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Canaan Baptist Church recognizes senior members with ‘The Golden Years’ celebration

December 13, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Canaan Baptist Church held a special event to honor their congregation’s senior members. All of the 40 honorees were members who are 80 years or older. One of the oldest honorees had recently turned 100 years old. Unfortunately, a few of the honorees were not present due to health issues… [Read More]

Black Thursday remembered: 50 years later

December 13, 2018

By: Jerry Benston, Jr. Vice President Critical Measures, LLC (UWO graduate/former faculty member) On Thursday November 21, 1968, 94 Black students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh made the conscious decision to put their college careers on the line and participate in a demonstration for social justice aimed at improving diversity and a more inclusive… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services Inc. hosts 7th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

November 29, 2018

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Milwaukee Health Services Inc. (MHSI) hosted their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway at their King Drive location. MHSI along with Molina Healthcare, Devin Harris, NBA Dallas Mavericks player and founder of the 34 Ways to Assist Foundation; Gruber Law Offices; Feeding America; and Walmart handed out complete Thanksgiving dinners to… [Read More]

‘The Colors of Christmas’ lights up Northern Lights Theater

November 29, 2018

On Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St., will host The Colors of Christmas, an all- star holiday concert, with tickets starting at $70. The Colors of Christmas is the special holiday event that touches the hearts of all people. It is a magical evening filled with… [Read More]

Rev. Dr. Archie L. Ivy and First Lady Jeanette Ivy celebrate 23rd pastoral anniversary

November 22, 2018

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Rev. Dr. Archie L. Ivy and First Lady Jeanette Ivy of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, along with their church family and friends, celebrated Rev. Dr. Ivy’s 23rd Pastoral Anniversary at New Hope’s Church, 2433 W. Roosevelt Dr. Rev. Williams Joel Walker of the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church of… [Read More]

Common Council and Our Next Generation give a gift to children dealing with loss

November 22, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), Motorola, and Our Next Generation (ONG) hosted a give-away event for children who have experienced loss or a traumatic situation. Motorola Solutions Foundation donated the supplies and volunteers for the Common Council, Our Next Generation… [Read More]

Rev. Dr. Fredrick and First Lady Marian Jones celebrate 4 year anniversary

November 15, 2018

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Canaan Baptist Church hosted the 4th Year Anniversary Celebration for their Pastor Rev. Dr. Fredrick Jones and First Lady Marian Jones (left photo) at the church, 2975 N. 11th Street. The Joneses were joined by their church family in a celebration which included tributes from many officials, business leader, church… [Read More]

Rev. Dr. Archie and First Lady Jeanette Ivy celebrate 23rd pastoral anniversary

November 15, 2018

The story of how Rev. Dr. Archie Ivy and First Lady Jeanette Ivy were joined together began in the small town of Shannon, Mississippi. Archie Ivy and Jeanette Rogers were both students at Shannon High School. Archie is the oldest son of ten children while Jeanette is the youngest of five children, both grew up… [Read More]

Milwaukee radio personality Ernie G celebrates 41 years on the radio

November 8, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Milwaukee radio legend Ernie G celebrated 41 years in broadcasting with a concert at the Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave. The headliners of the concert were Milwaukee’s own Enchantment along with the Original Tempters, the Reconstruction Band and the Jazzy Jewels. Pictured at the event are (back row,… [Read More]

Ko-Thi Dance Company celebrates 50 years

November 8, 2018

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the legendary Ko-Thi Dance Company celebrated 50 years of bringing African dance and music to the world with a performance of “Ujima” at UWM’s Zelazo Center – Bader Auditorium, 2419 East Kenwood Blvd. Over the years, many organizations have partnered with Ko-Thi Dance Company to bring them to Milwaukee, including… [Read More]