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Milwaukee honors two heroes of the fight for fair housing

May 23, 2018

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, as part of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Milwaukee, the celebration of the Open Housing Marches of 1967-68, the city of Milwaukee presented special awards to two of the participants who helped drive the movement at a awards ceremony held at North Division High School. The two recipients… [Read More]

Dr. Lester Carter honored with street naming ceremony

May 23, 2018

About 200 guests and well-wishers converged at the intersection of West Burleigh and 24th streets for an honorary street naming ceremony in celebration of Dr. Lester L. Carter, Jr., R.Ph., on May 18, 2018. Dr. Carter has operated a store at the same location for more than 50 years. “Dr. Carter is a trailblazing Black… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Luau Lullaby Community Baby Shower

May 17, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) along with Molina Healthcare hosted the “Luau Lullaby Community Baby Shower”at the MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. MLK Dr., in recognition of Mother’s Day. Participants had the opportunity to attend educational sessions, and meet with community- based health and social service agencies, physicians, clinicians… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts annual ‘Ceasefire Sabbath Kick-Off Breakfast’

May 17, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by local faith leaders, city officials, Milwaukee Police Department leadership and the Office of Violence Prevention during the “14th Annual Ceasefire Sabbath Kick-Off Breakfast,” at Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd. This year’s breakfast focused on building trust between the police and… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League hosts 2018 Youth Leadership Summit

May 17, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) hosted a Youth Leadership Summit at the Harley Davidson University Building, 3800 W. Juneau Ave. 6th floor. The event brought 50 to 60 youth leaders who have demonstrated leadership ability through work, in school, extracurricular, or community activities to participate in leadership orientations and workshops…. [Read More]

City wide ‘Denim Day’ seeks to raise awareness about sexual assault

May 17, 2018

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (back row center), religious leaders and members of faith-based organizations participated in the 7th Annual Denim Day in the City of Milwaukee on April 25, 2018 during a press conference at Pathfinders. The month of April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Denim Day Milwaukee seeks to raise awareness about misconceptions concerning… [Read More]

New Orleans elects first black female mayor: 300 years in the making

May 17, 2018

Mayor LaToya Cantrell took charge of New Orleans’ highest public office Monday May 7, 2018, becoming the first woman to lead the city in its 300-year history, and telling a large audience at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre that “there’s only you and me and the work before us.” LaToya Cantrell was sworn in on Monday… [Read More]

Milwaukee reads ‘The Color of Law’

May 17, 2018

Darryl Johnson, executive director of the Riverworks Development Corporation, welcomed book club leaders to an informational session and community book-read launch to about 50 attendees at The Vibe on May 9, 2018. Individual book clubs throughout the Harambee and Riverworks neighborhoods will read “The Color of Law” over the summer. On October 16, 2018, Richard… [Read More]

Visitation services held for Times founder Nathan Conyers

May 10, 2018

More than 500 people said goodbye to Nathan Conyers, one of three founders of The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper Printing & Publishing Co., during a four-hour visitation at St. Mark A.M.E. Church on Sunday May 6, 2018. Mr. Conyers died on April 27, 2018 after a long illness. Conyers was a familiar face and voice… [Read More]

Funeral services held for civil right activist and judge Vel R. Phillips

May 10, 2018

Hundreds gathered at Milwaukee’s oldest African American church, St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, to celebrate the life of Vel Phillips, the pioneering civil rights leader who smashed racial and gender barriers as a lawyer, city council woman and Wisconsin secretary of state. “These pinnacles were not what made Vel’s… [Read More]