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Jeannie Holliday returns to Milwaukee for Black History Month concert

April 8, 2021

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Jeannie Holliday (right) performed in Milwaukee at a special Black History Month concert at On The Bayou Restaurant. Jeannie, a Chicago native who has traveled the world, loves performing in Milwaukee and considers it home, as she has family here and as we have “the most sincere audiences in the… [Read More]

“Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players” by Cam Perron with Nick Chiles, foreword by Hank Aaron

April 1, 2021

c.2021, Gallery Books $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 272 pages Your teeth got a good workout. Yep, as a kid, you wanted those certain hard-to-find, favorite-player baseball cards but you didn’t want to be wasteful. Because you’d do anything to get the cards, you spent your change, hoped you’d be lucky, and you chewed a lot… [Read More]

Black while funny and female: Black Women of Comedy

March 25, 2021

Tiffany Haddish – American actress, comedian, and author. Tiffany has starred in a number of T.V. series and movies. Wanda Sykes – American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show and roles in various movies. Sommore – Sommore is an American comedian and… [Read More]

Mary Wilson, a founding member of ‘The Supremes,’ has died

February 11, 2021

Mary Wilson, a founding member of “The Supremes” has died at the age of 76, her publicist told CNN. Wilson “passed away suddenly this evening,” according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The singer was at her home in Henderson, NV. She is survived by… [Read More]

True Stories of Black History that inspire

February 11, 2021

Black History was the brainchild of historian Carter G. Woodson. Since 1976, the month of February has been officially designated as Black History month. In my column, I will share a list of books from my late husband’s personal library. Nathan was an avid reader. He enjoyed reading about the contributions and achievements of His… [Read More]

Sculpture Milwaukee’s downtown exhibition focuses on cultural issues

January 21, 2021

If you’re walking in downtown Milwaukee, you’ll see some of the country’s finest artworks that resonate with the cultural issues before us today. The fourth edition of Sculpture Milwaukee’s annual free exhibition stretches from downtown Wisconsin Avenue into the Historic Third Ward, with 19 works featured, according to a release from the organization. A prominent… [Read More]

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played icon Jackie Robinson and T’Challa/Black Panther, passes at 43

September 3, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday, August 28, 2020, after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43. Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown… [Read More]

Batwoman: The CW casts Javicia Leslie as new series lead for season 2

July 16, 2020

The CW has found its new Batwoman. Actress Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me) will take over the lead role in Batwoman Season 2. As previously reported, The CW isn’t recasting the Kate Kane role following Ruby Rose’s abrupt departure from Batwoman. Instead, Leslie has been cast as a new character named Ryan Wilder. Here’s The… [Read More]

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

May 14, 2020

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 impacts on R&B and the music industry as a whole. If one wasn’t moving the genre forward, another was introducing the… [Read More]

Audition notice for Love & Southern D!Scomfort

February 13, 2020

Black Arts MKE in association with Patton Daye Slater Productions presents LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT by Monica L. Patton and Bobby Daye. We’re seeking strong local actors, dancers and singers – especially seeking mature character actors for the featured roles. Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT will… [Read More]