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AKA Presents Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle, Mother of the Year

PASADENA JOURNAL — On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring the 31st Annual Fashionetta Salute to Mothers and Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Glendale Hilton from 10 AM – 3 PM. During this year’s event, the 2019 Mother of the Year, Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle, will be honored.

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By The Pasenda Journal

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring the 31st Annual Fashionetta Salute to Mothers and Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Glendale Hilton from 10 AM – 3 PM. During this year’s event, the 2019 Mother of the Year, Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle, will be honored.

She is a phenomenal woman who has served her community throughout her life. She is a mother, wife, educator, author, community servant, mentor, retired law enforcement officer and motivational speaker. She currently serves as the Director of External Affairs for Assemblymember Chris Holden, is an adjunct professor and has launched her own consulting company, Phlunte’ Riddle & Associates, LLC. Throughout her life, she has strived to make a difference for those around her, especially the underserved.

She moved to Pasadena at the young age of 8 where she started school at Loma Alta Elementary and then matriculated through the Pasadena Public School System. Her immediate and extended family are her passion and her joy. She has been married for 40 years to Eddie Riddle. They are blessed with 3 sons – Ralph, Eric and Justin and three grandbabies.

Beyond her home, Phlunte’ has made a difference in Pasadena. She became a Pasadena police officer in order to help people. Her goal of being helpful lead her to become known as a role model and resource within her community. At the time that she joined the Pasadena police department, there were very few black officers and even fewer black women. This meant that when blacks in the community had a loved one in trouble, they needed help. Phlunte’ gained a reputation within the black community as being a ‘go to’ person within the department because she helped those in need to navigate the system to take care of their loved ones. She made her mark in the Pasadena Police Department where she served in many capacities that included being the first African American female sergeant, lieutenant and Adjutant to the Chief of Police in the history of Pasadena Police Department.

Dr. Riddle has volunteered her time and served the Pasadena community in many ways that are too numerous to name them all. A handful of the commissions/ committees that she has served on are Pasadena Center Operating Company, Foothill Family Services, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Board (NOBLE), YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Board of Directors and currently sits on the board of Foothill Unity Center.

In her spare time, Dr. Riddle enjoys reading, going to the beach and traveling. She loves to listen to Smooth Jazz, but will always be a “Motown Girl” where her favorite artists are the Temptations, Smokey & the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and the Four Tops.

Dr. Riddle’s advice to young people is to be involved, help someone else and fi nd value in being you. It will bring great joy. Her life philosophy is to be self-aware through emotional intelligence; be refl ective and intentional on what you do and how you treat others.

The Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is very proud to honor Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle as the 2019 Mother of the Year! Sponsors for the 31st Annual Fashionetta are Edison International, AT&T, Southern California Gas Company and Friends of PAIF. If you want to attend Fashionetta and join in this recognition of a deserving woman from our community, you can go to ‘thepaif.org’ to purchase a ticket. Your support is needed and appreciated.

This article originally appeared in the Pasadena Journal.

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AKAs Receive Proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness

THE SAVANNAH TRIBUNE — On October 10, 2019, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated received a City of Savannah Proclamation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The proclamation was presented for Alpha Kappa Alpha’s focus on Breast Cancer Awareness under the leadership of its International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. In 2018, Dr. Glover made a commitment to bring awareness by establishing a Breast Cancer Awareness Community Impact Day.

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Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter receives a City of Savannah proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness. GSO Chapter members pictured with Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Savannah City Council.

By Savannah Tribune

On October 10, 2019, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated received a City of Savannah Proclamation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The proclamation was presented for Alpha Kappa Alpha’s focus on Breast Cancer Awareness under the leadership of its International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. In 2018, Dr. Glover made a commitment to bring awareness by establishing a Breast Cancer Awareness Community Impact Day.

This is an effort to encourage survivors to share their story and to help other members and women to understand that mammograms are the key to early detection which ultimately saves lives. Later that year, the AKA Mobile Mammography Unit was unveiled to continue the fight against breast cancer by traveling to underserved communities, striving to reach 100,000 women throughout the United States. “Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue its life-saving mission to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting women. The objective of this effort is to highlight the significance of early detection through mammography screenings, education and training”, stated Dr. Glover.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered organization to own a fully equipped digital mobile mammography unit. The sorority recognizes that many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment but there remains much more to be accomplished. Mayor Eddie DeLoach proclaimed October 2019 “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and October 18, 2019, “National Mammography Awareness Day” in the City of Savannah. Ms. Denise Cooper, Esq., president of the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter received the proclamation on behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

This article originally appeared in The Savannah Tribune.

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FAMU’s Delta line of 1979 celebrates 40th anniversary

FLORIDA COURIER — The Spring 1979 line of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., pose during Florida A&M University’s Homecoming Convocation at the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center in Tallahassee on Oct. 4.

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FAMU’s Delta line of 1979 celebrates 40th anniversary (Photo by: Justin W. Robinson | WR Photography)

By The Florida Courier

The Spring 1979 line of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., pose during Florida A&M University’s Homecoming Convocation at the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center in Tallahassee on Oct. 4.

The line sisters, who include Florida Courier Senior Editor Jenise Griffin, participated in various Homecoming activities, including the parade and football game.

This article originally appeared in the Florida Courier.

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Phi Beta Sigma Adds a Few Good Men to Its Rolls

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS — The Nu Beta Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., added four new members to their roster over the weekend. The ceremony was held at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Alpha Zeta sorority house, their sister chapter.

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Left to right: Taylor Washington (Inductee), Marcus Conley (Inductee), Ruben Grant (Florida State Director), Will Evans (President-Nu Beta Sigma Chapter), Randy Sewell (Inductee), Joshua Rogers (Inductee) and Jason Edgar (Southern Regional Social Action Director) (Photo by: Ron Lott)

By The Jacksonville Free Press

The Nu Beta Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., added four new members to their roster over the weekend. The ceremony was held at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Alpha Zeta sorority house, their sister chapter.

“I enjoy this time every year. We are proud to welcome the new members into the chapter. These men are educated, competent and ready to commit to the community,” said fraternity brother, Jason Edgar. Throughout their membership process, inductees are encouraged to develop their leadership skills to become more effective and empowering leaders.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914.
Over its one hundred plus years of existence, the fraternity has focused on improving the global community through service.
They also have a national mentoring program for males ages 8-18 to prepare them for college and the workforce. Next up for the chapter is the Brother and Sister’s luncheon, September 29th, 2 p.m. at Emanuel Baptist, 2407 Rev. S.L. Badger Jr. Circle, honoring fraternity and sorority’s members of the year.
This article originally appeared in The Jacksonville Free Press

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