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Rumor Control: Rocsi Suspended?!+Michelle Obama's A "Non Exclusive" AKA?+Chris Webber Is NOT Married?

Things just got interesting over at 106 & Park. Sources tell me Rocsi has indeed gotten suspended after this past Friday's walk off/on air fallout with her co-host Terrence J and won't be back on the air for a while....if ever. Yesterday Keri Hilson filled in as co-host and it seemed like it came as a surprise to Terrence. He made sure to drop comments like "Well it looks like I don't have a co-host today" and "Keri, I din't know you'd be here the whole show today" and "I had some serious female problems this weekend". Hmmmm. And it looks like Terrence is going to be hosting alone yet again this week as the next installment of the show was just taped with LL Cool J, Tiffany Evans, and Nas and Rocsi was nowhere in sight:

Very interesting. Can't say I'll be sad to see her go but damn--who woulda thought it would have ended like this? Dish on Michelle O. and Chris Webber when you read the rest...

Chris Webber has shot down rumors that he has married his girlfriend Erika Dates. While the two have been dating a while, there have been no wedding bells as of yet. He hit up the Tom Joyner Morning Show a few days ago to drop the juice: So yes, there's still a sliver of hope for all you C-Webb lovers.

In the midst of all this Michelle Obama sorority hoopla, she has made a statement about her new Honorary membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Apparently she purposely signed on for a non-exclusive membership because she wants a part of any respected historically black sorority that she chooses: "Because of her respect for each of the historically black sororities and fraternities, her membership is non-exclusive," says Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Michelle Obama's spokeswoman. "She looks forward to working with all of them to help bring change to their communities."
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Looks like she's likely going to be wearing a lot of colors in time to come.

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[quote comment="141123"]IF

[quote comment="141123"]IF SHE "respects each of the historically black sororities and fraternities" SO MUCH, WHY WASN'T SHE ALREADY A MEMBER? SINCE I WAS LIKE 10 THAT WAS MY WHOLE REASON FOR GETTIN TO COLLEGE. BUT NOW THAT YOUR IN THE PUBLIC EYE U FEEL A NEED TO ATTACH YOURSELF TO THE COMMUNITY?!! BULL****!!![/quote] Since you were 10 your whole reason for getting to college was to join a sorority? She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and attended Harvard Law. I think her priorities are in check, what about yours? There are far more involved ways to help the community than joining a sorority, sweetheart...
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I just left DeeCee and the

I just left DeeCee and the place was crawling with AKAs. Congrats on the 100 years my girls. Most of my older relatives are AKAs. My sister is a Delta & I am somebody, just not greek! LOL. The issue of going to college to pledge is scary but true. I have a friend with one year of college to become a -Q-. Dumb, dumb, dumb. I have some in-laws trying to grad me into Swing! The maddness never stops. LOL. As long as service is the purpose, I'm down. I just never felt the need for belonging to a smaller organization when I love all gatherings of joy and peace. Now the other ish is just that. MB was invited and accepted. Once she gets to DeeCee the local social organizations will compete for her membership. If she does join, that will propell that group to the upper strata. It's just us being us & having a good time doing it as we raise money for causes and such. Be Kind to One Another!
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Terrence is silly and

Terrence is silly and childish. they always joke around. this time he was just plain anoying though. he acts like a lil boy. if this was a publicity stunt it sure was lame BET. yall just need to get some decent azz shows on the air..and stop pulling stunts. if she is on vacation, why did Terrence not say so..right from the start..that Monday? the whole ordeal is lame...and she needs to get a new publicist,. because her comments shed no light and seeks to blame the media for blowing it out of proportion. All bet and Terrence had to say was that simply" Rocsi will not be in this week, she is vacationing...please welcome my temporary co-host for today. Black people will never get ahead with this type of silly nonsense. Just keep it real!!!
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Michelle's speaker is highly

