Sisters in red
They love a parade
Wearing their signature red and white colors, 122 Deltas marched alongside their float in the 2013 Rose Parade. Called “Transforming Communities through Sisterhood and Service,” the float was the first entered by an African American women’s and Black Greek-letter organization. The walkers represented the group’s 100th anniversary and the 22 founding members of the sorority.
When you watch the Tournament of Roses parade on Jan. 1, there will be a moment when history is being made. That moment will come when a float celebrating the 100th anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta sorority comes into view.
The 55-foot-long and 17-foot-high float, themed “Transforming Communities Through Sisterhood and Service” designed and built by Fiesta Parade Floats, represent the first time ever that an African American Greek-letter organization has entered a float in the 124-year-old Rose parade.
Lancaster mayor R. Rex Parris, an attorney, and the Malibu law firm Shenkman & Hughes have joined together in a suit against the city of Palmdale under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). The case, filed on behalf of plaintiff Juan Jauregui, seeks to end Palmdale’s at-large system of electing city council members in favor of geographic council districts.
RALEIGH, N.C.—In what civil rights leaders across the nation are calling a significant moment in the Civil Rights Movement, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has granted individual pardons of actual innocence to all members of the Wilmington Ten.
“I have decided to grant these pardons because the more facts I have learned about the Wilmington Ten, the more appalled I have become about the manner in which their convictions were obtained,” Perdue, a Democrat who leaves office on Jan. 5, said in her Dec. 31 statement.
Six African Americans were among the State Assembly members sworn in recently during a ceremony in the state capital. Returning legislators include, top from left, Steven Bradford and Holly Mitchell.
Trevon seemed to almost peep over the back row of the pew in the chapel at the Norco Correctional Facility. Slight of frame, he didn’t look much older than 16 years with neatly cut dreadlocks and wide, dark eyes. His voice was a bit unsteady, but definitive about the matter at hand: “Prison can be a black box,” he declared. “It’s designed to make you oblivious to real life.”