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Delta’s Honor Acclaimed Poet Nikki Giovanni

Noted poet Nikki Giovanni visited Jacksonville with an invitation by Duval County Schools to be the Keynote Speaker for Delta Sigma Theta’s Professional Development Literacy Expo on July 16th. The theme for the event was, A World of Poetry: Lunch with Nikki Giovanni, was held at the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens. The sorority’s alumni Chapter President Veronica Tutt presented her soror with a love tok ...

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AKA Debutantes Enjoy American Beach Soiree

The second in a series of social events was held last weekend for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, 2015 Debutante Coterie. The event was held in honor of Debutante Darian Kennedi Waters. The debutantes spent a casual day of fun, sun, and camaraderie at historic American Beach. Activities included a tour of the American Beach Museum, which included the exhibit memorabilia of Abr ...

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Phi Beta Sigma Steps Up Efforts Against Racial Intolerance in Honor of Member Slain in Charleston Murders

Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc., one of the country’s largest African American men’s organizations and community service groups, announced its commitment to galvanize its membership of over 150,000 men and 750 chapters to call for a day of solidarity among its membership and across the nation in honor of one of its members. In addition, the group has pledged to step up its efforts against racial intoleranc ...

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Gamma Rho Omega Goes Green at Lonnie Miller Park

The Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated partnered with the City of Jacksonville to renew Lonnie C. Miller Park in support of the sorority’s Environmental Ownership Target: “Playground 1908.” The renewal efforts were completed simultaneously as over 900 chapters worldwide launched the Fourth Community Impact Day. Flowers and shrubs were planted, leaves were raked, and fresh mu ...

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Kappa Alpha Psi Walks With a Purpose for Founders Day

Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrated their Founder’s Day in various ways throughout the country last week in honor of their 104th year in existence. The men of Jacksonville’s Alumni chapter are no different.  Over 450 people participated in the 3rd annual Kappa Alpha Psi annual Healthy Start 5k Run with the goal of raising money for scholarships and to help find a cure for diabetes by raising a ...

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Gamma Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter Celebrates 92nd Anniversary

To celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. the Gamma Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter held a Rededication Ceremony on the campus of Edward Waters College. The following Friday, November 14th, the chapter made a donation of school supplies to a local charter school in celebration of National Education Week. The celebration continued on Saturday November 15th when they joined the men ...

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Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of AKA

Business executive Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) at the Sorority’s weeklong international convention held in Charlotte last week. . The installation took place at the Charlotte Convention Center before  over 10,000 attendees.    As the 29th woman to lead the 106-year-old organization, ...

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Gamma Rho Omega Joins 10,000 Sorors for AKA Biennial Boule

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held their 66th biennial international conference in Charlotte, North Carolina last week for a week long event designed to refresh and invigorate their historic sisterhood.  Over 40 members of Jacksonville’s Gamma Rho Omega Chapter participated in the week long activities which culminated with the induction of the 29th international president, Dorothy Buchanan Wilson. Buchan ...

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Xinos and Kudos Take Top Honors at Phi Delta Kappa Youth Conference

    The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter’s Xinos, Kudos, advisors, hub parents, and chaperones attended the Southeast Region Youth Conference in Memphis, TN last week There were over one hundred youth in attendance from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Florida.  The youth presided over each plenary session and new officers were elected.  Jarrell Williams was elected secretary ...

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