life Archives

Trim your wedding costs

May 11, 2013

Practical Money Skills for Life By Jason Alderman Director of Visa’s financial education programs Weddings have always been big business, but I was shocked to see how expensive they’ve become in the 17 years since my wife and I got married. According to the annual Real Weddings Study, the average wedding in the U.S. now… [Read More]

MPS students get a special learning experience on the life of Jackie Robinson

May 3, 2013

Pictured (from left) are MPS superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton, Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig and students from Roosevelt Middle School in Milwaukee, after a special screening of the movie “42”.

Tribute to Rosa Parks’s life of activism

April 29, 2013

On Friday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m., a diverse group of more than 25 community organizations will sponsor a celebration of the lifelong activism of Rosa Parks, with special guest Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks, at Milwaukee’s Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th Street (at Wisconsin Avenue). The event… [Read More]

Avoiding a wrong turn

March 28, 2013

Last week Governor Walker said, “I’d focus on things that improve the quality of life in the city of Milwaukee. I’d spend my time and resources on economic development projects that put people to work instead of a streetcar that will affect a handful of people on the upper east side of Milwaukee.” That’s in… [Read More]

Vision 101: Local MDs answer questions about sight-threatening macular degeneration

March 26, 2013

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans age 50+. Although it affects white people more than blacks, a study in East Baltimore showed that AMD was the third leading cause of bilateral (both eyes) blindness in blacks after cataracts and glaucoma. Whatever the risk rate, it is important… [Read More]

2013 Annual Black Excellence Awards Minority Business Honoree Cleo Adams

March 15, 2013

Very few people know at a young age what they want their life’s work to be and actually stick to it. But Cleo Adams doesn’t fit that mold. Cleo knew he wanted to learn a trade; and after a family member introduced him to auto body work, he was hooked and it became his life’s… [Read More]