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50 years without a King

April 5, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr., was gunned down. Fifty long years since King was blasted from life on a balcony outside of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. The years have gone by in a blur for many. Forgetfulness has… [Read More]

Martin Luther King, Jr.: 50 years later

April 5, 2018

Activists today are taking up Dr. King’s mantle and reviving the Poor People’s Campaign Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, a bullet robbed us of one of the great human- rights leaders of the 20th century. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee, accelerated the racist backlash of the late 1960s…. [Read More]

How MLK’s death changed America

March 29, 2018

By: Kevin Cokley Professor of Educational Research at the University of Texas The assassinations of civil rights activists Medgar Evers (1963), Malcolm X (1965) and Martin Luther King Jr. (1968) were stark reminders to black people that the pursuit of freedom and liberation often came at the ultimate cost. The assassination of King was arguably… [Read More]

A vision of black power

March 22, 2018

Being Frank By Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The African American community recently received a jolt of energy via the movie, Black Panther. The response to the movie was simply astounding. Box office returns were overwhelming. Many African Americans donned African garb to view the movie. The movie gave African Americans a concept… [Read More]

Spring break

March 8, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times Spring break is upon us. Spring break is a time where students and teachers take a break from studying or teaching. Many college students go on trips to exotic places. Teachers use this time to plan lessons and prepare for the final quarter of school…. [Read More]

Women’s History Month (Week One)

March 2, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” – Fannie Lou Hamer In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, the U. S. Congress designated the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” This law requested the president to issue a proclamation calling upon the… [Read More]

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to Lead Let’s Move! Outside Summit for Second Year

February 3, 2018

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to Lead Let’s Move! Outside Summit for Second Year Partners with Other Local Organizations on Let’s Move! Initiative MILWAUKEE – (February 2, 2018) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee will lead the Let’s Move! Outside Summit for a second year, on Monday, February 5 from 9am to noon at the Schlitz… [Read More]

“Failed to help:” Advocates, officials call for closure of Lincoln Hills youth prison

November 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Advocates from Youth Justice Milwaukee, formerly incarcerated youth, representatives from the faith community, government officials and the Common Council spoke at a news conference on Thursday, November 16th to demand the closure of the Lincoln Hills youth prison. During the news conference, they also called for county officials to stop the flow of… [Read More]

Wisconsin Senate committee OKs hemp farming bill

October 18, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — The state Senate’s agriculture committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate. The bill would set up state licenses for famers looking to grow… [Read More]

Tom Barrett Statement Denouncing President Trump’s comments after Charlottesville at a press conference Wednesday August 16, 2017

August 17, 2017

  Mayor Tom Barrett issued aPokemesh apk free download forceful denunciation of President Trump’s attempts to assign equal blame for the bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday August 12 to protestors who came out in support of the city council’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee with racist hate groups… [Read More]