While VH1 could fiendishly claim another ratings victory by again amplifying (and manufacturing) black dysfunction and buffoonery in “Sorority Sisters,” the cast members of the vilified and maligned show were excoriating throughout urban America — most particularly by other black Greek members.
It didn’t take too many episodes of “Sorority Sisters” to air before veteran leadership within the Divine 9 to respond with fury (in fact, black Greek fraternities and sororities protested the production of the show before it went on the air).
One black Greek organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. banned two members, April McRae and Joy Hammond, from the sorority for 2-1/2 years for sullying and defaming the legacy of the AKAs. The story went under urban America’s radar because the women were effectively suspended on the day after Christmas and will not be eligible to rejoin the AKAs until July 2016.
The suspension means that these women no longer have privileges as members and are disallowed from attend chapter meetings, sorority events and cannot claim membership until they are reinstated.
Neither McRae nor Hammond have responded publicly to the suspension. However, McRae ostensibly posted her sentiments about the consuming controversy surrounding the suspension. See what she had to say.