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    The Hard Lesson of Republican Education Cuts

    August 26, 2016 Leave a Comment

    By Urban Media News Staff   A good public education is the key to building a successful and prosperous life for our children, our grandchildren and people across our community.   Despite this, Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans who control our state legislature have put the education funds of our neighborhoods on the chopping… [Read More]

    Miller Coors Bobbie Lathan Retirement Party

    September 19, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Miller Coors Bobbie Lathan Retirement Party

    Wisconsin African American Chamber of Commerce 2-13-2013

    September 16, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Wisconsin African American Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Wisconsin African American Women Center

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Shelia Hill-Roberts

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

     Special Honorees: Child and Youth Advocate Growing up in the south just before the civil rights movement took hold, Shelia Hill-Roberts remembers a time when the African American community did not have the same rights as their white counterparts. “Even as a young child, I knew something was wrong with what I’d been seeing in… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Music Honoree Adekola Adedapo

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Music Jazz musician. Actress. Story-teller. There are many ways to describe Adekola Adepado. Currently she is the Program Coordinator of the Culture Center at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up with a background in theater, Adekola knew she would enter the entertainment business early – making her stage debut at age 4 in her… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Music Honoree Joe V. Nathaniel, Jr.

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Music Joe V. Nathaniel, Jr.’s parents introduced him to music when he was four. After his first few piano lessons, it was clear he had a gift. This gift would guide Joe Nathaniel’s life, and still does to this day. A Milwaukee native, attended UW-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, when he found a… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Public Service Honoree Sgt. Winfrid Finkley

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Public Service With invaluable service to the United States Navy in Operation Desert Storm and as a psychiatric technician honors graduate from the U.S. Naval College in Portsmouth, VA, Sgt. Winfrid T. Finkley continues to give the highest quality of himself to the service of humanity as a state training liaison and program facilitator with… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Public Service Honoree Battalion Chief Brian Smith

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Public Service Milwaukee native Brian Smith joined the Army right after graduating from Solomon Juneau High School. When he returned home, he worked for Milwaukee Public Schools and Loomis Armored, but his yearning to serve was still there. When the opportunity to take the Milwaukee Fire entrance exam came, Brian found a way to satisfy… [Read More]

    2013 Annual Black Excellence Awards Religion Honoree Dr. Kenneth Wheeler

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Religion Dr. Kenneth Wheeler has spent most of his adult life in the church. First entering Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, in 1970, Wheeler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religion four years later. Kenneth, coupling his passion for the Good Word with his enthusiasm to serve his fellow man, decided to pursue a career… [Read More]

    2013 Annual Black Excellence Awards Religion Honoree Dr. Mary Jean Lewis-Jiles

    March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment

    Dr. Mary Jean Lewis-Jiles is a spiritual person of great determination, vision and integrity. She served for 15 years as dean of the Wisconsin General Baptist State Congress of Christian Education. Under her leadership the Congress grew from 300 delegates to 2,000. She retired as dean in 1990. Her life took on a whole new… [Read More]