National and Local News

YMCA hosts 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

On Monday, January 16, 2023, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care hosted their "26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration," at the Potawatomi Casino and Hotel, 1721 W ... [Read More]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. honors King legacy with day of service at Repairers of the Breach

On Monday, January 16, 2023, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter celebrated the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the Repairers of the Breach ... [Read More]

Northcott Neighborhood House hosts Harambee Senior Club 2023 kick-off

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Northcott Neighborhood House's Harambee Senior Club kicked off the new year by discussing visions and goals to promote peace and understanding in Milwaukee. The ... [Read More]

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announces Danae D. Davis as the 2022 recipient of the Linda McFerrin African American Nonprofit Leadership Award

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is proud to announce Danae D. Davis as the recipient of the 2022 Linda McFerrin African American Nonprofit Leadership Award. Davis is the retired ... [Read More]

Dr. Denita Ball sworn in as first female African American Sheriff

Dr. Denita R. Ball was sworn in on Friday, January 6, 2023, as the 66th Sheriff of Milwaukee County. She is the first female sheriff in Milwaukee County and the first African American female sheriff ... [Read More]

Anna Marie Hodges sworn in as Clerk of Circuit Court

Anna Marie Hodges was sworn in as the Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Rotunda of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. She made history as the first African ... [Read More]

Damar Hamlin could be released from a Buffalo hospital in the next day or two

A week after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing the Cincinnati Bengals, doctors are hoping Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is healthy enough to be released from a Buffalo hospital within 24 to ... [Read More]

Larresa Taylor is excited to announce her candidacy for Aldermanic District 9

On January 2, 2023, Larresa Taylor announced her candidacy for Aldermanic District 9. Taylor is a mother of three, a military veteran, a school teacher and a community advocate. Her service in the ... [Read More]

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Editorials

Playing political ‘tit-for-tat’

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times We’ve just made it ... [Read More]

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By The Late Coretta Scott King Special to the Milwaukee Times Reprint from ... [Read More]

Celebrate the man

The world has once again celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. There is ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

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]

Rev. William Jackson celebrates 54 year anniversary

Longest serving Baptist Pastor in Milwaukee The Rev. William Jackson was born ... [Read More]

Wisconsin General Baptist State Congress of Christian Education to convene November 15-17, 2022

The Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention (WGBSC), Inc.’s Congress of ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

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]

Local Milwaukee startup selected for Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator program

A few years ago, while he was living in Texas, new Milwaukee resident Marlon V.R. Ross, was informed by his doctor that his blood pressure was elevated and that by body mass index (BMI) standards, he ... [Read More]

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Education

MPS celebrate Dr. King Birthday with winners of art, speech and writing contests

On Monday, January 16, 2023, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) held their "39th ... [Read More]

Congratulations to MPS 2023 winter graduates!

Milwaukee Public Schools has honored 122 students who completed graduation ... [Read More]

MPS issues statement on the passing of Townsend Street School principal

Burton was former Milwaukee Times intern Milwaukee Public Schools today ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Genetic ancestry and All of Us

Your DNA carries a record of generations past You get half of your DNA from ... [Read More]

Cognitive decline linked to ultra-processed foods

Research reveals need for healthy changes in 2023 For many Americans, ushering ... [Read More]

Six great ways to work out in winter

Winter can sometimes make working out seem less than desirable. Who wants to ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc., awards nine community organizations

The Pauline Redmond Coggs Foundation, Inc., established by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter, awarded nine organizations with $1,200 each on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Those ... [Read More]

2022 victims of violence honored in annual candlelight vigil

On Thursday, December 29, 2022, MICAH, Pastors United, Northcott Neighborhood House and Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church closed out 2022 with their annual "Forever In Our Hearts Homicide ... [Read More]

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin hosts 2022 Impact Awards

On Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, the YWCA Gala Awards Ceremony and 2022 Impact Awards was held. The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin (YWCA SEW) President and CEO Tracy L. ... [Read More]

Wisconsin African American Women’s Center hosts final night of Kwanzaa: Imani(Faith)

On Sunday, January 1, 2023, the Wisconsin African American Women's Center hosted the final night of Kwanzaa known at Imani which stands for faith. Each night a different local organization hosted a ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

Three important lessons we can learn from Dr. King’s legacy

Exactly 94 years ago to the day, a child was born in Atlanta, Georgia named Michael King, Jr., who would change the world. His father would eventually change his name in honor of the German leader of ... [Read More]

This Week In Black History

January 19, 1969 – UCLA renames its social science buildings to honor alumnus Ralph Bunche. January 20, 1977 – Patricia Roberts Harris becomes U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the ... [Read More]

‘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 12, 1948 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that African Americans have the right to study law at state institutions. January 13, 1990 – L. Douglas Wilder becomes first African American U.S. ... [Read More]

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