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Milwaukee Urban League celebrates 34th Black and White Ball and 100th Anniversary

June 13, 2019

On Saturday, June 6, 2019, The Milwaukee Urban League hosted its 34th Annual Black & White Ball at The Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. This year’s theme, “100 Years Empowering Communities, Changing Lives,” marked the 100th anniversary of the MUL. Started in 1985, the Black & White Ball’s goal is to promote diversity and… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers honor the Negro Leagues with tribute game and weekend events

June 13, 2019

On Friday, June 7, 2019, The Milwaukee Brewers hosted a Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Aurora Health Care® at Miller Park when they took on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team honored the rich history of the Negro Leagues and its profound impact on the game of baseball as we know it today. As part… [Read More]

Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant celebrates 50 golden years

June 13, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Perkins family, along with close friends, family, community leaders, and many long-time customers celebrated the 50th golden anniversary of Milwaukee’s premier soul food institution, Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant. Originally founded in 1969 by Hilda and Willie Perkins, Sr. at 1943 W. Atkinson Ave., the first location became much too… [Read More]

MICAH hosts 31st Annual Celebration

June 13, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) hosted their 31st Annual Celebration at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave. The theme for this year’s event was, “We Still Have a Dream,” and featured keynote speaker Religious Leaders Caucus Chair Rev. Walter Lanier of Progressive Baptist Church. As part of… [Read More]

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee welcomes new President and CEO

June 6, 2019

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee welcomed their new President and CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias to the country’s largest Boys & Girls Clubs organization. This special welcoming event was held at the United Way Johnson Controls Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St. “I’m running one of the most important… [Read More]

Rev. James W. Spann II Foundation hosts 18th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

June 6, 2019

The 18th Annual Reverend James W. Spann II Scholarship Luncheon was held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Four Points Sheraton Milwaukee Airport, 5311 South Howell Ave. Six high school seniors were awarded scholarships to assist with their college education and career plans. The keynote speaker for the event was Milwaukee Public School Superintendent… [Read More]

North Central Service Club honors longtime member, Vera LeBlanc, at annual scholarship luncheon

June 6, 2019

The North Central Service Club, Inc., held its 44th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Four Points Sheraton in Brown Deer. Mrs. Vera LeBlanc (top photo, with yellow flowers), a longtime member of North Central Service Club for more than 40 years, was honored by the organization. Mrs. LeBlanc, a retired… [Read More]

Wisconsin ranked #2 for Black homicide victimization

June 6, 2019

91 percent of Black homicide victims in Wisconsin were killed with guns Wisconsin has the second-highest Black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 37.57 per 100,000—nearly twice the national Black homicide victimization rate and more than seven times the overall homicide rate nationwide— according to a new analysis by the Violence… [Read More]

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signs resolution declaring racism a public health crisis

June 6, 2019

On Monday, May 20, 2019, County Executive Chris Abele joined Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson, Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde and the Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) to sign a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. The resolution builds on the county’s efforts to ensure racial equity is part of the public discourse and in the… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League Guild hosts ‘Annual Health Awareness Day’

May 30, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, The Milwaukee Urban League Guild (MULG) hosted their annual “Health Awareness Day,” at the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, 2819 W. Richardson Place. The focus of this year’s Health Awareness Day was “Combating Obesity in the Community!” The event had information booths, sessions, and demonstrations on everything from Tai Chi, nutrition,… [Read More]