Shirlee Callender has enjoyed a life of many good things, and she has many more to look forward to. Callender, a mother of three, grandmother of six, and great grandmother of two, was born and raised in Des Moines, IA, and came to Minnesota in 1951 right after high school. Things didn’t come easy at first in her new residence. “I had some unfortunate … [Read more...]
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Charles Edward Crutchfield, Sr. was born in a small semi-rural town in Jasper, Alabama, a town of 8,500 people, about 2,500 of whom were Black. But he was inspired to be a doctor at the early age of six and became a pioneering Minnesota physician. Unlike other parts of the U.S., the South did not even begin to rebound from the depression, which began in the late 1920s, until … [Read more...]
Self-styled entrepreneur Diyon Lee of Tha BagLady's Kitchen, indomitable, resourceful, prevails as a model of what can be accomplished when, despite disadvantage, you refuse to lose. Odds are a fact of life and can stack up against you. Lack of a college education, the system, and institutionalized racism all exist but nonetheless must be dealt with along with a standby … [Read more...]
Dr. Artika R. Tyner, attorney at law, is living proof that lawyers are people, too. In a spirit of altruistic activism, she has launched a drive to fund the creation and publication of Making A Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire, a children's book that indeed makes a difference. Its purpose is to offer a product addressing a compelling issue, the lack of … [Read more...]
There are many considerations when it comes to making a good first impression. Beauty products such as various shades of lipstick, makeup powders, and perfumes are just a few examples of what some consider when attempting to make a lasting impression where appearances are concerned. But what about what lies beneath the skin? The MSR spoke with certified electrologist LaTonya … [Read more...]