Michelle's speaker is highly confused. You can't be a member of one organization and a member of another. Membership in either of the 4 black sororities is exclusive. If she wanted to remain neutral, then she should have declined. However I refuse to believe that AKA told her "yes you can join our org. and others." They KNOW that is wrong. Yes she can join AKA and work alongside others, but she can't be a member of both.
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[quote comment="142866"][quote comment="142864"][quote comment="142823"][quote comment="142814"][quote comment="142637"]The whole sorority/fraternity thing is NOT THAT SERIOUS. And it kills me that a lot of black girls & boys go to college just to join one. I also think that the "beef" between them is silly. We just always have to separate ourselves in some way. If Michelle went that way SO WHAT? What does it have to do with you and the way you chose to go?!! Grow up.[/quote] Yeah, it's not that serious, especially when you do not belong to a sorority or fraternity. Also, those of you who keep mentioning this "Beef" don't get it because there is no "Beef." I suggest that uninformed folk enlighten themselves by doing real research and reading books. Stop googling and surfung the "net" for information and don't believe everything you read on the net.[/quote] Maybe you haven't been comprehending the comments but there is definitely a "she chose that one, she'll never be apart of this one" statements. And there are also comments where some are making snide remarks towards another. Sooooo yeah, that sounds like beef to me and it's not that serious. And are you referring to someone reading books and searching the net for sorority & fraternity information? Are you serious? There's much more to life you know. Not everyone goes to college or grows up with an admiration and longing to become apart of organizations that "beef" instead of actually unionize. Some of the comments are very childish and juvenile.[/quote] Reading is fundamental and comprehension should not be relative. However, on the internet anything is possible. When I suggested that uninformed people enlighten themselves, it was not in reference Greek Life, but to Life in general. I went to college to further my education and expand my knowledge base and I believe that this is the reason the majority of people go to college. Again, when you are on the outside looking in, it is real easy to say it's not that serious. It's also quite easy to express your opinion as to what is childish and juvenile.[/quote] Outside looking in? It happens not to be an interest of mine and I could careless how you take it. However, of course I know people who are apart of Greek organizations and still.....it's not that serious. You even stated so yourself. And me being a member or not has nothing to do with me being able to read the comments that are in reference to Michelle Obama and say that some are indeed childish. That makes no sense. But anyway, congrats to Michelle and all that she chooses to do...it's her prerogative. I doubt she cares what the "others" are saying as far as her not being "accepted." That's a bunch of unimportant bs that doesn't make or break the situation at hand. Peace out.[/quote] O.K...it's not that serious, but you continue to draw conclusions about greeks because of comments they make on a blog. I will say this, it is a good thing that greek life is not an interest of yours because like you said..."this unimportant bs won't make or break the situation at hand."
ShortyLo (dey know)'s picture

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[quote comment="142864"][quote comment="142823"][quote comment="142814"][quote comment="142637"]The whole sorority/fraternity thing is NOT THAT SERIOUS. And it kills me that a lot of black girls & boys go to college just to join one. I also think that the "beef" between them is silly. We just always have to separate ourselves in some way. If Michelle went that way SO WHAT? What does it have to do with you and the way you chose to go?!! Grow up.[/quote] Yeah, it's not that serious, especially when you do not belong to a sorority or fraternity. Also, those of you who keep mentioning this "Beef" don't get it because there is no "Beef." I suggest that uninformed folk enlighten themselves by doing real research and reading books. Stop googling and surfung the "net" for information and don't believe everything you read on the net.[/quote] Maybe you haven't been comprehending the comments but there is definitely a "she chose that one, she'll never be apart of this one" statements. And there are also comments where some are making snide remarks towards another. Sooooo yeah, that sounds like beef to me and it's not that serious. And are you referring to someone reading books and searching the net for sorority & fraternity information? Are you serious? There's much more to life you know. Not everyone goes to college or grows up with an admiration and longing to become apart of organizations that "beef" instead of actually unionize. Some of the comments are very childish and juvenile.[/quote] Reading is fundamental and comprehension should not be relative. However, on the internet anything is possible. When I suggested that uninformed people enlighten themselves, it was not in reference Greek Life, but to Life in general. I went to college to further my education and expand my knowledge base and I believe that this is the reason the majority of people go to college. Again, when you are on the outside looking in, it is real easy to say it's not that serious. It's also quite easy to express your opinion as to what is childish and juvenile.[/quote] Outside looking in? It happens not to be an interest of mine and I could careless how you take it. However, of course I know people who are apart of Greek organizations and still.....it's not that serious. You even stated so yourself. And me being a member or not has nothing to do with me being able to read the comments that are in reference to Michelle Obama and say that some are indeed childish. That makes no sense. But anyway, congrats to Michelle and all that she chooses to do...it's her prerogative. I doubt she cares what the "others" are saying as far as her not being "accepted." That's a bunch of unimportant bs that doesn't make or break the situation at hand. Peace out.
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[quote

[quote comment="142823"][quote comment="142814"][quote comment="142637"]The whole sorority/fraternity thing is NOT THAT SERIOUS. And it kills me that a lot of black girls & boys go to college just to join one. I also think that the "beef" between them is silly. We just always have to separate ourselves in some way. If Michelle went that way SO WHAT? What does it have to do with you and the way you chose to go?!! Grow up.[/quote] Yeah, it's not that serious, especially when you do not belong to a sorority or fraternity. Also, those of you who keep mentioning this "Beef" don't get it because there is no "Beef." I suggest that uninformed folk enlighten themselves by doing real research and reading books. Stop googling and surfung the "net" for information and don't believe everything you read on the net.[/quote] Maybe you haven't been comprehending the comments but there is definitely a "she chose that one, she'll never be apart of this one" statements. And there are also comments where some are making snide remarks towards another. Sooooo yeah, that sounds like beef to me and it's not that serious. And are you referring to someone reading books and searching the net for sorority & fraternity information? Are you serious? There's much more to life you know. Not everyone goes to college or grows up with an admiration and longing to become apart of organizations that "beef" instead of actually unionize. Some of the comments are very childish and juvenile.[/quote] Reading is fundamental and comprehension should not be relative. However, on the internet anything is possible. When I suggested that uninformed people enlighten themselves, it was not in reference Greek Life, but to Life in general. I went to college to further my education and expand my knowledge base and I believe that this is the reason the majority of people go to college. Again, when you are on the outside looking in, it is real easy to say it's not that serious. It's also quite easy to express your opinion as to what is childish and juvenile.
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Love Love Love me some

