Arts and Entertainment

Marvel Comics’ new Captain America will be African American Is new Captain America an answer to the call to include more minority characters in comics, or just a well timed publicity stunt to sell books?

August 13, 2014

By William S. Gooden Special for the Milwaukee Times On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Marvel Comics chief creative officer Joe Quesada appeared on The Colbert Report for a major announcement regarding one of the company’s flagship characters, Captain America. Original Captain America, Steve Rogers will be hanging up his cowl after having his super serum… [Read More]

Gallery Night in Bronzeville showcased African and African American satin dolls

August 13, 2014

Handcrafted African and African American satin dolls were featured in the Bronzeville District during Gallery Night at King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio, 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. The event took place on Friday, July 25, 2014. The host of Gallery Night was the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp. The exhibit,… [Read More]

Nei Phi Neph mentoring program gears up for Chicago event with impromptu street jam

August 11, 2014

The Nei Phi Neph mentoring program participants were out on Friday, August 1, 2014 at W. Capitol Drive and N. 60th Street, rehearsing on their drums before their appearance in the Bud Biliken Parade in Chicago this weekend. Participants range in age between five and 22 years old.  Their base of operation is the Mary… [Read More]

“Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon” exhibit

August 11, 2014

The Mount Mary University Marian Gallery presents a story telling exhibit: “Grandmother Power – A Global Phenomenon.” This exhibit tells powerful stories of courageous women fighting for a better future for grandchildren everywhere. The free exhibit includes images and stories of grandmothers worldwide who are working to create a better future for grandchildren around the… [Read More]

Milwaukee radio personality Michael Hightower has died

April 18, 2014

Michael Hightower, longtime radio personality for Jammin’ 98.3 FM in Milwaukee, has died, according to Annmarie Topel, vice president and general manager of the Milwaukee Radio Group. Hightower, 58, was last on the air Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Topel said. She had no further information on his death. “We found out this morning and we… [Read More]

Evelyn Terry and Bridges at Cuvée on Gallery Night

April 18, 2014

Evelyn Patricia Terry’s two upcoming exhibitions celebrate her as “Artist of the Year” To celebrate being selected as one of two Milwaukee Arts Board’s “Artists of the Year,” visual artist Evelyn Patricia Terry hosts a Gallery Night art exhibition at Cuvée, Friday, April 25, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Terry will have on… [Read More]

“Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential” by Daniel Beaty, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

April 17, 2014

c.2014, Berkley Publishing $19.95 / $22.95 Canada 225 pages “You’ll never amount to anything.” You might have had those words thrown at you at some point in your early life – and if they were directed at you, the memory still stings. There’s too much finality in them, too much lack of hope. The threat… [Read More]

Congratulations Kappa Phi Chapter on a Successful Talent Hunt

April 17, 2014

The Omega Psi Phi-Kappa Phi Milwaukee Chapter presented its annual Talent Hunt Showcase on Saturday, March 29, 2014, of high school students in the greater Milwaukee area. The talent hunt is a mandated program for each chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., to create a venue that gives the high school students an opportunity to… [Read More]

Oscars 2014: Diversity wins big

March 14, 2014

    Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve McQueen of “12 Years a Slave” — won best picture and a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of “Gravity” — took home best director in a ceremony presided over… [Read More]

Books for Black History (part 1) The Publisher’s Bookshelf

February 26, 2014

By Lynda Jackson Conyers Publisher for the Milwaukee Times Our history is a rich one, filled with individuals who were pioneers, movers and shakers, leaders, and rebels. During the month of Black History we focus on those that fought for civil rights or were pioneers as black first this or that. There are those though… [Read More]