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The perfect gift for a child

December 13, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times Many parents in the USA are planning to purchase Christmas gifts for their children. Many are looking to buy clothes or shoes for their child to wear. In the African American community, parents are mimicking their white counterparts by buying to excess. A vast number… [Read More]

Misery is not to be shared

December 6, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times Once again it is the giving season in America. All around the USA people are shopping for gifts to give to others or themselves. Stores are holding sales and malls are staying open late to meet the increased buying frenzy that has taken the nation…. [Read More]

Access to care a responsibility of us all

December 6, 2018

Op-Ed submitted by: Reggie Newson Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Wisconsin Enrollment in HealthCare.gov, the website showcasing Wisconsin’s health insurance exchanges, is down this year when compared to last year. As of November 24, there were 62,150 individuals who had selected plans, compared to 78,269 at this time last year. Wisconsinites who do not have health… [Read More]

2018 Year In Review

November 29, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th 2018 has been a WOW! kind of year. Regardless of what side of the table you sit on, we can agree at least on one thing: 2018 has been an interesting, exciting, challenging and somewhat chaotic year. While it is easy to focus on the… [Read More]

Time for thanks

November 22, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The month of November is upon us once again. The malls are starting to swell with people shopping for Christmas gifts. Popeye’s Chicken is selling whole Cajun Turkeys. Many people are packing suitcases and travel bags in preparation for trips. Thanksgiving is here and it… [Read More]

Succeeding against the odds

November 22, 2018

After two years of divisive, hateful rhetoric from the highest levels of government, the profoundly inhumane treatment of immigrant families, and the placing of corporate profits ahead of the basic needs of children—the poorest age group in America—the results of the November 6th election instilled in many that most precious resource: hope. Change began sweeping… [Read More]

#Season of giving (Week 4)

November 22, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Prov. 11:25 The Salvation Army is a worldwide and charitable organization and an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by the… [Read More]

We prefer Black

November 8, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The Queen of the World. This is the title the Black woman has held for the past few millennia. All men on the planet crave the Black woman. Many other races have held the Black woman up as the standard to measure their women by…. [Read More]

Statement from President Barack Obama on the 2018 midterm elections

November 8, 2018

I congratulate everybody who showed up and participated in our democracy yesterday. Obviously, the Democrats’ success in flipping the House of Representatives, several governorships, and state legislatures will get the most attention. But even more important than what we won is how we won: by competing in places we haven’t been competitive in a long… [Read More]

Souls are heading to the polls in Milwaukee

November 1, 2018

By: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin On Sunday, I had the honor of worshipping at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church on Milwaukee’s north side, with Pastor Darius Butler and his congregation. I’ve had the pleasure of attending services at Tabernacle in the past, and it was a joy to see so many familiar faces and to… [Read More]