National and Local News

One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) relocates to new home at North Division High School

April 26, 2014

By Don Edward Pannell and William S. Gooden Special to the Milwaukee Times Ezzard C. White, owner of EWS Electric, LLC and longtime vocational educator, made good on a promise he made to his students of One Hope Made Strong last summer. That promise: “I will move the classes into modern space as soon as… [Read More]

WI DOC to celebrate 30th anniversary of Victims of Crime Act

April 18, 2014

The Department of Corrections and community partners hosted an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Victims of Crime Act. This year, April 6-12 was designated as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and marked 30 years since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act in 1984, an important milestone in the rights of crime… [Read More]

The conversation that changed my life forever

April 17, 2014

By Patience B. Peabody Director of Communications, LIFT I almost didn’t go to college. In the isolated Barry Farm projects where I grew up in DC, it wasn’t abnormal for my peers to live out the same lives our parents did — drop out of high school, have babies at 16, get caught up with… [Read More]

Mary Burke offers serious plan on job creation

April 17, 2014

By Urban Media News Four years after the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin is struggling to add jobs and improve economic security for working class families across the state. Walker’s entire economic platform is built on the promise of job creation, a promise he quantified in 2010 as 250,000 jobs by the end of his… [Read More]

CYD girls loved ‘The Girls’ Day @City Hall’ with Alderman Milele Coggs

April 17, 2014

Career Youth Development young ladies had an educational and exciting experience with the Girls @ City Hall Program sponsored by Alderman Milele Coggs. Girls had a chance to view women in action all day long. From women in government like Supervisor Peggy West, Congresswoman Gwen Moore to Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet. Girls at City… [Read More]

Used book sale at UWM Golda Meir Library April 8 – 9

April 17, 2014

The Friends of the Golda Meir Library Spring Used Book Sale will be open to the public on April 8 and 9, 2014. Over 5,000 books in a wide variety of genres — including contemporary fiction, foreign languages, history, literature, and poetry — will be offered. The sale will be held in the fourth floor… [Read More]

Spring Election 2014: County Board pay cut referendum easily passes

April 17, 2014

Spring Election 2014: County Board pay cut referendum easily passes Stamper, Biddle advance in primary to succeed Hines on Common Council Voters Tuesday, April 1, 2014 overwhelmingly approved a referendum on cutting Milwaukee County supervisors’ pay by half and eliminating their future health and pension benefits. With all of the votes counted, the measure easily… [Read More]

MPS students in need to receive free eyeglasses thanks to Wisconsin Vision in partnership with MTEA

April 17, 2014

Students in need at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Hopkins Lloyd Community School were fitted for free eyeglasses Wednesday, April 2, 2014, thanks to the generosity of Wisconsin Vision and its partnership with the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. Nearly all students at Hopkins Lloyd — approximately 98 percent — come from families whose income is low enough… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League Guild celebrates Read Across America Day

March 14, 2014

  The Milwaukee Urban League Guild and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Grade School celebrated the Read Across America Day campaign on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Local business and community leaders, students, and parents volunteered to read with school children. The event was kicked off with special appearances from Mayor Tom Barrett, MPS Superintendent Dr…. [Read More]

2014 Black Excellence Awards Honorees

February 28, 2014

Arts University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee filmmaking tenured associate professor and digital media artist Portia Cobb’s noteworthy journey led her to “third coast” Milwaukee. She has made her home here for the past twenty-two years. She was born on the east coast in Bronx, New York. At five years old, she moved with her brother and mother… [Read More]