Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Nefertari African Dance Company celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 20, 2018

On Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2018, the Nefertari African Dance Company (NADC) hosted its 50th Year Anniversary at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. The weekend events included multi-cultural dance workshops, and a gala event. The Nefertari Dance Company was founded in 1968 at the North Division High School by teacher… [Read More]

Goodwill hosts its first-ever Community Day at Retique

September 20, 2018

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc., hosted its first ever Community Day at its Retique store, 190 N. Broadway. Goodwill Community Day showcases the life-cycle of a donation and highlights how their retail store and donation centers sustain Goodwill’s mission of creating local impact in the communities where they live,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Exposure & Explorer Project hosts 9th Annual Luncheon

September 13, 2018

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Milwaukee Exposure and Explorer Project (MEEP) hosted its 9th Annual Luncheon for Education at the Four Points Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Court. The event serves to honor all the volunteers and supporters of the MEEP program. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the MEEP program. MEEP was… [Read More]

Kareem Abdul-Jabar returns to Milwaukee with one-man show, ‘Becoming Kareem’

September 13, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, Iconomy Multi-Media and best selling author and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar (back row, left) brought his hit one-man show “Becoming Kareem” to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Uihlein Hall in downtown Milwaukee. This was a homecoming for Kareem, as he had started his professional basketball career with the… [Read More]

America Works Wisconsin hands our more than 400 suits

September 6, 2018

On Tuesday, August 28r 2018, young men and adults got dressed for success. America Works Wisconsin handed out more than 400 suits for people looking for jobs. Alderman Russell Stamper said new suits give people confidence when they are applying and interviewing for jobs. ”We’re teaching success here. We have every opportunity. There’s no excuse… [Read More]

Wings International hosts Annual Peace Rally, Walk and Picnic

September 6, 2018

On Saturday August 25, 2018, Wings International hosted its Annual Peace Rally, Walk and Picnic at Lindbergh Park, 3629 N. 16th St. The event included free food, face painting, free book bags filled with school supplies, jump houses, the reading of the “Wall of Pain” and the “Jericho Walk of Faith.” The annual rally and… [Read More]

African American Breastfeeding Network helps ‘Lift Up Every Baby!

September 6, 2018

On Saturday August 25.’ 2018, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) hosted it 4th Annual Lift Up Every Baby! event at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St., in recognition of National Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 25-31) and World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This free community-wide event celebrated the benefits and wellness of breastfeeding and the… [Read More]

Northwest Funeral Home hosts annual ‘Back-to-School Book Bag Give-A-Way’

August 31, 2018

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Northwest Funeral Chapel hosted its annual “Back-to-School Book Bag Give-A-Way,” at the Northwest Family Activity and Event Center, 4034 West Good Hope Rd. This year the children not only received free back packs to start the new school year; there were also free school supplies, reading books, flu shots, hair… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League Guild collects school supplies at Old School Daze

August 23, 2018

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, The Milwaukee Urban League Guild along with Bosco and the Milwaukee Boppers, Steppers and the Ballroom Community hosted an “Old School Daze” event at Mr. J’s Lounge, 4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The event’s purpose was to collect donated school supplies and backpacks to donate to Milwaukee Public School… [Read More]

Old Walnut St. celebrated at the 31st Annual Walnut Street Picnic

August 23, 2018

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, The Walnut Street Social Gathering Club, the North Division Alumni Association and Lincoln Alumni Association co-hosted the 31st Annual Walnut Street Picnic at Carver Park. Each year many former residents gather on the third Sunday in August to congregate, reminisce, and celebrate their old neighborhood. This year they were joined… [Read More]