National and Local News

WRTP/BIG STEP honors graduates of apprenticeship readiness training program

January 31, 2019

On Friday, January 4, 2019, WRTP/BIG STEP, in partnership with Employ Milwaukee and Leonardo DRS, presented the graduates for the ELMS-Electrical Assembly Apprenticeship Readiness Training program, at their facility, 3841 West Wisconsin Ave. WRTP/BIG STEP’s registered apprenticeships offer opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. Not only… [Read More]

Gov. Evers declares state of emergency for Wisconsin due to cold, snow

January 31, 2019

Gov. Tony Evers declared a State of Emergency for the state of Wisconsin because of the ongoing winter storm and the pending dangerous wind chills that will blanket the state the rest of the week. “I’m concerned about the safety and well-being of our residents as this major storm and bitter cold moves in,” Evers… [Read More]

Rep. Gwen Moore says she has cancer, it’s in remission

January 31, 2019

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has cancer and it’s in remission. The 67-year-old Moore announced Tuesday, January 29, 2019, during a congressional committee hearing that she has been battling small cell lymphoma for the past 10 months. Moore said it’s a cancer she will live with for the rest of her life, but… [Read More]

‘Black Panther’ makes SAG Awards history with Best Ensemble win

January 31, 2019

Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking Hollywood superhero film Black Panther made history Sunday night, Janaury 27, 2019, by winning the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. Not only is the Disney and Marvel Studios tentpole the first superhero picture ever to be awarded best ensemble; it’s the biggest-grossing… [Read More]

22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast honors King’s legacy by recognizing locals for their community work

January 24, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2019, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee hosted the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. The breakfast is one of the largest MLK Day events in the state, and honors Dr. King’s legacy by recognizing those in the community that continue… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosts 18th Annual King Fest Celebration

January 24, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosted the 18th Annual King Fest Celebration at the Museum, 2620 W. Center St. The event included vendors, video presentations, drumming performances, spoken word poetry, songs and praise dances. There were also a number of guest speakers, including 6th District Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs; and… [Read More]

Governor Evers announces appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent

January 24, 2019

Governor Tony Evers announced the appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Superintendent of the Wisconsin State Patrol effective January 20, 2019. Raised in Milwaukee, Burrell has a law enforcement career spanning nearly 30 years. After graduating with the State Patrol’s 40th recruit class in July of 1990, Burrell began his career as a trooper in… [Read More]

Kohl’s donates $750,000 to increase access to nutritious meals for Milwaukee-area families

January 24, 2019

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Kohl’s announced a donation of $750,000 to the Hunger Task Force to increase access to nutritious meals for local families, children and seniors through the expansion of the Hunger Task Force MyPlate program. Through MyPlate – a healthy eating guide influenced by the USDA MyPlate food model – the nearly… [Read More]

Remembering Those We Have Lost In 2018

January 17, 2019

Leeotis Carr Jr., Kenneth Colin Hill, Allen Munson, Renee Love, Montrell Dion Henning, Mother Alenetta Hogans, Dianne Lynn Dodd, Raymond L. Velazquez, Magnolia Brown, Marilyn Evonne Connor,Willie Ruth Smith, Jennifer V. Francis, Curtis “King Curt” Williams, Vernon Rodney Drew, Bertha Lean King, Jack J. Sims, Keith Maddox, Erick Charles Crooms, Alice Nowlin, Yvette Robinson, Gerladine… [Read More]

Neu-Life Community Development hosts cigarette butt clean up

January 17, 2019

Youth from Neu-Life Community Development FACT group did a cigarette butt clean-up that educated the youth on how prevalent cigarette butt littering is in their northside neighborhood. The youth did a one hour blitz, where they went out in groups to see which group could collect the most cigarette butts and/or cigarette litter. They were… [Read More]