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What happened to The Negro Revolution?

March 26, 2020

You are probably coronavirused out by now. Trump has issued a state of emergency so if you don’t have the virus then you have heard every take possible regarding COVID 19. Instead let’s take a look and see what happened as a result of all the revolution talk of the 1960’s and early 70’s. Many… [Read More]

Wisconsin Students and Homeowners Abandoned by GOP

March 12, 2020

Republicans fail to restore education funding and ensure property tax relief Republican lawmakers on the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee failed Wisconsin students and homeowners by refusing to take action on Governor Evers’ special session that invests millions in rural schools, mental health services and special education. Gov. Evers’ proposal restores funds Republicans cut from the… [Read More]

Why I write

March 5, 2020

“Man, who are you writing these articles for? People are happy and African Americans don’t want to hear what you are talking about.” This question and statement has been put to me several times over the past decades or so in some form or fashion. This usually happens after someone has read an article or… [Read More]

We must establish the sense of family in Milwaukee

February 6, 2020

By Vince Bobot I have been urged by many people in our community to write this article about the importance of establishing a sense of family when confronting the problems facing our city. A sense of family means many things and carries with it many obligations. In seeking the position of City Attorney, I made… [Read More]

Are there any Black people left?

February 6, 2020

It is Black History Month in the USA. This is the month the Caucasians allow African Americans to openly celebrate their history. During this month you will hear about the people Caucasian society has accepted and allow African Americans to celebrate. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, etc., will be dusted off and paraded around… [Read More]

Back into our neighborhoods

January 30, 2020

By Vince Bobot The downtown of Milwaukee has undergone a radical transformation during the last ten years. We now have a world class company in Northwestern Mutual with a new headquarters; a championship basketball team with a top-notch venue; the Calatrava; a vibrant nightlife, and top-end residential housing. It is now time to take the… [Read More]

Where do we go?

January 23, 2020

The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade. African Americans are still in the crosshairs on all levels of existence. The lack of quality leadership has literally created a lost tribe of people. The US government has its own issues and doesn’t have the time for African American problems. This lost tribe of… [Read More]

Who, what and where is our City Attorney?

January 23, 2020

By Vince Bobot Candidate for City Attorney During my campaign the most asked question of me is: “Who is the City Attorney?”. I then tell the person the name and explain to them that the City Attorney is the legal representative for the Mayor, Common Council, department heads and employees of Milwaukee. The City Attorney… [Read More]

How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the age of Trump

January 23, 2020

By Jonathan Capehart Opinion writer On Sunday, I was invited to give the keynote address at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. Judging by the reaction of the congregation, there is righteous anger and pain over what is happening in our country under… [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ is important now more than ever

January 16, 2020

On January 20, 2020 our nation will remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme polarization and a resurgence of negativity of all kinds, from racism to political apathy. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., never… [Read More]