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By Kaana Smith and Kaana Smith,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1996
The nation's oldest black sorority will meet in Baltimore beginning today to address a variety of issues, including efforts to increase the number of blacks in mathematics and science.About 8,000 women are expected to attend the 57th annual Alpha Kappa Alpha convention at the Baltimore Arena, Columbus Center, Stouffer Hotel and Convention Center.Local and national leaders will address the organization, including Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; the Rev. Bernice A. King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; Energy Secretary Hazel R. O'Leary; and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
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December 20, 2012
Pastor Nathaniel Johnson, of Aberdeen Bible Church, was nominated by Xi Delta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., to receive one of the "unsung" hero awards at the North Atlantic Region Educational Advancement Foundation, Cluster II Salute to Excellence Luncheon held in King of Prussia, Pa. Johnson was honored for using non-traditional educational methods to provide support to his community by creating an environment whereby youth can...
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March 18, 2008
On March 12, 2008 Miriam Gee Wainwright- Watters Family and friends may attend the Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., visitation at 10:00 a.m. and "Ivy Beyond the Wall" Ceremony by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at 10:45 a.m. Wylie Funeral Home, 9200 Liberty Road. Inquiries www.wyliefuneralhome.com
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May 17, 2009
Volunteers sought for breast cancer program The Center for Breast Care at Howard County General Hospital is offering a support program for women with breast cancer, matching volunteer breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed women for insight and support through the time of the patient's treatment and recovery. Called "Survivors Offering Support," the program was introduced at Howard County General in 2006. The hospital is recruiting breast cancer survivors to serve as SOS mentors.
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By Dewitt Bliss and Dewitt Bliss,Sun Staff Writer | September 21, 1994
Edna O. Campbell, retired principal of Douglass High School and former national president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, died Friday of cancer at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 91.She retired in 1973 after a 48-year career in the Baltimore public school system, starting as a history and English teacher at Douglass. She had also been an assistant principal at Douglass, William Paca Elementary School and Harvey Johnson Junior High School, and principal of Booker T. Washington Junior High School.
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August 1, 2004
On July 29, 2004, CHARLOTTE C.; wife of Edward E. Holt, M.D.; mother of the Honorable C. Yvonne Holt-Stone and Pamela G. Holt; mother-in-law of William H. Stone, Jr. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, 1721 N. Monroe Street, on Tuesday from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. Beginning at 10 A.M., Wednesday, Mrs. Holt will lie instate at the Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, 4640 Edmondson Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 11 to 12 noon.
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September 28, 2008
On September 19, 2008, after a lengthy illness, INDIA M. JONES WILLIAMS, passed away at Heritage Harbor Nursing Home. A native Baltimorean, she attended Baltimore City public schools and graduated from Douglass High School in 1945. She attended and graduated from Morgan State University, Coppin State College, Loyola College, and furthered her education at Johns Hopkins University for post-graduate studies. She was also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She leaves to mourn one brother-in-law, special nieces and nephews, beloved cousin Blanche Stephany, other relatives and friends in Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC areas.
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March 20, 1992
Josephine G. Kimbers, who was on the board of the Arena Players and was active in other organizations, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital of congestive heart failure. She was 67.Services for Mrs. Kimbers were being held today at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2110 Madison Ave.The former Josephine Gilbert was a native of Royston, Ga., and a graduate of Savannah State College.She moved to Baltimore after her marriage. The Sequoia Avenue resident was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Chi Delta Mu Wives, the Alpha Wives and the Maryland Dental Auxiliary.
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By Harold T. Fisher and Harold T. Fisher,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
She is, in a word, gorgeous. A real head-turner. From head to toe, she is perfect. Her hair, artfully coiffed in shining curls, flows past her shoulders. Her lips are plump and carefully hued with a warm pink that complements the toasted copper color of her skin. Her evening dress is a soft salmon-pink and apple-green chiffon halter. She's a real doll. Actually, she is a doll. She is a Barbie doll, created for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. - the first college sorority founded by African-American women.
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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 2000
Hoping to breathe new life into an abandoned former auto parts store and a vacant lot in West Baltimore, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. opened yesterday a multi-purpose community center --which they hope will have a healing impact on the surrounding neighborhood. The Ivy Family Support Center, named for the plant that serves as a symbol of the sorority, is located at 3515 Dolfield Ave. Yesterday's ribbon-cutting was the culmination of more than 12 years of planning by sorority members.
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By Harold T. Fisher and Harold T. Fisher,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
She is, in a word, gorgeous. A real head-turner. From head to toe, she is perfect. Her hair, artfully coiffed in shining curls, flows past her shoulders. Her lips are plump and carefully hued with a warm pink that complements the toasted copper color of her skin. Her evening dress is a soft salmon-pink and apple-green chiffon halter. She's a real doll. Actually, she is a doll. She is a Barbie doll, created for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. - the first college sorority founded by African-American women.
