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    New book, ‘Bet on Black’ challenges stereotypes of black fatherhood

    November 14, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Between the oft cited statistic that shows two out of three black children living apart from their fathers, and the often oversimplified media portraits of black dads who “walk away” from their children, the most common image of black fatherhood is that of absence. In the upcoming anthology “Bet on Black: African American Women Celebrate… [Read More]

    “Who Asked You?” by Terry McMillan

    November 14, 2013 Leave a Comment

    things right when they’re not yours to correct. You can’t throw money at something to make it go away, there are some issues that can’t be mended, and you surely can’t fix stupid. You can, however, try to lessen the impact of life gone wrong – and in the new book “Who Asked You?” by… [Read More]

    Music Under Glass concert schedule announced

    November 11, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Light shows, live music, great food and drink every Thursday night The Milwaukee County Parks has announced the concert schedule for Music Under Glass (MUG), the concert series at the Mitchell Park Domes. Live performances and computer light shows will fill The Domes every Thursday night, Nov. 7–April 3 (including Thanksgiving). The Domes are located at… [Read More]

    Definition of a Dream

    October 21, 2013 Leave a Comment

    By Marquis Garner  What  is the defintion  of a dream? You want me to tell   what the defintion of a dream mean? Martin Luther King  had a dream, We as black men,   need to step up, and   take the lead! Treat our black women  like queens! Be the real men God  said that we are suppose  to be as men! Don’t disgrace our  community, Show that we know  true unity! Don’t use derogatory   language Calling our women   profane names, Listen to our elders   because they most  likely boycotted and  made it possible for us to sit anywhere … [Read More]

    Gallery Night with the Mandel Group at LightHorse

    October 11, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Milwaukee, fast becoming nationally recognized as a great place for traditional and alternative art and exhibition opportunities, expands north this Gallery Night to include Shorewood, Wisconsin. The Mandel Group presents a weekend open house event at LightHorse 4041 in Shorewood on October 18 – 20, 2013. This event will be held at 4041 North Oakland… [Read More]

    “The Rejected Stone” by Reverend Al Sharpton

    October 11, 2013 Leave a Comment

    The directions didn’t make any sense. They came with diagrams, but that didn’t help. Online information was no better, you were making a mess of things, and about ready to scream. You needed clarification. You needed simple answers. You wanted someone to show you what to do. You needed a leader. So why can’t it… [Read More]

    Beyonce’s butt slapped by fan, at singer’s Copenhagen show

    June 5, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Beyonce’s Monday, May 27, 2013 show in Denmark took a turn for the dramatic when one attendee acted way out of turn. The 31-year-old singer was performing her hit single “Ir- replaceable”  at  The  Forum in Copenhagen, touching the hands of fans as she sang. As Beyonce  turned  during  the performance, one fan within arm’s… [Read More]

    ‘Can’t Stand the Heat’

    May 11, 2013 Leave a Comment

    The Bookworm Sez by Shelly Ellis Sometimes, your entire life feels like a recipe for drama. Oh, you really hate it and you’d like to wipe your plate clean of it all, but that’s never gonna happen. No matter what’s cooking around you, there’s always an extra ingredient to increase the tension: raw emotion, sliced… [Read More]

    ‘The Art of Doing’ by Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Bookworm Sez By Terry Schlichenmeyer Your goals are just out of reach – as they should be. You’ll attain them someday, and that’s the day you’ll set more goals. It’s the best way you know how to operate and, looking back, you’ve been doing things that way for most of your life: set a goal,… [Read More]