Editorials and Opinions

WBCOC hosts luncheon for Nigerian Business School students

April 11, 2013

The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., along with The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the Nigerian community of Milwaukee and Alderman Joe Davis, hosted a special luncheon for visiting businessmen and women from Lagos, Nigeria Business School on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet Street. This luncheon was viewed… [Read More]

Professor speaks about ‘The War on the Poor’

April 11, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times “The War on the Poor” has been brewing in this county for years and now it seems as though, especially in Milwaukee – things are about to change. Cardinal Stritch University hosted author and Professor Joe Soss from the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School… [Read More]

The state of equality and justice in America: Masters of our own fate

April 11, 2013

By Marc Morial “It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney M. Young  In 1963, more than a quarter- million people gathered in Washington, DC to march for jobs and equality. The Great March for Jobs and Freedom was… [Read More]

How are you?

March 27, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV The world turns, football’s over and it’s almost baseball season. The politics of the nation continues to be a cesspool and crime is still a major problem. But how are you? How are you doing, dear reader? How is your life going? Do you know your life’s path? If… [Read More]

Let’s build it!

March 27, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times The beautification that one sees or seeks in any neighborhood all began with an idea or dream of what was possible. Given the time to grow, develop and to mature to its full potential only further ensures that great ideas occur when… [Read More]

Community outreach: What does it look like?

December 27, 2012

Rebuilding Our Community Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Much of our American lifestyle centers about being involved in some form of community outreach. It is reflective of what it means to help others, caring, showing compassion, being good neighbors, stewardship, religious faith and following the golden rule. Today, every aspect of our modern society is being… [Read More]

Let it all go

December 27, 2012

Being Frank By Frank James IV The year 2012 is over and the New Year 2013 is upon us. What will people do? Will people begin the New Year with a blank slate or will people carry old problems into the New Year? The bringing of old problems into new times has gone on for… [Read More]

The 24 hour American massacre: From Newtown to Chicago

December 27, 2012

By Russell Simmons My deepest prayers go out to the victims and their families and all the people whose hearts were broken in Newtown. As a father of two beautiful girls, I cannot begin to understand the loss that so many feel in that small, Connecticut town. It is beyond rational comprehension. I will continue… [Read More]

After Newtown, beware fear-driven policy making

December 27, 2012

By Melissa Harris-Perry I was a panelist on an MSNBC show during the noon hour of December 14. When the show began, we had information about a school shooting in Connecticut. We believed there were three people hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and a gunman who had committed suicide. Scary stuff, but probably a story that… [Read More]

Never enough teddy bears

December 20, 2012

Since the senseless massacre of 26 people at an elementary school in the upscale, small town of Newtown, CT, on Friday, December 14, 2012, newspapers, newscasts, and coffee-break conversations have been dominated by the subject of the easy accessibility in the United States of firearms – especially those weapons designed for use in warfare and… [Read More]