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Milwaukee Fire Department celebrate Milwaukee Fire Recruits graduation

December 6, 2018

On Friday, November 16, 2018, the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) celebrated the commencement ceremony of the Milwaukee Fire Recruits class of 2018. Among those graduating where Tahj Lea (front row, center), the son of Torrey Lea and Pam Malone, who at the age of 20 has decided to forgo the college career track in architecture… [Read More]

Pastor Joseph Hamilton Jackson, Jr. and First Lady Brenda Jackson celebrate 5th anniversary

December 6, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Pastor Joseph Hamilton Jackson, Jr. and First Lady Brenda Jackson of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their 5th Anniversary at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive. The Jacksons were joined by their family, friends and church family for the theme of “Christ Celebrated~ Pastor Appreciated,” and were… [Read More]

IndependenceFirst announces Mobility Store closure

December 6, 2018

IndependenceFirst, a Milwaukee- based nonprofit with a vision for full inclusion of people with disabilities, announced on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, that it will close its Mobility Store. The Mobility Store’s two locations will remain open through the end of January 2019. The Mobility Store is a statewide program offering low-cost, refurbished and sanitized mobility… [Read More]

League of Martin and Brotherhood of Black Firefighters host Fire and Ice Holiday Party

December 6, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the League of Martin and The Milwaukee Brotherhood of Black Firefighters gave a joint Fire and Ice Holiday party at Mr. J’s Lounge. The event featured live music and good food.

Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc. hosts 45th Annual Débutante Cotillion

November 29, 2018

The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc., hosted its 45th Annual Débutante Cotillion on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Sixteen young women who hail from Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and other area school districts participated and were awarded scholarships at the foundation’s black tie event. Pictured are the participants including… [Read More]

Christian Business & Professional Alliance hosts 38th Annual Débutante Cotillion

November 29, 2018

On Friday, November 23, 2018 the Christian Business and Professional Alliance hosted its 38th Annual Débutante Cotillion at the downtown Milwaukee Hilton Grand Ballroom. Six young women from the Milwaukee area were presented. The Christian Business and Professional Alliance is group of individuals committed to improving the quality of life for young citizens of our… [Read More]

Sheriff-elect Earnell Lucas meets with the community at town hall event

November 29, 2018

On Monday, November 19, 2018, the Coalition for a People’s Sheriff hosted “Community Conversation: Sheriff-elect Earnell Lucas” at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. Sheriff-elect Earnell Lucas (left) welcomed Milwaukee County residents to a town hall forum about his plans for the Milwaukee County sheriff ’s office. Attendees were given an opportunity… [Read More]

Mother of Oprah Winfrey passes away on Thanksgiving, family confirms

November 29, 2018

Friends, family and local relatives are mourning the passing of Vernita Lee — the mother of Oprah Winfrey. She was 83 years old. Oprah’s niece told TODAY’S TMJ4’s Carole Meekins that Lee passed away on Thanksgiving. Lee was known for her kindness, warmth and faith. She will be deeply missed by loved ones. A Winfrey… [Read More]

Kayne West donates $150,000 to family of slain security guard

November 29, 2018

Rapper Kanye West donated $150,000 to the family of a Chicago-area security guard who subdued a gunman firing at and wounding bar patrons only to be shot to death by a white cop called to the scene to help. West’s donation was posted on a Go Fund Me Page, first published online. He made 10… [Read More]

Holiday Lights Festival kicks off 20 seasons of lights and sights

November 22, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 hosted Milwaukee’s Annual Holiday Lights Kick-Off Extravaganza to light up downtown’s parks and streets for the 20th season during its switch-flipping ceremony at Pere Marquette Park. Performers in the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza included: Platinum, Prismatic Flame, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Thiel, Young… [Read More]