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Hi-Mount School students are ‘Present to Learn’

April 21, 2013

Hi-Mount Community School has embraced a school wide attendance program entitled Present to Learn. The program is designed after the game Bingo. Each day when all students are present, the class will post a letter from the phrase “Present to Learn.” The school is proud to announce that Mrs. Seewald’s third graders from room 14… [Read More]

Ald. Murphy: ‘They’re kicking us when we’re down’

April 15, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times On April 8, 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett along with the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters and several elected officials from city government, including the majority of the Common Council members, gathered at city hall to hold a press conference voicing their concerns over Governor Walker’s proposal to… [Read More]

Being good at what you do = success

April 15, 2013

Bezelee Martin, 83, an entrepreneur since the age of 14, knows well the formula for becoming a successful businessman. Martin spoke to a class of students Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Vincent High School who are participants with Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization, which teaches financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills to young people,… [Read More]

Lifting city residency requirement, Derek Williams case evoke lively discussion at Pastors United meeting

April 15, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times In Milwaukee recently there’s been a strong backlash when it comes to authority figures that are sworn to protect and serve, and the role government should have in our community; specifically speaking about the Derek Williams case and Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to lift the current… [Read More]

Beyond a reasonable doubt

April 15, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Just over 6 months ago, the district attorney ordered that an inquest be conducted for the purpose of inquiring into how Derek Williams died while in the custody of the Milwaukee Police Department on July 6, 2011. The 33-page report released by special prosecutor John Franke… [Read More]

Obama’s budget puts Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block

April 15, 2013

By Yvette Carnell You had to know it was coming. Just last month White House aide Gene Sperling said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Obama was “reaching out to Democrats who understand we have to make serious progress on long-term entitlement reform and Republicans who realize that if we had that type of… [Read More]

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]