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Yvonne Wenger | July 5, 2013
Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted the sorority's torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women's service to Maryland and the world. From their first march on Washington during women's suffrage in 1913 to their ongoing Park Heights mentoring sessions, the women engage in service activities centered on economic empowerment, education, international involvement, political awareness and physical and mental health.
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June 2, 2014
The Harford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present its 35th anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 8. The theme of the event is "Reflecting and Celebrating 35 Years of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. " Featuring an evening of dining, liturgical dance, musical entertainment and award presentation, the anniversary celebration will be held at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687, Millennium Drive in Belcamp, beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by contacting Lisa Irving, 410-804-6141 or president@dst-harfordcountyalumnae.org , or by contacting Takesha McQueen, 410-989-2082 or correspondingsec@dst-harfordcountyalumnae.org .
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Letter to The Aegis | March 7, 2013
Editor: In The Aegis Feb. 27, you did an excellent job showcasing Harford County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as the National Chapter. The color used highlighted that special touch to the article. Congratulations on reaching a perfect balance with the lighting on our dark skin! There was a time when photos taken of dark skinned individuals were unrecognizable due to no or very little flash used and no compensation made when the photos were printed in the newspaper.
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January 31, 2014
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated the 101st anniversary of the sorority's founding Jan. 10 to 11 by leading various community service projects that support the sorority's mission. In keeping with the sorority's overall public service mission, and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter's specific efforts to positively impact the Howard County community, projects were selected that address the growing homeless population in Howard County, hunger prevention and elderly care.
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October 13, 1995
The Howard County NAACP and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will register voters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Roslyn Rise Housing Development, 10339 Twin Rivers Road.The event, featuring entertainment and refreshments, is part of a five-year partnership between the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta aimed at registering 10,000 Howard County voters by the year 2000.Speakers will include Leonard Vaughn, administrator of the Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development; state Dels.
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By Gregory Kane | May 22, 1999
YOU probably don't know their names: Courtney Hutt, Tia Jackson, LaTasha Peele, Nikki Harley and Anissa Brown. They're members of the Mu Pi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. They attend the University of Delaware. And they're very concerned about the reports of slavery in Sudan and Mauritania.So concerned, in fact, that they sponsored a forum on May 7 to learn more on the subject. They did some research themselves. Then they brought in a speaker. At the program, attended by some 40 to 50 students, they read from the testimony of one escaped Sudanese slave who told how she was captured by government soldiers, forced on a tortuous march in which she was raped repeatedly and then given to an Arab family as a slave.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 21, 1998
Sixty-three business, religious, civic and social organizations received Trailblazer Awards from Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday in Annapolis for voluntary efforts to help families get off welfare.The Stop Shop Save Food Markets chain in Baltimore was honored for creating a job training program for welfare recipients and participating in city Social Services Department job fairs.Laurel Advocacy and Referral Service, a coalition of 15 churches in the Laurel area, was honored for providing social services to families, including helping people get rent subsidies and avoid eviction.
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May 9, 2008
ARMELVIS "ARTIE" BOOKER Age 38, went home to be with the Lord May 3, 2008, in Baltimore, MD. She is the beloved mother of Jakevis Booker; loving daughter of Regina D. Booker and Melvin Briscoe; sister of Sophonia (Sophie) Booker and Malkia Booker. Also survived by two nieces, Janai Jason & Nyla Jason; one nephew, Jabree Miles; a special friend Trevor Britt; six god-children, a host of aunts, uncles & cousins; her Delta Sorors, and many friends. Homegoing Service 10 A.M. Saturday, May 10, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 215 W. 23rd St., Wilmington, DE 19802 with viewing from 8-9:30 A.M. only.
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October 9, 2007
On October 2, 2007, ANDREA DENISE GENTRY; beloved daughter of Octavia Gentry; devoted mother of T'Andrea Edwards, Thomas Edwards, II and Joshua Gentry-Young. She is also survived by two brothers, Aubrey D. Gentry, Jr., and Alvis Duane Gentry and a host of other relatives. Friends may call at the CHATMAN-HARRIS FUNERAL HOME-EAST, 4210 Belair Road, Monday 1 to 8 P.M., where the Delta Sigma Theta services will be held from 6:30 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 11 A.M. at the Israel Baptist Church, Preston and Washington Streets.
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By Karlayne R. Parker and Karlayne R. Parker,UniSun Editor | April 1, 2007
In January, we celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. In February, we commemorated Black History Month. Here are two recent events that you might have missed out on. On Feb. 17, the Delta Sigma Theta sorority remembered the 22 women who founded that organization 94 years ago - on Jan. 13, 1913. Candles were lit in honor of those women at an event held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The Deltas were founded at Howard University in Washington. One of the 22 founders, Lula Vashti Turley Murphy, was a charter member of the Baltimore alumnae chapter, which she founded in 1922.
