Sunday, April 12, 2009

Juicy Bits & Pieces of News

Here's the latest chatter about those who interest us the most. Grab a cup of tea while reading this.

Super Socialite Sherry Bronfman is celebrating the birth of her grandchild from musician son Ben Brewer. The mother is 33 year old singer/rapper/songwriter M.I.A (nee Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam). She is most famously known for singing the catchy hook verse in the hip-hop tune ‘Swagga Like Us’ (I know what you’re thinking…close your mouths…) The baby’s birth certificate was apparently leaked on the gossip site TMZ and lists the baby’s name as Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman.

Super Socialite Pamela Joyner was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in February. She talked about decorating her sprawling pad and her philanthropic activities.

Super Socialite Desiree Rogers is maintaining a cool and composed stance under tons of stress from so-called “Washington insiders” who want an “in” with The Obama Administration. She is also preparing to fill the position of Chief White House Florist.

Yes, it’s true my lovely Sister Greeks. First Lady Michelle Obama sent an acceptance letter for Honorary Member status into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The Sorority's International President Barbara McKinzie indicated at the organization’s recent North Atlantic Regional Conference that the induction ceremony will take place privately at a future date and the sorority's leadership is in touch with Mrs. Obama.

The founding chapter of The Links, Incorporated (The Philadelphia Chapter) will induct five new members next month - two of whom are prominent in the media industry.

Houston based fashion designer Toni Whitaker is the subject of a 25 year fashion retrospective of her work. The exhibit will take place at the Houston Museum of African American Culture starting in May. I’m sure all of those fabulous Houston Socialites will be at the VIP reception on May 2nd.

Phoebe Haddon, National Parliamentarian of The Girlfriends, Inc. and a member of The Penn Towne Chapter of The Links, Inc. has been named the first Black dean of The University of Maryland School of Law.