Editorials and Opinions

What’s going on?

May 7, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times Maintaining an open line of communication is easier said than done. It becomes increasingly more important when the stakes are high and when it matters most. Everyone involved wants to be kept in the loop and up to speed as things develop…. [Read More]

Dr. Michael Fauntroy explains how to leverage growing Black political power the right way

April 29, 2013

By Dr. Michael Fauntroy President Barack Obama’s reelection confirmed many of the long-seen demographic changes occurring in the United States. The 2012 electorate was younger, more educated, and more racially diverse than any in our nation’s history.  The lesson in all this for African Americans is just as profound: be prepared to use the new… [Read More]

Spring job and resource fair offers opportunities

April 29, 2013

The Social Development Commission will present the opportunity for Milwaukee County residents to access a wide range of services that can improve their lives. The agency will hold its 7th Annual Spring Job and Resource Fair Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be staged at Greater New Birth Church… [Read More]

Rep. Pasch statement on status of Milwaukee county board legislation

April 29, 2013

Assistant Assembly Democratic Leader Sandy Pasch (D – Shorewood) released the following statement on Wensday, April 17, 2013, regarding Assembly consideration on Assembly Bill 85, which would significantly micromanage the budget and structure of the Milwaukee County Board: “At a time when Wisconsin ranks 44th in the nation, 45th in wage growth, and trails all… [Read More]

Standing with our ‘Boston Strong’

April 29, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Last week after the horrific bombing attack at the Boston Marathon, which is always held on the third Monday in April, Patriots Day, our nation watched a days-long manhunt for the suspects and tired to decipher through various media reports of false information. Finally, one of… [Read More]

We must never give up!

April 29, 2013

Child Watch By Marian Wright Edelman The United States Senate’s failure to pass common sense gun safety measures – the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible… [Read More]

Aisha Tyler: How gamers can help stop sexual violence

April 29, 2013

By Elizabeth Plank When Aisha Tyler isn’t busy being a talented actress (i.e. the voice of Lana Kane in FX’s animated comedy Archer), a brilliant comedian, a successful author, and a fabulous talk show host, she enjoys being a social justice crusader. As an avid activist, she’s supported a range of causes, from gay marriage… [Read More]

Looking for a new deal

April 29, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times There is nothing like finding a truly amazing opportunity. The quest to find such deals is beneficial, provides economic security and in some cases is worth the search. They are hard to turn down and in fact we look for them each day…. [Read More]

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]