During her vice presidential nomination speech, Kamala Harris gave a shout out to the Divine Nine after mentioning her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Many of us were pretty excited that she took the time to do so. But why, on the biggest stage of her career and in a such a critical moment, would she do such a thing?
I know exactly why--identity and value. Alpha Kappa Alpha, like so many of our sororities and fraternities, probably helped her figure out who she is and how she influences those around her. Not only that, Divine Nine organizations are built on causes. Listen to me break it down on this episode.
Some Divine Resources:
- A Deeper Look at the Divine Nine's Impact | The Huffington Post
- Black Greek Success Blog | BlackGreekSuccess.org
- Sister Soldiers: A Look at Black Sororities in the Black Lives Matter Movement | Essence
- Loretta Lynch hearing: Why all those red suits in the crowd? | Christian Science Monitor
- Watch the Yard
- Grown and Greek TV