Attendees of the Sister Spokesman: “Summer Steppin’” event danced the afternoon away at the Minneapolis Urban League July 8. Steppin' to tunes such as the "Cupid Shuffle" and "Steel Horseman," attendees found the perfect escape from the midday heat, while still working up a sweat. Harris Parks, line dance instructor of “We Are Family” Dance Company, showed great expertise … [Read more...]
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Sister Spokesman is a monthly gathering of African American women of all ages and walks of life, with the goal of providing an informative and fun environment for learning and networking.
Each event has its own theme, including an expert panel to share advice, answer questions, and engage in discussions to best address the many needs of women in the community.
From pertinent health and fitness to finance, relationship, and beauty and fashion advice — you name it, Sister Spokesman covers it!
“This feels very special because this is the first time. I’m grateful for everyone who voted for me and for Sister Spokesman for even having this available to honor natural [styles],” said Sydney Plunkett, who was crowned the first “Miss Naturalista” at Sister Spokesman: “Loving Your Hair” June 3. The event celebrated natural hair in all its colorful styles and … [Read more...]
Attendees at Sister Spokesman’s April 1 “Organizing Your Life” event got a jump on spring cleaning by learning tips to re-organize and repurpose their closets, schedules and life. The event, held at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, featured expert life coach Julie Loomis, who discussed strategies for eliminating clutter, organizing laundry and making better use of … [Read more...]
“Don’t be ashamed to get help… We in the Black community have come a long way. We’re OK at getting help now.” Those were the encouraging words of Junauld Braddock-Presley, director of Residential Services at Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services at Sister Spokesman’s “Domestic Violence: Don’t Be Blinded” event, Saturday, March 4. Attendees met at Arnellia’s in St. Paul … [Read more...]
"You don't have to die from HIV in this day and age...in 2017,” said Dr. Omobosola Akinsete from Health Partners when answering a question about treatment at the "Sister Spokesman: HIV/AIDS Awareness" event Feb. 4. Akinsete’s message mirrored the remarks from the other panelists who spoke to the strides in medicines and survival rates, and relayed information about … [Read more...]