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    Parkview Elementary School presents African American History Program ‘Rooted in the Past, Growing Toward the Future’

    March 28, 2013

    Parkview Elementary School presents African American History Program The faculty, staff and parents of students attending Parkview Elementary School held their Annual Black History program on Friday, February 15, 2013. “Rooted in the Past, Growing Towards the Future” was the theme for the event. Staff and students shared poetry reading, dance, song and drama skits…. [Read More]

    COMPEL to celebrate National Black Marriage Day

    March 28, 2013

    COMPEL will join more than 300 cities across the country in celebrating National Black Marriage Day on March 17, 2013. For the last three years hundreds of couples were nominated to be honored. Joining the celebration were partners, families, friends, and the faith based community. The theme this year is “Marriage Changes Things”. This is… [Read More]

    Dads and daughters celebrate

    March 15, 2013

    Fathers and daughters spent a special evening together at the 10th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Hundreds of men and their daughters packed the fi eld house at North Division High School for the event organized by the Milwaukee Recreation Department in partnership with the Social Development Commission and the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative. The night featured… [Read More]

    Home Cooking That’s Flavorful and Healthier

    January 3, 2013

    All across the country, food lovers are cooking up something wholesome and flavorful. They are making a commitment to eating better on their own terms by making more meals at home. They are finding that home cooking with real ingredients is inherently healthier — and it’s surprisingly easy. With a few simple changes, you can… [Read More]

    Nearly $1 million donated to 30 local children’s charities through Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s ‘Miracle on Canal Street’

    December 27, 2012

    Benefiting organizations receive more than $32,000; contributions since program’s 1994 inception surpass $12.5 million Thirty children’s charities from southeastern Wisconsin celebrated after Potawatomi Bingo Casino announced December 14, 2012, they raised $981,273 during the 2012 Miracle on Canal Street program. Each charity will receive $32,709. Miracle on Canal Street is the Casino’s signature charitable program…. [Read More]

    Remembering Those We Have Lost in 2012

    December 27, 2012


    Buying black: Inspiring a spirit of legacy in our youth

    December 20, 2012

    By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Equal Opportunity Day. Yes, I know, there aren’t long lines, steep discounts or commercials for Equal Opportunity Day, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. On Thursday, December 13, 2012 the Milwaukee Urban League hosted its 53rd annual… [Read More]

    Hearing the needs of the people

    December 20, 2012

    Supv. David Bowen reflects on his first 8 months on Milwaukee County Board By Dave Fidlin Special to the Milwaukee Times As a child of Jamaican immigrants, lifelong Milwaukee resident David F. Bowen grew up with a unique perspective on American democracy that he claims helped develop a strong work ethic. Bowen, elected to the… [Read More]

    Gunman kills 27 at Connecticut elementary school

    December 20, 2012

    The country mourns in wake of another senseless shooting By Frederick H. Lowe On Friday, December 14, 2012 a gunman shot to death 27 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, in a rampage that President Barack Obama said has horrified the country. Police identified the gunman as Adam Lanza,… [Read More]

    Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina to be first black Republican senator since 1978

    December 20, 2012

    Timothy Eugene Scott was growing up poor and black in Charleston, S.C., the son of a nurse’s aide who worked 16-hour shifts, when Strom Thurmond, who ran for president as the standard-bearer for segregationists, was at the peak of his powers in the Senate. On Monday, December 17, 2012 the congressman was named to fill… [Read More]