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Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Conclusion)

March 4, 2021

This month, this column has highlighted Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers. In the final installment, we salute Senator Lena Taylor, Cecilia Gore and the legacy of the late Isaac and Marcia P. Coggs.

Wisconsin Women of Color in Religion

March 4, 2021

Women of color have shaped Wisconsin history whether it be in politics, religion, business, arts, or science. To celebrate Women’s History Month we look at some of the women who have made our community great. This week we take a look at women who have changed the face in religion. Dr. Sudie E. Tatum Sudie… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 3)

February 25, 2021

This week, we have two additional trailblazers whom we are honored to celebrate, the late Vel Phillips and Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson. Velvalea Hortense Rodgers “Vel” Phillips February 18, 1923 – April 17, 2018 Vel dedicated her life to building and empowering the African American Community. Her drive, devotion and never-ending commitment to equality were unsurpassed. Active… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 2)

February 18, 2021

African Americans have been involved in civil rights, politics, journalism, religion, land resources, public service, medicine, academia, law, science, economics, music, arts, etc. While African Americans are deeply entrenched in the history of our country, often they don’t get the recognition they deserve. This month, I am recognizing several African American men and women, past… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 1)

February 11, 2021

This month, in honor of Black History Month, I will be highlighting several African- American trailblazers. These leaders, past and present, were and continue to be strong members of our community. Their work is an example of the history that we turn to as inspiration during Black History Month. This list this month is not… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Food insecurity

February 4, 2021

Hunger and food insecurity in communities across America is a problem most people are aware exists but some have never experienced it. Food insecurity is defined as a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. According to Feeding America, 1 of 9 people struggle with hunger.(1) Fighting… [Read More]

MICAH to host virtual Black History Celebration

February 4, 2021

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. MICAH “We Rise” will offer a lively virtual version of its annual Black History Celebration. Honoring the past by celebrating the present, this year’s theme is “Building a Healthy Community,” and will feature Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aronica Williams as the… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Gun violence

January 28, 2021

The Brady United, an organization inspired by Jim and Sarah Brady that led to President Clinton signing the Brady Bill into law, notes that gun violence is a racial justice issue. Brady United notes that Black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to die from gun violence and 14 times more likely than… [Read More]

Delores Wilkins, one of Milwaukee community’s cherished members, passed away on December 21

January 28, 2021

Delores Nicholson Wilkins was born in St. Louis, MO December 26, 1929, to Thomas White Nicholson and Viola Comer Nicholson. As a family, they moved to Quincy, IL in 1932. From Quincy, IL they moved to Milwaukee, WI in 1944. Delores graduated from North Division High School where she excelled in band (clarinet and bassoon),… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Prison reform

January 21, 2021

Prison reform is a movement to improve conditions inside prisons, the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and to reduce recidivism and strengthen public safety. Last week, statistics were given regarding the number of persons of color incarcerated in America. To end mass incarceration, reform is needed. Advocates of prison reform realize there is unfairness… [Read More]