Sister Spokesman discusses the importance of planning ahead

Panelists

Have you ever counted the cost of all the little guilty pleasure items you buy throughout the week and found yourself surprised at how much these seemingly small purchases add up? Using a $5 cup of coffee as one example, the expert panelists at the “Sister Spokesman Life Planning from 18 – 62” event April 2, broke down ways in which spending carelessly can prove costly in the long run. Continue Reading →

Sister Spokesman talks networking with purpose and style

(l-r) LaJuana Whitmore, Tracey Williams-Dillard, Angela Harmon, and Bianca Lewis

Networking doesn’t have to feel awkward or forced if you take the time to find techniques that fit your style and objectives. That was one of the many takeaways from Sister Spokesman’s “Networking with Purpose” event, held March 7, at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis. The event brought together a colorful mix of community members, vendors, and an expert panel of entrepreneurs who shared their experiences and best practices.
The afternoon kicked off with games, including an “elevator pitch” exercise that saw attendees work the room to practice highlighting their passions, skill sets, and career objectives for maximum impact. The panel discussion soon followed, with each of the panelists answering questions presented by attendees, and Tracey Williams-Dillard, host and MSR Publisher/CEO.
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Sister Spokesman Heart Awareness: Meet the panelists

Anika Robbins

The love of health and wellness across the world is continuously growing. Our community is no exception. On Saturday, Feb. 7, Sister Spokesman will address a topic for health and better living with a panel discussion entitled, “Heart Awareness for the Mind, Body and Soul.” The panel features four women — Anika Robbins, Angela Winston-Herbert, Sue Everson-Rose and Jennifer Niedzielski — who are knowledgeable about health and wellness issues. Robbins is the executive director of The Anika Foundation, an emerging nonprofit that addresses health equity issues, global leadership development and education. The project, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, is called “From the Heart,” and is a “total mindful, wellness intervention program that introduces healthy living concepts into the African American Community,” stated Robbins. Continue Reading →

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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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 →