National and Local News

The Cole Dance Company opens its doors

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, the Cole Dance Company, 527 N. 27 St., hosted its grand opening celebration. The Cole dance company was created and founded by Camille Cole who wanted to bring more ... [Read More]

Great Names in Milwaukee’s Black Press

FOUNDERS & PUBLISHERS The Late Nathan Conyers, Founder, The Christian Times and The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper Dr. Mary Ellen Shadd-Strong, Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal Patricia ... [Read More]

Honoring Black History Week 3: The History of Black Doctors

Though Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 5 percent of physicians. Despite this imbalance, Milwaukee is lucky to have a rich history of Black doctors who ... [Read More]

UW-Milwaukee’s African Diaspora Council celebrates retiring members

During Black History Month, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic did not stop the African Diaspora Council from celebrating its retiring members. While the platform changed from a face-to-face to a ... [Read More]

Mayor, county executive to Biden: Send Wisconsin more COVID-19 vaccines

Milwaukee city and county leaders said they have a united message to deliver to President Joe Biden on his first official visit: Send more COVID-19 vaccines. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive ... [Read More]

Celebrating Black Love

Photo collage of black couples in love including Evan & Joan Wright, married for 71 years. ... [Read More]

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Editorials

Now More Then Ever, We Need You As Part of the Milwaukee Branch NAACP

Education has always been important to newly elected Milwaukee NAACP President ... [Read More]

For this Black History Month we must remember, the fight is not yet over

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI 4th District) This Black History ... [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘dream’ is important now more than ever

“Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere.” - Dr. Martin Luther ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 3)

This week, we have two additional trailblazers whom we are honored to celebrate, ... [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 2)

African Americans have been involved in civil rights, politics, journalism, ... [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 1)

This month, in honor of Black History Month, I will be highlighting several ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to award $100,000 to small businesses through MKE It Back grant program

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 is helping restaurants, bars, retailers and service providers get back on their feet. Launched Thursday, February 4, 2021, the organization’s new grant program, MKE It ... [Read More]

Dtangld Hair Salon Suite

Dtangld has been promoting that mantra since the beginning back in 2014 and setting yourself up for a fresh start at the beginning of the year has no doubt been a tradition since the calendar came to ... [Read More]

Former NBA star Junior Bridgeman buys Ebony magazine for $14 million

Bridgeman, a self-made business mogul, believes he can return the magazine to its glory days on the “Chicago River” Former NBA baller Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman may be most known for his ... [Read More]

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Education

2021 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Recipients

Janae Adams is a senior at Rufus King International High School where she has ... [Read More]

Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Recipients 1988 to 2020

List of Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Recipients 1988 - 2020 ... [Read More]

Herzing University celebrates Black History every day

By Terri Howard AVP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Herzing University ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Staying heart healthy

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

The History of the Cream City Medical Society

By: Rene’ Settle-Robinson, D.P.M. Cheryl R. Martin, M.D. Bernestine ... [Read More]

COVID-19 vaccination: Take it or leave it?

By: Patricia O’Flynn Pattillo, Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal I, ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

Milwaukee County’s Office on African American Affairs celebrates Black History Month

The Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) serves to support Milwaukee County and empower the community to make the County’s vision ‘by achieving racial equity, Milwaukee is the healthiest county ... [Read More]

Sculpture Milwaukee’s downtown exhibition focuses on cultural issues

If you’re walking in downtown Milwaukee, you’ll see some of the country’s finest artworks that resonate with the cultural issues before us today. The fourth edition of Sculpture Milwaukee’s annual ... [Read More]

Celebrating A Legacy

In Milwaukee County we are taking an all-hands approach to realizing our vision that by achieving racial equity, Milwaukee is the healthiest county in Wisconsin. We believe this vision will be ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

The History of the Black Newspaper

The history of the Black newspaper in the United States is as rich and long as our own. They have served to tell the story of our Black history in our own words, by our own people. They have been our ... [Read More]

Journalist, activist, and researcher: Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, activist, and researcher, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In her lifetime, she battled sexism, racism, and violence. As a skilled writer, ... [Read More]

Henrietta Lacks: A Black history legacy of giving as told by Jeri Lacks

By: Jeri Lacks-Whye, granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks You’ve seen this iconic photo of beautiful Henrietta with her hands on her hips, a broad smile and eyes that seem to say “LOVE.” Henrietta ... [Read More]

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