Love Love Love me some C-Webb...Glad to hear he's not "jammed up" (married!) Can't wait til U hit Chi-Town!
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[quote

[quote comment="142814"][quote comment="142637"]The whole sorority/fraternity thing is NOT THAT SERIOUS. And it kills me that a lot of black girls & boys go to college just to join one. I also think that the "beef" between them is silly. We just always have to separate ourselves in some way. If Michelle went that way SO WHAT? What does it have to do with you and the way you chose to go?!! Grow up.[/quote] Yeah, it's not that serious, especially when you do not belong to a sorority or fraternity. Also, those of you who keep mentioning this "Beef" don't get it because there is no "Beef." I suggest that uninformed folk enlighten themselves by doing real research and reading books. Stop googling and surfung the "net" for information and don't believe everything you read on the net.[/quote] Maybe you haven't been comprehending the comments but there is definitely a "she chose that one, she'll never be apart of this one" statements. And there are also comments where some are making snide remarks towards another. Sooooo yeah, that sounds like beef to me and it's not that serious. And are you referring to someone reading books and searching the net for sorority & fraternity information? Are you serious? There's much more to life you know. Not everyone goes to college or grows up with an admiration and longing to become apart of organizations that "beef" instead of actually unionize. Some of the comments are very childish and juvenile.
lol's picture

[quote comment="142637"]The

[quote comment="142637"]The whole sorority/fraternity thing is NOT THAT SERIOUS. And it kills me that a lot of black girls & boys go to college just to join one. I also think that the "beef" between them is silly. We just always have to separate ourselves in some way. If Michelle went that way SO WHAT? What does it have to do with you and the way you chose to go?!! Grow up.[/quote] Yeah, it's not that serious, especially when you do not belong to a sorority or fraternity. Also, those of you who keep mentioning this "Beef" don't get it because there is no "Beef." I suggest that uninformed folk enlighten themselves by doing real research and reading books. Stop googling and surfung the "net" for information and don't believe everything you read on the net.
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Does anyone know how long

Does anyone know how long Rocsi's contract was for? I heard Terrence signed a three year contract last year, but what about Rocsi? She may have only had hers for one year. Isn't it funny how all this happened as they were to be celebrating their second anniversary on July 10th. Also, does anyone know if Friday's show was actually taped on Friday because Friday's are not usually live. I think they tape two shows on Thursday then air one on Friday. Get it. They appeared to look fine on Thursday's live show (7-10-08) but probably had alreay taped Friday's show Thursday afternoon. On Thursday's show they were holding hands and saying "I love You". Also, Terrence looked prompted to do this after the #7 video. After that he went in hard. Maybe her contract did'nt get renewed. Maybe she's really not coming back. She might have caught on to what Terrence was doing and walked off realizing she wasn't going to get resigned.
dbean's picture

BET should hire a Puerto

BET should hire a Puerto Rican male host next time. I know she's from Central America. Yeah, I'd like to see a PR man and a black woman host 106 & Park. BET kills me.
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[quote comment="141200"][quote comment="141177"][quote comment="141172"]i've not been a fan of 106 n park since aj and free left, but from the 6 times i've checked it out, terrance and rosci are involved, and the chemistry was always about a degree away from her walking off like that..and when you s*it where you eat, it's not a good meal...adults get it, kids don't..and to be honest, it's prolly a bunch of mess for ratings.. bring back donnie simpson and sherri! that was good video tv![/quote] I know man! Video Soul! Video LP! Planet Groove wit Rachel! Screen Scene! Does Midnight Love still come on?? These kids don't know about that CLASSIC BET![/quote] I used to love Midnight Love!!![/quote] Those days are long gone. Now it's videos after dark. Terrence and Rocsi need to get it together. They both need to apologize to the VIEWERS, it's not about them. They go hard on each other every day, get over it BET.
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[quote comment="141486"]I

[quote comment="141486"]I think you people are taking this sorority thing to serious. I'm sure Michelle will not lose any sleep because she's not a part of organization. Some people don't need a group to validate who they are.[/quote] LOL so true! I don't think she gives a shit and I'm sure she doesn't have an identity crisis.
lol's picture

[quote comment="141776"]In

[quote comment="141776"]In attempts to squash all this greek ISH. I could care less if Mrs. Obama joined all 4 sororities. The fact of the matter isIn attempts to squash all this Greek ISH. I could care less if Mrs. Obama joined all 4 sororities. The fact of the matter is Mrs. Obama is a strong, beautiful, intelligent black woman of the new century worthy and very well representative of all the black sororities. The bigger picture is that she could very well be the first first lady of color to stand behind our first black President. See the honor, respect, and importance of that scenario not the scenario of her joining AKA, or DST, or Zeta and SGRHO respectively. Because if truth be told, if the other three sororities would have offered her membership first then the shoe would automatically be on the other foot. My black people let’s not get caught up in the trivialities of the NPHA and start respecting and defending them for their original conception of black pride and success. Let’s stop these posts with vigorous conversations on being real and skating. If we can’t get our minds off the past then we can never begin to move forward to our future. And for that same fact let’s begin to look at Mrs. Obama for what she really is a strong, beautiful, intelligent black woman of the new century worthy and very well representative of all the black sororities. OBAMA ‘08[/quote] BEST COMMENT YET! I think it's so ignorant, the beef between "black organizations" and some acting like they are better than the next. All of you who are hating need to sit the down. A lot of you have self esteem issues anyway and think that you've become something now that you are apart of a sorority/fraternity. Sad but true. I see it every year.
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The whole sorority/fraternity

