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Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Pi Chapter presents 6th annual ‘Walking in the Spirit’ luncheon

April 15, 2013

Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Pi Chapter will host its 2013 “Walking in The Spirit” luncheon on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, 2303 North Mayfair Road. This year, Alpha Pi Chapter will honor eleven men who work tirelessly and modestly serving others. This event will recognize men who are… [Read More]

Long tradition at Greater Galilee: Serving breakfast before worship on Resurrection Sunday

April 11, 2013

The congregation at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, 2432 N. Teutonia Avenue, has held on to the tradition of serving breakfast on Resurrection Sunday, which began during the pastorate of Rev. E. B. Phillips. More than 150 individuals attended last Sunday’s breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. Before breakfast was served, several members of the congregation had… [Read More]

SDC candidates certified for April 12 board elections

April 11, 2013

The Social Development Commission (SDC) has certified the candidates who will appear on the county-wide ballot for six Board Commission seats. Seven candidates will vie for six seats. The election is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013 at six locations through Milwaukee County. For detailed information about polling sites and certified candidates, visit the SDC… [Read More]

Politics and Poetry II

April 11, 2013

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invited residents to a night of politically-charged poetry from some of Milwaukee’s best spoken word artists and politicians of all ages, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in the City Hall rotunda. Hosted by Kwabena Antoine Nixon (IKAN) and sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs, the NAACP Young Adult Committee Milwaukee Branch, the League… [Read More]

Calvary Baptist Church Resurrection Sunday youth participants

April 6, 2013

The children at Calvary Baptist Church, 2959 N. Teutonia Avenue, are pictured here preparing to present their special greetings for the Resurrection Sunday School Program. Children pictured (left to right) are: LaTrell Moore, Haley Peters, Alexis Flowers, Grace Walton, Jayla Rankin and Samuel Walton. Rev. Dr. John R. Walton is the senior pastor.

Motherland Media Co-Op Alliance, Inc. is now a reality

April 6, 2013

Several weeks have passed since one of Milwaukee most popular media outlets (WMCS-1290 The Talk of the Town) changed its name and the daily broadcasting format has changed to something unrecognizable to many individuals who were loyal listeners to the former station and its cadre of on air personalities who were abruptly terminated. In the… [Read More]

James Beckum, 83 years old and still very active

April 6, 2013

At the ripe age of 83, James Beckum, one of the founders of the Beckum-Stapleton Little League began 49 years ago, is no stranger to the sport of baseball. Mr. Beckum’s baseball career started during the mid-fifties when he played baseball for the East St. Louis Giants. He was the team’s youngest player, along with… [Read More]

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]