National and Local News

Families of 3 people killed by same Wauwatosa police officer protest, file complaints; Common Council responds with plans for body cameras

All over Wauwatosa on Thursday, June 18, 2020, calls for justice could be heard as the families of three people -- all of whom were killed by the same Wauwatosa police officer -- filed citizen ... [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), ... [Read More]

NC Speedway owner loses staff, ‘all but 2’ sponsors after post about ‘Bubba Rope’

The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen "all but two" of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post involving the ... [Read More]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings donates $120-million to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, announced Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that they have given $120 million toward scholarships at historically Black colleges and universities — the ... [Read More]

City of Milwaukee raises Juneteenth flag for the first time

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the city of Milwaukee hosted for the first time ever a special Juneteenth flag raising ceremony at the Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, to commemorate Juneteenth ... [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), ... [Read More]

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Editorials

The “R-word”—Reparations

I think I heard the word “reparations” for the first time while I was a college ... [Read More]

Breaking myths about black fatherhood this Father’s Day

The inaccurate perception that African American families are devastated by ... [Read More]

A congratulatory message to the Wisconsin graduating class of 2020

Dear Graduates, I want to take this moment to congratulate all of the ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

The parables of Jesus modernized for a contemporary audience (Conclusion)

The parables spoken by Jesus were all relatable to Jesus’ audience. Jesus often ... [Read More]

In Loving Memory Of Sandra Campbell Scott

Sandra Campbell Scott was born on September 11, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... [Read More]

The parables of Jesus modernized for a contemporary audience (Week 3)

Jesus’ parables are included in the Synoptic Gospels. (Matthew, Mark and Luke.) ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

Magic Johnson offers $100 million in loans to minority businesses

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced his life insurance company will provide $100 million for women- and minority-owned small businesses as part of the ... [Read More]

The hotel industry, like so many others, is doing everything it can to stay viable during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Milwaukee, hotels like the Iron Horse, Potowatomi and the Pfister, all closed early on in the pandemic. They're not alone. Trish Pugal, interim CEO of the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging ... [Read More]

Coronavirus and the new American economy (part 2)

By Solomon Ali CEO of NDR Energy Group and Revolutionary Concepts Part 2: How we brace for financial impact and minimize the fallout • Communicate with your creditors and ... [Read More]

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Education

Rufus King seniors earn full rides to Notre Dame, including QuestBridge match

Congratulations to Rufus King International School seniors Jordan Anderson, who ... [Read More]

MPS celebrates valedictorians and salutatorians

Congratulations to all MPS valedictorians and salutatorians! As we celebrate ... [Read More]

MPS honors graduates with a week-long celebration

Graduation is always an exciting time in Milwaukee Public Schools! This year, ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Community Care’s Adult Day Center helps seniors maintain healthy life

Paulette Butler looks forward to the days she spends at Community Care’s Vliet ... [Read More]

Safe and fun summer activities in the age of the coronavirus pandemic

By Karen Stokes After being quarantined for months, the sun, blue skies and ... [Read More]

Anger, heart disease and stress: What’s the connection?

Are you a person that is quick to anger? Are you yelling at other drivers on the ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

Local composer to conduct Mass concert in New York

Local composer, author and music specialist at Elm Creative Arts School in Milwaukee, Wallace McClain Cheatham will be conducting Franz Peter Schubert's Mass In G Major for solo voice, chorus and full ... [Read More]

Milwaukee honors victims of police violence with inspiring murals

Moved by the protest over the deaths of George Floyd that had taken place over the last several days, Ihsan Atta, who owns the storage building at the corner of North Avenue and North Holton Street, ... [Read More]

‘Black Wall Street’: Trump’s plan for rally in Tulsa calls attention to 1921 race massacre

President Donald Trump planned to hold a rally Friday, June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of the worst racial attack in U.S. history, by many accounts. After days of controversy over that ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

Beat the heat: Eight summer safety tips for seniors

Cookouts. Festivals. Gardening. Parades. Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor fun and enjoyment, but for seniors, the heat and sun that come with the season can be dangerous if certain precautions ... [Read More]

The impact of COVID-19 on older adults (part 1)

COVID-19 poses a risk not only to the health of older adults who contract the disease but also to those without the health care resources and social structures that contribute to overall ... [Read More]

Serving up some culinary firecrackers – Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe

Fourth of July Cocktail Level: Easy | Total: 10 min Prep: 10 min | Yield: 1 drink Ingredients 1 ounce watermelon schnapps 1 big splash cranberry juice 1 very thin slice jalapeno or serrano ... [Read More]

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