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Christian Fellowship Church presents its annual African American History program

April 3, 2013

  The Congregation at Christian Fellowship Community Church, 2176 N. 39th Street, held its annual Black History program on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. The program theme was “The First Shall be Last and the Last Shall be First.” The guest speaker was Vincent P. Lyles, president and CEO of the Boys &… [Read More]

What’s goin’ on?

March 28, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson, Special to the Milwaukee Times The last of a dying breed WMCS-AM (1290) announced last week that due to a business decision, they were changing formats and call letters to WZTI Martini Radio – geared toward “mature” adults, primarily those over 50 years of age. WMCS talk radio had a 20… [Read More]

Avoiding a wrong turn

March 28, 2013

Last week Governor Walker said, “I’d focus on things that improve the quality of life in the city of Milwaukee. I’d spend my time and resources on economic development projects that put people to work instead of a streetcar that will affect a handful of people on the upper east side of Milwaukee.” That’s in… [Read More]

Double-take on Fire and Police Commission nominee

March 28, 2013

The controversy and delay in the appointment of Ann Wilson to the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) was “due to the Common Council injecting politics into the Fire and Police Commission, and we try to avoid that,” FPC FPC executive director Michael Tobin said. Historically, for mayoral appointments the Common Council has always had the… [Read More]

Governor cleared in John Doe investigation

March 28, 2013

Nearly three years after the secret John Doe investigation began into “misconduct related issues ranging from to campaign finance fraud to embezzlement,” DA John Chisholm said in a statement, the investigation ended up bringing charges on six individuals who made plea deals with the prosecution. Three were former Scott Walker aides, while he was Milwaukee… [Read More]

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]