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Super foolishness

June 7, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There is a saying, “One step forward, three back.” It seems as if the African American community is about to do this very thing. The bizarre part about African Americans doing this is that they have done it before over the same issue. The issue… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Urban League’s open letter to the community on recent police incidents

May 31, 2018

“It is only through intentionality and togetherness that we can begin to change the narrative in our city, county, and state. I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial climate that seems to be getting worse as of late. Epidemic numbers of racial minorities are being unjustly scrutinized, brutalized and even killed… [Read More]

A message from the The Milwaukee Times family

May 3, 2018

In 1981, Nathan Conyers helped found what would become The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper, an accomplishment which would not have been possible without the loyalty and ongoing support of the African American community in Milwaukee. Nathan was fiercely proud of the Times’ devoted readers and worked tirelessly to provide informative and positive news, photos, accurate… [Read More]

A graduation message for 2018

April 19, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The end of a journey is upon many students in the USA. High schools around the country will be releasing graduating seniors upon society. The future Presidents and CEO’s will be taking their first steps toward greatness. This is the dream many parents want to… [Read More]

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]