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Northwest Family Activity and Events Center hosts 4th Annual Mrs. O’Bee Toy House

December 13, 2018

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the Northwest Family Activity and Events Center hosted its fourth Mrs. O’Bee’s Toy House, at 4034 W. Good Hope Road. For the past four years the staff of Northwest Funeral Chapel opens the doors of the event center and allows local children between the ages of 1 to 8 years… [Read More]

Bethel Baptist Church honors Maestro Douane McDowell for 35 years of musical service

December 13, 2018

On Friday, December 7, 2018, Bethel Baptist Church honored Maestro Douane McDowell for his 35-plus years of musical service to Bethel Baptist Church in a special celebration entitled, “The Sound of Music,” at 2030 W. North Ave. The event featured choirs and performers from all over Milwaukee who came to honor the musical talents of… [Read More]

WEDC awards $750,000 to four minority business organizations

December 13, 2018

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced it has awarded $750,000 to four statewide minority chambers of commerce to support their efforts to assist minority-owned businesses. The funds are being awarded to the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, the Hispanic… [Read More]

Rep. Moore’s bill honoring Vel R. Phillips’s legacy is signed into law

December 13, 2018

Last week, Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s (WI-04) bill to designate the US Post Office located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee as the “Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building” was signed into law. Vel Phillips inspired profound activism in the City of Milwaukee. Her movement influenced the congressional fair housing debates and… [Read More]

Sherman Phoenix hosts grand opening celebration

December 6, 2018

On Friday, November 30, 2018, the Sherman Park neighborhood celebrated the grand opening of the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., a unique marketplace built by the community after the riots of 2016. The project, developed by Juli Kaufmann and Jo Anne Johnson-Sabir, aims to foster change by transforming the eastern gateway to… [Read More]

Milwaukee Fire Department celebrate Milwaukee Fire Recruits graduation

December 6, 2018

On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) celebrated the commencement ceremony of the Milwaukee Fire Recruits class of 2018. Among those graduating where Tahj Lea (front row, center), the son of Torrey Lea and Pam Malone, who at the age of 20 has decided to forgo the college career track in architecture… [Read More]

Pastor Joseph Hamilton Jackson, Jr. and First Lady Brenda Jackson celebrate 5th anniversary

December 6, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Pastor Joseph Hamilton Jackson, Jr. and First Lady Brenda Jackson of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their 5th Anniversary at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive. The Jacksons were joined by their family, friends and church family for the theme of “Christ Celebrated~ Pastor Appreciated,” and were… [Read More]

IndependenceFirst announces Mobility Store closure

December 6, 2018

IndependenceFirst, a Milwaukee- based nonprofit with a vision for full inclusion of people with disabilities, announced on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, that it will close its Mobility Store. The Mobility Store’s two locations will remain open through the end of January 2019. The Mobility Store is a statewide program offering low-cost, refurbished and sanitized mobility… [Read More]

League of Martin and Brotherhood of Black Firefighters host Fire and Ice Holiday Party

December 6, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the League of Martin and The Milwaukee Brotherhood of Black Firefighters gave a joint Fire and Ice Holiday party at Mr. J’s Lounge. The event featured live music and good food.

Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc. hosts 45th Annual Débutante Cotillion

November 29, 2018

The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc., hosted its 45th Annual Débutante Cotillion on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Sixteen young women who hail from Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and other area school districts participated and were awarded scholarships at the foundation’s black tie event. Pictured are the participants including… [Read More]