Sister Spokesman took a holistic approach to the topic of Black beauty at its most recent afternoon soirée. From finding the right lip color to fitness tips to a conversation on intentional and well-informed beauty consumerism, the afternoon was a flurry of activity with much food for thought. The event, held at LifeSource in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 2, centered … [Read more...]
Every first Saturday of the month, Sister Spokesman gathers African American women in the community for an afternoon of networking, shopping, games and prizes, and discussion on a pertinent topic in the community.
We’re taking a break in July to prepare for the 2018 Legacy Boat Cruise in August! Go to http://bit.ly/LegacyCruise to get boat ride tickets. We hope to see you on the boat and the next Sister Spokesman in September!
Recent data from the Urban Institute shows that racial disparity in homeownership rates are highest in the Northeast and Midwest, with Minneapolis claiming the biggest divide — a whopping 50 percent difference between Black and White homeownership rates. Panelists at Sister Spokesman's "Keys to Homeownership" on May 5 spoke on such disparities and offered information and … [Read more...]
On Saturday, April 7, Sister Spokesman attendees gathered at Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis to discuss the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and learn about college resources and services. The panelists consisted of Dr. Tonya Jackman Hampton, an HBCU alum; Annette Lee of HBCU College Tour, and Aaliyah Hodge, a representative of … [Read more...]
Sister Spokesman's “Let's Talk About It: Mental Health” lived up to its title as an expert panel discussed a wide range of mental health issues at Hallie Q. Brown on Saturday, March 3. Attendees packed the room to hear Marques Armstrong of Hope and Healing Family Counseling; Renita Wilson of Kente Circle LLC and Dr. Roli Dwivedi of Community-University Health Care Center … [Read more...]
Sister Spokesman keeps growing to meet Black women’s needs and interests High praise comes from Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Publisher and CEO Tracey Williams-Dillard when speaking about the Medtronic Foundation, crediting Jacob Gale, the foundation’s vice president of philanthropy, with making a strong effort to support communities of color. The Spokesman-Recorder … [Read more...]