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Word of Hope Ministries, Inc., hosts ‘2nd Annual Diverse Business Summit and Graduation’

On Saturday, March 11, 2023, Word of Hope Ministries, Inc., held its "2nd Annual Diverse Business Summit and Graduation" at Green Tree Preparatory Academy, 6850 N. 58th Street. The event was the ... [Read More]

Federal lawsuit: Wisconsin black man arrested while driving with white grandmother sues officers

Akil Carter is suing Wauwatosa police claiming officers violated his civil rights A man claims he was wrongfully pulled over by Wauwatosa police officers, ordered out of the car to his knees at ... [Read More]

Presenting the 2023 Black Excellence Award winners and Louvenia Johnson Scholarship recipients

On Friday, February 24, 2023, The Black Excellence/Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Foundation (BLE/LJSF) hosted the 38th Annual Black Excellence Awards at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave. ... [Read More]

Greater Milwaukee Urban League at Auer Avenue to ‘Read to Succeed’

“Read to Succeed” in grades K3 – 2nd at Auer Avenue Elementary School was an investment and commitment by Target, BCDI - Milwaukee and Greater Milwaukee Urban League in the future of our youngest ... [Read More]

CAPITA Production, Inc., presents ‘We Are The Drum’ and awards event

On Sunday, February 26, 2023, CAPITA Productions, Inc., presented what was to be its final performance of its 29th season of “We are the Drum.” This performance took place before a sold-out audience ... [Read More]

Patti LaBelle announces date for rescheduled Riverside Theater show

Patti LaBelle will return to Milwaukee in May 2023 for a rescheduled concert after a bomb threat cut short her performance in December 2022. The concert will be at 8 p.m. on May 10. Doors will open ... [Read More]

Bills increasing reckless driving penalties get OK from WI Assembly committee

Rep. Bob Donovan, the author of the bills, says they are an effort to hold reckless drivers accountable A pair of bills that would increase penalties for reckless driving received approval Tuesday, ... [Read More]

Our Daily Bread hosts ‘Sip and Paint’ for community health workers

Community health workers joined clients and Lea Kyle Lewis, (second from left) founder and chief executive officer of Our Daily Bread Community Outreach, Inc., for a "Sip and Paint" Luncheon on March ... [Read More]

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Who’s tightening the noose?

Recently I became sick while observing a conversation between professional ... [Read More]

Women’s History Month

There is an African proverb that says “women hold up half the sky.” Women ... [Read More]

1000 years African American self-racism

You hear African Americans complain constantly about racism in the USA. “The ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

Celebrating the Life of Dora Lee Hogan

Dora Lee Hogan was born on February 14, 1926 to the union of her adoring ... [Read More]

‘A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste’

The Late Night Ministers Association (LNMA) held the second half of their ... [Read More]

Wisconsin General Baptist State Congress of Christian Education closes out convention calendar

The Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention, Inc. (WGBSC), closed out its ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

Statement from the National Bankers Association on Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank

On Monday, March 13, 2023, National Bankers Association (NBA) President and CEO Nicole Elam, Esq., and Chairman Robert James, II, released the following statement regarding Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) ... [Read More]

Don’t get scammed this holiday season

The winter holidays are a time of charity, gratitude, and gift-giving. Everyone is looking for the best deals and money-saving tricks. Scammers try to take advantage of consumers’ holiday plans ... [Read More]

Tips and ideas for an easier 2023 tax season: 2022 tax season lessons learned

As 2021’s tax filings fades into memory, there are some important takeaways for the upcoming tax season. “Disrupted” best describes today’s tax landscape. Various temporary, COVID-19 related ... [Read More]

WWBIC marks 35 years of serving small businesses with financial training and responsible lending

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and is looking forward to furthering its motto of “putting dreams to work” for Milwaukee ... [Read More]

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Tiffany Tardy named New Executive Director of MPS Foundation

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Foundation has chosen local education leader ... [Read More]

Bobbie Kelsey honored with award on ‘National Girls and Women in Sports Day’

The Milwaukee Youth Sports Alliance (MYSA) celebrated National Girls and Women ... [Read More]

MPS hosts Kindergarten Enrollment Fair on February 4, 2023

Join us to learn about Head Start and kindergarten options in Milwaukee Public ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Hoan Bridge lit in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

On Friday, March 3, 2023, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) lit the Daniel ... [Read More]

SIDS rate increases in black infants, tips for protecting your child

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States saw a spike in ... [Read More]

Five strategies for drama-free co-parenting

By Ruthie Hawkins Though it’s easy to get caught up in the feelings ... [Read More]

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Remembering the late Marilyn Gillie

A Birthday/Memorial Celebration was held for the late Marilyn Gillien at Concordia College's Wgema Campus, 3215 W. State St. on February 18, 2023. Marilyn passed away on January 11, 2022, the family ... [Read More]

Remembering William L. Hackney

William L. Hackney went home peacefully to our heavenly Father on Saturday, December 24, 2022, in Milwaukee. Born in Detroit, his light shone for 82 years. William was a resident of Milwaukee for ... [Read More]

Remembering William L. Hackney

William L. Hackney went home peacefully to our heavenly Father on Saturday, December 24, 2022, in Milwaukee. Born in Detroit, his light shone for 82 years. William was a resident of Milwaukee for ... [Read More]

Elmer C. Anderson, Jr. passes

Elmer C. (Andy) Anderson, Jr., of Mequon, WI, passed away on February 2, 2023. Andy was born on November 19, 1930 in Excelsior, WV. He was preceded in death by his father Elmer C. Anderson, Sr., his ... [Read More]

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This Week In Black History

March 16, 1846 – Rebecca Cole, second black female physician in America, born. March 17, 1885 – William F. Cosgrove patents automatic stop plug for gas and oil pipes. 1890 – Charles B. Brooks ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

March 9, 1941 – Amistad mutineers freed by U.S. Supreme Court. March 10, 1913 – Harriet Tubman dies. March 11, 1959 – Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In the Sun” opens at Barrymore Theater, New ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

March 2, 1867 – U.S. Congress enacts charter to establish Howard University. March 3, 1865 – Freedman's Bureau established by federal government to aid newly freed slaves. March 4, 1965 – Bill ... [Read More]

Four reasons why we should celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time where we recognize the key roles, contributions, and sacrifices of African Americans throughout U.S. history. This month-long observance grew from an initiative by Carter ... [Read More]

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