Being Frank By Frank James IV 11/7/2013

November 13, 2013

What’s behind the chaos? The world is in a state of constant confusion. People every place on the planet are in a state of constant chaos. Technology was supposed to cure people of various anxieties but instead seems to have created more. Many people rush to doctors to receive therapy or drugs to calm themselves…. [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. 10/31/13

November 11, 2013

A time for honor “Why do you want this so bad?” This was the question Jo (Aunjanue Ellis) asked her husband Chief Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in the movie “Men of Honor.” His answer to his wife was…“Because they said I couldn’t have it.” His wife asked this question of him to find out… [Read More]

Discovering my true self in Africa By Tony Farrell 10/31/13

November 11, 2013

God sent the Angel I asked Him for I went to Africa in the first place because God had clearly been calling me there in order to work on eradicating hunger and poverty in the world by teaching agricultural entrepreneurship. As long as there are hungry people, this work is not complete. Therefore, with such a… [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times 10-17-13

October 21, 2013

When it matters most “I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could.” These were the word spoken by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the height of World… [Read More]

Hey, Washington! Don’t bargain away our hard-earned Social Security benefits

October 21, 2013

Dear Editor,  For all the talk about Social Security, one thing you never hear is the vital role it plays as an engine of the U.S. economy. Yet Social Security benefits do more than keep millions of families afloat and help middle-class workers stay independent after decades of labor. Those payments also fuel a vast… [Read More]

Discovering my true self in Africa 10-17-13 By Tony Farrell

October 21, 2013

A vision for rural African prosperity When Jonas Yogo, the Burkinabe farmer, first took me to his farm nearby Po, at first glance it seemed like almost nothing at all – just a piece of mostly barren land with poor soil and a couple of small buildings in the middle. I couldn’t imagine anything growing… [Read More]

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times

October 14, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” This is one of the notable quotes the leading character, played by Will Smith, makes in the movie “Hitch.” Just such a moment occurred on October 1, 2013, when it… [Read More]

Discovering my true self in Africa By Tony Farrell

October 14, 2013

Meeting my African family After having arrived in Po with Jonas Yogo the farmer, we started making stops at many different places. At these stops, we greeted the people. I soon came to learn that outside of the city, everyone greets everyone on arrival, on leaving, and even when passing. This greeting is a sign… [Read More]

The talk

October 14, 2013

By Nicole Angresano VP Community Impact, United Way of Greater Milwaukee Parenting is tough work. My son is 6 years old, and in the first grade. It seems as if our time together, once so open and unstructured, is becoming increasingly filled with sports, homework and play dates. Between school drop off, soccer, swimming, negotiating… [Read More]

Being Frank The easiest solution By Frank James IV

October 14, 2013

The American government has shut down. There is a rift between the governing factions of the greatest empire of the last three centuries. The USA is facing more than the loss of ObamaCare. At stake is more than the loss of revenue from closing state parks. The good old US of A is facing the… [Read More]