National and Local News

Milwaukee among three finalists for 2020 Democratic National Convention

June 21, 2018

It’s down to Houston, Miami Beach and Milwaukee. The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 named four cities as finalists to host the party’s 2020 national convention. Denver was among them but officials there immediately withdrew that city’s bid, citing scheduling conflicts. The announcement comes just two days after the deadline to submit… [Read More]

North Division Alumni Association hosts ’50s and 60’s class reunion

June 14, 2018

On Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2018, the North Division Alumni Association hosted a class reunion for the classes of the 1950s and the 1960s. Friday night’s event was held at 3041 North night club, 3401 W. North Avenue, which featured a dinner program and social hour. Saturday’s event entitled, “A Gathering in… [Read More]

Mount Zion Assembly Healing Temple Apostous Faith says a fond farewell to church leader, Elder Ricky Price, Sr.

June 14, 2018

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Mount Zion Assembly Healing Temple hosted a “Grand Finale” for their Elder of 38 years, Elder Ricky Price, Sr. and First Lady Dr. Monica Parchia Price (pictured below) as they celebrated his retirement at their church at 4300 N. Green bay Ave. Elder Price and his wife were joined by… [Read More]

California Sen. Kamala Harris headlines campaign rally for Tammy Baldwin

June 14, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was joined by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), at a rally at Milwaukee’s Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St. And there was certainly plenty of buzz as someone in the crowd shouted to Harris: “Run for president.” Harris responded: “Thank you. But I’m here for… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League hosts ’33rd Annual Black & White Ball’

June 7, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, The Milwaukee Urban League hosted its 33rd Annual Black & White Ball at The Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. This year’s theme “Journey to 100,” marked a year long celebration to the 100th anniversary of the MUL next year. Started in 1985, the Black & White Ball’s goal is… [Read More]

LaVern Barber celebrates a happy 75th Birthday

June 7, 2018

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Mrs. LaVern Barber (front row, center) celebrated a very happy 75th Birthday, surrounded by her loving friends and family, during a fabulous birthday party held at the Elks Club, 5555 W. Good Hope Rd. Pictured at the event are (back row, from left) Yolanda Lassiter, Carla Nichols, Theresa Shepherd, Felecia… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers players make special delivery to Boys and Girls Club

June 7, 2018

On Friday, May 25, 2018, two of the Milwaukee Brewers, Pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and Center Fielder Lorenzo Cain, stopped by the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., to deliver baseball equipment to the young players. Jeffress and Cain were joined by the Johnsonville Racing Sausages; former Brewer Larry Hisle; and Boys… [Read More]

City leader Kalan R. Haywood announces candidacy for Wisconsin 16th assembly district

June 7, 2018

During an uprising of young people across the country, Milwaukee’s own Kalan R. Haywood announced today that he will step forward and declares his candidacy for the state assembly. “Our future is no longer at the mercy of stale politics and self-serving solutions,” said Haywood. “Together we must connect the wisdom of our elders and… [Read More]

Majestic Community Choir marks 40 years with year-long concert schedule

May 31, 2018

The Majestic Community Choir is celebrating their 40th anniversary throughout 2018 with a series of concerts, the most recent of which was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Four Points Sheridan Ballroom in Brown Deer, WI. Dubbed “A Black and White Ball,” the 30-voice mixed choir, under the direction of founder and director… [Read More]

Common Council President calls for special election

May 31, 2018

Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton called for a November 6, 2018 special election to fill the 5th Aldermanic District seat left vacant by the resignation on May 24, 2018 of Jim Bohl. Bohl, who was elected to his fifth four-year term in 2016, is reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to be under consideration… [Read More]