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JOURNAL Summer 2013 s57 The Academy for Information Technology, Plainfield H.S., Benedictine Academy, St. Patrick H.S. and Scotch Plains H.S. Awards ranged from $1,000- $4,500. Jessica Brown of Plainfield High School in New Jersey received the Highest GPA Recognition Award with a 4.24 GPA. Renewal awards ranged from $500-$1,000 and were given to 6 students currently pursuing degrees at the following schools: Howard University, Kean University, Lincoln University, Morehouse College, Rutgers University, and Spelman College. s During the summer of 2012, North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter leaders attended a reception hosted by Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter, daughter of Delta’s 1st National President Sadie T. M. Alexander. The reception was a benefit fundraiser for Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling in which Dr. Alexander Minter is the chair of the board of directors.   Broadway Housing Communities has worked to address and remedy poverty in Harlem, NY and Washington Heights for over 30 years, and is recognized as a leader in the provision of permanent supportive housing, high quality early childhood education, and access to cultural opportunities designed to serve the residents as well as the community at large.  The Sugar Hill Housing and Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling is the seventh housing site developed by BHC. It is the first children's museum in Harlem.  Dr. Alexander-Minter is not a member of the Sorority, however, she did share the following: “As you know so well, my mother, Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander, was Delta’s first president. Much to my chagrin, I never joined” (I was in my youth and recalcitrant). However, I know first-hand the power of Delta women and the role they play in furthering the Sorority’s mission of empowerment scholarship and social justice for women of color. Many of these goals were formulated by Sadie Alexander in the infancy of the Sorority.” s On Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter hosted the Third Annual Black Film Showcase in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Community Center. The Black History Month Film Showcase featured the Lifetime TV original film, “The Courage of Love,” featuring Vanessa Williams, Gil Bellows and was created and co-produced by Pasadena Alumnae Chapter member Soror Phyllis Beech. “The Courage of Love” depicts the extraordinary life and work of Mother Henriette Delille, a decendant of slaves who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans in 1842. Delille is slated to become the first African-American saint. Her cause for sainthood is now in its final stages at the Vatican. Set in New Orleans in the early 1800s, the film recounts an era when mixed races had open and accepted arrangements, but were forbidden to legally marry. Delille was the daughter of such an arrangement with a white plantation owner Members of the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter award scholarships to 16 local high school students during 50th Annual Scholarship Benefit Luncheon. North Manhattan Alumnae Chapter sorors attend reception hosted by Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter, daughter of 1st National President Sadie T.M. Alexander. (Pictured from left to right) Soror Irene Farrar, Soror Marcella Maxwell, member, National Social Action Commision; Soror Patricia Jenkins Hurlock, Soror Dolores Brinkley; Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, professor, City University of New York and renowned Tuskegee Airman; Mary D. Redd; Rosia Blackwell Lawrence, member, National Social Action Commission; and Dr. Rae Alexander-Minter Pasadena Alumnae Chapter presents appreciation awards to panelists following Black History film co-produced by Soror Phyllis Beech (RIGHT).


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