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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]

You can’t win like that

May 16, 2019

“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little outings. Even getting school uniforms together is expensive. Sometimes they have to wear stuff from… [Read More]

Is equality good for everyone?

May 16, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times I was at a meeting and saw an African American woman wearing a shirt that said ‘equality’ across the front. At first I didn’t pay the shirt any mind. As the meeting went on the shirt drew my attention. The woman was presenting, and the… [Read More]

Seeing through blindness

April 25, 2019

Being Frank People tell us who they are every day. The mistakes we make in relationships or business deals with people can often be avoided if we saw people for who they are. This refusal to see people for who they are is killing the family structure in the USA. This blindness has all but… [Read More]

What happened to the swag

April 4, 2019

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The sharpest dressed people on the planet. The trendsetters when it came to fashion. The people who wore clothes and made others wish they could make the clothes look so good. The people who took overalls and made them look like Sunday service worship clothes…. [Read More]