The whole sorority/fraternity thing is NOT THAT SERIOUS. And it kills me that a lot of black girls & boys go to college just to join one. I also think that the "beef" between them is silly. We just always have to separate ourselves in some way. If Michelle went that way SO WHAT? What does it have to do with you and the way you chose to go?!! Grow up.
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[quote comment="142457"]I

[quote comment="142457"]I actually think Alpha Kappa Alpha rejected Oprah but I could be wrong. Clearly, it's crazy to argue about it. Im just saying.....[/quote] Rejection is a part of life. Jordan didn't initially make the varsity B-Ball team in hgih school, and look at how he turned out. Having said that, it wouldn't suprise me if Oprah did get rejected especially if that occured while she was an undergrad at TSU.
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[quote comment="141794"]As a

[quote comment="141794"]As a very active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, I would like to welcome Michelle Obama. I was present when the announcement was made about her honorary membership at our centennial boule.I dont think that all the facts have been completely represented in this report. None the less, if the facts are correct, I still respect her choice. Mrs.Obama can only added to the glorious legacy that is Alpha Kappa Alpha. Delta Sigma Theta passed on one of the greatest women in the US, Oprah Winfrey, when she attempted to join their organization at my alma matter Tennessee State University. So to [quote comment="141096"]I dunno about that whole non-exclusive thing. I'm a forever fabulous member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and I would never extend membership to someone who had already accepted membership in another organization. I respect her and would've loved if she'd been a Delta but it just doesn't seem right for any other sorority to give her honorary membership.[/quote] it wouldn't be the first time your sorority missed out on someone great. To the young sister that wants to go to college only to pledge, you have a lot of growing up to do. Although I am certain I am a member of the BEST greek organization, women of all BLGOs are trailblazers. These organizations place a high emphasis on education, as you should. These women are doctors, lawyers, civic leaders, politicians, CEOS, scientists, etc. They have set standards and open doors in the our community. Although we do like to enjoy ourselves, BLGOs so not exists just to throw nice parties. BLGOs need hardworking, educated women as members. If you are not even willing to work hard on your own education, you will likely not work hard for any sorority; becoming just another t-shirt wearer. Being greek is not a job and cannot pay your bills. I strongly suggest you find out who you want to be in life and strive for that. Once you are about business you will be a desirable candidate to any organization, but until then you need NOT apply. Again to Soror Obama.....Welcome! SKEEEEEEEE-WEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!![/quote] I actually think Alpha Kappa Alpha rejected Oprah but I could be wrong. Clearly, it's crazy to argue about it. Im just saying.....
angel's picture

As for BET, I've been through

As for BET, I've been through with them for YEARS!!!!
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@ vegasgal I completely agree

@ vegasgal I completely agree with you. BET is setting a horrible example. They're basically telling the young males that watch the show, it's cool to disrespect women, cuz you'll get away with it, you'll even get a promotion in life. What he did was boredering sexual harassment, yet she is the one who suffers the consequences. WOW BET great quality programming! The Boondocks was so right.
Toons's picture

Thanks for the shout S.A.M,

Thanks for the shout S.A.M, and as you know, we need more sisters' like you in Academia as well! I hope to join you there one day, but for now I've got a LONG way to go! Ms. White was my high school guidance counselor and it is because of women like her and other "old schoolers", that I admire AKA's. Still the people closest to me now (besides family) wear that beautiful Crimson and Cream, lol!!!
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[quote comment="142236"]S.A.M, Ms. Norma W pledged my Mother, and if you're as well connected as you say you are, then you should KNOW who this amazing women is. As for another chapter stepping up to the plate, there was only one grad chapter in that rural southern location. I live in Metro DC, so I'm very aware of dark skinned AKA's. AKA's of all shades are all over the place, lol!!I've also seen them in undergrad, grad school, and med school so I KNOW they exist. But none of that changes the history of skin color in this country or the legacy of skin color with AKA back in the day. I'm not saying it still applies today, because obviously that's not true. But during my Mother's undergrad time, yeah it did. And yes, I did hear that the Ivies that died were being pledged under a chapter that was suspended making it illegal to the national organization. But one has to wonder how such women could have survived both the screening and pledging process to become an AKA in the first place. Just my 2 cents.[/quote] Yes, I know Soror Norma White and plenty Beta Alpha sorors and many from that era were not light-skinned. I am in DC for Boule and looking at many women from our mother's era that were not light. While our stereotype maybe fair-skinned sisters, plenty were not and that goes to the beginning of our existence. Look I applaud you for your efforts as a sister who achieved a lot by going to med school. We need more women like you in the world. I am a college professor and too many of my students come to college with some of the beliefs I have seen espoused in these comments. On the color thing, we can just agree to disagree. :)
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And since I was a Sigma Dove

