Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week's flicks are from yesterday's Unity March in celebration of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's Centennial Celebration.

There's a good story in today's Washington Post about this historic event.

More than 30,000 people participated in the march yesterday that included members for all of the Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs). The purpose of the march was to draw attention to need for better health care, education, and employment within the Black community.

From left to right on the steps of the Capital, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Alpha Kappa Alpha International President Barbara McKinzie, Alpha Phi Alpha President Darryl R. Matthews, Sr., Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Diane Watson, and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Event participants heading down Pennsylvania Avenue
I believe the 100th year celebration of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is a cause for celebration for all of us given our difficult history in this country - especially as Black women.
Yes, we tout community service, scholarship, and service to all mankind.
But, my sorority and its legacy reminds me (if nothing else), that it's ok to be pretty, feminine, and Black in America where the three terms are usually not synonymous.
And to me, that is as signifigant and relevant political statement for the 21st Century as it was 100 years ago.

Good people have a great weekend!
I'll have more to share soon!