National and Local News

Milwaukee churches band together to get ‘Souls to the Polls’

October 18, 2018

Central City religious leaders from diverse denominations mobilize voters for Nov. 6 More than 40 Ministers from City of Milwaukee convened at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church,– 2975 North 11th Street, on September 29, 2018, to hold a press conference before they launched a massive door-to-door canvass effort. Ministers and members of their congregations knocked on… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League hosts an ‘On the Table’ discussion on education

October 11, 2018

As part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s citywide “On the Table” event, The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) hosted their table topic, “Education Emergence: Action, Not Excuses!” on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Milwaukee Urban League offices, 435 West North Ave. The event was moderated by Marquette University Institute for the Transformation of Learning Founder… [Read More]

Mind in the Making Milwaukee Institute presents ‘The Seven Essential Life Skills’

October 11, 2018

On Monday, October 8, 2018, the Bezos Family Foundation and Herzfeld Foundation presented the Mind in the Making Milwaukee Institute’s “Seven Essential Life Skills,” at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road. The three-day event presented workshops that discussed life skills and hot topics. The event was organized by Clinical and Translational Science… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers shut out Colorado Rockies to sweep NLDS

October 11, 2018

It’s on to the National League Championship Series for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 at Coors Field to sweep the NLDS, with shutouts in the final two games of the series. Five Milwaukee relievers combined to give up just one hit in 41/3 innings to close out the game. Milwaukee… [Read More]

ACLU hires Maxine Webb as Development Director

October 11, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU) has hired Milwaukee native Maxine Webb as its Development Director. In that role she leads the revenue generation strategy for the statewide Annual & Major Gifts programs and represents the ACLU in the community. Maxine received a bachelor’s degree in communication from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee…. [Read More]

Majestic Community Choir celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 4, 2018

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the Majestic Community Choir celebrated its 40th Anniversary at Mason Temple Church, 6098 N. 35th Street. The Majestics celebrated with a huge concert with many special guests and speakers, including Way of the Cross pastor Rev. Kurt Boyd (upper photo, left). During the anniversary concert celebration, Majestics founder and director… [Read More]

Manna Behavioral Services Corp. honers local ‘Wonder Women’

October 4, 2018

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, Manna Behavioral Services hosted their 3rd Annual Recovery Awards program at the Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th. The event honored seven “Wonder Women” who have help contributed to the youth in our community. Pictured at the event are (back row, from left) S.M.I.L.E., Inc. CEO Annette Duckworth; entrepreneur Tequila Barnette;… [Read More]

SDC hosts 2018 Summit on Poverty

October 4, 2018

The Social Development Commission held their 2018 “Summit On Poverty – Statewide Edition” on Thursday, September 27, and on Friday, September 28, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Over the course of the conference, over 500 low income individuals, community partners, business leaders, and policy makers from all over Wisconsin explored the shared experience of poverty… [Read More]

Youth Justice Milwaukee hosts dinner and forum regarding ACT 185

October 4, 2018

Youth Justice Milwaukee hosted a dinner and forum discussion regarding the passage of ACT 185 and juvenile justice reform which the law is intended to address. About 50 people participated in the forum held 5:30-7:30 p.m. at North Division High School on September 18, 2018. For years many children suffered trauma and neglect by the… [Read More]

MHSI hosts ‘Laughter for the Soul Three’

September 27, 2018

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted “Laughter for the Soul Three,” comedy event at the Marquette University Varsity Theater. The event marked the 29th anniversary of MHSI and is also a fundraiser for MHSI to support a variety of their health programs that help underserved neighborhoods. This year’s performers were… [Read More]