Yes, what Barbara McKinzie did NOT include in her letter to the sorority is that the presiding judge Natalia Combs-Greene and defendant Vicki Miles-LaGrange were HOWARD LAW SCHOOL CLASSMATES! Judge Combs-Greene should have RECUSED herself.
Mo’Kelly said he smelled a rat! THERE you have it!
Vicki Miles-LaGrange – Click HERE
Judge Natalia Combs-Greene – Click HERE
The Howard Law Alumni Directory – See Page 3 and Page 5 HERE
Alpha Kappa Alpha has prevailed in the lawsuit filed by Joy Elaine Daley, et al.
In a resounding denunciation of the action, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia tossed out the lawsuit and dismissed the case. In her ruling, Judge Natalia M. Combs Greene rejected Plaintiffs’ suit on all counts and, in essence, ruled that the case had no merit and no substance.
In essence, Alpha Kappa Alpha won!
Writing in the Washington Business Journal, reporter Melissa Castro, noted that the judge was emphatic in her decision. ”Judge Natalia Combs Greene used just 17 pages — and several pointed words — to eviscerate the claims of the eight AKA member-plaintiffs.”
The judge also accurately characterized the case as being “largely about several disgruntled AKA members.” She dismissed the evidence presented as “unnecessary and frivolous exhibits, arguments, counts and facts.”
This victory underscores what the leadership has been saying all along: that this was a suit motivated by a personal vendetta against the leadership. The ruling confirms this.
This triumph is an affirmation of the process and the structure of governance that has withstood the test of time for 102 years. Our Founders bequeathed to us the gift of loyalty and a mandate to never exhibit the type of treasonous behavior that the Plaintiffs demonstrated.
We do not revel in this victory because we have paid a dear price for it. This has been a painful saga in our history but one that could have been avoided had the Plaintiffs held their vows sacred and not violated the very rituals they pledged to uphold.
There is a lesson in this for us and I urge the membership to view this legal action –and its outcome – as a wakeup call. Let’s use this victorious occasion to revisit our sacred vows and recommit ourselves to the sanctity of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the strength of the sisterhood. This is what has sustained us for over 100 years and will continue to serve as a sturdy foundation as we begin our second century of sisterhood and service.
Now, let’s get ready for our biennial conference in July. Let’s meet in St. Louis where we can connect and bond with one another in the way that has always made Alpha Kappa Alpha first in service…first in sisterhood.
Soror Barbara A. McKinzie
(And in other news…Mo’Kelly continues putting together his special and extensive package for Lois Lerner of the IRS.)
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