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Limitations are limiting

November 10, 2022

People are born with limitless potential. Everyone has the potential to live and do whatever they choose. Parents and family shape a child’s mind and often unwittingly place limitations inside the child’s mind. The goal in life is to live to the fullest. Yet, many people have already been cut out of the game because… [Read More]

Stop lying

October 27, 2022

A symptom of insanity is to believe in things that are not true – lies. In other words, to accept illusions instead of reality. With this thought in mind, one has to wonder about the mental state of African Americans. If believing things that are not true is a phase of insanity, then African Americans… [Read More]

Learning to manage change

October 20, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times There is an old saying that goes, “The only things that are unavoidable in life are death and taxes.” There is one more irrefutable factor – namely, the element of change. Nothing in life is static; even the dead change as their earthly remains decompose in… [Read More]

Break the chains

October 13, 2022

The role of African Americans in the USA seems to have come full circle. African Americans came to this country in bondage more than 500 years ago. In 2022 some of the chains holding African Americans have changed. Yet, there are many old chains that are restricting African American growth on all levels. It is… [Read More]

Mental health is part of total health

October 6, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times During a recent doctor visit, I was asked to complete a written questionnaire about any symptoms of illness I may have experienced within the past 30 days. Of the 40 questions on the form, 37 involved situations that concerned physical health issues – such as fever,… [Read More]

Celebrate African American existence

September 29, 2022

African Americans have put up with more in the USA than any race of people in the history of the world. African Americans are the only race of people who have had a government spend trillions of dollars to destroy them for more than 200 years. African Americans need to take time and celebrate the… [Read More]

Turning history’s pages

September 22, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Years ago as a journalist in training, one of my professors described journalism and news as “the first draft of history.” Historic events surely have played a major role in life as we know it during September 2022. As society prepared to commemorate past milestones, time… [Read More]

Food is a human right, but too many in my community are struggling to buy food

September 22, 2022

By T.R. Edwards, Esq. Advocacy Director, Hunger Task Force Dear Editor, We do not ask for help. We do not tell anyone when we struggle. Too often, we refuse to share our pain, struggle, or sorrow until we simply cannot hold it in anymore. That is, it seems, what it means to be a black… [Read More]

The Oreo Cookie and African Americans

September 15, 2022

“Every brother ain’t a brother…” Chuck D voiced this in the song, Welcome to the Terrordome. That lyric was true in 1990. It still is true in 2022 with the critical situation the African American community is in. African Americans, it is time to start identifying people and actions that are tools of the racist… [Read More]

Talk is cheap, but someone pays…

September 8, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times With less than 8 weeks before the midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the airwaves are flooded with campaign messages from various candidates seeking public office. The goal is to attract attention and project an image that, with any luck, will translate into votes and… [Read More]