And since I was a Sigma Dove in undergrad, shout out to the Blue and White!
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S.A.M, Ms. Norma W pledged my

S.A.M, Ms. Norma W pledged my Mother, and if you're as well connected as you say you are, then you should KNOW who this amazing women is. As for another chapter stepping up to the plate, there was only one grad chapter in that rural southern location. I live in Metro DC, so I'm very aware of dark skinned AKA's. AKA's of all shades are all over the place, lol!!I've also seen them in undergrad, grad school, and med school so I KNOW they exist. But none of that changes the history of skin color in this country or the legacy of skin color with AKA back in the day. I'm not saying it still applies today, because obviously that's not true. But during my Mother's undergrad time, yeah it did. And yes, I did hear that the Ivies that died were being pledged under a chapter that was suspended making it illegal to the national organization. But one has to wonder how such women could have survived both the screening and pledging process to become an AKA in the first place. Just my 2 cents.
FutrMD's picture

1.terrence was very

1.terrence was very disrespectful to rocsi and was acting very immature. 2.he owes her an on air apology because the fans of 106 need to hear it too. 3.he also owes her an off air apology that is more thought out and sypathetic 4.i dont think either of them should lose their job. 5. but if BET suspended rocsi for acting as professionally as she could until she had enough,then that just shows how sexist and disrespectful BET is to women. 6.i love terrence j but he needs to straighten up and get his act together 7.i think rocsi did the right thing by walking off. and the worst possible thing she could have done was cry in front of terrence. because then he would think that he has power over her when he doesnt. rocsi is a strong beautiful independant woman and she can handle herself. she shouldnt have to put up with all of terrence's stupid remarks. she is clearly a woman who doesnt like to be messed with. you know im like that too and there's only so much crap a woman can take.
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not coming at you,

not coming at you, deltabelle, but you leave my Soror alone! SHe has done much work for Zeta, holding offices on the national exec. board, being financial, and she PLEDGED!!!! lol gotta stick up for my blu N white!
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DANG.... i just knew this

DANG.... i just knew this would turn into Homecoming on the yard all over again!!!!! Everyone wants to show off their letters via cyberspace and probate just who they are, but this Obama thing is something else..... Kudos to the AKA's for having the presumptive first lady as a member, however, i dont think its fair nor right, to let her or any one person hold non-exclusive rights to any organization. since shes an AKA, i dont want her to be my soror ( shout outs to ZphiB).... not that shes a horrible person, but because shes an AKA. How many ppl in undergrad were cool with people in a bunch of orgs? they either: 1)pledged and got down with one, 2)remained cool with all, 3)or both how can she ever be open to all organizations, and not show favoritism? she wears 20 pearls now!! AKA's help m,e out... is there a by-lawin your constitution which states none of your members can work along side other orgs? Iight, im off my soapbox... Blu phi!
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[quote comment="141946"][quote comment="141775"] How in the HELL were you and AKA grad chapter REJECT when you MUST be invited into AKA after undergrad? You couldn't be a reject of a grad chapter. It's impossible. You can only be rejected if you are able to submit and you are only able to submit in undergrad! Ugh![/quote] This is how in the HELL you get rejected by a grad chapter. Grad chapter memeber ask you to attend functions and you do. Then they ask you for a letter from a current member and when you get one, it's from the current national Baselius because she's the ONLY active AKA you know (most of my friends, associates, ect are Deltas). And the rest as they say is history, lol. If people think you're strong arming them, you get's no love and it's all good. After I learned 2 women drowned in an AKA pledgeing incident in Cali in the 1990's, I lost interest much to my Mother's dismay (She's an old school AKA). And speaking of my Mother, she confirms that AKA wouldn't let dark skinned women pledge back in the day.[/quote] If your mother was an old school AKA, where did she pledge? I have been a member since pledging Alpha Phi in 1990; Mama pledged Gamma Delta in 1966; Grandma pledged Beta Sigma in 1945; aunt pledged Beta in 1936; and many more members in the family. I KNOW plenty old school AKAs and MANY of them are dark. Prime example Dr. Donda West (mother of Kanye) who was initiated in 1968 in Alpha Eta at Virginia Union University or Faye Bryant the former Supreme Basileus who pledged Alpha or Vanessa Bell Calloway or Star Jones or even Anna Easter Brown, a FOUNDER. Pick up an Ivy Leaf or history book and you will see ALL shades. FYI the two girls that drowned (God rest their souls) were not PLEDGING. In order to pledge, you have to be voted into membership by a chapter that exists. Those girls they were fooling with were inactive members and that chapter had not been active for several years before that incident. Even if that accident hadn't taken place, they would NOT have been AKAs because that wasn't the activity of a chapter. In addition, I personally know the majority of the Supreme Basilei that have presided in my lifetime and worked quite a bit with Linda White & Barbara McKinzie when I was in Theta Omega in Chicago, if a SB wrote a letter of rec for a candidate and the chapter actually rejected the candidate, another chapter would have stepped up to the plate, if the candidate espoused our values.
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[quote comment="141715"]To

