"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...]
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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!
Wellness coach and motivational and fitness expert Angela Winston-Hebert got the crowd up and movin' and engaged at the event “Sister Spokesman: Eating Healthy & Staying Fit,” Sat., Jan. 7. Winston-Hebert, along with dietitian Karen Blanchard of NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, shared healthy eating and fitness tips. Attendees were also offered free health … [Read more...]
A heartwarming and fun-filled afternoon was had at Sister Spokesman’s Celebrating Mothers event December 3 at Arnellia’s in St. Paul. The event featured remarks from family members who shared uplifting stories and gave reasons why their mother was a deserving nominee. Mothers were also given gift bags and were featured in last week’s edition of the MSR paper. Comedians Norma … [Read more...]
Fun and informative are two words to describe the event In advance of 2016’s Small Business Saturday on November 26, Sister Spokesman: Small Business Showcase and Shopping Extravaganza, held on Saturday, November 5, provided information to current and perspective entrepreneurs. The ballroom at Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul was packed with excited shoppers and local … [Read more...]
The weather was postcard-perfect for the second annual Legacy Boat Cruise, Saturday, August 6. Presented by Sister Spokesman and sponsored by the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR), Medtronic and media partner St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), the Legacy Boat Cruise — originally launched to celebrate the completion of the MSR's 80th year — gathered hundreds together for a … [Read more...]
On Saturday, June 4, natural hair enthusiasts, hair and beauty experts and community members gathered together to celebrate and explore the topic of natural hair. The afternoon included an expert panel discussion from people of all ages who gave testimonies about their natural hair journey, followed by a Q&A and hair show. Dancing, games and prize giveaways closed out the … [Read more...]
Sister Spokesman gathered a lively mix of community members and expert panelists at Arnellia's in St. Paul to discuss healthy relationships, Saturday, April 2. The afternoon was filled with dancing, prize giveaways, shopping, socializing and words of wisdom from SAFE Families Manager Sam Simmons, Children’s Services Director Kaymalya Howard, and Mental Health Practioner … [Read more...]
On Saturday, March 5, the “Sister Spokesman: What Is Mental Health?” event gathered an expert panel and community members at the Minnesota Music Café in St. Paul. The panelists discussed ways to combat the stigma of mental health, tools to spot mental illness and assistance ranging from holistic eating and exercise to medicine. The event was sponsored by North Point Health and … [Read more...]