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Thanksgiving 2020: Finding gratitude in the midst of a pandemic

November 26, 2020

By Gracie Bonds Staples Thanksgiving Day celebrations at my home have been shrinking for years so this one, just days away, won’t look that different. Depending on how you look at it, it’s one of the blessings or, in my case, curses of your kids growing up and moving away. But life isn’t just about… [Read More]

The illusion resumes

November 19, 2020

A cheer went up around the world. Donald Trump was defeated and Joe Biden was elected the new President of the USA. African Americans all over the country rejoiced. The evil Trump had been defeated and replaced by a good Democrat in Biden. Biden also has a woman of color as his vice president, Kamala… [Read More]

Let’s restore the soul of our nation together

November 12, 2020

By; Congresswoman Gwen Moore I can’t mask my feelings on this historic moment in our nation’s history! I am so thrilled that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election – that they won the most consequential election the United States of America has ever faced. The American people had their say and this election… [Read More]

We resisted, now we must rise!

October 29, 2020

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore With the election days away, I want to take a few minutes to refresh our memories on the utterly devastating and gut-wrenching journey President Donald J. Trump has taken the American people down for the last four years. Trump’s racist agenda was front and center before he ever became President when… [Read More]

Our pledge to Milwaukee: Your vote counts

October 29, 2020

By Claire Woodall-Vogg Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission Hamilton: An American Musical taught us the importance of being in “the room where it happens.” The room where decisions are made. Where meaningful change occurs. The best way to ensure you have a voice in the room where it happens is to vote. And… [Read More]

It started with a knee

October 22, 2020

The NBA players and the stance they took this COVID infested season deserves a spot in history. Many people talk about the Civil Rights marches of the 60’s as defining moments in US history. The marches and speeches from that time were impactful. The stance the NBA players have taken this past season on social… [Read More]

Please make your voice heard

October 15, 2020

By Congresswoman Gwen Moore

On Black inventors PolitiFact needs to double check its facts

October 8, 2020

In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “PolitiFact Wisconsin” 9/9/2020, Eric Litke commented on a statement made by Joe Biden that an African American had invented the light bulb. Litke rated Biden’s statement as mostly false while acknowledging that Lewis Latimer, an African American scientist, had made significant contributions to the development of the light bulb, while… [Read More]

Who will be holding the bag?

October 1, 2020

Protest has become the national pastime. In 2020 it seems as if there is always some form of protest taking place somewhere in the USA. The majority of the atrocities that led to these protests have taken place in the African American community. When it’s all said and done, who is going to be left… [Read More]

Gangster rap and the slave mindset

September 17, 2020

African Americans, how many of you have been stared down and frowned at by an African American who you didn’t know? African Americans, do you often tense up when you see another African American walking toward you? Be honest in your next answer. How many of you African Americans feel they are treated worse by… [Read More]