Gwen Ifill & Soledad O'Brien Inducted Into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women's service organization, has two new members. Yesterday, the esteemed sorority inducted PBS Newshour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill and CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien as honorary members. Deets inside...
During a ceremony at Howard University (the founding place of the Sorority in 1913) yesterday, both PBS Newshour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill and CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien were inducted as honorary members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
“We are excited to have Sorors Ifill and O'Brien join our ranks. Delta women are movers and shakers, committed to uplifting and empowering our communities. These remarkable women embody the spirit of Delta and we welcome them into our sisterhood with open arms," said Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, National President Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
As she was welcomed into the sisterhood, Gwen Ifill said, “You have no idea how much this has made my day…The warmth in this room is overwhelming.”
Soledad echoed her new soror's sentiments saying:
“I‟ve been waiting a long time to say, hey sorors! To have a sisterhood that supports you is heartening...Before I would say that service is what you do, now I say it's what we do.”
Soledad and Gwen join the ranks of Ruby Dee, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Cicely Tyson as honorary members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., which is dedicated to public service in the African-American community and beyond.
Notable women who became members through traditional undergrad/grad membership include Mara Brock-Akil, Roberta Flack, Barbara Jordan, Natalie Cole, Dorothy I. Height, Carol Mosely Braun, Jacque Reed, Marcia Fudge and many more.
SIDENOTE: Oo-oop to my new Sorors!