Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Local entrepreneur and poet celebrates 90th Birthday

July 19, 2018

On Saturday, July 15, 2018 , the Grant family honored their family matriarch, Mrs. Carnell Grant, during her 90th birthday celebration. She was joined by her family, friends, New Covenant Baptist Church family, and Juneau Fidelity Temple #247 of the Elks at Devon Seafood & Steak in Glendale to recognize her lifetime accomplishments. Mrs. Grant… [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]

Congresswoman Gwen Moore and members of U.S. Congress meet those on the frontline in the fight against poverty in Milwaukee

July 12, 2018

On Friday, June 29, 2018, Congresswoman Gwen Moore was joined by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (DMD) and Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity Chair Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) on their “Pathways Out of Poverty Listening Tour,” a tour of agencies and community leaders in Milwaukee, who are on the front… [Read More]

MPS Board honors late Milwaukee Times Founder Nathan Conyers

July 5, 2018

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors presented recently deceased Milwaukee Times founder and publisher Nathan Conyers (inset) with the Excellence in Education Award at its regular monthly board meeting. Mr. Conyers was commended for his decades of service to the journalism profession and to the community at-large, as well… [Read More]

City and Milwaukee Urban League release official Anti-Displacement Plan

July 5, 2018

On Wednesday, June 25, 2018, the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD) and the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) hosted the official release for the city’s Anti-Displacement Plan for neighborhoods surrounding downtown. Using census data from between 2000 and 2016, the report looked for decreases in residents of color and increases in median income… [Read More]

Mount Moriah MBC welcomes new pastor

July 5, 2018

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church congregation welcomed their new senior Pastor-Elect Rev. Patrick F. Greer, Sr. (center), and his family to the pulpit. A special communion ceremony took place at the church, located at 416 West Christine Lane/ Rev. C.E. Thornhill Lane. Pictured are (from left) Rev. Greer’s mother… [Read More]

Your Life Does Matter to God Ministries presents Women of Double Honor Breakfast Conference

July 5, 2018

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Your Life Does Matter to God Ministries hosted the “Women of Double Honor Breakfast Conference,” at the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place, 11600 West Park Place. The event was held to honor those from Your Life Does Matter to God Ministries and in the community who help keep the… [Read More]

African American Breastfeeding Network celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 28, 2018

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, The African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), along with 15 sponsoring organizations and more than 100 guests, joined together at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 West Vliet St., to commemorate 10 years of service to the community. Formed in 2008, the organization was founded by concerned community residents due… [Read More]

Mount Zion Wings of Glory COGIC hosts ’17th Annual Men’s Day’

June 28, 2018

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Mount Zion Wings of Glory Church of God in Christ hosted their “17th Annual Men’s Day Service: All Denomination Men in Black,” at their church located at 2630 N. 6th St. Among the men honored at the services were Min. Alonzo Washington, Min. Daron Cross, Sr.; Head Deacon Roosevelt Holly;… [Read More]

Actor Danny Glover helps celebrate the 30th anniversary of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

June 21, 2018

On Monday, June 18, 2018, America’s Black Holocaust Museum celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the original ABHM. This occasion was marked with the opening of the new museum space for the ABHM as well as The Griot apartment complex located at 401 W. North Avenue. While the new museum will not be… [Read More]