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Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (Week 2)

September 16, 2021

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” ~ Lois Wyse National Grandparents Day is celebrated September 12, 2021; however, this entire month has been dedicated to honoring grandparents. This week, let’s begin with AARP’s Executive Summary on how the fundamentals of the grandparenting role has remained the same, with grandchildren… [Read More]

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kemp

September 9, 2021

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, Veonia Williams and James Eugene Kemp were united in holy matrimony during a beautiful ceremony at the Wisconsin Faithful Mission Pentecostal Church, 2050 N. MLK Drive. Afterwords they were joined by family and friends at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 West Vliet St. for a reception filled with… [Read More]

Honoring Grandparents – It’s Great To be Grand! (Week 1)

September 9, 2021

National Grandparents Day September 12, 2021 September is the month that being a grandparent is celebrated. National Grandparents Day came about back in 1970. Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – conclusion

September 2, 2021

In the conclusion of our salute to Black Business Month, we turn our attention Black-Owned Barber Shops and Salons. I am drawn to an article published by NBC News entitled: “Black Barber Shops and Salons: Safe Havens for Cultural Chats.” (1) In the article, it noted that barber shops and beauty salons aren’t just small… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 4

August 26, 2021

In an article published in Forbes, it noted supporting Black-owned businesses should be more than just a trend. During the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, the Google search for Black-owned businesses reached a value of 100 (the peak popularity for a term) during May 31 to June 6, 2020 period. Since then, according… [Read More]

Announcement of Homegoing services for the Rev. Dr. Garry B. Levy

August 26, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that the Levy family and the congregation of True Love Missionary Baptist Church announce the passing of their pastor the Rev. Dr. Garry B. Levey, on August 21, 2021. On April 1, 2006, Reverend Dr. Garry Levy became the proud pastor of True Love Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 3

August 19, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau in a report released January 28, 2021, the 2019 Annual Business Survey covering reference year 2018, approximately 18.3 percent (1.0 million) of all U.S. businesses were minority owned and about 19.9 percent (1.1 million) of all businesses were owned by women. Additional statistics released indicate Black or African… [Read More]

The Legacy of Geraldine Fowlkes

August 19, 2021

Geraldine Fowlkes was born August 10, 1931 to Andrew and Johnie Mae Franks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She departed this life peacefully in her sleep on February 8, 2021 at the age of 89. Geraldine lived in Milwaukee her entire life and attended Pleasant View and Townsend Elementary Schools, Peckham Junior High and Rufus King High… [Read More]

Johnnye Pearl Barnes: A Life to Emulate

August 19, 2021

Johnnye Pearl Barnes was born in Arcola, Mississippi to Fletcher and Robbie Lee Williams Barnes on July 15, 1933. Early in her life, her parents and grandparents, Lou Emma Clark and Ed and Della Johnson, strongly instructed and encouraged Johnnye Pearl to have a personal relationship with the Lord and to also secure as much… [Read More]

August is Black Business Month – Week 3

August 12, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau in a report released January 28, 2021, the 2019 Annual Business Survey covering reference year 2018, approximately 18.3 percent (1.0 million) of all U.S. businesses were minority owned and about 19.9 percent (1.1 million) of all businesses were owned by women. Additional statistics released indicate Blacks or African… [Read More]