Obama expands his executive power beyond Earth

October 14, 2016

With 100 days to go in his presidency, President Obama still has a length to-do list. USA TODAY (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) WASHINGTON — President Obama has expanded his use of executive power beyond bounds of earth, signing an executive order Thursday to prepare the federal government to deal with the effects of space weather events. That… [Read More]

Committee to Protect Journalists brands Trump an ‘unprecedented threat’ to press freedom

October 14, 2016

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday issued a scorching condemnation of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a threat to press freedom “unknown in modern history.” The independent nonprofit, which defends the rights of journalists, acknowledged that its denunciation was “an unprecedented step” and that it was sparked by the billionaire mogul’s threats against journalists… [Read More]

Beloved Milwaukee chef Gus Kelly dies at 76

September 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE — A well-known Milwaukee chef died Wednesday morning after a four year battle with cancer. Gus Kelly was famous for his BBQ at Summerfest and his selfless work with the Salvation Army. Born in 1940, Kelly worked his way up from a migrant farm worker to an executive chef. Education was so important to… [Read More]

Man found guilty in Laylah Petersen’s homicide

September 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee jury has found Carl Barrett guilty of first degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Laylah Petersen. The jury had to decide whether Barrett was responsible for the death of Petersen, and being one of two men who opened fire on the child’s home on N. 58th Street and  W…. [Read More]

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

September 23, 2016

  Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was booked at the local county jail early Friday and released shortly after on $50,000 bond. Shelby has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, after his SUV broke down last week. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced the charge… [Read More]

After watching, Keith Scott’s family calls for shooting videos to be released

September 23, 2016

The grief-stricken family of a Charlotte, N.C., man who died in a police-involved shooting was shown videos of this fateful encounter — and wants them released to the public. Keith Lamont Scott’s relatives and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have painted two very different pictures of what happened leading up to his death on Tuesday. For… [Read More]

Community celebration of life planned for Veteran Journalist Eric Von

September 12, 2016

  Community celebration of life planned for Veteran Journalist Eric Von MILWAUKEE – September 12, 2016 – Veteran Journalist Eric Von passed away on September 8th. The community is invited to a community celebration of his life on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at Marquette Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 2:00 – 6:00pm. A special… [Read More]

Radio host Eric Von dies Thursday

September 9, 2016

Eric Von, journalist and broadcaster for WNOV-AM (860) and the founder of the online men’s health magazine Brain, Brawn & Body died Thursday. Von — long the leading voice of black talk radio in Milwaukee — died of an apparent heart attack. Von, whose full name was Eric Von Boardley, was 58. “This will be a huge loss not… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Urban League is seeking a President and CEO.

September 9, 2016

The Milwaukee Urban League is seeking a President and CEO. The Milwaukee Urban League’s mission is to provide essential services and strong results-oriented programming to those who share with all of us a desire to be productive, contributing members of the community. For a full position profile and instructions to apply (deadline extended to September… [Read More]

Mayor Tom Barrett to strictly enforce 10 p.m. Milwaukee teen curfew

August 15, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee teens had better make sure they get home Monday night. Mayor Tom Barrett announced Monday that there will be a strict enforcement of the 10 p.m. curfew for all teens in the city. The curfew is in response to two nights of violence in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Protesters have been gathering… [Read More]