Take it for what it’s worth. It’s the diet version of Barbara A. McKinzie’s numerous emails to the sorority. Yes, she admonishes her sorors for reading or contributing to “other” websites. Heaven forbid she allows these grown, college-educated women to see INCONTROVERTIBLE EVIDENCE and DOCUMENTATION of EMBEZZLEMENT. Maybe if Evelyn (and others would actually do the right thing, there would be no NEED for the discussion to go beyond the borders of the sorority.
Virtually none in AKA would even KNOW of the misappropriation if it weren’t for WI8 and The Mo’Kelly Report.
In effect, she’s saying…
“This problem of millions of dollars being stolen, although the only reasons that you know about it is because of the WI8 and The Mo’Kelly Report …don’t ever read them again. And although we want our “glorious sisterhood” to live on and thrive…don’t ever read either of them ever again…even if I’m not doing my part to insure justice for the sorority.”
In effect, that’s what she’s saying. Heaven forbid anyone know the truth.
How appropriate that Sample-Oates is standing next to her co-conspirator er, uh, friend, Barbara A. McKinzie. You can be sure she has a vested (pun intended) interest in all of this. But note, in this recent editorial she wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sample-Oates had the dirty nerve to make the distinction between LEADERSHIP and DICTATORSHIP in throwing her public support behind Arlene Ackerman – CEO of the Philadelphia School District. I’m sure Arlene is PLEASED AS PUNCH to have her name ALSO mentioned in The Mo’Kelly Report…for some ish having nothing to do with her.
But check out Sample-Oates’ argument delineating the difference between LEADERSHIP and DICTATORSHIP…and then have NOTHING to say publicly about the dictatorship of Barbara A. McKinzie.
Incredible. Just incredible.
Leadership and dictatorship? Is she serious?!
I’m putting out a Call To Action to the Birth region of this sorority and all who will join us around the sisterhood. Stand up and take action against those trying to tear us down and decide to refrain from putting our business in the street and on the internet for all to comment on without full knowledge of the truth.
(ESO…any time you wish to stand and take action against Mo’Kelly…Mo’Kelly is ready. Be sure to bring a lunch.)
Act with dignity.
We have always been women of action and initiative. With each passing day, our Sisterhood sustains another attack on its image, integrity, and leadership. Every soror who loves and serves Alpha Kappa Alpha and wants to see it sustained, needs to stand up and take action. Alpha Kappa Alpha is not open to the public, nor is she subject to her constant scrutiny and disparaging activities. We were all selected to become members of this private sisterhood.
(The “sisterhood” may be private, but the legal cases (plural) against her are not. The issues discussed here are purely of a legal nature, relating to alleged financial malfeasance of Supreme Basileus Barbara McKinzie.)
Therefore, our business should not be open to the public. We need to stop putting information on these public websites and rally together to protect the sisterhood. Let us remember that we are sisters by choice.
(And people are CRIMINALS by choice too.)
Right now we are making a mockery of our own organization and belittling the legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha and it’s time to STOP and take action.
(Misappropriation of millions of dollars does FAR MORE to damage an organization’s legacy than The Mo’Kelly Report. Even I will admit you give Mo’Kelly WAY too much credit and control than are deserved.)
Act with a sense of purpose.
Our Founders deserve better and we deserve better! We only perpetuate the wanton disrespect and disgust by putting our private business out in plain sight and reading the constant assaults. If we stop going to these various websites and reading the information they contain, we will eventually shut them down because they will have no audience.
(Not The Mo’Kelly Report. The Mo’Kelly Report had an audience prior to AKA’s troubles and will have one after all is said and done; having nothing to do with the sorority. Get that thought out of your mind right now.)
This is not an attempt to stifle transparency, but a plea to my sisters to stand up for decency, due process and the perpetuity of our organization.
(Yes, and drug dealers on the corner are “pharmaceutical reps.” It is what it is.)
Their information is not only partly inaccurate, but unofficial.
(But still no “official” word or “accurate” accounting of the millions of dollars in doubt. Please show where Mo’Kelly has been inaccurate. Don’t TELL folks Mo’Kelly is inaccurate…PROVE it.)
We didn’t join this organization to follow them. We joined to follow service. So let’s stop condemning our sorors and dragging our beloved sisterhood through the dirt. Let’s get down to the work of Service To All Mankind.
(Prosecuting criminals and removing officers who are misappropriating funds is not “condemning sorors” or dragging the sisterhood through the mud. Do not lump the whole of the sorority with the actions of a few.)
Act with fidelity.
(Then start with the AKA in the mirror.)
As sisters who serve our community and help each other in every task, let us never forget our pledge nor indestructible bond. Remain loyal to each other and believe the best before you defer to the default. Take steps to restore trust instead of fuel dissension. Your sisterhood, my sisterhood, our sisterhood depends on it for growth and progressive development.
Act with sisterly solutions.
(Agreed, so tell Barbara McKinzie to stop suspending members simply because they oppose her.)
We will deal with our issues in-house and make sure that what is right prevails.
(Too late, there are multiple lawsuits in place. It is no longer an in-house issue. That’s why court records are public documents and available for both review and commentary.)
That is the true Alpha Kappa Alpha way. We are college-educated women who are skilled communicators and consummate problem solvers. We can and will talk about what has transpired, as well as how we will prepare our beloved Sisterhood for her 102nd, 125th, 150th and 200th birthdays. We determine what happens now.
(Not true, a court does, hence the MULTIPLE lawsuits facing the organization. You’ve relinquished the right for self-determination. The courts will now mediate.)
All of that begins now and we must take proactive steps that honor our established processes and exemplify the classy legacy that our Founders established long ago. We must not give up on Her or the ideals of sisterhood. Sorors I love you and I know you love Alpha Kappa Alpha so let’s not let her down, keep her dignity and reputation in tact.
(Exactly, so stop writing letters like this one.)
Soror Evelyn Sample-Oates
Centennial North Atlantic Regional Director
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