• Editorials and Opinions

    Let’s build it!

    March 27, 2013 Leave a Comment

    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 Leave a Comment

    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 Leave a Comment

    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 Leave a Comment

    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 Leave a Comment

    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 Leave a Comment

    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]

    One week later…

    December 20, 2012 Leave a Comment

    Child Watch By Marian Wright Edelman More than a week later, we remain shaken by the horror brought to Sandy Hill Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The 20 children and 6 educators slain there are the latest victims of America’s relentless gun violence plague. Each week, 350 children and teens are killed or injured by… [Read More]

    One week later…

    December 17, 2012 Leave a Comment

    Child Watch By Marian Wright Edelman More than a week later, we remain shaken by the horror brought to Sandy Hill Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The 20 children and 6 educators slain there are the latest victims of America’s relentless gun violence plague. Each week, 350 children and teens are killed or injured by… [Read More]

    Obama is the best man for the job

    September 20, 2012 Leave a Comment

    It has to be overwhelming being the first Black president of the United States. Just consider the kinds of conversations that we continue to listen to or participate in at church, in barbershops and beauty parlors or at our own kitchen tables. As the Democrats met recently for their national convention and formally nominated Barack… [Read More]

    Latest poverty numbers a wake-up call: we must continue to support this president

    September 20, 2012 by Leave a Comment

    The major headline in most newspapers and media outlets was the notion that the national poverty rate remained virtually unchanged from the previous year. While millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work and provide for their families, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what has actually transpired under President Obama’s… [Read More]