Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. inducted new honorary members during its 71st Boule ceremony in Dallas over the weekend. Tamron Hall, Attica Locke and Tembi Locke were among the inductees.

Hall is known for her work as a broadcast journalist and author and for having her own Emmy-winning daytime talk show. She was also an NBC News correspondent and MSNBC anchor.

“Service and Sisterhood,” Hall wrote in a celebratory post on Instagram. “It is official @akasorority1908💕💚 more on this day and the incredible honor!! Stay Tuned for more pictures and videos Thank you to my Soros, I am honored to now be an AKA.”


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Attica Locke, another of this year’s honorees, is a New York Times best-selling author and has written five novels. She is also a writer and producer for TV and film.

“We’re still learning the gesture!” wrote Attica Locke in a post. “Just hours after being inducted as honorary members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, an organization I respect dearly for their social justice work, their commitment to black women she uplift, the friendship and sisterhood and vision for a better future. I am so honored and so humbled, and I walk in the power and grace of hundreds of thousands of powerful Sorors before me.”


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Attica’s sister, Tembi Locke, is also a New York Times best-selling author and a TV producer and writer. She is known for her work as an actor in TV shows, including Castle, Bones, The Mentalist and Beverly Hills, 90210.

“Well, now I can share this incredible honor,” she wrote on Instagram. “Today I was inducted as an Honorary Member of @akasorority1908, an organization with a profound legacy of leadership, sisterhood, service, love, connection, social justice and uplift. Honestly, I am so moved that the words are hard to find to precisely express what this induction means to me.”

She continued, “I know I stand on the shoulders of so many women who have served this country and served the world with the support of this sisterhood. Scientists, artists, doctors, scholars, politicians, community organizers, educators, philanthropists, journalists, social workers, and writers radiate the love that flows from AKA.”

In 2022, Tembi’s memoir, From Scratch, was made in to a Netflix series with Attica as showrunner.


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AKA was founded at Howard University in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization founded by college-educated Black women. Previous honorary members include Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Gladys Knight, Rosa Parks, Alicia Keys and Eleanor Roosevelt.