• A Principal Reflects On Adjusting To The New Normal and Staying Positive For Her Staff and Students

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    By Dr. Shanessa Fenner · April 6, 2021April 6, 2021 “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” -Bob Marley They say that history has a way of repeating itself and it does. In the U.S. the Spanish flu pandemic hit in 1918, then a little over 100 years later another one arrived-the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. Who would have ever known that we were going to have to navigate this uncharted territory? Times like this show you what kind of leader you are and what skills you possess. My experiences as a principal during this pandemic have touched every...
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  • New Documentary ‘Twenty Pearls' Looks At The Impact Of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority On American History

    New Documentary ‘Twenty Pearls' Looks At The Impact Of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority On American History

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    By Candice Benbow · April 6, 2021April 6, 2021 To celebrate 113 years of service to all mankind, a new documentary highlights the history and legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Twenty Pearls tells the story of the oldest Black-Greek letter sorority, founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University, which boasts nearly 300,000 members across 50 states and 55 nations. “This is such an incredible moment in our history as we look at Black women,” says Deborah Riley Draper, the documentary's director. “History and sisterhood, in the context of 113 years of Alpha Kappa Alpha...
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