Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Supports Black-Owned Businesses
By Zakiya Williams
Courtesy Photo-Delta Tau Omega Chapter president, Mrs. Sharon Rogers
Delta Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. provides over $21,500 to Black-owned businesses.
LANSING, MI — In support of Black-owned businesses, the Delta Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has supported nearly 100 Black-owned businesses with over $21,500 in purchases for the year 2020. The money has gone to a variety of Black-owned businesses, including restaurants, salons, wellness entities, small businesses and clothing retailers. As part of its Black Dollar 365 initiative, Delta Tau Omega Chapter along with other AKA chapters are working diligently to track the money members are spending with Black-owned businesses.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first female Black Greek organization and has spent its 112 years supporting the Black community. This initiative to support Black-owned businesses was launched before the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have made every effort to support the initiative more 'purposefully' as a result of the limitations many businesses have had due to the pandemic. We are excited to intentionally support businesses during this time when businesses are being required to close, fully convert to online services, or completely readjust how their services will be provided. Every dollar spent supporting these businesses helps to keep them in existence and builds the community, so we will continue to work hard to support them and encourage others to support Black businesses, as well,” says Delta Tau Omega Chapter president, Mrs. Sharon Rogers.