National and Local News

Franklin Armstrong: How two friends changed America’s most beloved comic strip and broke barriers at the same time

August 2, 2018

By William S. Gooden Special for the Milwaukee Times On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom and she… [Read More]

Ten Chimneys Foundation presents 2018 Master Teacher, Stephen McKinley Henderson

July 26, 2018

On Friday, July 20, 2018, Ten Chimneys Foundation hosted a “Conversation with actor Stephen McKinley Henderson,” at their historic landmark estate in Waukesha, WI. Henderson is a star of stage, screen and television and was the 2018 Master Teacher for the nationally acclaimed Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship program at Ten Chimneys. Since its inception in 2009, the… [Read More]

The 2019 Black Excellence Awards committee is please to announce their 2019 keynote speaker, Steven Weddle

July 26, 2018

The 34th Annual Black Excellence Awards committee is proud to announce Steven Weddle as its 2019 keynote speaker. Weddle, is managing director, and the head of the NAI East Team in the Asset Management Division for J.P. Morgan. He is also a member of the North America Institutional Management Committee. An employee since 2007, Steven… [Read More]

A virtuous woman: Mary Tunya Meredith-Bullock celebrates a grand 75th birthday

July 26, 2018

On Sunday, July 22, 2018, Mary Tunya Meredith-Bullock celebrated her 75th birthday at the Wisconsin Country Club, 6200 West Good Hope Road. Mrs. Bullock was joined by her family, friends, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., sisters, and New Covenant Baptist Church family. Attendees were asked to wear purple and white and were treated to dinner,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Press Club announces 2018 Media Hall of Fame Honorees

July 26, 2018

The Milwaukee Press Club is pleased to announce the outstanding journalists who will be inducted into the club’s Media Hall of Fame on Friday, October 26, 2018. “We are so pleased to honor this group of highly talented and thoughtful individuals,” said LaToya Dennis, Press Club president. “It’s not every day that you come across… [Read More]

UNCF-Milwaukee hosts 2018 Walk/Run for Education

July 19, 2018

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the… [Read More]

Local entrepreneur and poet celebrates 90th Birthday

July 19, 2018

On Saturday, July 15, 2018 , the Grant family honored their family matriarch, Mrs. Carnell Grant, during her 90th birthday celebration. She was joined by her family, friends, New Covenant Baptist Church family, and Juneau Fidelity Temple #247 of the Elks at Devon Seafood & Steak in Glendale to recognize her lifetime accomplishments. Mrs. Grant… [Read More]

NAACP Youth Council welcomes new officers

July 19, 2018

The NAACP Youth Council starts the new year with newly elected officers. The Youth Council meets at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Cross Lutheran Church. This year’s officers are (from left) President Isaiah L. Bell; Vice President Lailaa Muhammad; Treasurer Matthew Goss; and Secretary Akilah Muhammad. Milwaukee youth who are… [Read More]

Local missing teen found

July 19, 2018

Teenasia Scobey-Polacheck, the 16-year-old girl last seen on Sunday, July 1, has been found safe and was reunited with her family late Friday night, July 13, 2018. The teen disappeared July 1. Her family said she hopped on her bicycle and left home after she was told to stop texting an older man. On July… [Read More]

US Senator Tammy Baldwin helps introduce improved drinking water legislation

July 19, 2018

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and 11 other U.S. senators led by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), reintroduced the Contaminant and Lead Electronic Accounting and Reporting Requirements (CLEARR) for Drinking Water Act. The CLEARR Drinking Water Act authorizes about $1 billion for small and disadvantaged communities to replace contaminated infrastructure and directs for the Environment Protection… [Read More]