Dr. Lester L. Carter R.Ph. Archives

Local health icon Dr. Lester Carter, Jr., passes at 90

February 3, 2022

On Monday, January 31, 2022, longtime local health advocate and pharmacist, Dr. Lester Leon Carter, Jr., passed away at the age of 90. Born on August 10, 1931 in Omaha, NE during the start of the Great Depression, Dr. Carter was mostly raised by his father, Lester L. Carter, Sr., a meat cutter. Later his… [Read More]

True Heroes: Honoring our essential workers

April 1, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, our society has continued on, thanks to a dedicated essential front-line work force. The people who we interact with everyday, who help keep our lives going, have unselfishly risked their health and safety on a daily basis. Some of those workers include food store workers, such… [Read More]

Dr. Lester Carter honored with street naming ceremony

May 23, 2018

About 200 guests and well-wishers converged at the intersection of West Burleigh and 24th streets for an honorary street naming ceremony in celebration of Dr. Lester L. Carter, Jr., R.Ph., on May 18, 2018. Dr. Carter has operated a store at the same location for more than 50 years. “Dr. Carter is a trailblazing Black… [Read More]

Dr. Lester Carter, Jr. talks natural health with Canaan Baptist Church

March 15, 2018

On Sunday, March 11, 2018, Canaan Baptist Church hosted local renowned pharmacist and author Dr. Lester L. Carter, Jr., R.Ph. (right) for a question-and-answer session and signing for his book “Healing the Human Body with God’s Remedies,” at Canaan Baptist Church Education Building, 2964 N. 11th Street. The event was organized by Canaan Baptist Church… [Read More]