Join us for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration!

January 13, 2017

Join us this Sunday at 1:00 pm! Free and open to the public at Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall “We Shall Overcome” The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of… [Read More]

Christmas Family Feast

December 9, 2016

Join us at the 27th Annual Christmas Family Feast at the Wisconsin Center District, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue from 11:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. A tradition in Milwaukee for 27 years, Christmas Family Feast is free and open to the entire community. “We’re preparing to feed 8,000 to 10,000 people on Christmas Day…. [Read More]

Summerfest reveals new U.S. Cellular stage for 2018

December 9, 2016

Summerfest’s U.S. Cellular Connection Stage is getting a built-from-scratch upgrade for 2018, fest officials announced Thursday. Constructed as part of a 10-year sponsorship renewal deal with U.S. Cellular, the stage will have its back to Lake Michigan, with clearer lakefront and skyline views and an increased capacity of 9,000, said Don Smiley, president and CEO of… [Read More]

Homicides soar in Milwaukee, along with many theories on cause

December 9, 2016

A sudden rocket-like rise in killings in Milwaukee and elsewhere has experts pondering why — and grasping for solutions A year ago, Tamika Holmes was settling into her new home in Phoenix when she got the call that too many Milwaukee mothers receive. Her 20-year-old daughter, Jahara Kennedy, was dead. Kennedy was celebrating her sister’s birthday… [Read More]

Woman arrested in boy’s death was convicted in torture case

December 1, 2016

One of the women arrested in the death of a 7-year-old Milwaukee boy previously was convicted of neglecting a baby who was “tortured” in her home and died from his injuries, court records show. The 7-year-old boy was taken from a home near S. 19th St. and W. National Ave. and to a hospital Tuesday, police… [Read More]

Presidential recount kicks off in Wisconsin

December 1, 2016

Madison — A 13-day race to recount nearly 3 million presidential ballots starts Thursday in Wisconsin, with some workers prepared to tally votes until midnight in the nation’s first statewide presidential recount since 2004 — one experts believe has little chance of changing the outcome of the race. Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign paid $3.5… [Read More]

White House email from Kevin Durant that highlights a new PSA he appears in for the My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative.

November 19, 2016

Born and raised in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, I grew up in a community with higher rates of poverty and lower graduation rates than most of the state. For me, having the support of my mom was critical, but the support of mentors like the people I met at the local Boys and Girls Club, or… [Read More]

Our 45th President, Donald J. Trump

November 11, 2016

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after what has been a very controversial and divisive Presidential campaign season, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won the election as our 45th President. The win has shocked many in both parties and has left many political analysts scratching their heads. Trump’s opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, conceded… [Read More]

GOP leader wants early voting limits

November 4, 2016

  Madison — With a July ruling by a federal judge allowing expanded early voting this month in cities, the GOP leader of the state Assembly said he wants legislation next year to standardize and restrict early voting to make it more similar in rural and urban areas. “We’re probably going to have to look at it… [Read More]

James Packer Is ‘Definitely Not Getting Back Together’ with Mariah Carey as Their Split Turns Ugly: Source

October 28, 2016

Mariah Carey and James Packer Have Not Ended their Engagement (ABC News) Mariah Carey and James Packer‘s breakup is turning into a battle of he-said she-said. Earlier on Thursday, multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE the engaged couple recently called it quits. A rep for Carey told Entertainment Tonight their relationship went south during a Greece vacation… [Read More]