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Black Fraternities & Sororities Petition Against “Sorority Sisters” Reality Show Pitch

By: Brennan Williams – 

For years, Mona Scott-Young has been behind the scenes effortlessly crafting the careers of Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and 50 Cent, to name a few.

And in recent years, through her Monami Entertainment company, she has teamed with VH1 for various franchises including ‘Love and Hip Hop,’ which uncovers the lives of the women behind some of the most famous rap stars out.

However the producer’s latest developing project, “Sorority Sisters,” has drawn a widespread backlash amongst black fraternity and sorority members due to its misrepresentation of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho members highlighted in the show’s trailer, which has since been removed from the web due to the uproar.

Following the negative reaction to the “Sorority Sisters” preview clip, Reynoir Lewis launched a MoveOn.Org petition in an effort to axe the series from airing on television:

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