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I was so happy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter. It was a huge event that included four of my Sorors who founded the chapter in 1967.
Everything about this celebration was awesome.
I participated in Christmas activities with my Sorors from the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. We always have a good time when we get together for fellowship and this event was no different.
I never know where to look when taking selfies.
The Elephant Exchange gifts.
My beautiful Elephant Exchange gift!
My Afro puff piece.
The Delta with the Afro puff can still be seen with or without lighting!
Founders’ Day for my sorority was celebrated worldwide today. Even though we are 103-years-old most of us are independent, have a busy social calendar, still go to work and can have babies. How about that?!
Check out some photos from my celebration with the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter. We set up a social gathering with guests on Founders’ Day to meet and greet, and as usual, we had a wonderful time.
Permed to Natural is 6-years-old today. Wow! Time has flown by rapidly. It feels like I just started this blog. And guess what? I am still on a journey to rediscover my natural hair! HA!
Line sisters. They are so sweet!
Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter!
I celebrated 102 years with my sorority sisters at our annual Founders’ Day luncheon. The experience was wonderful and below are pictures from our celebration.
I WANT TO GIVE A BIG HAPPY FOUNDERS’ DAY TO ALL OF MY SORORITY SISTERS OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY INCORPORATED!!! OO-OOP!
Far left is a founder of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter.
Made for the only vegan at the luncheon.
So not vegan but it looks cute.
Founders’ Day gift. I love it.
Thank you Soror Ruby Dee for teaching us, “The kind of beauty [we] want is the most hard-to-get kind; it comes from within – strength, courage and dignity. Rest in Heaven.
During Black history month I decided to take a moment to spotlight my good friend and former client, Nikki Giovanni. I used to be Nikki’s book publicist back in the day and promoted three of her titles that went on to achieve major media attention worldwide.
Nikki is not only my friend she is my sorority sister and when I was on Delta’s National Commission on Arts and Letters I made sure Nikki was featured in our programs during the national convention in Chicago. She featured my short story “Pop Pop” in her book for young adults titled, GRANDFATHERS.
Recently, to my surprise, Nikki came to Albuquerque to publicize her new book CHASING UTOPIA. It was a pleasure seeing her again after so many years, and that’s when I realized; where ever I move, no matter which city, Nikki seems to always visit and we hook up to eat and/or chat about any and everything. But Albuquerque surprised both of us. This city is not normally on the schedule. I told her Albuquerque was selected on her tour for the first time because I’m here now. The Universe wants us to stay in touch.
When Nikki’s poems first emerged from the Black Rights Movement in the late 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and controversial poets of the era. Nikki has received several awards including being named Woman of the Year by Mademoiselle, Ladies’ Home Journal and Essence magazines.
I want to share my favorite poem by Nikki when I was in college:
I always like housecleaning even as a child I dug straightening the cabinets putting new paper on the shelves washing the refrigerator inside out and unfortunately this habit has carried over and I find I must remove you from my life
My favorite poem by Nikki when I became a grooownn woman:
if you’ve got the key then i’ve got the door let’s do what we did when we did it before
if you’ve got the time i’ve got the way let’s do what we did when we did it all day
you get the glass i’ve got the wine we’ll do what we did when we did it overtime
if you’ve got the dough then i’ve got the heat we can use my oven til it’s warm and sweet
i know i’m bold coming on like this but the good things in life are too good to be missed
now time is money and money is sweet if you’re busy bay we can do it on our feet
we can do it on the floor we can do it on the stair we can do it on the couch we can do it in the air
we can do it in the grass and in case we get an inch i can scratch it with my left hand cause i’m really quite a witch
if we do it once a month we can do it in time if we do it once a week we can do it in rhyme if we do it every day we can do it everyway we can do it like we did it when we did it that day!
I think this poem is everyone’s favorite:
I was born in the congo
I walked to the fertile crescent and built the sphinx
I designed a pyramid so tough that a star that only glows every one hundred years falls into the center giving divine perfect light
I am bad
I sat on the throne drinking nectar with allah
I got hot and sent an ice age to europe to cool my thirst
My oldest daughter is nefertiti the tears from my birth pains created the nile
I am a beautiful woman
I gazed on the forest and burned out the sahara desert with a packet of goat’s meat and a change of clothes
I crossed it in two hours
I am a gazelle so swift so swift you can’t catch me
For a birthday present when he was three I gave my son hannibal an elephant He gave me rome for mother’s day
My strength flows ever on
My son noah built new/ark and I stood proudly at the helm as we sailed on a soft summer day
I turned myself into myself and was jesus
men intone my loving name All praises All praises I am the one who would save
I sowed diamonds in my back yard My bowels deliver uranium
the filings from my fingernails are semi-precious jewels
On a trip north I caught a cold and blew My nose giving oil to the arab world
I am so hip even my errors are correct
I sailed west to reach east and had to round off the earth as I went
The hair from my head thinned and gold was laid across three continents
I am so perfect so divine so ethereal so surreal
I cannot be comprehended except by my permission
I mean…I…can fly
like a bird in the sky…
There was so much to do and see at Delta’s Centennial convention. Unfortunately I didn’t participate in every scheduled activity but I did get around. Below are more pics. Enjoy!
At the regional luncheon with my local chapter Sorors.
I meant to take a before picture but I forgot because this vegan meal looked and tasted really good!
When I was on the National Commission of Arts and Letters, several years ago, one of the first events I was in charge of putting together was the Literary Cafe.
With my sands at the Literary Cafe.
Michael Vick was one of the many authors featured.
Hillary Clinton attended one of our business meetings.
The National Office is located on Delta Sigma Theta Way! So fierce!!
The UNCF salutes Delta with a banner.
Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel at Howard U.
It was nice to purchase airport food for the ride home with a discount.
More photos from Delta’s biggest convention ever!!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is based on Christian principles. We always have church no matter where we go or what we do.
My Soror actress Suzzanne Douglas with Soror Sign Language Interpreter.
Call to the Altar!
God was present!
After service I met up with some of my line sisters. Shown are 6 of the Dynamic 62! My number is 53!
Waiting for my vegan lunch.
Speaker Eric Holder, United States Attorney General.
Clinton sent a video to say congratulations!
My Soror Johnnetta Cole.
Keynote speaker, Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.