Sigma Chi Psi. The sorority, whose members are also known as “The Beautiful Jades of Sigma Chi Psi,’’ aims to provide sisterhood for women pursuing their higher education aspirations online. “For […]

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Amrak, an anti-bully organization based in Orlando, is working on film projects to reverse the negative experience of a child or adult who has dealt with bullying. Amrak is karma spelled backwards. Sean Roberts, the organization’s founder, said Amrak’s messages of hope and change are already being presented at schools, […]

An ad-hoc group, Citizens Who Support Equity, Fairness, Diversity and Inclusion, will address the USF board of trustees and Dr. Steve Currall on June 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marshall Student Center. A recent diversity supplier spending report from the University of South Florida System (USF System) shows that the Tampa Bay-based university’s total […]

BY JOE ATMONAVAGE NJ.COM The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy amid thousands of lawsuits nationwide, including dozens in New Jersey, accusing the organization of failing to protect children who say they were sexually abused by leaders within the organization. The longstanding organization, which was founded in 1910 and has had more than […]

Eight men filed a suit in Washington on Monday for abuse they say they suffered as scouts. BY BEN WIEDER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – For nearly three years starting in 1993, several Boy Scouts members were subject to sexual abuse at the hands of an assistant scoutmaster in their Gainesville, Fla., troop, one of […]

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.  COURTESY OF NNPA  For the second year in a row, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the oldest Greek-letter organization established by Black college-educated women, raised $1 million in just 24 hours during this month’s HBCU Impact Day. The sorority has set a four-year $10 million fundraising goal to benefit HBCUs.

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Florida A&M University (FAMU) chapter of 100 Black Men Inc. was selected Collegiate Chapter of the Year based on the strength of their voter education, economic empowerment, health awareness, mentoring and other initiatives.   During the organization’s national convention in Las Vegas, the FAMU Collegiate 100 was recognized for more than a dozen activities.  The chapter collaborated with the FAMU Student Government […]

The African-American Council of Christian Clergy (A.A.C.C.C.) of Central Florida held its installation ceremony and fellowship dinner on Feb. 17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld in Orlando. Roderick Zak, founder and pastor of Rejoice in the Lord Ministries in Apopka and Derrick L. McRae, founder and pastor of The Experience Christian Center […]

BY RANDALL ROBERTS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Time’s Up organization has accepted the resignation of its president, Lisa Borders, it announced in a statement issued via social media on Monday. A joint statement with Borders, who joined the organization in October, cited “family concerns” as the reason for her departure. “As Time’s Up continues to […]