Community Spotlight

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Ensuring people with disabilities have fair access to voting

July 19, 2018

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission, the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition, Independence First and the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, People First Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force held a news conference on July 17, 2018 at the Independence First Center to celebrate National Voter Disability Voter Registration Week and highlight… [Read More]

The Salvation Army distributes hot dogs to Milwaukee children in need

July 12, 2018

The Salvation Army traded out sandwiches for hot dogs! This past Wednesday, July 11, 2018, volunteers distributed hot dogs via their canteen (mobile kitchen) to children in Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods. The Feed The Kids summer meals program will last until August 24, 2018. So far, The Salvation Army has served 4,760 meals to children this… [Read More]

UWM is the doorway for many different paths to success

June 28, 2018

By: Mark A. Mone Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee There is no one path to finding your future success. At the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, we have many open doors that lead to what you want to accomplish in life. Just last month, more than 3,300 people received a degree from UWM and are now beginning… [Read More]

African American Children’s Theatre announces closing

June 28, 2018

After nearly 30 years of providing theatre arts training and performing opportunities to Milwaukee children, the African American Children’s Theatre (AACT) announces the ending of their programming and closing of the classroom at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Constance Clark founded the African American Children’s Theatre in 1989 after children of families affected by gun… [Read More]

Diamond Discs International celebrates grand-opening of world headquarters

June 21, 2018

Diamond Discs International hosted the grand opening of their new global headquarters located at 9300 W. Heather Ave., in Milwaukee. Ugo Nwagbaraocha (top photo), President of Diamond Discs International, spoke about celebrating its expansion and investment in the local community. Diamond Discs’ demonstrated growth and expansion has led to the firm’s capacity for consideration as… [Read More]

Michael Thibou the third African American male dental hygienist to graduate from MATC

June 14, 2018

Michael Thibou became the third African American male to receive a Dental Hygiene Program degree in the State of Wisconsin when he graduated from MATC on May 11, 2018. According to one of his MATC instructors, LaMont Walker, Thibou is the third African American male in Wisconsin to receive this degree. Walker said he became… [Read More]

Ken’Triana McDade is building the groundwork for a bright future

June 14, 2018

By Dr. Shirley Moutry Ambitious, focused and determined are the key words that propel Ken’Triana McDade to strive for and achieve excellence. Ken’Triana is an honor student at Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School. At the end of this school year, she had earned a 4.8333 GPA and will be enering her senior year in… [Read More]

VA Mental Health Summit at UWM to help African American vets

May 31, 2018

Michelle Watts comes from a military family and works at Veterans Affairs, so she is tuned in to the issues that may keep African American veterans from seeking VA services. “Misinformation and a history of mistrust may be factors,” said Watts, veterans justice outreach coordinator for Milwaukee’s Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The… [Read More]

Kids Matter Inc. offers comprehensive wrap-around services specially designed to help grand families impacted by trauma

April 19, 2018

By Generations United Research shows that many practitioners working with grand families recommend a multi-modal approach that includes individual counseling for the grandparent and grandchild, as well as family therapy. This type of approach should include a component that connects grand families to community services, public benefits and legal assistance. Kids Matter Inc., in Milwaukee,… [Read More]

A-LEGO annual full council meeting honors ‘Ladies of Excellence’

March 29, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, African American Ladies Empowering Growth and Opportunity (A-LEGO) hosted its annual full council meeting to discus its success from the past year and its goals for this one. As part of its meeting and to celebrate Women’s History Month, A-LEGO honored 25 members who helped to make our community great…. [Read More]