The AKAs May Be Pretty, but Mess With Their Own and Things Can Get Ugly
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL)pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority while an undergraduate at Fisk University. She later went on to serve as the organization’s South Atlantic Regional Director. After the Congresswoman’s public criticism of Trump over his handling of a phone call with the widow of a U.S. soldier, Wilson’s sorors are getting into the fight. "When what should have been a phone call by President Trump to express condolences to the widow of Sgt. Johnsonconcluded with the family feeling disrespected, Alpha Kappa Alpha member and Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson expressed her distaste for the president’s choice of words,” read the statement to the sorority’s 290,000 members. "She is now undergoing a virulent attack after she revealed comments made by President Trump to the widow...," the statement said. "This lawmaker, educator, and advocate has been there for so many. Sorors, let us be there for her." The organization has expressed support for her across social media platforms, as Wilson has received death threats that she says have kept her from returning to Capitol Hill. More here.