Jacquelyn D. Heath Archives

Milwaukee Times Founder Nathan Conyers passes away at 72

May 3, 2018

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Nathan Conyers, whose keen news sense, Christian spirit, and community concern lead to the founding of The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper, died Friday, April 27, 2018, after a long illness. He was 72. Mr. Conyers has been a familiar face and voice on Milwaukee’s general community scene, and in particular, through… [Read More]

Dael Orlandersmith: A ‘theater worker’ who writes the truth

April 12, 2018

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Others have described Dael Orlandersmith as an actress, a performer, a playwright, a poet. From her own viewpoint, she is simply ‘a theater worker’. That is, she is someone who applies their talents to create products for public consumption to be delivered via the stage. The… [Read More]

‘Until the Flood’ revisits the trauma, legacy of racism

March 22, 2018

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old high school graduate just days away from starting college, was shot 12 times and killed by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old police officer in Ferguson, MO, a suburb north of St. Louis. Brown was suspected of committing a strong-arm… [Read More]

Lynette DuPree: The voice behind ‘Black Pearl’

March 8, 2018

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times There are some kids who grow up struggling to find an interest or talent that they can turn into a career. Lynette DuPree didn’t have that problem. She knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up; she wanted to be a performer. The… [Read More]

How not to appear ‘presidential’

September 20, 2012

During World War II, a popular phrase was coined: “Loose lips sink ships.” It was a reminder to all Americans to assist the war effort by avoiding careless talk about any issues regarding national security. It’s customary that when the United States’ national security is threatened, there are no liberals or conservatives, Democrats or Republicans…. [Read More]