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Morristown Alumnae’s Fitness Friday Relaxes, Rejuvenates Community Members

Submitted by Aubree Ashtynn Dumas The Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, hosted its first Fitness Friday wellness event on Jan. 29, 2021, leading approximately 25 participants on a virtual journey through mind, body, and soul. After setting the tone with uplifting music, Morristown Alumnae member Aubree Ashtynn Dumas opened the program …

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Chester (PA) Alumnae Making Moves With Local Documentary

Submitted by Kamira Evans Chester (PA) Alumnae Chapter is making history — and documentaries! CAC recently screened its documentary We Been Here, an exploration of the history of the Black community in Delaware County, the chapter’s service area. This film fulfilled a significant need in the service area because the stories of the Black community have been …

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Montgomery County Alumnae and DERT Member Appointed Disaster Action Team Coordinator

Submitted by Ngozi Okoli From chapter Emergency Response Team member to becoming the newly appointed Disaster Action Team Coordinator, Cindy Douglas can’t get enough of helping people in emergencies.  Douglas was first introduced to the American Red Cross through her work as a Delta. She has been actively engaged in the Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae …

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Frederick County Alumnae recognizes a Change Agent and Champion During Black History Month

Submitted by Olivia G. White In celebration of Black History Month, Frederick County Alumnae Chapter recognized one of its own, Della B. White, who was named a Change Agent and Champion for her outstanding outreach to the science community.  Della B. White, Ph.D., Program Director, Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch, National Center …

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Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter Sponsors “She’s A Keeper”

Submitted by Dana McCutchen, Danette Reid, Dr. Kina Smallwood-Butts, Membership Services Committee Co-Chairs During December 2020, the Membership Services Committee of Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter rolled out the first three initiatives of our “She’s a Keeper” Retention Plan.  Developed under the leadership of Dr. Penny Sparks Nixon, President, “She’s a Keeper” encompasses strategies, special projects, activities, …

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Crowns Up: Queenin’ Head Wrap Demonstration: Legacy of Beauty Reclaimed

Submitted by Traci C. Benjamin In the spirit of our ancestors, the New Jersey Garden City Alumnae Chapter presented “Crowns Up: Queenin’ Head Wrap Demonstration” on Feb. 19, 2021 to 120 regal guests ready to learn and practice new ways to adorn their crowning glory. An exciting version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by …

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Philadelphia Alumnae Debuts “Pages and Pearls” Book Club

Submitted by Co-Chairs:  Emilee Taylor and Lisa M. Coleman The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated took delight in introducing the highly anticipated “Pages and Pearls Book Club,” spawning a Feb. 18, 2021 premier Virtual Book Talk featuring “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. Hosted in collaboration with the Dolls and Divas and …

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Morristown Alumnae Member Helps Texans Restore Water to Their Homes After Winter Storms

Submitted By Ferlanda Fox Nixon Texas officials stated that nearly 800 local water systems reported disruptions to their service resulting from the devastating winter storms that ravaged the state mid-February, affecting approximately 13 million residents. The extreme cold weather caused frozen pipes to burst in many homes. For Morristown Alumnae member Kisha Pinnock, Esq., sending …

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Rancocas Valley Alumnae’s Mission…Change the Narrative

Submitted by Andrea Moffitt We have all heard the saying, “When America catches a cold, Black America catches the flu.” Communities of color have experienced inequities in health, employment, education; the list is daunting.  The emergence and persistence of the pandemic have created a glaring spotlight on such inequities and the deleterious impact on our …

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Bronx Alumnae Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking

Submitted by Karen Skinner-Parkes On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. the Delta Academy program of the Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held its first session. The COVID-19 Pandemic has limited the ability to have in-person sessions, therefore the session was held via Zoom. Committee Chair Keimisa Larrier, and Co-Chairs …

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