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Holiday Lights Festival kicks off 20 seasons of lights and sights

November 22, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 hosted Milwaukee’s Annual Holiday Lights Kick-Off Extravaganza to light up downtown’s parks and streets for the 20th season during its switch-flipping ceremony at Pere Marquette Park. Performers in the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza included: Platinum, Prismatic Flame, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Thiel, Young… [Read More]

St. Francis Children’s Center hosts 2018 Leading Lights Awards Banquet

November 22, 2018

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, St. Francis Children’s Center hosted its annual Leading Lights Awards Banquet at the Pfister Hotel. The event raised more than $180,000 to support the special education, pediatric therapy and support services that St. Francis Children’s Center provides to children with special needs and developmental delays. This year also marked St…. [Read More]

Alverno hosts panel on the impact of poverty on civil liberties

November 22, 2018

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, Alverno College held a panel discussion which explored the impact of poverty on civil liberties from the perspective of those who have been incarcerated, victims of domestic violence or in need of health care. From left to right are Dr. Nat Godley, panel moderator and a member of the history… [Read More]

Family receives the best holiday gift early: A new home

November 22, 2018

On October 31, 2018, new homeowners Monica and Rayford Jackson received congratulations and some small housewarming gifts from Mayor Tom Barrett and members of ACTS Housing following the couple’s purchase of a city-owned residence in the Harambee Neighborhood. From left to right: Ainsley Schley, ACTS; Priya Bhatia, ACTS; Deon Price, ACTS; daughter Mariel Jackson, Maria… [Read More]

Brewers name Katina Shaw vice president – community relations and family liaison

November 22, 2018

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced the promotion of Katina Shaw to the position of vice president – community relations and family liaison. “Under Katina’s leadership, we have greatly expanded the organization’s presence in the community through player initiatives, donations and community engagement programs,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Katina started with the organization… [Read More]

North Central Service Club hosts 2019 Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

November 15, 2018

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, the North Central Service Club presented their Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, 2303 North Mayfair Rd. The luncheon featured a silent auction and a fashion show, which showcased fashions provided by Gg Collections Boutique, 5201 West North Ave. The show was MC’ed by Gloria… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League announces participation in the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership

November 15, 2018

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) made an announcement at North Division High School, 1011 West Center St., that it would be officially participating in the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership (MCSP). MUL will collaborate with North Division High School and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County in the… [Read More]

Wisconsin school investigated after students perform Nazi salute for junior prom photo

November 15, 2018

A school in Wisconsin is being investigated after a photo emerged showing dozens of students apparently performing Nazi salutes. The image surfaced on Twitter after it was shared by an account named “Welcome to Baraboo”. The post – now deleted – was captioned: “We even got the black kid to throw it up.” It shows… [Read More]

‘Black Girl Magic’ campaign helps 17 African American women win Houston court elections

November 15, 2018

Success means black women will serve on misdemeanor criminal courts and as family court judges in Houston for first time The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African American women. The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the “Black Girl Magic” campaign,… [Read More]

Changing of the guard during Wisconsin mid-term elections

November 8, 2018

An eight-year reign of Republican dominance and political muscle in Wisconsin came to an end Tuesday, November 6, 2018, when Democrat Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the central figure in Wisconsin politics for more than a decade. And his running mate, former state Rep. Mandela Barnes, will become the state’s first African American… [Read More]