In 2014, VH1 & Executive Producer of the Love & Hip Hop Franchise, Mona Scott Young, tried [empahsis on tried] to use the Black Greek Lettered Organizations, usually referred to as the Divine 9, as a form of entertainment. The way these ladies acted on this show was unladylike & was not what their organizations stood or will ever stand for.
Delta Sigma Theta Inc. chose to expel all members associated with the show back in 2014. But Ms. Priyanka Banks, a former Miss. Alabama State University, is now planning to sue the 105-year-old sorority for defamation, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract & more.
Ms. Banks knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up for this show, in my opinion. These organizations are sacred to the Black Community. If you’re using your letters for clout or money, then you don’t need them in the first place. That’s not what any organization based on sisterhood & service is about. As someone once said, “You made your bed, now lay in it”.
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Ventress Johnson (TXSU)