The women of the sorority aim to inspire their membership of more than 120,000 to speak out, serve and engage the community on issues like criminal justice, elder support and infant mortality
Alpha Kappa Alpha has been on the front lines of protests in the Black Lives Matter movements as well as backing residents in cities that were the scenes of major crisis.
This January marks the founding of five of the biggest Black sororities and fraternities, including the Deltas, AKAs, and the Kappas. From step shows to social action, African-American sororities and fraternities have been one of the cornerstones of the college experience for more than 100 years. With our A to Z guide to the “Divine Nine,” Essence gives you the lowdown on Black Greek life.