Can't turn back now
- The group we talked about has been identified as MIAKA (Men Interested in AKA).
- One thing that I'm so glad to be wrong about is this controversy does not stem from Texas Southern University. Sorry Tennesee State!
- Check out this news story
My confusion lies with the following....1. In an age where our black men (and race) face many challenges regarding a historical lack of identity (it's been stolen from us from the time our ancestor's feet touched the US shores) this action (creating the MIAKA's and an unofficial and unrecognized chapter/organization) has and will to further set back the "cause" as now some of our males are consciously choosing to identify with a women's organization? Why would you, and others who think like you choose to do this?2. If you are pursuing the further establishment of gay rights why not start a gay male fraternity and/or trans-sexual sorority?3. If you truly respect and think you understand the foundation and principles on which Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded you will remember and honor that it is for women (in addition to other principles) only. Why are the MIAKA's or these men choosing to disrespect the integrity of what AKA's founders intended by your actions? Our founders would not and their descendants (who are my Sorors) do not approve...
Check out the full article for the rest of the letter
Here are a few responses that I got from member that I know.
Certainly…I think it’s hideous to form a “male AKA”. It’s one thing to form an interest group of men who like and uphold the ideals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and it’s another thing when you go too far as to use their shield and emulate everything there is about AKA. There has to be consequences for their actions from National.
...almost all of the AKA's I know feel the same way pretty much. I guess I don't have a set opinion b/c on one hand I feel that way too but at the same time I feel it is kinda like being a celebrity. Such imitation is a consequence of the legacy.
Check out the message board that had more opinions that a little bit. Here are some of the ones I loved.
FIRST of all for all you people who know NOTHING about MIAKA...the majority of you AKA'S who are commenting are exactly that, AKA'S. You would never refer to yourself as an AKA because you know that those are English letters. 1st mistake. SECOND, if you drink from the Pierian Spring and not just get your letters you would know something about MIAKA. And regardless of what anyone says MIAKA'S are REAL. All MIAKA'S are NOT gay. And the one's that are, clearly you all can't handle the fact that they are hot. Now if the last name LYLE rings a bell (which it should) you will know exactly who Wade Lyle is. And NO he is not ETHEL'S husband. His name is George. Lyle is the brother and owns a percentage of ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. Which is exactly why i am here today. We are just like Kappa Sweethearts, Zeta Knights, and Delta Beaux's, BUT we hold a little more class, elegance, grace, and are highly educated and professional young men. So before any of you "SHIP PRAISERS" who haven't been to a meeting since you crossed those sands comment, learn more of OUR history. Be blessed....and to the line that was posted at the top....Keep it hot! The mask were to die for!
Wow LOL. First of all as a man of the phirst family I laugh at this ha ha ha we laughing at you. I’m not homophobic, but this is ludicrous. First this is not sanctioned. 2. I know what a MIAKA is. No they all aren’t gay. I actually know some of the bros who did it to get close to the akas. It worked. I chose not to do it but that’s they choice. These Men are Cleary gay and that’s they choice. None of the so called Men interested in aka on my yard ever skee wee or party walk n made IVY like the akas. They were like Alpha Angels or sweethearts they helped out and most gone on to be Greek. This here is ridiculous they are making a fool out of what a lot of people have endured a lot to achieve. These guys are pitiful and the guy taking up for miaka's yeah whatever are you even Greek. It’s cool to be a Miaka I guess but that doesnt make you Greek. Its wrong to do the thing those guys were doing Period. This is lady ish. I have no problem with gay men hell some of my frat is gay but they don’t act like women. I have a problem with a grown a^^ man acting like a women. Period aka is a black women organzation no Matter how hard theses "guys wanna be they not aka's or women. 06-08 for 4 life my bruhs and sisters
**When you make reference to an organization and you use the official name does it kind of feel like your saying the Baptist visitor's speach? ..Giving honor to God, pastor member and friends. I come to you from ...