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Where’s the love?

August 15, 2019

I once heard a lecturer named Bobby Hemmitt state, “Black people hate each other.” This statement was not surprising to me but many found it appalling. I understood what Hemmitt didn’t say that day, “African Americans hate themselves more than each other.” The proof of both previous statements is witnessed every day in the USA…. [Read More]

National Breastfeeding Month: Breaking down the stigma – Week 3

August 15, 2019

This column is addressing the issue of breastfeeding during National Breastfeeding Month. Stigma still overshadows breastfeeding in public which is one of the contributing factors identified for low breastfeeding rates. What causes this stigma is the lack of knowledge regarding breastfeeding, sexist views and over-sexualization of a woman’s breasts. Some women who have breastfed in… [Read More]

My Accra adventure

July 25, 2019

For the first three weeks of July 2019 I was in Accra, Ghana. I was there working on a film, Coming to Africa, that is going to be released next year. I had the opportunity to interact with the people of Accra and observe how African people live and interact daily. Accra quickly dispelled the… [Read More]

The poisoned export

July 18, 2019

Nations send out various items they manufacture to be sold in other countries. The item or good being sent to the other country is called an export. One example of an export are cars made in Germany that are sold in the USA. African Americans manufacture nothing but are despoiling the world by exporting the… [Read More]

Your reality show

June 27, 2019

Reality television is almost as old as TV itself. One of the first modern reality shows was The Real World on MTV. If you look at television in 2019 much of the programming is reality TV shows. You have shows that range from the lives of housewives to bootleggers running illegal booze. Many people watch… [Read More]

Much more than summer school

June 27, 2019

Close your eyes and think about the words ‘summer school.’ What comes to mind? If you picture a room full of children clapping, cheering, laughing and falling in love with reading you could be imagining the experience thousands of children across the country are about to have as they participate in the Children’s Defense Fund… [Read More]

A summer to remember

June 13, 2019

As the school year ends and families look ahead to summer plans, I hope many will be able to consider travel that is not just a vacation, but an education and inspiration. Several years ago I had the opportunity to take my granddaughters with me to Selma, Alabama, where they got to meet Mrs. Amelia… [Read More]

Juneteenth Day or joke?

June 13, 2019

Everyone knows that Juneteenth Day is the celebration of the slaves being freed. Way back in 1865 the USA decided that it was okay for African slaves to be free people. Black people were free to be the whipping boy for the country whenever the USA needed someone to blame. Black people would eventually become… [Read More]

Safe parks this summer? There’s an app for that

June 6, 2019

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) encourages the public to employ a new safety tool that assists residents in keeping neighborhood parks safe. The MCSO Mobile App is available for download on both Android and iOS cell phones. The app allows residents to share anonymous tips, report criminal activity in our parks, share public safety… [Read More]

The inheritance

June 6, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times When a person passes on to the next world they often leave their belongings to the next of kin. If a person does not leave their belongings to their kin they may leave it to others who may have been close, or to an institution…. [Read More]