WELCOME TO THE SISTERHOOD: Angela Bassett & Susan Taylor Inducted Into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Fab (and Ivy League trained) Black Nativity actress Angela Bassett and former EIC of Essence Magazine, Susan Taylor, are now sorority sisters! The two amazing ladies, along with four equally amazing women, were inducted into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on Saturday in Washington D.C.
Find out about their honorary status inside...
As Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrates its centennial year of service and sisterhood, over 80,000 members have swarmed D.C. this weekend for the 100th year National Convention. As part of the Convention weekend, six incredible women were inducted into the sisterhood as honorary members: Oscar nominated actress Angela Bassett, Susan Taylor, Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook, Paula Madison, Lisa Jackson and Dr. Tererai Trent.
The proud Angela posted a few pics, including a pic with fellow actress & fellow Honorary member Sheryl Lee Ralph, and gave a powerful acceptance speech to the audience yesterday.
She posted, "I'm proud to be in the company of these 'Devastating Divas of Distinction'!"
These ladies join the ranks of many Delta women who have heavily impacted or been a legendary part of the landscapes of their respective fields: Cicely Tyson, Natalie Cole, Soledad O'Brien, Ruby Dee Davis, Lena Horne, Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Roberta Flack, Nikki Giovanni, Leontyne Price, Kym Whitley, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Jacque Reid, Gwen Ifill, Carol Moseley-Braun, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Ceaser, Judith Jamison, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Vashtie M. McKenzie and the list goes on.
Angela also attended the Delta's Signature Gala last night in D.C., and ran into Best Man Holiday actors Morris Chestnut & Monica Calhoun, Patti Labelle, Angie Stone & India.Arie were also in attendance:
About the non profit organization (of over 200,000 women worldwide) that has been committed to sisterhood & service for 100 years:
The Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.
And to MY brand new Sorors, OO-OOP!
Photos: Angela Bassett's FB