National and Local News

Samad’s House and the Franciscan Peacemakers hold fall community resource fair and voter registration

Samad’s House and the Franciscan Peacemakers held a fall community resource event on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The resource fair was held on 34th and Lisbon Avenue. There were several community ... [Read More]

Highway is dedicated to local Milwaukee advocate Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the family of Jeannetta Simpson- Robisnon, local community leaders and residents gathered for the dedication and sign unveiling of the Jeannetta Simpson- Robinson ... [Read More]

Mayor proposes cutting 120 police officers in 2021 budget

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is proposing to cut 120 police officers in the 2021 city budget. He presented his budget Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Barrett said the coronavirus pandemic has caused ... [Read More]

Souls to the Polls and Greater Galilee hosts ‘Labor Day Sit-In’

Lift Up the Fight for Black Lives, Black Votes and Economic Justice Souls to the Polls, Greater Galilee Baptist Church and a network of churches, unions and community groups hosted a Labor Day sit-in ... [Read More]

Bader Philanthropies hosts ‘Take-away BBQ’

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, Bader Philanthropies, Inc., celebrated the final days of summer with a festive and fun "Take-away BBQ" at their headquarters at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... [Read More]

Louisville has settled Breonna Taylor’s wrongful death lawsuit for $12 million

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-yearold EMT killed by police six months ago, to settle a wrongful death lawsuit, family attorney ... [Read More]

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Editorials

Gangster rap and the slave mindset

African Americans, how many of you have been stared down and frowned at by an ... [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Commissioner said she faced racism, received threats on the job

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik said she faced racism, toxicity and received threats during ... [Read More]

Blake/Rice/Rittenhouse shootings: What is wrong with this picture?

After three days of protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake (lower, left and ... [Read More]

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Christian Times

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (Week 3)

What is prostate cancer? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cancer ... [Read More]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (Week 2)

Men, have you seen your doctor lately? There is no better time than the month of ... [Read More]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (Week 1)

After the unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman, interest was piqued regarding ... [Read More]

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Personal Finance and Business

Convenient Goodies celebrates grand opening

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, Convenient Goodies celebrated its grand opening at 7516 W. Appleton Avenue. The store, which is the vision of owner Rodney Fisher (upper photo, center), boasts a wide ... [Read More]

UpStart Kitchen opens in 7th District

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Prism EDC was pleased to announce the opening of a new 7th District project, UpStart Kitchen. UpStart Kitchen is located at 4323 W. Fond du Lac Ave., and is an incubator ... [Read More]

SBA presents the 2020 Minority Small Business Champion Award

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) presented its annual Minority Small Business Champion Award to Diamond Discs International President Ugo Nwagbaraocha at ... [Read More]

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Education

#StayReadyMPS campaign keeps student-athletes engaged during fall sports postponement

This fall, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Athletics wanted to find a way to ... [Read More]

MPS Head Start invites children ages 3 and 4

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, it’s time for their learning journey to ... [Read More]

We’re open! Visit your nearest Twilight Center this fall

MPS and Milwaukee Recreation know how integral our Twilight Centers are to ... [Read More]

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Health and Fitness

Introducing the City of Milwaukee’s new interim Commissioner of Health, Marlaina Jackson

We are proud to introduce our next Interim Commissioner of Health, Marlaina ... [Read More]

TestUpMKE campaign promotes COVID-19 testing information with an eye on health equity

A new campaign to promote COVID-19 testing access and information launched ... [Read More]

Ascension St. Joseph opens emergency department for pregnant women

Beginning this week, Ascension St. Joseph, 5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI ... [Read More]

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What’s Happening?

Voter Registration and COVID-19 Testing – Come Alive October 5

Register to Vote COVID-19 Testing Come Alive October 5 MLK Heritage Health Center Isaac Coggs Hertage Health Center ... [Read More]

Pamela Hutchinson of R&B group The Emotions, dead at 61

Pamela Hutchinson, famed R&B singer with family group "The Emotions," has died at the age of 61, according to a post on the band's official Facebook page Sunday, Septemeber 20, 2020. "Pam ... [Read More]

Thousands march with Jacob Blake family in Kenosha and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Gwen Moore call for change

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the family of Jacob Blake, Jr., who was shot in the back in Kenosha, WI on August 23, 2020, was joined by hundreds of peaceful protesters, including Lt. Gov. Mandela ... [Read More]

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Lifestyles

Five seasonal DIY home improvement projects

The calendar pages may be turning fast, but it’s not too late to do some work around the house. Now is the time to wrap up home improvement projects before the weather turns too cold. Consider ... [Read More]

‘I Had a Right to Be at Central’: Remembering Little Rock’s integration battle

It was late September 1957, and students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas had been in class for three weeks. Everyone, that is, but 14-year-old Carlotta Walls (pictured right) and eight ... [Read More]

New AARP Wisconsin poll: 65-plus voters may tip the scales in 2020

Findings show Social Security, Medicare transcend party lines Tuesday, September 15, 2020, AARP Wisconsin released the full survey results that shows voters age 65-plus are a not a lock for either ... [Read More]

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