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Frederick County Alumnae Welcomes Nikki Giovanni

Submitted by Olivia White Award-winning poet, Nikki Giovanni, brought her poetry to an enthusiastic audience at Hood College in Frederick, MD, Feb. 22, 2022. A large delegation of sorors, representing Frederick County Alumnae Chapter and surrounding chapters, warmly greeted Soror Giovanni and roundly applauded her theme of the importance of African-American stories in understanding the …

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New Jersey Deltas Receive Honorary Resolution

Submitted by Andrea Moffitt Soror McKenna Samson, Communications Specialist, New Jersey Senate Majority Office and Rancocas Valley Alumnae Chapter (RVAC) member, was tasked with planning, coordinating and executing a NJ Senate Honorary Resolution, S-154, sponsored by Senator Sandra Cunningham. Resolution.  S-154 recognizes the accomplishments, contributions, and 109-year legacy and social action impact of our beloved …

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Tragic Fire Motivates Philadelphia Alumnae To Launch Impact 22 Project

Submitted by Leslie Fletcher and Sabrina Scott Feggins On Jan. 5, 2022, a horrific and deadly duplex rowhouse fire claimed the lives of 12 members of two families in Philadelphia, including nine children and three adults, who were sisters. The matriarch of this family lost two daughters and eight grandchildren. This unimaginable tragedy, one of …

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Renowned Journalist and Honorary Member Stresses Importance of Coverage Embracing Culture

Submitted by Chanta L. Jackson, Eastern Regional Journalist Perspectives matter. That’s what Abby Phillip, Honorary Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and CNN Senior Political Correspondent, told attendees — many of whom represented Delta chapters from across the Garden State — during Kean University’s Distinguished  Lecture Series on Feb. 28. “We are all obviously …

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West Africa Alumnae hosts second Taste of Africa cooking series

Submitted by Prisca Anuolam and Regina Fuller The West Africa Alumnae Chapter (WAAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held the second class of the Taste of Africa cooking series on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. Chartered April 18, 2021, the West Africa Alumnae Chapter is part of the sorority’s Dynamic and Historic Eastern Region.  A …

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Philadelphia Alumnae Hosts World AIDS Day podcast

Submitted by Concetta Lilly and Trina McLaine The International Awareness & Involvement (IA&I) Committee of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter (PAC) collaborated with Femme Noir Files to present a podcast for World AIDS Day 2021 titled “Ending the HIV Epidemic, Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.” The podcast began with an introduction by Co-Chair, Concetta Lilly, followed by …

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Eastern Region Chapters Collaborate Across Continents to Support Black Women in Business

Submitted by La Chenna Cromer In a joint collaboration, the Southern Africa Alumnae Chapter (SAAC) and the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter (NJAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held the closing session for the first cohort of the Pamoja Project on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. The Pamoja Project was a 10-week program launched on Nov. …

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Philadelphia Alumnae Sponsors Minority Women’s Entrepreneurial Development Program & Pitch Competition

Submitted by Alexis Jenkins & Sandra Becks The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and SCORE Philadelphia Chapter have partnered to offer business education, resources, and business opportunity grants to emerging minority women entrepreneurs. The program offers nine weeks of entrepreneurial education, mentorship, and an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to pitch their …

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Morristown Alumnae Starts Program Year with Walk to Prevent Suicide

By Ferlanda Fox Nixon Members of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter participated in the Out of the Darkness Morris County Walk hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Chatham, New Jersey, on Sept. 18. The event raised more than $90,000, exceeding its goal by $23,000. Walking side-by-side with hundreds of others, Morristown Alumnae members …

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Southern Africa and Germany Alumnae celebrate Founders Day Together Virtually

Submitted by Tunuka Gray The Southern Africa Alumnae Chapter (SAAC) and Germany Alumnae Chapter (GAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated co-hosted a virtual International Founders Day celebration on Saturday Jan. 22, 2022. The Southern Africa Alumnae Chapter, chartered April 11, 2021, and the Germany Alumnae Chapter, chartered in 1979, are part of the sorority’s …

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