National and Local News

Tribute to Rosa Parks’s life of activism

April 29, 2013

On Friday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m., a diverse group of more than 25 community organizations will sponsor a celebration of the lifelong activism of Rosa Parks, with special guest Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, at Milwaukee’s Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th Street (at Wisconsin Avenue). The event… [Read More]

Lessons from Tuskegee: Educate self first

April 29, 2013

With an historic visit to Tuskegee University in Alabama, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his quest to inspire and enlighten another generation of Black people—and experience the special joy he gets from teaching young people. The Nation of Islam is known for not only its wisdom and discipline but also for affording young people… [Read More]

Congratulations Bezelee Martin and Family

April 28, 2013

Pictured are several of the Martin family members: (from left) Bruce Martin, Anthony Martin, Derrick Martin, Lena Martin, Greg Martin, Bezelee Martin, and Eric Martin. Congratulations to the Martin Family Most recently, Bezelee Martin was honored along with several other Milwaukee business leaders, including: Dr. Adolph Gunderson of Gundersen Lutheran; Joseph J. Zilber of Zilber, Ltd.,… [Read More]

Bro. Muhammad: ‘Respect our women’

April 22, 2013

Special to the Milwaukee Times We’ve all read about it, seen it on the news: the tragic, heartbreaking end to domestic abuse or any other type of violence against women. No one demographic, race, educational level, financial status or otherwise is exempt from this type of violence. After these events occur, some may think to… [Read More]

Bombs kill three and injure 176 at the Boston Marathon

April 22, 2013

President Obama and Mass. Gov. Patrick take center stage in what is being called a terrorist attack Two bombs exploded nearly simultaneously and approximately 100 yards apart during Monday’s Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 176, including 17 who were critically injured. Physicians amputated 10 individuals’ severely wounded limbs. One of the three persons killed… [Read More]

‘Heal the Hood’ campaign working to build a brighter future

April 22, 2013

Pastors United has continued to meet on Thursdays to dialogue and discuss where they are in the community and what concerns need to be addressed in the Milwaukee area and within the congregations. At last Thursday’s meeting, was a young man, Ajamou Butler, who presented to the audience his viewpoint on how young people in… [Read More]

Lincoln Park Community Center holds block grant meeting

April 22, 2013

The Lincoln Park Community Center, Inc., 2820 W. Stark Street, held its Community Development Block Grant Community Meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Presenters at this monthly meeting were: Mrs. Rhulene Artis and Charlotte Litzens of the Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Educational Teachers. They made a presentation on popcorn; the different kinds, kernel sizes, how to… [Read More]

Celebrate Arbor Day at Boerner Botanical Gardens

April 22, 2013

Get a tree for free and help make the world a more beautiful place Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI, welcomes visitors to celebrate Arbor Day with 3rd grade students from Longfellow Elementary School and local dignitaries on Friday, April 26, 2013, 10 a.m.–noon.  Over 135 years ago, J. Sterling Morton founded… [Read More]

Louisiana parish bans sagging pants

April 22, 2013

By Krystal Crossman Fashion is an ever-changing industry. A style that is hot to wear one week may be old news the next. Some fashions, such as bellbottom jeans, even make a comeback years after they have gone out of style.  One style that isn’t getting much support these days is sagging pants. Residents in… [Read More]

SDC welcomes new commissioners

April 22, 2013

The Social Development Commission (SDC) has six newly elected members for its Board.  Milwaukee County residents participated in the SDC Board Elections held Friday, April 12. Residents selected six persons to represent the low-income community on the 18-person Board that helps draw up and implement policy for SDC.  The other twelve members of the Board… [Read More]