National and Local News

Annual Garveyfest honors the life and work of Dr. Ahmed “Baba” Mbalia

August 23, 2018

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Africans on the Move presented the 29th Annual Garveyfest at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th Street. Garveyfest is the celebration of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born black nationalist and leader of the Pan-Africanism movement, which sought to unify and connect people of African descent worldwide. This year’s event was very special… [Read More]

Greenwood Park Gallery and Framing, LLC welcomes art lovers and artists alike

August 23, 2018

Greenwood Park Gallery and Framing, LLC is located at 4233 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Hours are M-F 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. The gallery was created to bring affordable, custom framing and contemporary African American art to Milwaukee and its surrounding communities, and to the online community…. [Read More]

Democratic candidates perform well in primary election

August 16, 2018

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Wisconsinites all over the state went out to vote in the fall primary election. The voter turnout reached almost a million voters, with an overwhelming number of those being Democratic voters. That is not surprising with anti-Republican sentiment running high since Donald Trump’s presidential win in 2016. Two of the… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times receives honor as part of ‘Bronzeville Week’

August 16, 2018

Lynda Jackson Conyers, publisher of The Milwaukee Times, received a Historic King Drive BID No. 8 “Innovative Enterprise Award” during a Bronzeville Cultural and Arts Festival- sponsored business breakfast titled “Attracting Business to Bronzeville” at the Skybox Sports Bar & Grill on August 7, 2018. In connection with strategic planning conducted in 2011, the Historic… [Read More]

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosts Pre-Men’s Day Musical celebration

August 16, 2018

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosted a special Pre-Men’s Day concert, “Sing Songs of Praise,” at their church at 1825 W. Hampton Ave. The concert event featured choirs from more than a dozen local churches; among them were special guests the Genesis Singers (lower photo) and the Yancy Brothers, Blessed… [Read More]

Close friends confirm that Aretha Franklin is ‘gravely ill’, as family gathers around Queen of Soul

August 16, 2018

Shock and concern have spread around the music world overnight following reports that soul singing great Aretha Franklin is “gravely ill.” Franklin, 76, is reportedly surrounded by her family and close friends in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy. A source who has known Franklin since the start of her career told… [Read More]

Nichelle Nichols, actress who portrayed the iconic Lieutenant Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ diagnosed with dementia

August 16, 2018

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who brought Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek to life, has been diagnosed with dementia, according to conservatorship documents obtained by TMZ. She is 85 years old. TMZ says that Dr. Meena Makhijani, a specialist in osteopathic medicine, has been treating Nichols for the last two to three years. According to Makhijani,… [Read More]

Jarron Moreland and Alize Smith: Five fast facts you need to know

August 16, 2018

Jarron Moreland and Alize Smith, two African American men, were murdered, dismembered, chained, and thrown into a pond in Oklahoma, authorities say, and they’ve accused four members of a local white family of being involved in the slayings and/or their aftermath. The racial dynamic has led some people to call the murders a “modern day… [Read More]

Titus 2 Mentoring (Week 3)

August 16, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th Most churches are struggling with the problem of the generational gap. It is incumbent that churches address this issue because it is a real one. As the gap widens, it will continue to drive away talented and gifted young people and progressive thinkers. The key… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers host ‘African American Heritage Night’

August 10, 2018

On Friday, August 3, 2018, The Milwaukee Brewers hosted African American Heritage Night, presented by Aurora Health Care® at Miller Park when they took on the Colorado Rockies. The team honored the rich history of the Negro Leagues and its profound impact on the game of baseball as we know it today. As part of… [Read More]