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Yvonne Wenger | July 5, 2013
Standing in a crowd with a couple hundred of her Delta Sigma Theta sisters, Ruth Travis watched as a flotilla escorted the sorority's torch to the Inner Harbor Friday for a centennial celebration to honor the women's service to Maryland and the world. From their first march on Washington during women's suffrage in 1913 to their ongoing Park Heights mentoring sessions, the women engage in service activities centered on economic empowerment, education, international involvement, political awareness and physical and mental health.
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Letter to The Aegis | March 7, 2013
Editor: In The Aegis Feb. 27, you did an excellent job showcasing Harford County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as the National Chapter. The color used highlighted that special touch to the article. Congratulations on reaching a perfect balance with the lighting on our dark skin! There was a time when photos taken of dark skinned individuals were unrecognizable due to no or very little flash used and no compensation made when the photos were printed in the newspaper.
NEWS
May 9, 2008
ARMELVIS "ARTIE" BOOKER Age 38, went home to be with the Lord May 3, 2008, in Baltimore, MD. She is the beloved mother of Jakevis Booker; loving daughter of Regina D. Booker and Melvin Briscoe; sister of Sophonia (Sophie) Booker and Malkia Booker. Also survived by two nieces, Janai Jason & Nyla Jason; one nephew, Jabree Miles; a special friend Trevor Britt; six god-children, a host of aunts, uncles & cousins; her Delta Sorors, and many friends. Homegoing Service 10 A.M. Saturday, May 10, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 215 W. 23rd St., Wilmington, DE 19802 with viewing from 8-9:30 A.M. only.
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By SLOANE BROWN | October 21, 2007
SPIRITS WERE AS HIGH AS SOME OF THE hemlines at the 50th Annual Ebony Fashion Fair. A crowd of 2,000, mostly women, converged on Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center for the traveling fashion show. This was a time to celebrate 50 years in business, and for the same 50 years, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has been the show's host here, using its part of the proceeds to benefit its scholarship program. In its first few years, "a lot of the models couldn't stay in the hotels in town, so they stayed at the [sorority members']
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October 9, 2007
On October 2, 2007, ANDREA DENISE GENTRY; beloved daughter of Octavia Gentry; devoted mother of T'Andrea Edwards, Thomas Edwards, II and Joshua Gentry-Young. She is also survived by two brothers, Aubrey D. Gentry, Jr., and Alvis Duane Gentry and a host of other relatives. Friends may call at the CHATMAN-HARRIS FUNERAL HOME-EAST, 4210 Belair Road, Monday 1 to 8 P.M., where the Delta Sigma Theta services will be held from 6:30 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 11 A.M. at the Israel Baptist Church, Preston and Washington Streets.
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By Karlayne R. Parker and Karlayne R. Parker,UniSun Editor | April 1, 2007
In January, we celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. In February, we commemorated Black History Month. Here are two recent events that you might have missed out on. On Feb. 17, the Delta Sigma Theta sorority remembered the 22 women who founded that organization 94 years ago - on Jan. 13, 1913. Candles were lit in honor of those women at an event held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The Deltas were founded at Howard University in Washington. One of the 22 founders, Lula Vashti Turley Murphy, was a charter member of the Baltimore alumnae chapter, which she founded in 1922.
NEWS
May 5, 1995
Donald Allen BakerFood brokerA memorial service for Donald Allen Baker, a food broker, was to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road in Columbia.The body of Mr. Baker, who was 52, was recovered from the harbor April 21 after he disappeared March 12 while taking a walk near his home in the Harbor View Towers condominiums.He moved to the Baltimore area in 1982 to become president of a brokerage, Randall Associates. Then, after a merger, he became a partner in the Chesapeake Randall Co. which was sold last year, becoming McCready Marketing.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1994
A free, two-week tutoring program at Freetown Elementary School is giving some Anne Arundel County schoolchildren a place to learn and have fun this summer.The program, run by three black women's groups in Glen Burnie, started Monday and will be held each weekday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. through July 29."What we're trying to do in two weeks is give them a sense of self-esteem and self-confidence that they could not achieve in a large classroom," said Dorothy Weddington, chapter president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | February 4, 2007
In the halls and ballroom of Morgan State University's student center, more than a dozen mortgage lenders pressed applications and business cards into the hands of prospective homebuyers, promoting no-money-down loans and various financial incentives. In meeting rooms nearby, counselors warned the same prospective homeowners about the perils of predatory lenders, the importance of fiscal discipline and cautioned that some people may not be ready for the American dream. These are complementary - not mixed - messages, say organizers of the Delta Sigma Theta Homeownership Initiative, which brought several hundred first-time house-hunters to the historically black college yesterday to meet lenders and be schooled in fiscal literacy.
NEWS
By Gregory Kane | July 21, 2001
"LET ME GET this straight: A young, promising college student gets involved with a drug dealer, becomes a mule carrying weapons for this miscreant and then refuses to cooperate with authorities on his whereabouts." Thus began an e-mail from Kurt Heinrich on one Kemba Smith, who did 6 1/2 years in federal prison for her role in drug dealer Peter Michael Hall's narcotics ring. She was sentenced to a 24-year mandatory minimum sentence but was pardoned by former President Bill Clinton and released in December.
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