Milwaukee Business Journal showcases Milwaukee’s business diversity

March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, The Milwaukee Business Journal hosted its annual “Diversity in Business Awards Luncheon” at Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 West Wisconsin Ave. The Diversity in Business Awards salute the spirit of entrepreneurship, growth and optimism of companies and individuals who are positively impacting central cities in southeast Wisconsin. Pictured are some of… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts gala 2018 Masked Ball for UNCF

March 22, 2018

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The UNCF Masked Ball is one of Milwaukee’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, it brings together local… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League hosts daughters of the civil rights movement at ‘Praying With Their Feet’ discussion panel

March 22, 2018

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Milwaukee Urban League along with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center hosted “Praying With Their Feet” at Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street. The panel discussion entitled “Daughters of the Civil Rights Movement” featured Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…. [Read More]

Lee Holloway, former Milwaukee County Board chairman, passes

March 22, 2018

Lee Holloway, a long-time Milwaukee County Board supervisor and chairman, was a blunt and liberal representative of his 5th District residents. Holloway described himself as “the product of blue-collar, working-class people.” As a politician, Holloway was known to be bombastic and successful. In his time at the courthouse, he led efforts to create a county… [Read More]

A vision of black power

March 22, 2018

Being Frank By Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The African American community recently received a jolt of energy via the movie, Black Panther. The response to the movie was simply astounding. Box office returns were overwhelming. Many African Americans donned African garb to view the movie. The movie gave African Americans a concept… [Read More]

Women’s History Month (Conclusion)

March 22, 2018

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey March is Women’s History Month. This month this column has been recognizing the achievements of women throughout history. When one remembers the many accomplishments of women, one is inspired by Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart (1897-c.1939) Earhart was an American aviator who set many… [Read More]

Menrose Johnson: Still cooking and teaching at 97 years old

March 22, 2018

In 1924, the legendary jazz trumpeter, composer and singer Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong moved from Chicago to the burgeoning Harlem night club scene in New York City, a move which made him an international sensation whose music transcended the strict racial barriers of that era. That same year, three-year-old Menrose Johnson, her two sisters and the… [Read More]

MPS hosted job fair connects students and employers

March 22, 2018

Students looking for summer and year-round work had the chance to visit with dozens of employers, ask questions, fill out applications, and get ready for work at the MPS student job fair on March 14. The event was hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee as part of the M3 partnership that links UWM and MPS…. [Read More]

MPS students take part in National School Walkout

March 22, 2018

On March 14, 2018, students around the country and in Milwaukee Public Schools participated in the student-led National School Walkout. It called for students to gather outside school at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes – one minute for each of the individuals killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last… [Read More]

Ten shocking facts you didn’t know about your Backwoods and Swisher Sweets

March 22, 2018

By Tia Muhammad As my brother lit one up on a Sunday evening, I couldn’t help but wonder what he was truly inhaling into his body. As a long-time medical and personal marijuana user, I assumed he knew– he didn’t. You see, he had a ritual. He would find his plastic baggy, turn on his… [Read More]