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SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has announced the release of “Twenty Pearls,’’ the official documentary film that the organization’s history. Narrated by Phylicia Rashad, the documentary focuses on the sorority’s 113 years. Just 40 years past the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, nine Black college women enrolled at Howard University […]

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 KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND ALEXANDRA JAFFE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office. Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president […]

Bridge crossing re-enactment in Alabama focused on the past and upcoming election FROM STAFF REPORTS Thousands converged on Selma, Alabama last weekend to commemorate the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.’’ On March 7, 1965, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Selma and commenced to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge where they were met by more […]

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.

BY LAUREN POTEATNNPA NEWSWIRE According to a recent study done by Guidant Financial, Black-owned businesses have seen a dramatic increase since 2015, particularly among Black women. However, in the same survey, it was also reported that while the number of Black-owned businesses are at an all-time high, Black-owned business sustainment and substantial economic growth remain […]

ONYX Magazine will present its fourth annual Women on the Move luncheon on March 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. At the event, the magazine will honor some of Florida’s most influential women of color in business, education, government and media. The keynote speaker will be Angela Suggs. […]

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida State University President John Thrasher on Monday partially lifted the suspension of activities by fraternities and sororities on his campus while outlining a series of major changes prompted by the death of a student. Thrasher suspended the fraternities and sororities following the Nov. 3 death […]