Michelle Obama Joins Alpha Kappa Alph...

Michelle Obama Joins Alpha Kappa Alpha, a Historically Black Sorority

There are 62 comments on the chronicle.com story from Jul 20, 2008, titled Michelle Obama Joins Alpha Kappa Alpha, a Historically Black Sorority. In it, chronicle.com reports that:

Michelle Obama has accepted an invitation to become an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, ending weeks of speculation on historically black college campuses about which, if any, sorority she would join.

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Educateyourself

Miami, FL

#1 Jul 20, 2008
Forgive me, but i went to a predominantly black college and believe me there are wayyyyyyy too many issues that students need to be focused on that go beyond Michelle Obama's greek org affiliation. Can anybody inform me as to how this information is going to move black america forward?????

Educate Yourself

Since: Sep 07

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#2 Jul 20, 2008
Educateyourself wrote:
Forgive me, but i went to a predominantly black college and believe me there are wayyyyyyy too many issues that students need to be focused on that go beyond Michelle Obama's greek org affiliation. Can anybody inform me as to how this information is going to move black america forward?????
Educate Yourself
LOL. Seriously.

“My Great Grandmother”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#3 Jul 20, 2008
^^^ politics
blackinjun

Greenbackville, VA

#4 Jul 20, 2008
Educateyourself wrote:
Forgive me, but i went to a predominantly black college and believe me there are wayyyyyyy too many issues that students need to be focused on that go beyond Michelle Obama's greek org affiliation. Can anybody inform me as to how this information is going to move black america forward?????
Educate Yourself
it's not meant to..it's meant to edify the negro who supports white america, and give a cursory glance to Black America to keep his black card valid.

“THANK GOD I'M AN AMERICAN! ”

Since: Apr 07

So California

#6 Jul 21, 2008
how different for white men who are member of all white fraternity.. ie Booshy Sr and Booshy Jr for example and rest of the president of usa..
tsk
Concerned Black Citizen

Richmond, VA

#7 Jul 21, 2008
Educateyourself wrote:
Forgive me, but i went to a predominantly black college and believe me there are wayyyyyyy too many issues that students need to be focused on that go beyond Michelle Obama's greek org affiliation. Can anybody inform me as to how this information is going to move black america forward?????
Educate Yourself
This could be said for 95% of the topics discussed in the AA forum. How many IR threads are people going to run? How many Black Women bashing threads are there? How many Black Man bashing threads out there? When these topics are discussed you'll have tons of posts but if there is a serious political issue or serious matter affecting the Black community you will not have many posts with intelligent logic. This is just something I've noticed.
Bruhman

Hollywood, FL

#8 Jul 21, 2008
I wonder if Michelle is going to get an ivy tattoo. Hmmm ;p
Onoriode - 1911

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jul 21, 2008
First, why are people so offended about this article? There is nothing wrong with people joining organizations. Especially organizations that clock in more community service hours then 90% of the people out here bashing them. Especially organizations that require minimum GPA requirements to join and remain active in. Especially organizations that connect Black professionals together for networking and collective empowerment.
Black Greek Letter Organizations have had a major impact on my life. As a youth, I was involved in various youth programs done by BGLOs. My Godfather had me out there with him doing community service programs like tutoring, mentorship, working at soup kitchens, college tours, etc. My first year of school my grades were a joke (like many young Black men). When I decided I want to be an Omega Man, the Bruhs asked me what my GPA was and then told me to get out of their face until I got my act together and truly show that I exhibited the principle of Scholarship. That was the last term I received less than a 3.0 gpa. I graduated with a 3.6 cum. If it was not for the Bruhs positive influence I don’t know what my college outcome would have been. I went on to Grad School, became a Social Worker and spent years working with families of violent youthful offenders. Through my chapter we ran mentoring programs, gang violence reduction programs, major blood drives, and provided scholarships to Black youth. After working with families, I went work as a program manager for TRIO, helping low-income, first generation children get into college. And now I work at a major university (ranked within the top 20 in US), helping to keep students in college and performing well academically. I also plan to start my PhD in the spring.
Not patting myself on the back, but in my various positions and volunteer endeavors, I have touched many lives. And this is possible because of those members of BGLOs who touched mine, especially the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity incorporated who gave me a swift kick in my a-s-s when I really needed it.
It is real easy to dog out groups you are not a part of or interested in, but I ask you what I ask everyone else who criticize the endeavors of others – WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY? 9 times out of 10, those who criticize are what Huey P. Newton called “Arm Chair Revolutionaries”. If you think you can do better or more, show me. I would rather see a sermon then hear one, or using a more contemporary colloquialism “don’t talk about it, be about”.
THE TRUTH

Athens, GA

#11 Jul 21, 2008
yall better learn about the Boule or black secret socioties that run everything in our communities from religion(those mega church pimp preachers)to sports,politics(jesse Monazz jacks and Obama)to music(we know Jay-z and Kanya along with many other double agents are freemasons)
even the NAAACP(who allows themselves to be called ''colored'')were all set up by the 'Boule'(black secret socioties)
for you college students wanting to be ALpha Kapa Alphas(A.K.A) and all that other bull sh2t,learn how these frats were started..and WHthey were started.

http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
THE TRUTH

Athens, GA

#12 Jul 21, 2008

APV

“You were saying about bp aging”

Since: Apr 08

still busy trolling??

