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Ms. Maggie Vance celebrates 100th Birthday

May 3, 2018

Maggie “Idea” Vance celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Carter Conference Center at Holy Redeemer COGIC. She was born in Wilmot, AR on April 17, 1918. She moved to Milwaukee in 1949. She held various jobs through the years at nursing homes and the dietary department… [Read More]

Happy 80th Birthday to Ms. Lilly Simmons

April 26, 2018

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Milwaukee Exposure & Explorer Project (MEEP) founder Lilly Simmons celebrated her 80th birthday at the Gathering Hall Community Center, 4355 W. Bradley Road. Lilly celebrated her birthday, which featured a Mardi Gras theme, with family and friends. Lilly, who grew up in Houma, LA, is a retired educator who has… [Read More]

MCFBL hosts Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet

April 26, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Milwaukee Christian Fellowship Basketball League (MCFBL) hosted their 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet at Miller Park. During the banquet, about a dozen scholarship were given out to youth members of MCFBL, who range in ages 12-18. After the banquet the attendees and their families were treated to a… [Read More]

American Legion Post 490 hosts southern style breakfast

April 26, 2018

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, American Legion Post 490 hosted a Southern Style Breakfast at the Elks Lodge, 5555 W. Good Hope Rd. The breakfast was held to raise funds to help veterans and their families. The event featured WNOV Radio personality Ernie G, who provided music for the event and served as M.C. American… [Read More]

North Division High School Classes of ’67,’68 and ’69 host 50th Year Reunion

April 12, 2018

By: Shirley Davis Scott-Harris, DRE, PhD, Planning Committee Member 1968 North Division 50th Year Reunion We Were There… The year 1968 has been called many things. A special Time Magazine Edition (2018) called it ‘the Year that Shaped a Generation,’ USA Today (January 15, 2018) stated, “Fifty years later, we still use 1968 to measure… [Read More]

Menrose Johnson: Still cooking and teaching at 97 years old

March 22, 2018

In 1924, the legendary jazz trumpeter, composer and singer Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong moved from Chicago to the burgeoning Harlem night club scene in New York City, a move which made him an international sensation whose music transcended the strict racial barriers of that era. That same year, three-year-old Menrose Johnson, her two sisters and the… [Read More]

Milwaukee needs direct bus route to new Foxconn plant

March 22, 2018

Although the new Foxconn LCD screen manufacturing plant to be constructed 30 miles south of Milwaukee in Pleasant Prairie is not expected to be operational until at least 2020, Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., testified in favor of developing bus service at a meeting of the Milwaukee County Board transportation committee on March… [Read More]

Zion Hill MBC celebrates Black History Month and heart health

March 8, 2018

During the month of February, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with a number of special services. The first event was their African American Heritage Program on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and this year’s theme was, “Saluting our Educators: Past and Present.” This event included special guests Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne… [Read More]

Greenwood Park March Madness Gallery Tours Every Saturday in March

March 2, 2018

Save The Date for Spring Fling Membership and Scholarship Dance on April 21

March 2, 2018

The North Division Alumni Association, Inc., is sponsoring the 7th annual Spring Fling Membership and Scholarship Dance on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the African American Women’s’ Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. Doors open at 6 PM and event will conclude by 10 PM. The cost of tickets is $10 in advance and $15 at… [Read More]