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September 28, 2008
On September 19, 2008, after a lengthy illness, INDIA M. JONES WILLIAMS, passed away at Heritage Harbor Nursing Home. A native Baltimorean, she attended Baltimore City public schools and graduated from Douglass High School in 1945. She attended and graduated from Morgan State University, Coppin State College, Loyola College, and furthered her education at Johns Hopkins University for post-graduate studies. She was also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She leaves to mourn one brother-in-law, special nieces and nephews, beloved cousin Blanche Stephany, other relatives and friends in Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC areas.
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By [LIZ ATWOOD] | June 1, 2008
REGENA REIGNS, A SPOKEN-word artist, actress and journalist, was crowned Mrs. Maryland United States 2008 last month. She will compete in the national pageant in Las Vegas in July. She and her husband, Sir Reigns, are the founders of World Poetry Agency, which teaches students poetry at schools, churches and educational centers. Reigns is active in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and is a volunteer helper with the Salvation Army and many community events. Reigns said she wanted to participate in the Mrs. Maryland pageant because of its focus on marriage.
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March 18, 2008
On March 12, 2008 Miriam Gee Wainwright- Watters Family and friends may attend the Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., visitation at 10:00 a.m. and "Ivy Beyond the Wall" Ceremony by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at 10:45 a.m. Wylie Funeral Home, 9200 Liberty Road. Inquiries www.wyliefuneralhome.com
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July 20, 2007
McLEOD, Barbara Broadway on July 12, 2007 in Haslett, Michigan. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, the fifth child of James and Clara Broadway she was baptized at Fountain Baptist Church in Baltimore. Barbara graduated from Paul L. Dunbar High School at the age of 16 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morgan State College, in Baltimore, in 1959 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. She received her R.N. Degree from Cameron State University in Lawton, OK. After 18 years of service, she retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a field consultant.
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February 19, 2006
On February 15, 2006, MRS. PEARL TUCKER ANDERSON at her home in Columbia, MD. The adored daughter of the late Mr. George and Mrs. Norena Tucker, the widow of the late Mr. Harry N. Anderson, Jr., the loving mother of Bishop L. Robinson, Jr., Esquire, the mother-in-law of Mrs. Rosalind F. Robinson. The caring grandmother of Mr. Bishop L. Robinson III and Mrs. Lauren A. Robinson-Fleming and her husband Wayne Fleming. The dear great-grandmother of Wayne Bishop Fleming. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her best friend and her only sibling, Mrs. Jennie Tucker Johnson; two dear aunts, Miss Jeanette Morton and Mrs. Pansy Garrett both of Baltimore; uncle-in-law Mr. George Cooper of Baltimore; one cherished nephew Mr. George A. Brown (Verna)
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February 19, 2006
On February 15, 2006, MRS. PEARL TUCKER ANDERSON at her home in Columbia, MD. The adored daughter of the late Mr. George and Mrs. Norena Tucker, the widow of the late Mr. Harry N. Anderson, Jr., the loving mother of Bishop L. Robinson, Jr., Esquire, the mother-in-law of Mrs. Rosalind F. Robinson. The caring grandmother of Mr. Bishop L. Robinson III and Mrs. Lauren A. Robinson-Fleming and her husband Wayne Fleming. The dear great-grandmother of Wayne Bishop Fleming. Mrs. Anderson is survived by her best friend and her only sibling, Mrs. Jennie Tucker Johnson; two dear aunts, Miss Jeanette Morton and Mrs. Pansy Garrett both of Baltimore; uncle-in-law Mr. George Cooper of Baltimore; one cherished nephew Mr. George A. Brown (Verna)
NEWS
December 1, 1995
Charlotte Shervington, 87, city mathematics teacherCharlotte Watson Shervington, who taught at two Baltimore junior high schools during a 29-year career as a math teacher, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of multiple ailments. She was 87.Mrs. Shervington taught at Garrison and Clifton Park junior high schools before illness forced her to retire in 1958. She also led classes offered in city elementary schools for adults on how to be parents.Born in Catonsville in 1908, Mrs. Shervington moved with her family to Boston at an early age. She returned after a few years, eventually graduating from what is now Morgan State University in 1929.
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June 12, 2005
Bernice C. Brown, a retired science department chairwoman at Cherry Hill Junior High School, died of cancer June 5 at her West Baltimore home. She was 87. Bernice Chester was born in Baltimore and raised in Cambridge. She earned a degree in physical education from what is now Morgan State University in 1944. The previous year, she was elected president of the Alpha Delta chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Because African-Americans were not admitted to graduate study in Maryland at the time, Mrs. Brown traveled weekly to New York University, where she received a master's degree in 1954.
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August 1, 2004
On July 29, 2004, CHARLOTTE C.; wife of Edward E. Holt, M.D.; mother of the Honorable C. Yvonne Holt-Stone and Pamela G. Holt; mother-in-law of William H. Stone, Jr. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, 1721 N. Monroe Street, on Tuesday from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. Beginning at 10 A.M., Wednesday, Mrs. Holt will lie instate at the Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, 4640 Edmondson Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 11 to 12 noon.
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