National and Local News

CVI honors the late Brigadier General Robert A. Cocroft (ret.) with special ceremony

On Thursday, July 21, 2022, Center for Veterans' Issues (CVI) hosted a special ceremony to honor their late President and CEO Brigadier General Robert A. Cocroft (ret.) at 3400 West Wisconsin Ave. The ... [Read More]

Fondy Market hosts HBCU Day Mixer

On Saturday, July 30, 2022, Fondy Market along with Alice's Garden hosted a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Day Mixer at the market, 2200 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. HBCU alumni, students ... [Read More]

North- King Stepping Together—United at a 50 year class reunion

In 2017, Brenda Wilkerson from North Division High School and Warren McIver from Rufus King High School got together and talked about the low turnout from their 40th individual class reunions. They ... [Read More]

Nichelle Nichols, trailblazing ‘Star Trek’ actress, dies at 89

Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series," has died at age 89, according to a statement from her son, Kyle ... [Read More]

NBA legend and civil rights activist Bill Russell dies at 88

NBA legend Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and the first black head coach in the league, passed away "peacefully" Sunday, July 31, 2022, according to a family statement ... [Read More]

Notice of Partisan Primary and Special Election and Sample Ballot August 9, 2022

Notice of Partisan Primary and Special Election and Sample Ballot August 9, 2022 OFFICE OF THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE: Notice is hereby ... [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers host ‘2022 Negro League Tribute Day’

Fresh off the All-Star break, the Milwaukee Brewers came back to American Family Field for a three-game home stand against the Colorado Rockies which took place July 22-25, 2022. As part of that ... [Read More]

Employ Milwaukee,Inc. introduces new CEO, Chytania Brown

  On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Employ Milwaukee, Inc., hosted a special "get to know you," session for their new President and CEO Chytania Brown at The Lily Pad Gallery, 215 N. Broadway. ... [Read More]

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Editorials

Are you tired yet?

In the USA there is a disconnect in many African American relationships. You ... [Read More]

A primer for public service

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times With the 2022 ... [Read More]

Money and ‘The Dream’

Many people in the USA have the concept that money is the key to salvation and ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

Milwaukee Times contributor, local church leader and religious educator, Rev. Judith T. Lester, passes

Milwaukee Times' longtime writer of the "Counseling Corner," Rev. Judith T. ... [Read More]

Audition notice: ‘Black Nativity By Langston Hughes’

Black Arts MKE is seeking performers for its holiday musical production of Black ... [Read More]

A fond farewell and deepest thank you

By William S. Gooden The Milwaukee Times On Friday, June 17, 2022, I ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

Three key steps for first-time home buyers

For those considering home ownership for the first time, it may seem as if there’s a long list of details to tackle once the search begins. However, before potential buyers even start looking at ... [Read More]

Frost family celebrates the grand opening of two family businesses, Elie Bleu Threading and Spa and Frost Realty

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, Kaycee and Jonathan Frost cut the ribbon on not one but two new business at 72nd and North Ave. Milwaukee native Kaycee Frost opened Elie Bleu (pronounced Ellie Blue) ... [Read More]

Four 2021 holiday shopping predictions — and what they mean for your wallet

With Halloween in the books and Thanksgiving just ahead on the horizon, those who haven’t yet started strategizing for the holidays might feel like they’re already behind. They shouldn’t panic just ... [Read More]

PNC Foundation commits $600,000 to launch Black Business Boost Fund for under-invested neighborhoods of Milwaukee

The PNC Foundation is awarding a $600,000 grant to support the launch of the Black Business Boost Fund, an ecosystem designed to increase opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and business owners in ... [Read More]

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Education

MPS revises mask policy for the 2022–23 school year

As the new school year approaches, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has revised ... [Read More]

Milwaukee Board of School Directors considers climate justice resolution

At the meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on July 28, 2022, the ... [Read More]

Five ways to help your child make the back-to-school transition

For many families, it’s that time of year when students return to school. ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Senator Baldwin’s 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline launches nationwide

Baldwin helped deliver funding for 988 line through omnibus legislation and ... [Read More]

Milwaukee County Public Health Collaborative announces new campaigns encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations in low-vaccine rate zip codes

Campaigns target parents of young kids and adults ages 65 and older The ... [Read More]

Seven areas of your body you don’t check enough

Once you climb out of the shower every morning, there are a few simple things ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

Africans on the Move celebrates ’33rd Annual GarveyFest’

All are invited to enjoy and to participate in the 33rd GarveyFest Celebration. This year our GarveyFest celebration will be presented both virtually and in-person. The Celebration is being ... [Read More]

Washington family celebrates reunion in Milwaukee

The Washington family came together in the great city of Milwaukee, WI, July 22-24, for its 2022 family reunion. Matriarchs and patriarchs of this city include Buddy, Herman and Mildred Washington, ... [Read More]

Happy 80th Birthday Anita Jackson

Anita Jackson celebrated her 80th birthday on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Hadley Terrace Apartments, 3515 W. Hadley St. Anita had five generations of family present at her special birthday ... [Read More]

Highlighting Milwaukee’s High School Graduates – Jayleen Mays

Once a week until the end of August, The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper will HIGHLIGHT high school graduates from different high schools in the Milwaukee area. The 2022 high school graduates are ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

This Week In Black History

August 4, 1810 – Abolitionist Robert Purvis born. August 5, 1962 – Nelson Mandela, South African freedom fighter, imprisoned. He was not released until 1990. August 6, 1867 – Actor Ira Aldridge ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

July 28, 1868 – 14th Amendment granting blacks full citizenship rights, becomes part of the Constitution. July 29, 1895 – First National Conference of Colored Women Convention is held in ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

July 21, 1896 – Mary Church Terrell elected first president of the National Association of Colored Women. July 22, 1939 – Jane M. Bolin of New York City, appointed first African American female ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

July 14, 1955 – George Washington Carver Monument, first national park honoring an African American, is dedicated in Joplin, MO. July 15, 1867 – Maggie Lena Walker, first woman and first African ... [Read More]

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