I usually try and dispel stereotypes of Black people with this blog, and today I’m not going to be any different. With that said, allow me to ask the following question: have you ever seen an ugly sister as member of the Black Greek Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority? If you have lemme know. No joke, send me a pic if you have one. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen an ugly AKA. All the sisters back in my day who were in that sorority were some of the finest sisters, and most beautiful women on campus. Not saying that all the other sisters in other sororities were ugly. It’s just that there seemed to be a certain requirement to being an AKA. Uh huh, yeah, I know you giving me the side-eye right now. And no I’m not gonna even talk about the sorority that had all the heavy set dark skinned sisters. What y’all think I’m some kinda shit starter on here…(pause)…? There are certain stereotypes which have historically followed the AKA sorority, and it just just another one of those things that have us brothers and sisters screwed up. Even still, I must say that this following story doesn’t help refute said stereotype:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the nation’s oldest black sorority are alleging more financial misdeeds by their president, who is already accused of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of the group’s money on questionable expenses, including a wax statue of herself.
Eight members of Alpha Kappa Alpha filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court in June seeking to remove international president Barbara McKinzie.
Now they say she received nearly $500,000 in questionable payments from the Chicago-based sorority over six weeks this summer, starting June 19, the day before the lawsuit was filed.
The lawsuit says McKinzie spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in AKA money on herself, some of it to pay for the statue to be displayed in the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore.
It also alleges that McKinzie bought designer clothing, jewelry and lingerie with the sorority credit card, then redeemed points the purchases earned on the card to buy a big-screen television and gym equipment.
The lawsuit questions the legitimacy of $375,000 in compensation that McKinzie received in 2007, saying it was never approved by members. Past AKA presidents have received only small stipends, said Edward W. Gray Jr., an attorney for the sorority members who are suing.
The latest allegations stem from copies of checks that Gray said were sent to the plaintiffs anonymously. The checks, for a total of $499,699, are made out to McKinzie by the sorority. The copies have been posted on a Web site the plaintiffs set up. [read the rest of the story]
Now ain’t that ugly? You spend $500,000 on yourself for jewelry, clothes, lord knows what else, and a f*ckin statue? A statue?!! Hell, Martin Luther King Jr. doesn’t even have a Washington Monument built in his honor just yet, but you’re paying for a statue of your likeness? Look lady, obviously that cute “skeewi,” shit has gone to your head. You ain’t gonna tell me that this sister doesn’t think that her shit don’t stink. I mean seriously, $500,000 of other people’s money? You know how many bake sales they had to raise that type of money? Damn, I known being cute is expensive, but I’m sorry, Barbara McKinzie, you ma’am are trippin. She may not be photogenically challenged, but clearly she’s out of her her rabbit ass mind.
I know it’s always been said that power corrupts. But I wanna believe that if she was a member of the ugly fat dark-skinned girl sorority she would not have done such a thing. Yeah, ugly sorority members just don’t do things like that. But I guess when you’re the president of the cute girls club you can just say screw using the money for community activism and giving back. And to think, kids are having a hard time paying for college these days. Oh well, they may not be able to pay tuition, but they can sure go to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore and see what cuteness looks like.
QUESTION: Am I wrong about the Black Greek sorority stereotypes?