Itā€™s not a good week for Alpha Kappa Alpha. For starters, the groupā€™s national president, Barbara McKinzie, may be forced out following allegations that, among other ā€œfinancial misdeeds,ā€ she ā€œused the organizationā€™s money to commission a $900,000 ā€˜living legacy wax figureā€™ of herself," as reported in the Washington Business Journal.

And then there was the New York Times Magazine cover story on Valerie Jarrett this weekend, which opened with an anecdote from the campaign trail, in which Jarrett wielded her trusted-advisor power to convince Barack Obama to go to an Alpha Kappa Alpha eventā€”an event he desperately didnā€™t want to attend.

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