VH1's Sorority Sisters Reality Show Gets Two Sisters Booted From AKA

Following their appearance on VHI's much critiqued Sorority Sisters reality show, two members of the African-American sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha have been suspended for a year and a half. This never happened on MTV's Sorority Life—Go UCDavis!—or did it? » 1/09/15 11:50am 1/09/15 11:50am

Alpha Kappa Alpha Revises Position on Members Protesting in Letters

After advising members not to wear their Greek letters while protesting police brutality on Saturday, the first black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha has changed their position—twice. » 12/11/14 12:50pm 12/11/14 12:50pm

First Black Sororities Tell Members Not to Wear Logos While Protesting

Amid nationwide protests against police brutality and the failed indictments of Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the oldest black sororities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are instructing their members not to wear their Greek letters while marching. The directive is pissing off some members and… » 12/09/14 1:15pm 12/09/14 1:15pm

Black Fraternities and Sororities Petition Against Reality Show

Love and Hip Hop franchise creator Mona Scott-Young is in hot water with African American fraternities and sororities over a new show pitch. » 6/10/14 6:30pm 6/10/14 6:30pm

Widely-Reported Story of Gay Men Suing Historically Black Sorority…

Five years ago, the story of a group of gay men claiming to be men who were enthusiastic about historically black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha set some corners of the internet aflame. According to circulated reports, a group of men (super, super, super gay ones!) were prancing around Texas Southern Southern University… » 6/20/12 4:30pm 6/20/12 4:30pm


Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first black sorority in the United States, celebrated its 100th anniversary recently. It began in a time when students had to worry about lynchings as well as grades. Today, AKA has more than 200,000 members, and, says AKA spokeswoman Melody M. McDowell: "We remain true to our core mission,… » 7/14/08 11:45am 7/14/08 11:45am