Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Wisconsin Black Historical Society hosts 30th anniversary gala

November 8, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a gala in the museum’s historic Bernice Lindsey Hall, 2060 West Center Street. For the last three decades the Museum has had the mission of preserving African American history here in Milwaukee and abroad. Special guests from Milwaukee’s diverse… [Read More]

Ko-Thi Dance Company celebrates 50 years

November 8, 2018

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the legendary Ko-Thi Dance Company celebrated 50 years of bringing African dance and music to the world with a performance of “Ujima” at UWM’s Zelazo Center – Bader Auditorium, 2419 East Kenwood Blvd. “Ujima: Collective Work & Responsibility,” is a full-length performance of a West African village during the preparation… [Read More]

Ko-Thi Dance Company celebrates 50 years

November 8, 2018

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the legendary Ko-Thi Dance Company celebrated 50 years of bringing African dance and music to the world with a performance of “Ujima” at UWM’s Zelazo Center – Bader Auditorium, 2419 East Kenwood Blvd. Over the years, many organizations have partnered with Ko-Thi Dance Company to bring them to Milwaukee, including… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times founder Nathan Conyers inducted into the MPC ‘2018 Media Hall of Fame’

November 1, 2018

  On Friday, October 26, 2018, The Milwaukee Press Club hosted its annual Media Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 West Canal St. Among those honored this year was Milwaukee Times founder, the late Nathan Conyers (inset). Conyers was selected for induction based on his long and great career… [Read More]

Former President Barack Obama speaks at North Division High School

November 1, 2018

On Friday, October 26, 2018, former President Barack Obama came to Milwaukee, WI to help Democratic candidates drum up votes for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Obama, along with the Democratic candidates, spoke to a crowd of 4,000 at North Division High School, located in the 53206 zip code in which Lt…. [Read More]

Joyce Hall honored by MPS Board of Directors for Excellence in Education

November 1, 2018

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) Board of Directors honored former MPS teacher Joyce A. Hall with the Excellence in Education Award at their monthly board meeting. Ms. Hall worked for MPS for more than 36 years as a full time reading resource teacher at Henry L. Palmer School, now George… [Read More]

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 Urban League hosts ‘National Perspectives and Observations on Today’s Urban Landscapes’ discussion

October 25, 2018

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) hosted “National Perspectives and Observations on Today’s Urban Landscapes” breakfast and panel discussion sessions at the Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Ave. National Urban League (NUL) President and CEO Marc Morial addressed the community and business leaders to talk about strategies to improve outcomes in… [Read More]

Event to support County Sheriff candidate Earnell Lucas brings community leaders together

October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, a fundraiser was held in support of Earnell Lucas, Democratic nominee for Sheriff. Earnell Lucas is a decorated law enforcement executive with over 40 years of public service experience. Lucas won the August 14th Democratic primary and is running on November 6th to be the next Milwaukee County Sheriff. The… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s new art hub, No Studios opens

October 25, 2018

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Milwaukee celebrated the opening of a brand new creative art space, offices and movie production facility, No Studios. The studio space, located in the redeveloped Pabst Brewery complex, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., is the product of a business partnership between Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Oscar -winning filmmaker and… [Read More]