Preventable hunger in our land of plenty

January 17, 2014

While many American families gather around the Thanksgiving table this week, some of us combining this year’s traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts, a too quiet group will be left out of the national celebration. The nearly 49 million Americans—including nearly 16 million children—living in food insecure households will be struggling to afford the food they… [Read More]

Get shopping

January 17, 2014

December 25th is right around the corner. Because of the lateness of Thanksgiving, the number of shopping days are scarce. There are wish lists to be filled and dreams to answer. The magical time of year is here so get out your debit card and head to the mall. The holiday season is a time… [Read More]

Setting a new agenda

January 17, 2014

“Begin with the end in mind” Those were the words of Stephen Covey in his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” In fact this is the second habit. This habit speaks to the need for self-discovery; to clarify deeply important character values, and to set life goals. It is to envision the ideal… [Read More]

Gov. Walker plans massive sales tax hike on the working class

January 17, 2014

By Mary Burke It’s no secret that Wisconsin is in poor economic shape. Recent numbers indicate that the state is 38th in private sector job growth in the last two years. Despite Governor Scott Walker’s insistence that his Tea Party reforms are working, families in Milwaukee and across the state still have trouble both finding… [Read More]

Treasure these moments

January 15, 2014

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” Those were the words that the late Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple once said. He was a pioneer of the personal computer revolution. His leadership helped to transform nearly all the… [Read More]

Let’s start a New Year

January 15, 2014

The great year of 2013 is over. The New Year 2014 is upon us and the time for new opportunity arises with its coming. A new year means the possibilities are endless for society and individuals. A new year can bring everything a person or race of people could ever want. One key to achieving… [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D.

November 21, 2013

A matrix of new leadership As the 21st century continues to unfold, we are witnessing an end of an era in which many topics that were once thought of as being untouchable are now being reconsidered. This is also a time in our society when a number of subjects that were taboo, off limits and… [Read More]

Being Frank By Frank James IV

November 21, 2013

Retire the word The world is a beautiful place. There are peaceful parks and enchanting forests to venture in where people can gain peace of mind. In the majority of cities there is running water and electricity to keep society moving along. Why bypass the beauty of the world to dredge up old racial slurs… [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. 11/7/2013

November 13, 2013

Standing the watch Throughout history and all across the globe, countless nations, neighborhoods, communities, towns, and cities have adopted various forms of what is called the “watch.” The term and concept have been used with a number of professions, careers and the military. To have the “watch,” has come to symbolize an effort to be… [Read More]

A message to progressives

November 13, 2013

By Rev. Al Sharpton President, National Action Network Last night, I was glued to my television set like many others around the country, watching and waiting for election results to pour in. It was a historic evening to say the least. A liberal Democrat won in Virginia; a non-tea party candidate who openly worked with… [Read More]