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    Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day: Stop the violence is theme of event

    August 18, 2014 Leave a Comment

    One of the marching units in the Juneteenth Parade on June 19, 2014 displayed huge pink signs saying “Stop the Violence,” after a series of gun violence resulting sometimes in deaths and an innocent child being critically wounded on the playground at Clarke Street School and another inside a grocery on W. Hopkins Street. In recent weeks there has been… [Read More]

    Beyonce Knowles tops Forbes 15th Annual Celebrity 100

    August 18, 2014 Leave a Comment

    Beyoncé Knowles (No. 1) topped Forbes’ 15th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s most powerful celebrities for the first time since she debuted on the list in 2004. LeBron James (No. 2), the NBA’s top player, who just opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat to explore other options, moved up to… [Read More]

    “All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom” by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis

    August 15, 2014 Leave a Comment

    Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed. Oh, sure, you’ll still be in the same bed with the same sheets and jammies. Your room will be the same room you went to sleep in. Your mom will still be your mom and your dad will still be your dad – but it’ll… [Read More]

    Poet, activist and author, Maya Angelou passes at age 86

    August 15, 2014 Leave a Comment

    Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for… [Read More]

    2014 Black & White Ball brings in $307,000 in proceeds to support Milwaukee Urban League programs

    August 13, 2014 Leave a Comment

    The 2014 Black and White Ball, held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee proved to be another successful fundraiser for the Milwaukee Urban League. This year, the event raised more than $307,000 and included a special appeal to provide laptop computers for high achieving high school students. Money raised… [Read More]

    Marvel Comics’ new Captain America will be African American Is new Captain America an answer to the call to include more minority characters in comics, or just a well timed publicity stunt to sell books?

    August 13, 2014 Leave a Comment

    By William S. Gooden Special for the Milwaukee Times On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Marvel Comics chief creative officer Joe Quesada appeared on The Colbert Report for a major announcement regarding one of the company’s flagship characters, Captain America. Original Captain America, Steve Rogers will be hanging up his cowl after having his super serum… [Read More]

    Gallery Night in Bronzeville showcased African and African American satin dolls

    August 13, 2014 Leave a Comment

    Handcrafted African and African American satin dolls were featured in the Bronzeville District during Gallery Night at King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio, 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. The event took place on Friday, July 25, 2014. The host of Gallery Night was the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp. The exhibit,… [Read More]

    Nei Phi Neph mentoring program gears up for Chicago event with impromptu street jam

    August 11, 2014 Leave a Comment

    The Nei Phi Neph mentoring program participants were out on Friday, August 1, 2014 at W. Capitol Drive and N. 60th Street, rehearsing on their drums before their appearance in the Bud Biliken Parade in Chicago this weekend. Participants range in age between five and 22 years old.  Their base of operation is the Mary… [Read More]

    “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon” exhibit

    August 11, 2014 Leave a Comment

    The Mount Mary University Marian Gallery presents a story telling exhibit: “Grandmother Power – A Global Phenomenon.” This exhibit tells powerful stories of courageous women fighting for a better future for grandchildren everywhere. The free exhibit includes images and stories of grandmothers worldwide who are working to create a better future for grandchildren around the… [Read More]

    Milwaukee radio personality Michael Hightower has died

    April 18, 2014 Leave a Comment

    Michael Hightower, longtime radio personality for Jammin’ 98.3 FM in Milwaukee, has died, according to Annmarie Topel, vice president and general manager of the Milwaukee Radio Group. Hightower, 58, was last on the air Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Topel said. She had no further information on his death. “We found out this morning and we… [Read More]