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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]

Not another one

April 29, 2021

The shooting in Columbus, OH of an African American teen has once again put African American people on alert. Ma’Khia Bryant was shot by a police officer during an altercation with another woman. Of course there was a lot of debate about whether the shooting was justified. In reality, justified or not, Bryant is dead… [Read More]

How COVID-19 has affected my world: A youth perspective

April 22, 2021

By La’Morianna Robertson-Holland March 13, 2021 has marked one year since the world had been flipped upside down. What came with it wasn’t just a global freak-out; it was also a field day for the media. The world had so many opinions from this time. Many thought 2020 was cursed. I feel they had valid… [Read More]

Burnt toast

April 1, 2021

Another day, another insult to African American people from a white person. The American philosophy seems to have an unwritten rule: “Insult African Americans as much as possible.” The latest Caucasian to throw insults at African Americans is Rob Lederman, who is Jewish. Lederman compared African American women’s skin tones to toast settings. Of course… [Read More]

Memories of the Black Excellence Awards

March 11, 2021

A Message from Lynda Jackson-Conyers