National and Local News

Boy, 12, boy killed in Harambee neighborhood house fire

September 27, 2018

A 12-year-old male child died in a house fire at 2509B N. 5th Street on September 24, 2018. Six adult occupants and four children were able to escape, but the victim was trapped on the upper floor of the 1½ story residence until rescued after an aggressive search; but unfortunately, by the time he was… [Read More]

Northwestern Mutual Foundation invests nearly $3.4 million to foster thriving neighborhoods and educational success

September 27, 2018

Northwestern Mutual is dedicated to enhancing its headquarters in Milwaukee by providing its residents with access to quality health, educational and community resources. To further its commitment, the company, through its Foundation, announced on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, nearly $3.4 million in grants to nonprofits and organizations. The organizations receiving funding are committed to propelling… [Read More]

Colin Kaepernick pushes Nike’s market value up $6 billion, to an all-time high

September 27, 2018

Nike’s market value has risen by $6 billion since its controversial decision to feature former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its new ad campaign, CBS News reports. Shares are up more than 36 percent for the year, nearly 5 percent just since the ad’s launch. Kaepernick is known for being the first NFL player to… [Read More]

House passes Rep. Moore’s bill to designate Vel R. Phillips post office building

September 27, 2018

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s (WI-04) bill to designate the facility of the US Post Office located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee as the “Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building” passed the US House of Representatives. Congresswomen Moore delivered the following remarks on the House floor in… [Read More]

Senior Deacons honored at gala recognition night

September 20, 2018

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the General Baptist State Laymen and the Wisconsin General Baptist State Laymen presented their annual Senior Deacons Recognition Night at the Best Western Plus, 5101 South Howell Ave. The theme was ” Let My Works Speak For Me,” and the keynote speaker was Bishop John Pierre James. The event honored… [Read More]

Nefertari African Dance Company celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 20, 2018

On Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2018, the Nefertari African Dance Company (NADC) hosted its 50th Year Anniversary at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. The weekend events included multi-cultural dance workshops, and a gala event. The Nefertari Dance Company was founded in 1968 at the North Division High School by teacher… [Read More]

Police probing “suspicious death” of student pledging Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity

September 20, 2018

University of California Riverside student “suddenly collapsed” during fraternity hiking trip The family of a 20-yearold student who was pledging a fraternity at the University of California, Riverside, wants to know whether hazing led to his death, CBS Los Angeles reports. As of Monday, September 17, 2018, police were awaiting results of the autopsy and… [Read More]

Boston Store plans to open new Milwaukee-area stores by Christmas

September 20, 2018

Not a joke, nor a hoax. The Indiana company that purchased the rights to Boston Store and other former Bon-Ton brands plans to open three brick and mortar locations in the Milwaukee area before the start of the holiday shopping season. Fred Hulls, a representative from Boston Store’s public relations department, made the announcement Monday,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Exposure & Explorer Project hosts 9th Annual Luncheon

September 13, 2018

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Milwaukee Exposure and Explorer Project (MEEP) hosted its 9th Annual Luncheon for Education at the Four Points Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Court. The event serves to honor all the volunteers and supporters of the MEEP program. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the MEEP program. MEEP was… [Read More]

Kareem Abdul-Jabar returns to Milwaukee with one-man show, ‘Becoming Kareem’

September 13, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, Iconomy Multi-Media and best selling author and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar (back row, left) brought his hit one-man show “Becoming Kareem” to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Uihlein Hall in downtown Milwaukee. This was a homecoming for Kareem, as he had started his professional basketball career with the… [Read More]