Soror Robin Kelly
Soror Robin Kelly is a United States Congresswoman and politician from the state of Illinois. A Ph.D. graduate in political science from Northern Illinois University, Kelly has served as the U.S. Representative from Illinois’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. She served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007 and Chief of staff for Illinois State Treasurer from 2007 to 2010.
Soror Nina Turner
Former Ohio State Senator
Soror Nina Hudson Turner is an American politician, professor and former State Senator from Ohio. She is a motivational speaker, cable news commentator and defining political icon. She was a Cleveland City Councilor from 2006 to 2008 and an Ohio State Senator from 2008 until 2014 as a member of the Democratic Party.
Soror Audrey Jones
Two-Time Emmy Award-Winning Executive Producer of The View.
Soror Audrey Jones is a two-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer of The View on ABC. Her excellent work in the television industry paved the way for her to win a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show in 2003 and nominations for the same award several times.
Soror Hattie McDaniel
First African American to Win an Oscar
Soror Hattie McDaniel was an American actress, singer, songwriter and comedian. In 1939, she won an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her role as “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind, making her the first African American to win an (Oscar).
Soror MC Lyte
Grammy–Nominated American Rapper, DJ, Actress and Entrepreneur
Soror Lana Michelle Moorer (AKA MC Lyte) is a ground-breaking, Grammy–nominated American rapper, DJ, actress and entrepreneur. One of the very first commercially successful female Hip Hop artists, Moorer has been ranked as one of the 50 Most Influential Hip Hop Artists of All Time by About.com. Not only is she known for her impressive musical catalogue, MC Lyte is also known as one of the most recognizable voice over artists in the entertainment industry today.
Soror Tressie McMillan Cottom
Sociologist, Writer, Public Scholar and 2020 MacArthur Fellow.
Soror Dr. Tressie McMillian Cottom is a sociologist, writer and public scholar. She has authored several books including Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy and Thick: And Other Essays. Recognized as an academic expert in inequality and American higher education, Soror McMillan Cottom became a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant in 2020 and has been featured frequently in print and television media including The Daily Show and MSNBC.
Soror Beverly Jenkins
Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature and was featured in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning.
Soror April Sinclair
April Sinclair (born April 8, 1954) is an Oakland-based best-selling author known for her books about young black women coming of age. Sinclair was born in Illinois and grew up on Chicago’s South Side, where several books are set. She is best known as the author of the novels Coffee Will Make You Black, I Left My Back Door Open: A Novel, and Ain’t Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice.
Soror Michele Hoskins
Michele Hoskins is the owner and founder of Michele Foods, Inc. This multi-million dollar company produces Honey Crème Syrup, Butter Pecan Syrup, and Maple Crème Syrup and other fine food products. Her products are sold in 8,000 stores, including the top major retail chains in the United States.
Soror Kelly Price
Six-time Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer, Songwriter
Soror Kelly Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer, songwriter, and television personality. Best known for her work as a Def Soul Artist, Price has had a solid career working with R & B and Hip legends, and more recently, a judge on BET’s Sunday’s Best. She is also known for her work as a Breast Cancer Awareness activist.
Soror Martha Reeves
Motown Lead Singer of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Former Politician
Soror Martha Reeves is an American lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Their song “Dancing in the Street” is often described as a political statement; a sign of America’s mid-60s uprising that was driven by inequality and the fight for civil rights. Reeves also served as an elected councilwoman for the City of Detroit.
Soror Deshauna Barber
United States Army Reserve Captain, Former Miss USA and Motivational Speaker
Soror DeShauna Barber is a United States Army Reserve Captain, former Miss USA and a motivational speaker. In 2016, Soror Barber was the first soldier to win the prestigious title of Miss USA. She also represented the USA at Miss Universe 2016 in Manila where she was among the top nine finalists.
Soror Donna Orender
Former WNBA President
Donna Geils Orender is a sports executive and former collegiate and professional basketball player. She was formerly president of WNBA. Donna, the CEO of Orender Unlimited, is a recognized business leader, trailblazer, game-changer, and executive.
Soror Hydeia Broadbent
HIV/AIDS Activist and Motivational Speaker
Soror Hydeia Broadbent has dedicated her life speaking out about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. As a child, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to share her story as one of the first generation of children born HIV positive. Since then, she has become one of the most prominent HIV/AIDS activists and motivational speakers who has received many awards and accolades for her efforts, including the “Community Activist Award,” which she received from the Bounce television network in 2019.
Soror Maritza McClendon
Olympic Athlete and Medalist
Soror Maritza Correia, also known by her married name Maritza McClendon, is the first African American female to win Olympic medals in swimming. A former member of the award winning University of Georgia swim team, Soror McClendon became the first African American to be a member of the U.S. Olympic swimming team in 2004, and was inducted into the Georgia Aquatics Hall of Fame in 2014.
Soror Carmelita Jeter
Three-Time Olympic Medalist Dubbed “The Fastest Woman Alive”
Soror Carmelita Jeter, once tabbed the “Fastest Woman Alive,” is a retired American sprinter who specialized in the 100 meters. She was the 2011 IAAF World Champion in the 100 m and a three-time Olympic medalist. She also won a second World Championship bronze.