National and Local News

2021 victims of violence honored in annual candlelight vigil

On Thursday, December 30, 2021 MICAH, Pastors United, Northcott Neighborhood House and Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church closed out 2021 with their annual "Homicide Candlelight Vigil," at Ephesians ... [Read More]

Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Academy Award, dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in "Lilies of the Field," and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, ... [Read More]

New York Times’ travel list recognizes Bronzeville’s achievements

The New York Times has released its annual list of 52 Places for Travelers to visit for 2022 and atop the list is Italy’s island town of Chioggia in the Venetian lagoon. At No. 52 is the Daintree ... [Read More]

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US quarter as US Treasury begins distribution

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, January 10, 2022, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on ... [Read More]

Rest In Power: Those We Have Lost in 2021

Ray Alexander, Willie James Smith, Jr., Melvin Lewis, Barbara Munwon, Tina Matrix Conner, Donnie Ray Gray, Thomas E. DuPriest, Mollie Mae Love, Nomia Jean Anderson, Richard Williams III, Stella Fells, ... [Read More]

Rest In Power: Those We Lost In 2021

Gregory Walls, Gary L. Campbell, Dorcas Moore, Gloria Ford Gilmore, Mother Lizzie Trice-Parr and photos of 40 other people we have lost in 2021. ... [Read More]

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Editorials

The meaning of The Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday holiday in 2022

By Douglas Haynes Vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the ... [Read More]

A true advocate for education and the future of our children! *Darrell Williams, Ph.D.* Your choice for the U.S. Senate!

Greetings educators and administrators, my name is Dr. Darrell Williams and I am ... [Read More]

An open letter to all educators and administrators: A Personal Appeal for Your Support, Williams Works for Wisconsin!

Not only is this our minute, it is our moment! Greetings educators and ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

A New Year: Spiritual Journaling (part 2)

Journaling is a spiritual discipline where one writes down their prayer ... [Read More]

A New Year – A New Perspective

Happy New Year! While many make a list of resolutions to adopt in the New Year; ... [Read More]

Year-in-review

2021 has been an extremely challenging and trying year. Let’s briefly look back ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

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]

Gov. Evers unveils $75-million in grants to support equitable economic recovery and diverse business investment

Governor’s investments toward diverse, equitable economic recovery now total $125-million On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Gov. Tony Evers announced two new competitive grant programs totaling ... [Read More]

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Education

Milwaukee Public Schools postpones return to in-person learning

All MPS schools will remain virtual until Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Milwaukee ... [Read More]

MPS shifts to virtual learning January 4–7, 2022

Milwaukee Public Schools is taking proactive steps to promote student and staff ... [Read More]

Carver Academy library is dedicated to Joyce A. Hall

A lifetime of service to Milwaukee Public Schools students has led to an ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the National King Holiday

For those of you who lived during Dr. King’s lifetime, the national holiday on ... [Read More]

All of Us reflects on Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.; hosts MLK Symposium Watch Party

Every year the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites a speaker to address the ... [Read More]

Lingering pandemic not stopping All of Us

Our lingering pandemic continues to bring into immediate focus our individual ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

MKE Fellows host special annual holiday luncheon

On Friday December 17, 2021, the MKE Fellows hosted a very special holiday luncheon at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) downtown campus, 1015 N. 6th Street. As part of the holiday luncheon ... [Read More]

Salvation Army hosts 32nd Annual Christmas Family Feast

On Saturday, December 25, 2021, Christmas Day, the Salvation Army hosted its annual Christmas Family Feast at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Normally the Salvation Army would be serving a ... [Read More]

Our Daily Bread hosts Christmas toys giveaway

Volunteers at Our Daily Bread and Ascension Ebenezer Resources Center stood ready to assist with a Christmas Toy Giveaway on December 18, 2021. Approximately 220 children aged 10 and under received ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

‘I Have A Dream’ – address at The March on Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

January 20, 1977 Patricia Roberts Harris becomes U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the first black woman to hold a Cabinet position. January 21, 1936 Former Congresswoman Barbara ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

January 13, 1990 L. Douglas Wilder becomes first African American U.S. governor (Virginia) since Reconstruction. January 13, 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated becomes the 2nd Black ... [Read More]

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