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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrates 115 years with Hoan Bridge lighting

January 26, 2023

On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® (AKA) Epsilon Kappa Omega (EKΩ) Milwaukee Chapter celebrated the 115th anniversary of their sorority by lighting the Hoan Bridge. Nearly 200 of the 385 members of the Epsilon Kappa Omega Milwaukee Chapter showed up for the bridge lighting. EKΩ Chapter is the first alumnae… [Read More]

YMCA hosts 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 19, 2023

On Monday, January 16, 2023, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care hosted their “26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration,” at the Potawatomi Casino and Hotel, 1721 W Canal St. The event cerebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by recognizing community organizations that are dedicated to… [Read More]

Dr. Denita Ball sworn in as first female African American Sheriff

January 12, 2023

Dr. Denita R. Ball was sworn in on Friday, January 6, 2023, as the 66th Sheriff of Milwaukee County. She is the first female sheriff in Milwaukee County and the first African American female sheriff in Wisconsin. The historic community ceremony took place at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr…. [Read More]

Milwaukee celebrates the first day of Kwanzaa

January 5, 2023

On Monday, December 26, 2022, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center St., presented the 2022 opening ceremony of Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani. It celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or… [Read More]

The Salvation Army provides Christmas Day dinner in Milwaukee

December 29, 2022

On Sunday, December 25, 2022, The Salvation Army along with the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation presented “The 33rd Annual Christmas Family Feast” at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Hundreds of volunteers helped prepare and serve a homestyle dinner for thousands of people in need. Everyone that attended received a sit-down meal with turkey,… [Read More]

Milwaukee North Sunrise hosts ‘Christmas with Dignity’ program in partnership with Blanket of Love

December 22, 2022

Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club partners with the Blanket of Love project to spread joy during the Christmas holiday season for the “Christmas with Dignity Program” for disadvantaged families. Rotary members’ hearts are filled with joy while shopping to put smiles on the faces of children. C Christmas with Dignity is a social enterprise program… [Read More]

Ten Chimneys Foundation hosts director and author Sheldon Epps

December 15, 2022

On Sunday, December 11, 2022, Ten Chimneys Foundation hosted a conversation with director and author Sheldon Epps at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Epps discussed his life and journey as told in his book,”My Own Directions, A Black Man’s Journey in American Theatre,” highlights the successes and… [Read More]

37th anniversary of New Horizon Center, Inc., and retirement celebration of President and CEO Saleem El-Amin

December 8, 2022

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the New Horizon Center, Inc., celebrated its 37th anniversary as well as the retirement of co-founder, President and CEO Saleem El-Amin, at the Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel, 2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa. Opening its doors on December 2, 1985 in the former Holy Angels Rectory as a state-licensed non-profit agency,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., hosts ’11th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway’

December 1, 2022

On Friday, November 18, 2022, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI), hosted its “11th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway” at their Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 West Silver Spring Drive. In an effort to help feed those in need this Thanksgiving, MHSI, Molina Healthcare, United Healthcare Community Plan, iCare, Feeding America, LabCorp, North Shore Bank, Feeding… [Read More]

Milwaukee Downtown kicks off the holidays with return of holiday lights show

November 24, 2022

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 illuminated the city during the “24th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival” presented by Johnson Financial Group, Nov. 17, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023. The sixweek celebration began on Thursday, Nov. 17 with a kickoff ceremony Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Ave. Featuring live music and dance acts, holiday treats, fireworks,… [Read More]