Editorials and Opinions

Ominous clouds of deceit, injustice hang over the $82-million West Lawn Housing Project

October 11, 2013

Last week, this community witnessed a press conference called by Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) to shame the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) for its failure to implement rules promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which mandate contractual and hiring opportunities for black and other… [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community-So It’s Like That

June 8, 2013

Call it wishful thinking or call it just like it is… people who live in some of most troubled urban neighborhoods want what every good law abiding person desires… a better quality of life. They want to live in a great neighborhood, one that is safe, peaceful, with good schools, high employment, great shopping and… [Read More]

How to be a great Mom: twelve awesome tips

May 13, 2013

By Vered of MomGrind.com I’m a mom. I am also a woman, a wife, a daughter, and a friend. Recently I started blogging. As it turns out, I am a writer too. I am wearing many hats and doing so is not always easy. Obviously, a great mom loves her kids, takes care of their… [Read More]

Hey Republicans, great new strategy — but before you bet on blacks…

May 13, 2013

By Theodore Johnson Op-Ed Columnist, 2012 White House Fellow One would think that a pro-defense family man raised in a red-state, Southern Baptist household would be easy pickings for the Republican Party. Last October while out checking the mailbox, however, canvassers clad in Romney paraphernalia walked right past me without so much as a hello…. [Read More]

The absence of color

May 13, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times As a nation that is full of immigrants, except Native Americans, one should be grateful for the freedoms, privileges and opportunities they have. However, the greatest nation in modern times continues to struggle with issues along the color line. Even with the… [Read More]

Making the Black community sustainable

May 7, 2013

By Dr. B.B. Robinson If something is good and it is enjoyable, it’s not surprising that people want it to last forever. We want the goodness to be unceasing. We want it to be sustained. But the sad fact is that nothing lasts forever. Even the cosmos is subject to the vagaries of time and… [Read More]

Sports to the rescue

May 7, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV There have been some shocking developments that took place in America over the past two weeks. The Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt afterwards shook the nation. But in true American fashion the country bounced back in dazzling form. The main way the country overcame the polarizing effects… [Read More]

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]