National and Local News

2019 Spring election results: Women make strives in area elections

April 4, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Milwaukeeans from throughout the county went to the polls to vote. This election focused on the Milwaukee Public School’s School Board seats and court justices for Wisconsin courts. While this was not a major race to decide the governor or even president, the results of Tuesday elections will shape the… [Read More]

Students volunteer to help build house so local family can finally have a home

April 4, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, local students from a variety of Milwaukee Public Schools volunteered to help build a house through Habitat for Humanity. The experience not only provided the students the opportunity to learn a new skill and have an amazing experience for their college and work resumes; but they also provided a chance… [Read More]

Martin Luther King, Jr.: 51 years later, his battles live on

April 4, 2019

By Rachel L. Swarns Martin Luther King Jr. remains frozen in time for many Americans. Seared into our consciousness is the man who battled Southern segregation. We see him standing before hundreds of thousands of followers in the nation’s capital in 1963, proclaiming his dream for racial harmony. We see him marching, arms locked with… [Read More]

Foundations for Freedom, Inc. presents FashionWalk 2019

March 28, 2019

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, the Foundations for Freedom, Inc., hosted its annual “FashionWalk” fundraiser, at Leader Luxury, 6310 N. 43rd Street. The FashionWalk brought together youth, community leaders, and local fashion designers to raise awareness of the seriousness of the problem of human trafficking in our communities through the glamour of a fashion show…. [Read More]

St. Mark AME Church hosts the Geraldine Bradford Women’s Missionary Society annual weekend and prayer breakfast

March 28, 2019

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church hosted the Geraldine Bradford Women’s Missionary Society (GBWMS) annual weekend and prayer breakfast at St. Mark Church, 1616 West Atkinson Ave. The theme for the event was “Touchdown: The Church Universal Tackling Injustices Through Education and Empowerment,” and featured guest speaker the Honorable Judge… [Read More]

Milwaukee City Hall hosts 9th annual Girls’ Day to promote futures in public service

March 28, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Alderwomen Milele A. Coggs, Chantia Lewis and Nikiya Dodd hosted the “9th Annual Girls’ Day at City Hall.” The program is designed to help expose young women to potential careers in public service and strong leadership roles in local government. The event included panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities for active… [Read More]

Longtime youth and children’s advocate Gwen T. Jackson passes

March 28, 2019

On Monday, March 25, 2019, Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center released a statement on Facebook® announcing the passing of long-time advisory council member and local child and youth advocate Gwen T. Jackson at age 90. The posting stated: “We are deeply saddened to announce our long-time Advisory Council member, Gwen T. Jackson, passed away… [Read More]

Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots April 2, 2019

March 28, 2019

Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots April 2, 2019 OFFICE OF THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the City of Milwaukee on April 2, 2019, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The… [Read More]

Michelle Obama thrills and inspires Milwaukee audience

March 21, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, former First Lady Michelle Obama took part in an intimate conversion with attendees that was hosted by late night talk show host Conan O’Brien at the Miller High Life Theatre promoting her new book, “Becoming.” Ms. Obama delivered an inspirational message about persistence, self-acceptance and taking the high road, even… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts 2019 UNCF’s Masked Ball

March 21, 2019

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The UNCF Masked Ball is one of Milwaukee’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, it brings together local… [Read More]