National and Local News

This Memorial Day we should remember the African Americans who have fought on the frontlines, including in the war against COVID-19

By William S. Gooden Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds ... [Read More]

St. Ann Center helps Milwaukee Mask-Up!

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave., doubled as a mini mask-making factory on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Staff members joined forces to make 700 masks, ... [Read More]

Evers outlines $1.17B plan to combat spread of coronavirus

The money was supplied by the federal government's $2 trillion CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump at the end of March. Gov. Tony Evers has announced a $1.17 billion plan ... [Read More]

Make sure you are counted in the 2020 Census

The following is a joint statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman ... [Read More]

R&B lost three legends this weekend in Little Richard, Andre Harrell and Betty Wright

It was a tough weekend for rhythm and blues with the deaths of three musical icons. Singers Betty Wright and Little Richard along with music executive Andre Harrell died this weekend. All had major ... [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces another turn of the dial for Wisconsin businesses

On Monday, May 11, 2020 Gov. Tony Evers announced another turn of the dial on Safer at Home to add even more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible ... [Read More]

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Sit this one out

There is a storm brewing in the USA. On April 24, 2020 Wisconsin had one of the ... [Read More]

Why Brown v. Board of Education still matters

With schools more segregated today than they were in the late 60's, and Trump's ... [Read More]

The mask’s role after COVID 19

The USA has been on lockdown for the past few months. The country has been in ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

ALS Awareness Month – #ALSAwareness (Week 2)

This month’s focus is on ALS Awareness. I noted in last week’s article that ... [Read More]

ALS Awareness Month – #ALSAwareness (Week 1)

There are awareness days, weeks and months throughout the year. Many people ... [Read More]

The blended family (conclusion)

This entire month the focus has been on the blended/ step-family. While it has ... [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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Reagan and North Division recognized for excellence in NAF program

Congratulations to Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School for ... [Read More]

Chromebook support helps students access online learning

Distribution of Chromebooks to MPS families is underway, with many students ... [Read More]

Margaret Roushar of Parkview selected to receive Twilight Award

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Chance the Rapper is shining a light on ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

If there were a vaccine to protect against covid-19, would you get it? (Part 1)

By now, it has become abundantly clear that black people have suffered ... [Read More]

Staying safe when you are an essential worker

We all have had to make rapid adjustments to our lives since the onset of the ... [Read More]

The best home workout options for social distancing

With stay-at-home orders having been in effect for the more than a month and ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

Greater New Birth holds drive-thru food pantry

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Greater New Birth Church, 8237 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosted a Drive-Thru Food Pantry for people in need during the "Safer At Home" order, which is now in effect until ... [Read More]

Cream City Medical Society hands out home-made mask

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Cream City Medical Society handed out home-made COVID-19 face masks to the public at the Pick'n Save at 5700 West Capital Dr. The masks were handed out on a first ... [Read More]

McDonald’s apologizes for refusing to serve Africans in China

A woman held up a sign inside a McDonald’s that said the restaurant did not serve black customers. The sign wasn’t displayed in some city in the segregated American South during the 1950s. It ... [Read More]

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Memorial Day Recipe – Cornbread Salad

Ingredients: 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro Kosher salt 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 scallions, minced Juice of ½ lime ¼teaspoon ... [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Ingredients: 2 racks baby back ribs (about 3 pounds each) ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon mustard powder Kosher ... [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Frozen Lemonade Pie

Ingredients: For the Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup sugar 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For the Filling: 2 cups heavy cream 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, ... [Read More]

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