National and Local News

Sen. Larson: State surplus stolen from classrooms across Wisconsin

October 21, 2013

The Wisconsin state Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson released a statement on Monday, October 14, 2013, on the pilfering of education dollars from classrooms across Wisconsin for the governor’s political talking points. “Wisconsin’s increase in reserves can only be attributed to the fact that the state has made historic cuts to education spending for Wisconsin… [Read More]

State of Wisconsin ends fiscal year with nearly $760-million surplus

October 21, 2013

$153-million deposit into the state’s rainy day fund is the largest ever The Department of Administration State Controller’s Office released its Annual Fiscal Report on Monday, October 14, 2013, showing a surplus of $759.2-million as of the end of the fiscal year.  This is $274.5-million higher than the balance of $484.7-million projected in the January… [Read More]

Waukesha Branch NAACP hosts 29th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

October 21, 2013

The Waukesha Branch NAACP members hosted their 29th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner at the Brookfield Suites on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The 29th annual dinner theme was “We Shall Not Be Moved.” The keynote speaker was NAACP Washington Bureau Senior Vice President for Policy & Advocacy/Director Hilary O. Shelton, who spoke eloquently and succinctly on… [Read More]

Milwaukee Pastors urge Mayor to budget $50,000 for gun buyback program

October 21, 2013

By: Raina J. Johnson Special to The Milwaukee Times A local coffee shop was the setting in which a group of about 15 Milwaukee pastors called for city officials to sponsor a $50,000 gun buyback program in the 2014 city budget. The pastors are advocating this method in an effort to curb the city’s number… [Read More]

National Domestic Violence Abuse Month (Week 2)

October 14, 2013

National Domestic Violence Abuse Month (Week 2) By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, battering or intimate partner violence — occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence against men can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse and threats of abuse. It can… [Read More]

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Serve Marketing launch provocative “Sex Myth” ads

October 11, 2013

Campaign debunks common myths, promotes dialogue between parents and teens United Way of Greater Milwaukee, in collaboration with Serve Marketing, launched a provocative new campaign on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, that will deliver a strong message to parents of teen and pre-teen children – if you’re not talking to teens about sex, someone else is…. [Read More]

Women’s Center celebrates 11 years with open house

October 10, 2013

The Wisconsin African American Women’s Center (WAAW), 3020 W. Vliet Street, will host its 11th annual open house event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Milwaukee. WAAW, whose slogan is “building a successful community one day at a time through professional development, economic empowerment and education”, created this event as a means… [Read More]

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County hosts ‘Redistricting: A call for reform’

October 10, 2013

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is hosting a meeting on the effects of redistricting in our state.  Redistricting: A Call for Reform is being held on Saturday, October 12th, at 9:30 am in the Firefly Room of the Wauwatosa Public Library located at 7635 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. This non-partisan… [Read More]

CYD’s ‘Focus on My Future’ program participants visit Times office

October 10, 2013

A Career Youth Development (CYD) program “Focus on My Future: What Do You Want Your Future to Look Like?” is a new program at CYD designed in partnership with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board to assist young men and women between the ages of 18-21 years old, who have had involvement with the juvenile… [Read More]

AACC luncheon featured trailblazing entrepreneurs

October 10, 2013

By: Raina J. Johnson Special to The Milwaukee Times The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milwaukee presented its annual ‘Women in Business’ series luncheon, with the theme of “Journey of Powerful Women.” This year, the sold-out event featured two very successful entrepreneurs who went after their dreams and never looked back; Ms. Lazonnie Belton,… [Read More]