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Jay-Z’s Team ROC holds rally for Alvin Cole at Wauwatosa’s Hart Park

October 22, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Jay-Z’s social justice group Team ROC hosted a rally for the three victims of Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah; Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., and Antonio Gonzales at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St. Team ROC partnered with Until Freedom, and Gathering for Justice organized the rally for the family… [Read More]

Foundations for Freedom, Inc. hosts ‘Strength For My Sisters Shoe Drive’

October 15, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Foundations for Freedom, Inc., hosted “Strength For My Sisters Shoe Drive” a free shoes, boots, sweaters, jackets and clothes giveaway at 32nd and Lisbon Ave. After seeing two women this summer with no shoes on, Foundations for Freedom, Inc., CEO and Founder Dana World-Patterson (right photo, center) began collecting more… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. presents ‘Come Alive October 5’

October 8, 2020

On Monday, October 5, 2020, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., hosted “Come Alive October 5” at both their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. MLK Dr., and their Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 W. Silver Spring Dr. The event was held to get individuals to register to vote for the upcoming presidential election on November… [Read More]

‘Visual Vibes on Villard’ recognizes Milwaukee’s diverse art community

October 1, 2020

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Villard Avenue BID #19 and Alderman Ashanti Hamilton (front row, second from left) invited residents to attend “Visual Vibes on Villard – Artist Appreciation,” at the North Miilwaukee Art Haus, 5151 N. 35th Street. The event celebrated muralists Ammar Nsoroma, Teresa Sahar, Kevin Soens, Chacho Lopez, Byada Briona, and Chavez… [Read More]

Samad’s House and the Franciscan Peacemakers hold fall community resource fair and voter registration

September 24, 2020

Samad’s House and the Franciscan Peacemakers held a fall community resource event on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The resource fair was held on 34th and Lisbon Avenue. There were several community organizations and businesses present to talk and give out materials to residents about voting and COVID 19 such as Medical College/Froedtert Hospital, Washington Park… [Read More]

Bader Philanthropies hosts ‘Take-away BBQ’

September 17, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, Bader Philanthropies, Inc., celebrated the final days of summer with a festive and fun “Take-away BBQ” at their headquarters at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Attendees could driveup or walk-up to choose from a selection of “hot off the grill,”foods, sides and beverages. While they waited in… [Read More]

VP candidate Kamala Harris makes Milwaukee her first campaign stop

September 10, 2020

Sen. Kamala D. Harris visited Milwaukee on Monday, September 7, 2020 for her first in-person campaign stop since being named the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, highlighting the campaign’s continued convergence on Wisconsin, the epicenter of ongoing protests against police violence and a state President Trump won by fewer than 30,000 votes in 2016. Hours after Vice… [Read More]

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played icon Jackie Robinson and T’Challa/Black Panther, passes at 43

September 3, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday, August 28, 2020, after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43. Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black women who have shaped Women’s Rights

August 27, 2020

Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote, and honoring the local women of color who fight for equality August 18, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and… [Read More]

Michelle Obama at virtual DNC: Vote ‘like our lives depend on it’

August 20, 2020

Michelle Obama called Joe Biden a “profoundly decent man” who will “tell the truth and trust science” in her Monday night, August 17, 2020, convention speech, seeking to draw a sharp contrast between President Donald Trump and her husband’s two-term vice president. Mrs. Obama is warning Americans to “vote for Joe Biden like our lives… [Read More]