[quote comment="141715"]To Shawty Lo:I happen to know for a fact each organization extended Michelle Obama an invitation over the past couple of years because of my rank in NPHC on a national level as well as several other contacts,so I'm going to speak on what I know to be true,no disrespect.And sistergreeks,don't even address the "lesser" comments because they are spoken out of ignorance and disregard to the purpose of NPHC sororities.My other 22 cents...[/quote] Sigmalicious1922 I don't want to engage in a back and forth on the net, but I can not stress that what is discussed in NPHC is not what is paramount in Delta Sigma Theta. I don't know what inforamtion you received but, I can guarentee that membership into Delta was NEVER extended to Michelle Obama and by some remote chance if it was, it would not have been discussed in any NPHC setting. That is not how Delta operates. BTW, check out Soror DST's comments to you. She's a former member of our National Executive Board and can collaborate what I am attempting to convey.
ShortyLo (dey know)'s picture

So Michelle and this AKA

So Michelle and this AKA thing is ridiculous. The Zetas already had their national convention and clearly she wasn't feeling them. Wasn't no one talking about Sheryl Underwood when she was elected as the Zeta's national president. Now if the Delta convention had been a week earlier, Michelle rocking that red suit would not be in vain. Oooooo-ooooop!
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[quote comment="141726"][quote comment="141413"][quote comment="141279"][quote comment="141211"]LMAO @ the whole BET "scandal" because they're just going to replace both of them eventually so it doesn't even matter. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc (Spring '96 stand up!! LOL) but I agree that Michelle made the right decision. She's not "playing favorites" and she's recognizing that ALL of the sororities have wonderful programs that she's willing to take part in. And lol @ kaykay's comments about the "2 lesser ones".[/quote] u know the ones i'm talking about too, LMAO...now i know on some campus's in some parts of the coutnry their probrably very popular but um, not at the colleges i went too...[/quote] Even though I try not to be like that, yeah I DO know the ones you're talking about. LOL And I think it has to do with it being a regional thing like you said and also the size of the college. Either way, I know ladies who belong to each organization and I love them all! ;) Its quittin time in Tennessee so I'll check ya'll tomorrow! Be good, YBF family![/quote] While we're lol-ing, I would rather be a part of an organization that is 1. not being sued for hazing 2. not taking any and every-body into it 3. not racing for publicity and accepting lesser memberships of important people just to get their name out. There's no such thing as a "lesser sorority". Just people who are ignorant and small minded. It's not a regional thing. It's an international thing for some sororities, get your facts straight. And also, "spring 96 stand up" and the rest of you calling out your "sisterhoods" I hope you are financial in your organizations and not just skating on.[/quote] Again, see my previous post about that not being meant as offensive. I've extended an apology so its there for you to accept or not. And no I DID mean regional. There are sororities and fraternities who have a stronger presence (for instance) up north than they do down south and etc. At my particular college, that's how it was and I've had an AKA at Tennessee State say the same thing to me b/c she's traveled extensively to schools up north and she's seen the same thing. I hope that painted a clearer picture as to my comment about it being "regional" because I wasn't saying that in a degrading way either. Everyone has their own views and I appreciate them all, especially yours. It definitely helps in learning how to communicate clearly and effectively!
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DevaSTating4, great post and

DevaSTating4, great post and such a reminder of why most of the people close to me are Delta's.
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[quote comment="141775"] How

[quote comment="141775"] How in the HELL were you and AKA grad chapter REJECT when you MUST be invited into AKA after undergrad? You couldn't be a reject of a grad chapter. It's impossible. You can only be rejected if you are able to submit and you are only able to submit in undergrad! Ugh![/quote] This is how in the HELL you get rejected by a grad chapter. Grad chapter memeber ask you to attend functions and you do. Then they ask you for a letter from a current member and when you get one, it's from the current national Baselius because she's the ONLY active AKA you know (most of my friends, associates, ect are Deltas). And the rest as they say is history, lol. If people think you're strong arming them, you get's no love and it's all good. After I learned 2 women drowned in an AKA pledgeing incident in Cali in the 1990's, I lost interest much to my Mother's dismay (She's an old school AKA). And speaking of my Mother, she confirms that AKA wouldn't let dark skinned women pledge back in the day.
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[quote comment="141634"][quote comment="141279"][quote comment="141211"]LMAO @ the whole BET "scandal" because they're just going to replace both of them eventually so it doesn't even matter. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc (Spring '96 stand up!! LOL) but I agree that Michelle made the right decision. She's not "playing favorites" and she's recognizing that ALL of the sororities have wonderful programs that she's willing to take part in. And lol @ kaykay's comments about the "2 lesser ones".[/quote] u know the ones i'm talking about too, LMAO...now i know on some campus's in some parts of the coutnry their probrably very popular but um, not at the colleges i went too...[/quote] I didn't know that "lesser" sororities existed? And I don't know why that DST chick is LOLing because if AKA's weren't rejecting darkskinned blacks into their soroity DST may never have been founded! So some would say that DST is a "lesser" soroity. Are u LOLing at that! No wonder more than one soroity exist because it is evident you two still have not grasped the TRUE meaning of sisterhood! And that is a damn shame![/quote] *sigh* You've never talked to me in person about my opinions so I can see how you would be so hype in your response. There are NO lesser sororities. I was laughing at kaykay's response because her college obviously only had 2 sororities on yard like mine. Its "funny" to me because during my time in college, there were only 2 sororities on yard. Now at that same college, EVERYONE has a chapter. Times have definitely changed but in a good way. I can laugh because I knew about ALL of the organizations who WEREN'T on yard at that time so when people who didn't know asked me about them, I couldn't believe it was "shocking or surprising to them". It wasn't meant to be insensitive but then again, I forgot that you can't completely convey your feelings through a quick post. So for anyone who took my post as offensive, trust that it wasn't meant that way. I am NOT trying to be a poster who likes to start petty drama. So apologies to ALL YBF readers, Greek or not. Like I said, I know women in all organizations and they are all fabulous black women whom I love. We (my friends) all may throw around little "zingers" about the other's organization but its just good natured ribbing b/c we know at the end of the day, none of it matters. And never let ONE member's opinion deter you from learning about ALL of the Divine Nine.
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actually P and others, when

