Arts and Entertainment

“Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential” by Daniel Beaty, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

April 17, 2014

c.2014, Berkley Publishing $19.95 / $22.95 Canada 225 pages “You’ll never amount to anything.” You might have had those words thrown at you at some point in your early life – and if they were directed at you, the memory still stings. There’s too much finality in them, too much lack of hope. The threat… [Read More]

Congratulations Kappa Phi Chapter on a Successful Talent Hunt

April 17, 2014

The Omega Psi Phi-Kappa Phi Milwaukee Chapter presented its annual Talent Hunt Showcase on Saturday, March 29, 2014, of high school students in the greater Milwaukee area. The talent hunt is a mandated program for each chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., to create a venue that gives the high school students an opportunity to… [Read More]

Oscars 2014: Diversity wins big

March 14, 2014

    Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve McQueen of “12 Years a Slave” — won best picture and a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of “Gravity” — took home best director in a ceremony presided over… [Read More]

Books for Black History (part 1) The Publisher’s Bookshelf

February 26, 2014

By Lynda Jackson Conyers Publisher for the Milwaukee Times Our history is a rich one, filled with individuals who were pioneers, movers and shakers, leaders, and rebels. During the month of Black History we focus on those that fought for civil rights or were pioneers as black first this or that. There are those though… [Read More]

The Artery holds a call for performance ideas

January 23, 2014

In May, 2013 the Creational Trails team, a collaboration between the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Innovation in Milwaukee initiative and Art Milwaukee, received a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America. Through this grant, beintween has announced a $40,000 call for performance ideas to showcase the diverse talent of the community along the artery next summer. What is… [Read More]

A warm welcome

January 22, 2014

Sherman Multicultural Arts School staff and students handed out hot chocolate and pastries to parents in November as they dropped off their children at school. Located in the heart of the Sherman Park neighborhood, the K4-8 school is led by Principal Lonnie Anderson (center).

Lincoln statue now seen in a new light

January 22, 2014

The choir from MPS’ Lincoln Center of the Arts Middle School performed at the Light the Lincoln event Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial, where the switch was flipped on new lighting for the Abraham Lincoln statue. A Lincoln impersonator recited the Gettysburg Address inside the War Memorial before the ceremony… [Read More]

‘Letters to an Incarcerated Brother’ by Hill Harper

January 17, 2014

  “borrow” a car, gain respect. Make a little money and it’d be all good, right? Now that lock you had… has you. You’re in prison and it’s a whole new world in there, one you’re not sure you can survive. But when you read “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother” by Hill Harper, you’ll see… [Read More]

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actor James Avery dead at 65

January 15, 2014

James Avery, a classically trained actor best known for his role as the wealthy uncle of the young rapper Will Smith in the 1990s television comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died at age 65. Avery’s death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, and more widely in a Twitter message on Wednesday, January… [Read More]

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

November 14, 2013

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]