Alpha Kappa Alpha, founded in 1908 at Howard University, is the oldest sorority established by African American college women. The membership works to provide leadership in cutting across racial, geographical, political, physical, and social barriers to provide service in an increasingly complex world. Today, AKA has a worldwide membership of over 200,000. AKA has a strong presence in Memphis, with branches at LeMoyne Owen, Rhodes, Christian Brothers, and the University of Memphis.
Memphis, TN – Dr. David Richards of the University of Memphis offers his opinion on upcoming legislation in the Tennessee State Legislature that would punish companies with business interests in Sudan.
Dr. David Richards is the Co-Director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project. For more information, visit http://www.humanrightsdata.org.
Memphis, TN – Napoleon Hill was so successful in business that he became known as "the Merchant Prince of Memphis." He joined the California gold rush as a teenager in the late 1840s, returning to Memphis in 1857 with $10,000 and a plan: he would use his gold to open a cotton brokerage house. Hill died in 1909 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
DeSoto County, MS – Voter turnout is high today in DeSoto County. Voters are turning out to support Mike Huckabee, who's recently conceded the Republican nomination, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Candice Ludlow reports.