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34th Annual Black Excellence Awards

February 14, 2019

Awards Categories: Special Honorees: Milwaukee’s Urban Entrepreneurs, Arts, Community Leadership, Corporate Trailblazers, Education, Extraordinary Achievement, Health, Law, Media, Music, Public Service, Religion, Social Service, Volunteerism. Keynote Speaker: Steven Weddle Click here to view detailed information about award recipients

Human Trafficking Taskforce hosts ‘8th Annual Trafficking Awareness Day’ event

February 7, 2019

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Human Trafficking Taskforce of Greater Milwaukee (HTTFGM) hosted their 8th Annual Trafficking Awareness Day event at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave. The event was held to bring to light the issue of human trafficking. The event was hosted by Dana World-Patterson and Maddy Riordan; MC’d by LaShawndra… [Read More]

MKE Business Now hosts ‘Entrepreneurship Summit’ to find Milwaukee’s next great business

February 7, 2019

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, MKE Business Now hosted an Entrepreneurship Summit at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3275 N. 3rd Street. The summit was a showcase of resources available to help launch Milwaukee’s next great business ventures and an opportunity to connect with established local professionals. The event was sponsored by Alderwoman… [Read More]

‘6th District Difference Makers’ honored for their community betterment

February 7, 2019

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, during a town hall meeting hosted by 6th district Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, six individuals and organizations were honored that have contributed to the improvement of the 6th district, making it a great place to live. The event was held at the Bader Philanthropies, Inc. headquarters, 3300 N. MLK Drive…. [Read More]

Free help with 2018 tax returns offered at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek campuses

February 7, 2019

Taxpayers with a family income of $54,000 or less are eligible for free help preparing their basic personal income tax returns at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St.; and Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. MATC accounting students provide the service in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue… [Read More]

Mitchell International Airport drops ‘General’ from name, adds Milwaukee

February 7, 2019

Mitchell International Airport has dropped “General” from its name — and replaced it with Milwaukee. An airport spokesperson says they are adding “Milwaukee” to identify our geographical location — and better market the airport to travelers. “Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, rather than General Mitchell International Airport…We’re proud of our city and our namesake,” said Harold… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers host annual ‘Brewers on Deck’ fan fest event

January 31, 2019

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the Milwaukee Brewers hosted their annual “Brewers on Deck” at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. “Brewers on Deck” is the winter fan fest that bridges the gap between the end of the season and spring training. The event features a number of activities for the entire family including:… [Read More]

WRTP/BIG STEP honors graduates of apprenticeship readiness training program

January 31, 2019

On Friday, January 4, 2019, WRTP/BIG STEP, in partnership with Employ Milwaukee and Leonardo DRS, presented the graduates for the ELMS-Electrical Assembly Apprenticeship Readiness Training program, at their facility, 3841 West Wisconsin Ave. WRTP/BIG STEP’s registered apprenticeships offer opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. Not only… [Read More]

Gov. Evers declares state of emergency for Wisconsin due to cold, snow

January 31, 2019

Gov. Tony Evers declared a State of Emergency for the state of Wisconsin because of the ongoing winter storm and the pending dangerous wind chills that will blanket the state the rest of the week. “I’m concerned about the safety and well-being of our residents as this major storm and bitter cold moves in,” Evers… [Read More]

Rep. Gwen Moore says she has cancer, it’s in remission

January 31, 2019

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has cancer and it’s in remission. The 67-year-old Moore announced Tuesday, January 29, 2019, during a congressional committee hearing that she has been battling small cell lymphoma for the past 10 months. Moore said it’s a cancer she will live with for the rest of her life, but… [Read More]