actually P and others, when Mrs. Obama was at Princeton there were no black sororities to join and so therefore she did not join one, but all step up for the call but chosen are few. Not to say she would not have made it but maybe at that time she did not want to or who knows if there had been a organizations on the campus at the time. Also, she has every right to remain exclusive, I am a Delta and I dont feel any way about it, bless her for wanting to grace every organization with her presence she is phenomenal. Now I never cared for Rocsi before 106 when she was a dj at Boston's HOT 97.7 radio station, however, I watched the video of the show and she took all she could take. Terrence was being rude and totally out of line. I dont think of it as sensitive because quite frankly she had two choices, cuss his *** out or walk and get it together. Shame on BET..for condoning his behavior.
Asia's picture

Won't be sad to see Rocsi go

Won't be sad to see Rocsi go because I don't watch that lame ass show anymore, but if she got suspended/fired, so should Terrence because he was the one out of line. Go ahead Michelle! I see you keeping all the die-hard sororities members that may have been "offended" by the AKA membership in Barack's lane of support! LOL! Chris...NEXT!
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[quote comment="141169"]I do

[quote comment="141169"]I do not stand for disrespect but lose my gig? Hell NO. Oh you have to fight fire w/ fire. terrence is feeling himself a little now and plus he probably smashed but that running like a little girl is uncalled for. I guess growing up middle child makes you a fighter. I would have chewed his entire ass, got real creative with words and everything. I would have asked him why don't you look like Idris. His light-skinned just getting shine ass would have been storming off.[/quote] why would he want to look like Idris and his dark skin ass? ...just making a point...
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[quote comment="141368"]ok

[quote comment="141368"]ok hold up: Rosci to not tolerate and let herself be publicly insulted walks off the set while that little "she wronged me so let me act like a dumb 13 year old boy in 10 year old's boy" ass Terrence gets to continue hosting and SHE gets suspended?! I'm not a fan of rosci or that bitchass T, but damn! goes to show you just how much BET respects women. It's ok for that boy to go on national TV and disrespect her and gets mad when she tries to keep herself composed and they punish her for being the bigger person and not stoop way to his level. and that's a lose all way down to his level, being the little piece of slime he is. I'm sorry but he is no real man if this is how he treats a woman for whatever reason she did something to him. and this is why I agree with aaron macgruder on boycotting BET. they aren't worth associating with or glorifying anymore.[/quote] Aaron Mcgruder probably hates Rocsi, too ;)
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[quote comment="141091"]non-exclusive?? Rocsi needs to move on to greatness[/quote] Rocsi needs to move on to greatness? hun, with her nasty-non-down-to-earth and arrogant attitude will hold her back + making enemies in that industry gets around, quite quickly. Rocsi-take a bow~
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Come on everybody.... This is

Come on everybody.... This is the Centennial for AKA, and historic year for the US having Barack Obama for the Democratic Presidential Nominee... In addition, there is a STRONG presence of AKA's in Chicago (Home of its international headquaters). Face it, AKA wanted to go all out for this anniversary. Let's put on our GROWN HATS Sorors...If it was 2013, and a phoenominal non-greek woman was on the scene that exemplified character, public service, and success in their field, she would be invited into membership. Don't hate 'cause everyone else didn't ask before AKA!! Also, some people need to brace themselves for this, not everybody is into the greek ish... Maybe their focus was on just education and other well-rounded organizations... how about that? Michelle Obama did the right thing, Hillary Clinton did something similar. But ya know what, She'll just be a "non-exclusive" member of AKA 'cause I don't think my beloved DST, SGRho or ZPhiB won't be making that negotiation.
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Why isn't anybody saying that

Why isn't anybody saying that Nas and especially LL should DRESS THEIR AGE? I wonder.
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[quote comment="141715"]To

