State Archives

Governor, state supt. nominate Rufus King for national ACT award

May 11, 2013

MPS’ Rufus King International School, state’s high school nominee, honored in Madison Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers have nominated Milwaukee Public Schools’ Rufus King International School for ACT’s national College and Career Transition Award. The state selected Rufus King, ranked among the best high schools in Wisconsin in… [Read More]

Four county supervisors seek to oust new chairwoman, as state looks at radically altering county board

May 7, 2013

“The people of Milwaukee County do not want political stunts; they want elected officials to represent their best interests. Right now we should be focusing on serious issues that matter to people, such as funding to sustain our transit system. This is the time to come together as we reform Milwaukee County. People are tired… [Read More]

Clement eighth-grader wins state forensics tournament with original poetry

April 21, 2013

April is National Poetry Month, so throughout the month, Milwaukee Public Schools is highlighting the district’s talented poets. Clement Avenue School eighth-grader Taijahna Lee-Seamster took first place overall in the poetry category at the Middle School State Forensics Tournament, held March 23 in Neenah, WI. Tijahna read her original poetry, powerful accounts of the experiences… [Read More]

The state of equality and justice in America: Masters of our own fate

April 11, 2013

By Marc Morial “It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney M. Young  In 1963, more than a quarter- million people gathered in Washington, DC to march for jobs and equality. The Great March for Jobs and Freedom was… [Read More]

General Baptist State Convention of WI holds annual collaborative banquet

January 3, 2013

The Women’s Auxiliary and the State Laymen of The General Baptist State Convention of Wisconsin, Inc., hosted their annual collaborative banquet on Saturday, December 15th at Antioch Baptist Church, 2033 W. Congress Street to raise funds for convention youth of member churches to travel to St. Louis, MO to participate in the “Bible Bowl” and… [Read More]

General Baptist State Convention of WI holds annual toy drive

January 3, 2013

The Women’s Auxiliary and the State Laymen of The General Baptist State Convention of Wisconsin, Inc., held their annual Toy Drive at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2033 W. Congress, on Saturday, December 15, 2012. More than 1,000 toys were purchased and distributed to 5 community agencies and 3 GBSC affiliated churches, which then distributed the… [Read More]