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Is it the student or the curriculum?

October 7, 2021

Many Americans send their children off to school every day. In the USA the majority of citizens send their children to public schools. The work load many parents have may keep them from being as diligent when pertaining to their child’s education. This negligence by parents has lead to many districts around the country adopting… [Read More]

Can you define Black?

September 9, 2021

In 2021 I pose a question to the world, “What defines being Black in 2021?” Over the years the definition of what being Black in the USA has evolved or de-evolved. Being Black was at one time an act of defiance towards a racist system of oppression. Interactions and dealings with other races has also… [Read More]

An unquenchable thirst for violence?

August 19, 2021

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Consider the following incidents making the news recently in the span of two days. • A man is convicted of killing his two children and their mother. • A two-year-old child is shot and killed after he and his older brothers found their father’s gun and… [Read More]

Keep your word

August 19, 2021

In 2021 African Americans are struggling to find some way to navigate the way US society is changing. There are different forces that are pulling all Americans here and there. You have a pandemic raging across the planet. There is the angst of the coming NFL season. African Americans will have to build a trust… [Read More]

Freedom to be

July 22, 2021

Over the years I have put various opinions about topics out into the world. Anyone who has been reading this column for the past ten years knows this. Many others remember the show, Being Frank where I voiced my thoughts. The latest voicing of my thoughts has come from a podcast, The Last Black Man… [Read More]

Juneteenth: Pain, Pride, Possibility

June 24, 2021

Special to The Milwaukee Times By Jacquelyn D. Heath It took 402 years, but Americans of African descent finally have received their formal, long-overdue invitation to participate in the sociopolitical experiment that is the United States and what it allegedly represents. Since 1619, when the first Africans were brought to North America as other people’s… [Read More]

AARP Wisconsin encourages residents to apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit

June 24, 2021

Dear Editor, It’s difficult to comprehend the importance that access to high-speed internet played for millions of Wisconsinites over the last year. It served as a replacement for trips to the store for milk, eggs, and toilet paper as well as an electronic gateway to schools, clinics, and workplaces. Unfortunately, the accessibility and affordability of… [Read More]

A Litany of Love for Womanhood

May 6, 2021

We believe in the goodness and value of women; Our strength and sanity, our willingness to weep; Our capacity to support each other, Instead of being rivals; Our ability to cope with children’s demands and the burdens of life; Our willingness and ability to get on with the job; Our spirituality and our earthiness, flowing… [Read More]

What Does Momma Mean To Me?

May 6, 2021

She wears several different hats and stands tall. For all she has done, we should make everyday Mother’s Day. Thank you Momma. – Leslie Rogers To me, Momma means Life, Support, Nurturing Discipline, Protection, Correction, Tolerance, and Motivation…”A Mother’s Love” compares to no other. – Keyon Jackson-Malone Momma Means To Me My Everything, Unconditional Love,… [Read More]

Educational Philosophy: An Opinion Article

April 29, 2021

Lynda Jackson Conyers, Publisher, a mother of two college graduates It is my belief that the only means of educating a nation is through a systematic process that will allow all children to be given an opportunity to become productive citizens. That process is “public education.” Public education is the driving force behind the development… [Read More]