COVID-19, Coronavirus changed the world instantly, but so will this video of a few ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., showering their linesister with love as she battles chemotherapy.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) is the first sorority of the “divine nine,” Black greek-letter, organizations which have selective membership intake processes. The Divine Nine fraternities and sororities include: Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Sororities: Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta. The term “linesister” or “linebrother” is given to the individuals who are accepted and experience the membership intake process the same year+semester, which is historically known for being a process that bonds the initiates for life. Much like marriage, where vows include “through sickness and in health,” linesisters and linebrothers grow to be extensions of family.
Shannon Nicole Thompson shared a video of sisterhood and social distancing at its finest:
Founded in 1908, AKA “has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.
As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has maintained its focus in two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world,” shares the organization.
Humanity reigns. Sending prayers and love to this lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha to make a speedy and stable recovery!
—A woman of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.