[quote comment="141715"]To Shawty Lo:I happen to know for a fact each organization extended Michelle Obama an invitation over the past couple of years because of my rank in NPHC on a national level as well as several other contacts,so I'm going to speak on what I know to be true,no disrespect.And sistergreeks,don't even address the "lesser" comments because they are spoken out of ignorance and disregard to the purpose of NPHC sororities.My other 22 cents...[/quote] I don't know what position you happen to hold on the "natonal level" but as a former member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. national executive board YOU DO NOT KNOW. To date, we have not extended membership to Michelle Obama. And if you would like to talk offline (via e-mail) about what you THINK you know we can certainly get it poppin'.
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waittttttttt a gosh darn

waittttttttt a gosh darn minute. 106th & park is taped? uhhhh i know i havent watched it much in the last few years ( it fell off after aj and free left) but i could have sworn it was 106th and park top ten live. ah. i was a bet, mtv, and vh1 fan for a long time. but no longer. everything is the same and everything is becoming wacker by the second. terrence j is a cornball and needs to go get a burger before he starts talking about ANYBODYS body. and this whole time i did not like rocsi until i saw 106th on friday. that girl got my upmost respect cuz his skinny butt would have been on the floor on national television if that was me. she does not deserve to be suspended but i do believe God has a bigger plan for her. And i wish her the best.
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[quote comment="141273"]As an

[quote comment="141273"]As an AKA, I feel can understand Michelle Obama's decision. And indeed despite her published statement, she has consented to the membership (in whatever form or fashion) and I would be surprised of she received like-invites from DST, ZPB or SGRo.[/quote] Again, congratulations to the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sororty Inc. on their new non-exclusive soror. Unfortunately, for Michelle, I don't think that she realizes that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will NOT be inviting her for membership. I really do feel badly for her since she clearly knows about the committment that takes to be a Soror.
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NUPE_ONYA_sp 01: I agree but

NUPE_ONYA_sp 01: I agree but seriously, if the Omegas made Barack their honorary fraternity brother, you know good and darn well the Nupes would NOT also make him a member else Elder Watson Diggs, et al would turn over in their graves!!! LOL!! I am all for Greek unity (so much so that I will proudly be marching at the Greek Unity march we are having at the Capitol on Thursday) but PLEASE!!!! :)
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WHY DOES CHRIS WEBBER

WHY DOES CHRIS WEBBER GIRLFRIEND RESEMBLE HIS EX THAT HE REFUSED TO MARRY, MS. TYRA BANKS? I guess he wanted a Tyra without the career. I keep forgetting that all men are not as confident & secure as Jay-z.
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As a very active member of

As a very active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, I would like to welcome Michelle Obama. I was present when the announcement was made about her honorary membership at our centennial boule.I dont think that all the facts have been completely represented in this report. None the less, if the facts are correct, I still respect her choice. Mrs.Obama can only added to the glorious legacy that is Alpha Kappa Alpha. Delta Sigma Theta passed on one of the greatest women in the US, Oprah Winfrey, when she attempted to join their organization at my alma matter Tennessee State University. So to [quote comment="141096"]I dunno about that whole non-exclusive thing. I'm a forever fabulous member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and I would never extend membership to someone who had already accepted membership in another organization. I respect her and would've loved if she'd been a Delta but it just doesn't seem right for any other sorority to give her honorary membership.[/quote] it wouldn't be the first time your sorority missed out on someone great. To the young sister that wants to go to college only to pledge, you have a lot of growing up to do. Although I am certain I am a member of the BEST greek organization, women of all BLGOs are trailblazers. These organizations place a high emphasis on education, as you should. These women are doctors, lawyers, civic leaders, politicians, CEOS, scientists, etc. They have set standards and open doors in the our community. Although we do like to enjoy ourselves, BLGOs so not exists just to throw nice parties. BLGOs need hardworking, educated women as members. If you are not even willing to work hard on your own education, you will likely not work hard for any sorority; becoming just another t-shirt wearer. Being greek is not a job and cannot pay your bills. I strongly suggest you find out who you want to be in life and strive for that. Once you are about business you will be a desirable candidate to any organization, but until then you need NOT apply. Again to Soror Obama.....Welcome! SKEEEEEEEE-WEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
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Just wanted to say that..She

Just wanted to say that..She only allows registered comments on the site. She wants to be like so effing bad. And she worships Rihanna. She hates on Bey and Jay. She talks ish about a lot of people. Can't stand her azz!!!1
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First I'd like to commend the

First I'd like to commend the educated responses that my beautiful sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha have written. I am proud to call Michelle Obama my soror! and as an undergraduate member of AKA, I am apalled that some members of organizations still cite historical stereotypes to put their organization on top. I also want to talk to any of you girls who believe that college is about pledging. You have a lot to learn! Being an Alpha woman, I know we strive for high scholastics, high morals and service to all mankind and if you are just sliding by just to enter a sorority than you are just lost. You have to have high ideals and standards to join any historically black sorority and especially mine!!! Just find who you are and do your research before you go to college and thinking that pledging is the be all to end all. Enough of that. I think that Michelle's choice to be a non-exclusive member is a smart choice because WHEN she is first lady she will have the power to do so much in the black community no matter what letters she is representing. Oh and Skee-Wee to all my fabulous and sophisticated sorors...100 years never looked so pretty!!!
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