National and Local News

Outreach Community Health Centers host award presentation for Governor Tony Evers and State Senator Lena C. Taylor

On August 31, 2021, Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC) hosted an award presentation for Governor Evers and Senator Taylor at their clinic at 210 W. Capitol Drive. The State Champion Award was in ... [Read More]

Brewers Tap Takeover features Brewers legend Rickie Weeks

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, former Brewers outfielder Rickie Weeks stepped up to the plate for the "Brewers Tap Takeover," where a current or former Brewers player took over as bartender at various ... [Read More]

Heavy Hitters Promotions, LLC presents ‘Live Pro Boxing Night’

On Saturday, September 4, 2021, Heavy Hitters Promotions, LLC presented a live pro boxing fight elimination event at the Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave. While there were more than seven ... [Read More]

‘The Wire’ and ‘Lovecraft Country’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

Michael K. Williams, an actor best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO's "The Wire," has died. He was 54. Williams was found dead in his New York City apartment Monday, September 6, 2021, a ... [Read More]

A. Philip Randolph Institute commemorates the March on Washington 58 years later

On August 28, 2021, A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)-Milwaukee Chapter hosted a commemoration of the March on Washington in the city of Milwaukee. The march started with a rally at the Dr. Martin ... [Read More]

AABN culminates Black Breastfeeding Week with ‘7th Annual Lift Up Every Baby!’

The African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) and its sponsors Molina Cares and Educators Credit Union hosted the "7th Annual Lift Up Every Baby!" (LUEB) event to celebrate birth, health, ... [Read More]

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Editorials

Can you define Black?

In 2021 I pose a question to the world, “What defines being Black in ... [Read More]

An unquenchable thirst for violence?

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Consider the ... [Read More]

Keep your word

In 2021 African Americans are struggling to find some way to navigate the way US ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kemp

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, Veonia Williams and James Eugene Kemp were united ... [Read More]

Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (Week 1)

National Grandparents Day September 12, 2021 September is the month that ... [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – conclusion

In the conclusion of our salute to Black Business Month, we turn our attention ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

IRS warns of child tax credit scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers of ongoing scams related to the child tax credit — with some landing directly in Americans’ email or smartphone. “Right now we’re seeing ... [Read More]

Walmart to pay total cost of college tuition and books for associates

The largest U.S. private employer commits to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years in career-driven training and development On July 27, 2021, Walmart announced it will pay 100 percent ... [Read More]

U.S. Bank provides update on commitment to addressing economic inequities

On June 5, 2020, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, U.S. Bank announced several initiatives to address social and economic inequities, including a $116 million investment to ... [Read More]

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Education

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

August 20, 2021 Dear MPS Families and Staff, I hope you have all had a fun ... [Read More]

Growing number of COVID-19 cases in children as Milwaukee heads back to school

As students head back to class in Milwaukee, there is growing concern among ... [Read More]

Welcome Back to the 2021-22 School Year!

August 20, 2021 Dear MPS Families and Staff, I hope you have all had a fun ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

COVID-19—Women of Faith Making a Difference

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of ... [Read More]

A journey with Alzheimer’s

Recognizing the signs Wendy Smith was a caregiver for her father, Owen ... [Read More]

Black women breastfeed. Period.

By Kiara Schott, AABN WeRISE Community Doula Program Director Black ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

Walnut Street Social Gathering Club hosts annual picnic

The Walnut Street Social Gathering Club hosted their Annual 2021 Picnic on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The club has been together for more than 30 years. They started at Latham Park; as the group grew ... [Read More]

Lynden Sculpture Garden presents Daniel Minter: Rootwork

The Lynden Sculpture Garden welcomed Daniel Minter for his second Call & Response residency with an artist reception on Saturday, July 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. His exhibition, Rootwork, will be on ... [Read More]

MUL welcomes students and families back-to-school

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) and its generous partners Great Lakes Coca-Cola, Target, Spectrum, Nosotros Hair Studio, Pretty Girls Are Educated, Sharp Literacy, ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

“Black Health Matters” by Richard W. Walker, Jr., MD

c.2021, Square One Publishers $16.95 321 pages This morning, your head hurt something terrible. Is it anything to worry about? Your grandfather had heart problems and died after a stroke. ... [Read More]

Remembering the 58th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, 14 Denise McNair, 11 Carole Robertson, 14 Cynthia Wesley, 14 On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist ... [Read More]

These book on the lives of Women of Color will bring you more than a good summer read, they will bring hope and healing

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women” by Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD c.2021, Amistad $24.99 / $31.00 Canada 257 pages “Wake: The Hidden History of Women- ... [Read More]

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