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The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha are women of firsts and it looks like these they can celebrate another first added to their list! On December 1st, Rochelle Robinson, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha was elected the first female and first black mayor of Douglasville, Georgia, a rural city about 20 miles outside of Atlanta.

Rochelle Robinson served on the city’s council from 2002 to 2006 and won in a runoff election. She won 62 percent of the vote, defeating former Mayor Harvey Persons, who received 38 percent, according to the Douglas County Sentinel.

Robinson has served the public for over thirty years working in Federal, State, and local Governments.  She received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army serving in the Ohio Army National Guard from 1981 – 1987.  She also had a commendable stint in DC working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (1987-1995).  After moving to Georgia, she worked with the mentally challenged at Clayton County Mental Health from 1997 – 1999 and for the city of Douglasville as an Elected Official on the city council (2002 – 2006).

Robinson grew up in Ohio where she made history as the first black cheerleader at Youngstown State University in 1984.

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It also turns out that the day that she was elected was the same day that her soror Rosa Parks sat down on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

“I was just overwhelmed and that was the first thing that came to my memory: Rosa Parks sat down 60 years ago today, so that I could stand up in this city,” Robinson said. “I’m standing on so many shoulders. I did not get here by myself,” Huffington post quoted her saying.

Robinson also happens to be an ordained minister, who serves as Co-Pastor along with her husband the Rev. Jeffrey Robinson at The Total Renewal Church of God in Rex, Georgia, her campaign website states. Rochelle and her husband Jeff will celebrated 20 years of marriage last month and are blessed to have three smart, talented and beautiful children, Joel, Olivia, and Ana.

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This Alpha Kappa Alpha Member is Making History by Opening the First Chick-fil-A in Downtown Los Angeles

Ashley Derby, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Spelman graduate, made history in 2011 when she became the youngest African-American female franchise owner in the history of Chick-fil-A at 26 years old. She making history again by bringing the franchise to downtown Los Angeles.

Derby is an Atlanta native who started working at Chick-fil-A as a teenager to save money for a car. She stuck with the company through her undergrad years at Spelman. Because of her boss’ advice, Derby switched her major to focus on economics and applied for leadership roles at the restaurant.

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In undergrad, she was initiated into Spelman’s Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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After graduating, Derby did three years of management and development programs for Chick-fil-A before opening a franchise near the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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The AKAs at Southeastern Louisiana University Just Did a Law & Order Themed Yard Show

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University just did a Law & Order themed yard show to start off their fall semester!

COURT IS NOW IN SESSION! The Illustrious Lambda Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University presented their first Fall 2017 “Pretty Wednesday” yard show after 9 years of coming back to the campus.

Watch Lambda O’s Law & Order: Kase Klosed yard show presentation below!


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The AKAs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Are STUNNING

The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are STUNNING.

The ladies Spring 2015 line of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated their AKAversary and they teamed up with photographer was Don Lundy from Lundy Lenses (@lundylenses), a member of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to take some amazing pictures.

Check out the photos from their photo shoot below!

  

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