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Sister Spokesman Honoring Sisters event

At this month’s Sister Spokesman event held on Saturday, December 6, several women were honored at the Honoring Sisters-themed event. Those honored were, (l-r) Sarah Walker, Christine Free, Dr. Sheronda Orridge, LaVonne Moore, Shirley Jones, Patricia Crumley, Tracey Williams-Dillard, Marguerite Winston-Glover, Luella Williams, Destiny Rose Holliday, Chi Ellis, Pastor Roslyn Harmon (for Rose McGee), Robin Hickman (back), Jacquelyn Thomas (front), Dianne E’laine Moore (front), Nekima Levy-Pounds (back), and Letia Blade.                         

Photo by Emmett Timmons 
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Graduation Celebration 2015


Spokesman-Recorder Nonprofit 501c3 will host its 20th Annual High School Graduation Celebration at the Hilton Hotel located in Downtown Minneapolis in May of 21st 2015. The theme for this event, “Education and Graduation: It’s a Family Affair,” honors the Twin Cities’ African and African American high school graduates. The Spokesman-Recorder Nonprofit 501c3 has hosted this scholarship and dinner celebration for the past 19 years. More than 11800 people have attended the event, including graduating high school seniors, scholarship applicants, parents, other family members, high school and college officials, community leaders, and corporate sponsors. Spokesman-Recorder Nonprofit 501c3 will host a Career, Resource and Education Expo event to be held in conjunction with the Graduation Celebration. Continue Reading →

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Twin Cities fashions highlighted at Sister Spokesman

Local businesses offered lineup featuring casual to retro styles
Exquisite, impressive, elegant, enlightening and inspiring: These are just a few words to describe the Sister Spokesman Third Annual Fashion Show at the Minnesota Music Cafe on September 6. This year’s emcee was Julie Gartrell of

Fierce Hair & Make Up Lounge. #TEAMFIERCE did the hair and makeup for the show. The show also featured Sandra Young and her business Affordable Elegance Boutique. She offers very affordable high-end items. Her models wore a mix of formal, informal and casual items. Dresses, jeans, boots and jackets headed up this lineup of fashion show options. Continue Reading →

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Sister Spokesman hosts their Third Annual Fashion show


Sister Spokesman hosted its “Third Annual Fashion Show,” on Sat., September 6, at the Minnesota Music Cafe. Below is a profile of three of the boutiques that will be at the event. Affordable Elegance

Sandra Young owns formally Affordable Elegance Consignment Boutique. Young is a former employee of Star Tribune and contributing writer for the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder. In 2006, she left her day job at the Tribune to start her consignment business. Continue Reading →

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Sister Spokesman gives women skills to spice up their relationships

The need to spice up our relationships is something that most of us will experience if we have been in any form of a relationship for any substantial amount of time. To help in this effort of spicing things up, Sister Spokesman is hosting an event on July 12, 2014 at Arnellia’s on University Avenue in St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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‘Loving Yourself’ healthcare event an enlightening experience

It’s scary to find out you’ve not been taking proper care of yourself
Responsible, elegant, determined, intergenerational, promising, informative: These are a few adjectives to describe the “Loving Yourself” event held March 19 at Heritage Senior Center in North Minneapolis. The event was promoted as a Breast Cancer Awareness event for African and African American women sponsored by Neighborhood Healthsource and many other community participants such as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, UCare, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and the African American Breast Cancer Alliance. Approaching the venue, participants were greeted with the “Q”mmunity truck, a mobile health unit owned and operated by the Southside Community Health Services Inc. There was also a truck dedicated to providing mammography testing for women who were curious and willing. These health checkpoints were available to visitors before stepping into the “meat and potatoes” of the event. Participants were enthusiastically welcomed at an information table with personalized nametags, recyclable bags, and other small “thank you for coming” sponsorship items.

The main floor of the Heritage Senior Center houses a YMCA that is dedicated to helping those seniors who live in the residential space of Heritage and the local community. Continue Reading →

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