Editorials and Opinions

The wild midwest

April 22, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV In Wisconsin residents have the right to carry concealed weapons.  There have been over 100,000 concealed weapon permits issued to the peaceful residents of the Badger State.  In Milwaukee they have a lawman that appears to be for armed vigilantism.  This same lawman decries the legal system and judges… [Read More]

Battle over the budget

April 22, 2013

Sandy’s Standpoint By Representative Sandy Pasch, 10th Assembly District Last week, the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee held its first public hearing on the proposed state budget.  Instead of holding it in Milwaukee – where most of citizens affected by the new budget live – Republican leadership chose to hold it in the suburb of… [Read More]

Unemployment numbers

April 22, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous Coming the day after the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new unemployment numbers show that unemployment is still high – and remains much higher for African Americans. One thing hasn’t changed in the last half century: if you’re a person of color, you’re more… [Read More]

Jackie Robinson: A hero for all time

April 22, 2013

By Ruthe Latta Growing up in Chicago in the 1950s as the sister of two older brothers, sports was a big deal in our household.   Both of my brothers played sports and they both saw themselves as budding superstars in the making.  Back then, the sport of choice in our neighborhood was baseball, and one… [Read More]

Home is where the heart is

April 22, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times One the most wonderful feelings in the world comes when you buy a home, especially your first. There is nothing quite like it.  For it can be a place in which to raise a family, build net worth, and to affirm your… [Read More]

April 4th was the 45th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination

April 15, 2013

By A. Peter Bailey April 4, 2013 was the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It always puzzles me why so many of those who so vocally celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, let the historic day of assassination go by so quietly. I am cynical enough to believe that their quietness is… [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community

April 14, 2013

Bridge to somewhere By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times Each day many of us take for granted the crossing of a bridge in our daily commute. Many people do not realize the tremendous effort that goes into planning, designing and constructing a bridge. Of course, the bigger the bridge, the more… [Read More]

The State of Equality and Justice in America

April 14, 2013

No one can change the change By: Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. The state of equality and justice in America is shameful– especially since the election of President Barack Obama. Unlike many of my friends who think America is going to hell in a hand basket, and have given up thinking things will get better… [Read More]

No more rallies

April 11, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV When something continues to happen over and over again, either you like it or change it. In Milwaukee once again the African American community is outraged over a police action. Derek Williams died while in police custody in 2011. This past week a special prosecutor decided to not press… [Read More]

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]