From left are Sorors Danielle Munguia, Cheryl Shavers, Rev. Dr. Mary Minor, Janetta Varrie, Jaquesha Scott and Raeshondra Dike. (photo by Cora J. Fossett/L.A. Sentinel)

Pastor Mary S. Minor and the members of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church welcomed representatives of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on Nov. 11, who were promoting Prematurity Awareness Month. Members of UCLA’s Nu Lambda and L.A.’s Alpha Psi Zeta Chapters shared information about the rising numbers of premature births in the Black community and urged the congregation to assist the sorority’s nationwide efforts to combat this crisis.