National and Local News

Salvation Army hosts “A Day Just for You” women’s free resource fair

April 18, 2019

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County hosted a free resource fair for women entitled, “A Day Just for You!” at the Salvation Army branch, 5880 N. 60th Street. The event offered the attendees a chance for escape from their normal routine and included activities, workshops, speakers and a resource fair… [Read More]

Suspect arrested in Louisiana black church arson cases

April 18, 2019

The first fire engulfed St. Mary Baptist Church in late March, incinerating nearly everything that stood within the historically black church. Pews turned to ash, and the brick walls burned so hot that they collapsed into piles of smoldering rubble in Port Barre. Then another black church in St. Landry Parish burned, and then another… [Read More]

Tiger Woods shook up golf at the Masters, it might be just the beginning

April 18, 2019

Jack Nicklaus was fishing in the Bahamas on Sunday, April 14, 2019, as Tiger Woods resumed circling him in the quest for Nicklaus’s record of 18 major golf championships. But in his news conference after winning the Masters for his 15th major title, Woods didn’t sound exactly bloodthirsty. “I’m sure that I’ll probably think of… [Read More]

Russell Wilson becomes NFL’s highest paid player

April 18, 2019

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the National Football League (NFL). Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday, April 16, 2019, saying, “Seattle, we got a deal,” shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers said…. [Read More]

Milwaukee Business Journal presents Flash Forum for Democratic National Convention

April 11, 2019

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Milwaukee Business Journal hosted a flash forum on the forthcoming Democratic National Convention in 2020, at Good City Brewing & Taproom. The forum entitled “Democratic National Convention: How Milwaukee-Area Business Can Get Involved,” featured a panel that included (from left) Wisconsin Center CEO Marty Brooks; Dynamic Events by David Caruso… [Read More]

Mahogany CARES, Inc. presents ‘Safe Harbor: Stories of Survivors’ for Black Women Heal Day

April 11, 2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019, Mahogany CARES, Inc. hosted a special event for International Black Women Heal Day entitled, “Safe Harbor: Stories of Survivors (SOS),” at Aurora Mt. Sinai’s Rapkin Auditorium, 960 N. 12th Street. The event, which was coordinated by Christian Women Perspective Ministries, Inc. founder Dr. Alice L. Belcher, D. Div., M.S., B.A.,… [Read More]

UWM hosts ‘A Seat at the Table: Women in Leadership and Civic Engagement’

April 11, 2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee welcomed Donna Brazile (left) and Kelly Ayotte (right) for a lively and thoughtful discussion entitled, “A Seat at the Table: Women in Leadership and Civic Engagement,” at UWM’s Union Wisconsin Room. The event focused on the topics of women in leadership, contemporary feminism, and the political… [Read More]

This small Louisiana parish wants to know who burned three of their black churches to the ground

April 11, 2019

It is still unclear who or what is responsible for the burning of three historically black Louisiana churches in 10 days. It will take investigators time to sift through what evidence remains to determine if the blazes were intentionally set and if they are connected. As they do, residents and worshipers in the Louisiana parish… [Read More]

Longtime Milwaukee journalist Greg Stanford dies at 72

April 11, 2019

Gregory Stanford, a columnist for the editorial pages of The Milwaukee Journal and Journal Sentinel who worked diligently to build bridges, highlight hope and lessen Milwaukee’s racial disparities and injustices, died Saturday of lung cancer. He was 72. Stanford’s career spanned four decades, first as a reporter, then as an editorial writer and columnist for… [Read More]

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]