Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs Archives

Bader Philanthropies celebrates grand opening of new global headquarters

October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee’s largest foundations, celebrated the grand opening ribbon cutting of their brand new global headquarters in Milwaukee, at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Drive. Rather than build a new skyscraper downtown, Bader Philanthropies opted to restore a historic building right in the 6th district, in… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times receives honor as part of ‘Bronzeville Week’

August 16, 2018

Lynda Jackson Conyers, publisher of The Milwaukee Times, received a Historic King Drive BID No. 8 “Innovative Enterprise Award” during a Bronzeville Cultural and Arts Festival- sponsored business breakfast titled “Attracting Business to Bronzeville” at the Skybox Sports Bar & Grill on August 7, 2018. In connection with strategic planning conducted in 2011, the Historic… [Read More]

City honors late civil rights advocate Vel R. Phillips with street naming

August 16, 2018

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the City of Milwaukee along with the Bader Foundation and Alderwoman Milele Coggs held a special street renaming ceremony at North 4th Street and West North Avenue to honor the late civil rights advocate Vel Phillips. The intersection will now be known as North Vel R. Phillips Ave. The renaming… [Read More]

Bronzeville celebrates its African American legacy and culture with week-long celebration

August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs along with Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett and many other supporters, kicked off a week -long celebration of African American art and culture here in Milwaukee with the celebration of the ‘6th Annual Bronzeville Week,’ August 4, 2018 and running until August 11, 2018. The week long festivities… [Read More]

Riverworks officially opens new City Center

July 12, 2018

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) celebrated the grand opening of their Riverworks City Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new center is situated at 3334 N. Holton St., and contains office space and retail space in one location. Among the businesses already open include a new expanded Family Dollar… [Read More]

Despite the weather, Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day

June 21, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Milwaukee celebrated its 47th Annual Juneteenth Day on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Despite a rainy and overcast day, thousands turned out to take part in the festivities which included a parade, vendors, music, food, and live performances. The Milwaukee celebration is put on by Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc.,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League celebrates opening of newly renovated computer lab

April 19, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL), celebrated the grand opening of the new Workforce Technology Center located inside their offices at 435 W. North Ave. The center offers individuals the opportunity to learn valuable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills that can lead to rewarding career opportunities. The new center… [Read More]

Politics and Poetry II

April 11, 2013

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invited residents to a night of politically-charged poetry from some of Milwaukee’s best spoken word artists and politicians of all ages, on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in the City Hall rotunda. Hosted by Kwabena Antoine Nixon (IKAN) and sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs, the NAACP Young Adult Committee Milwaukee Branch, the League… [Read More]