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Truth and trust on trial

June 30, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times As a nation and as a society, we in the United States of America like to think of ourselves and by extension, those we choose as leaders and representatives, as honest and reliable in all dealings. Upon engaging in public service, a military commitment or giving… [Read More]

Be honest

June 23, 2022

Juneteenth Day 2022 has passed. African Americans have drunk liquor and dined on chicken wings in celebration of Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth Day is the celebration of the abolishment of slavery in the USA. Since African Americans are “free” let’s spend a few minutes being honest about the 2022 African American. “Free at last. Free at… [Read More]

January 6, 2021 revisited

June 16, 2022

  By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times After 233 years of being a sovereign nation and becoming possibly the most successful democracy in human history, the United States of America has prided itself in achieving a peaceful transition when power changes hands, regardless of politics. Democrats, Republican, or independents, you win some,… [Read More]

When will you wake up?

June 9, 2022

There have been events in the past few years that should have awakened the African American community. The police brutality and murders should have been a definite wake-up call. The flagrant proliferation of arms by Caucasian people that hints of a race war. Yet, African Americans are ignoring or downplaying these situations. Why? Maybe because… [Read More]

Only in America

June 2, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Daily life in the United States was violently disrupted yet again on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. An 18-yearold lone gunman in Uvalde, TX, a small town just west of metropolitan San Antonio, entered an elementary school with an assault rifle and opened fire, killing 19 fourth-… [Read More]

Rail Merger Would Weigh Heavily on Poor and Black Communities

June 1, 2022

By Hazel Trice Edney NEWS ANALYSIS (TriceEdneyWire.com) – People of color are no stranger to shouldering more than their fair share of the burdens of modern society. It’s historically been the case. And the last two years – marked by the devastating pandemic, social unrest, including the most recent massacre in Buffalo, N.Y. among other… [Read More]

No access means no choice

May 12, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Since January 22, 1973, women in the United States have felt assured that their legal right to the option of a safe abortion was protected, after the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. A second case decided later that same year, Doe v. Bolton, seemed… [Read More]

Choose a side

May 5, 2022

For hundreds of years people of color have tried to straddle the fence when it came down to US society. Many so-called African Americans have sought to parley with and deal with those who sought their demise. This sickening attempt to make peace with people bent on destruction has weakened the mind and spirit of… [Read More]

A Supreme Court for all of us

April 21, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times The Supreme Court of the United States of America was established by Article III of the Constitution in 1789 and assembled to hear its first case in 1790. There was nothing in the Constitution then specifying the prescribed race or gender of those individuals qualified to… [Read More]

Comedy and knowing what’s not funny

April 7, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Like many people, I enjoy a good laugh. Sitcoms, funny movies and stand-up comedy are among the forms of entertainment I seek out when it’s time to unwind. Many of my favorite entertainers, past and present, are comedians – Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen De Generes, Cedric (The… [Read More]