Gwen Ifill, managing editor of “Washington Week” and a senior correspondent host of PBS’s “The News Hour,” and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien are now sorority sisters for life after being inducted into the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority earlier this week. We don’t believe any hazing happened before they were pronounced honorary sorority sisters.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to say, ‘hey sorors!’” O’Brien wrote on Twitter. “To have a sisterhood that supports you is heartening…Before I would say that service is what you do, now I say it’s what we do.”
Founded in 1913 at Howard University, the sorority is comprised of 200,000 predominately black college educated women. Notable Deltas (as they are dubbed) include Shirley Chisholm, the first female black member of Congress, Dorothy Height, who was president of the National Council of Negro Women for more than 40 years and former Reps. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), who died in 2008 from a cerebral hemorrhage, and Carrie Meek (D-Fla.).
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