National and Local News

Milwaukee Urban League hosts daughters of the civil rights movement at ‘Praying With Their Feet’ discussion panel

March 22, 2018

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Milwaukee Urban League along with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center hosted “Praying With Their Feet” at Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. The panel discussion entitled “Daughters of the Civil Rights Movement” featured Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…. [Read More]

Lee Holloway, former Milwaukee County Board chairman, passes

March 22, 2018

Lee Holloway, a long-time Milwaukee County Board supervisor and chairman, was a blunt and liberal representative of his 5th District residents. Holloway described himself as “the product of blue-collar, working-class people.” As a politician, Holloway was known to be bombastic and successful. In his time at the courthouse, he led efforts to create a county… [Read More]

Marquette President offers new President’s challenge to improve Milwaukee’s central-city neighborhoods

March 15, 2018

Marquette University President Mike Lovell, in partnership with the Johnson Controls Foundation, unveiled a new $250,000 initiative to break the cycle of poverty, crime and joblessness in a Milwaukee neighborhood by addressing one or more of the critical areas in which neighborhood inequities exist, including health, education, safety, housing, transportation and economic prosperity. The initiative… [Read More]

Donald Trump advocates death penalty for drug dealers in rambling speech

March 15, 2018

In a campaign stop three days before a crucial special election for Congress, Donald Trump advocated the death penalty for drug dealers in the course of an hour-long rambling campaign style speech where he bashed television anchors, unveiled his re-election slogan and discussed nuclear arms negotiations with North Korea. He also mentioned the Republican candidate… [Read More]

Senator Tammy Baldwin opens Milwaukee campaign office

March 8, 2018

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was joined by special guest Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) at the opening of the Milwaukee office for her 2018 Senate campaign. The office, located at 5040 West North Ave., is not far from the city’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Baldwin’s campaign manager Scott Spector called the office… [Read More]

33rd Annual Black Excellence Awards

March 2, 2018

33rd Black Excellence Awards marks ‘historical moment’ honoring largest number of women of color in local media

March 2, 2018

By Dwayne Lee Special for the Milwaukee Times When the lights dimmed and the 2018 Black Excellence Award program began at 7 p.m. on Friday February 23, 2018, more than 800 smiling faces in beaded gowns and tuxedos initially continued to socialize preventing co-hosts, Sheldon Dutes and Andy Choi of WISN CH12 from being heard…. [Read More]

Columbia St. Mary’s hosts ‘Be of Good Heart’ luncheon to launch new initiative

March 2, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, 2301 North Lake Dr., Ascension Healthcare and Columbia St. Mary’s hosted the launch of their new heart health initiative, “Be of Good Heart.” The program goal is to reach 2,000 African Americans to improve heart health and empower our community to be heart smart. The… [Read More]

 Sara Blaedel is coming to town on her national tour

February 3, 2018

#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel is coming to town on her national tour for the first book in a new series, THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; February 6, 2018; 978-1455541119; $26). Sara Blaedel is the most popular author in Denmark, literally. She’s the only author to ever win the Martha Prize – The Reader’s Favorite Author Prize – four… [Read More]

Lester L. Carter, for Healing the Human Body with God’s Remedies

January 7, 2018

Copies of Dr. Carter’s new book: “Healing the Human Body with God’s Remedies” are available for purchase at the following Milwaukee locations for $10 Wisconsin sales tax included: Hayat-Carter Herbal Shoppe 2400 W. Burleigh St. Milwaukee, WI 53206 414-442- 8760 Hayat Pharmacy 1919 W. North Ave. Milwaukee, Wi 53205 414-347- 0000 And through The Milwaukee… [Read More]