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We are still here

October 4, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times After more than 500 years of oppression and hate in the USA alone, Black people are still here. Blacks in the USA call themselves African Americans in 2018; but they are black and still here. Black people around the world have been conquered, enslaved and… [Read More]

Our children are saying “We are afraid”

October 4, 2018

We are afraid because there are too many threats at schools. I want my school to be safe and to have art because kids like art. –8-year-old girl, Wisconsin What worries children most at the start of a new school year? In simpler times it might have been remembering their locker combination or making sure… [Read More]

Wisconsin will be voting for its future on November 6th

October 4, 2018

The governor’s race is heating up between Democrat Tony Evers and incumbent Republican Scott Walker for the top job in Wisconsin. The latest Marquette Law School Poll conducted September 18th of Wisconsin voters finds Evers with 49 percent support and incumbent Walker with 44 percent support among likely voters in the state’s race for governor…. [Read More]

You can vote today in Milwaukee

September 27, 2018

By U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin On Monday, September 24, 2018—the first day of early voting in Milwaukee—I was joined by Lieutenant Governor candidate Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Cavalier Johnson to celebrate the first votes cast in the city for this election. That’s right. There might be weeks until election day, but… [Read More]

Today’s youth

September 20, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times It is easy for someone to say that African American youth are out of control in 2018. That statement is true in many instances in the USA. How did this situation come to be, though? How did African Americans lose control of their children? These… [Read More]

The test of our progress

September 20, 2018

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” These words are from President Franklin Roosevelt’s second inaugural address given January 20, 1937. The President was speaking to a nation crawling out of… [Read More]

#MeToo was started for black and brown women and girls but they’re still being ignored

September 13, 2018

By Tarana Burke, founder #MeToo movement My favorite diner is in Montgomery, AL. When I lived there more than 10 years ago, as often as I could, I ate there. The staff was super friendly; the eating area was clean enough and the food was delicious. The servers were mostly black women; the main cook… [Read More]

What this election means for Wisconsinites’ health care

September 13, 2018

By U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Last month, Vice President Mike Pence visited Wisconsin. Moments after landing in Milwaukee, he was asked about my new legislation to protect the more than 2 million Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions. In his response, with just a few words, Vice President Pence outlined what this U.S. Senate election is… [Read More]

We are somebody

September 6, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times In the USA it seems as if African American people ate always identifying with other races. You see this on television in the form of assimilation that every show or commercial that has an African American in it depicts. You see it in the way… [Read More]

Celebrating Milwaukee workers this Labor Day

August 31, 2018

By U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin In Milwaukee—a city built by workers—Labor Day means something special to all of us. This is a city known for our workers, and the labor movement developed here has changed the face of our country. From the tanneries, foundries, factories and breweries manned by generations of the greatest workers America… [Read More]