#13 Jul 21, 2008
THE TRUTH wrote:
yall better learn about the Boule or black secret socioties that run everything in our communities from religion(those mega church pimp preachers)to sports,politics(jesse Monazz jacks and Obama)to music(we know Jay-z and Kanya along with many other double agents are freemasons)
even the NAAACP(who allows themselves to be called ''colored'')were all set up by the 'Boule'(black secret socioties)
for you college students wanting to be ALpha Kapa Alphas(A.K.A) and all that other bull sh2t,learn how these frats were started..and WHthey were started.
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
Or instead of following conspiracy theories, one could just research the organization to see if it's focus is what you want to support.

BTW-sororities and secret socioties are completly different from each other. The only thing secret about sororities are their rituals-which is only available to it's members. Membership affiliation isn't secret, hence why people wear para.

But I like the spin that AKA's are secretly running the world. Wait until I tell sorors that! LOL

;o)

“I AM the LIGHT and the WAY.”

Since: May 08

Athens, GA

#14 Jul 21, 2008
APV wrote:
<quoted text>
Or instead of following conspiracy theories, one could just research the organization to see if it's focus is what you want to support.
BTW-sororities and secret socioties are completly different from each other. The only thing secret about sororities are their rituals-which is only available to it's members. Membership affiliation isn't secret, hence why people wear para.
But I like the spin that AKA's are secretly running the world. Wait until I tell sorors that! LOL
;o)
i like how you twisted what i wrote.didnt you say you were an A.K.A?(figures,they only let light to almost white looking women in)look at the video and tell me what you think.

APV

“You were saying about bp aging”

Since: Apr 08

still busy trolling??

#15 Jul 21, 2008
___GodBody___ wrote:
<quoted text>i like how you twisted what i wrote.didnt you say you were an A.K.A?(figures,they only let light to almost white looking women in)look at the video and tell me what you think.
I didn't twist anything you wrote and commented it as it was read. Why feel the need to create another user name to explain your point? Do you think people will listen if they think it doesn't come from you. No wonder posters think you're a troll. I don't look at links from unregistered trolls, but if it was the same link from a previous thread-I already saw that and my answer remains the same.

Seeing how you like to perpetuate stereotypes, I'm sure you'll understand why I'll leave this discussion-since it won't be productive or open minded-thus not worth my jewels.

Good luck with your propaganda-maybe you can convince someone to believe you blindly.
Typical White Guy

United States

#16 Jul 22, 2008
Can you imagine if there was a WHITEY only organization like this? lol

APV

“You were saying about bp aging”

Since: Apr 08

still busy trolling??

#17 Jul 22, 2008
Typical White Guy wrote:
Can you imagine if there was a WHITEY only organization like this? lol
What, Skulls & Bones are WHITE ENOUGH for you?

APV

“You were saying about bp aging”

Since: Apr 08

still busy trolling??

#18 Jul 22, 2008
*aren't WHITE ENOUGH for you?*
Typical White Guy

United States

#19 Jul 22, 2008
APV wrote:
<quoted text>
What, Skulls & Bones are WHITE ENOUGH for you?
You are talking about pineapples vs. pears.
(I can't believe I am even responding to such a stupid post)

APV

“You were saying about bp aging”

Since: Apr 08

still busy trolling??

#20 Jul 22, 2008
^Typical red-neck answer. That must mean "no". Oh well, I guess you'll have to go complain to someone who actually cares.

“NWO Abolitioners”

Since: May 08

Alnitak, Alnilam And Mintaka

#21 Jul 22, 2008
Of course.

Since: Apr 08

Hampton, VA

#22 Jul 22, 2008
Typical White Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are talking about pineapples vs. pears.
(I can't believe I am even responding to such a stupid post)
It is a dumb post, she tends to make quite a few of them. Never a real argument, just an attempt to say well white people do it to, lol. If whites jump off the bridge would you, good lord.

I could care less what she joins, it is a non-issue, that said she is really really ugly. She should be married to Kerry looking like that, lmao

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