Lifestyles Archives

MKE Fellows host 2021 Beyond the Green

October 7, 2021

On Monday, September 20, 2021 the MKE Fellows invited several youth organizations to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity providing Milwaukee area youngsters access to an international stage. The PGA Reach invited MKE Fellows to participate in their Beyond the Green career development event at Whistling Straits Golf Course during the 43rd Ryder Cup Tournament. Other organizations… [Read More]

Come Alive October Five …let’s do it again

September 30, 2021

MHSI helps residents register to vote By Kathy Gaillard, freelance contributor Forty years ago Pamela Clark, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) corporate communications specialist, accompanied her Uncle Obediah Reynolds as he went door-to-door in Chicago registering people to vote during Harold Washington’s bid for Chicago mayor. That highly successful voter registration initiative helped ensure Washington’s… [Read More]

“Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood” by Dawn Turner

September 16, 2021

c.2021, Simon & Schuster $26.99 / $35.99 Canada 321 pages Go left or go right? It seems that at every point in life, you need a decision: take a familiar street, or a route you rarely travel? A restaurant you frequent, or something new for dinner? Sometimes, the choices won’t matter next week or in… [Read More]

5 Points Art Gallery announces ‘Signs O’ The Times’ art show

September 16, 2021

Show runs until October 31, 2021 On Friday, September 10, 2021, 5 Points Art Gallery and Studios welcomed the public to attend the opening reception to “Signs O’ The Times,” an ambitious group exhibition tackling the ambiguous, and for some, politically and socially polarizing, topic of gentrification. “Gentrification,” a result of urban renewal, is a… [Read More]

“Black Health Matters” by Richard W. Walker, Jr., MD

September 9, 2021

c.2021, Square One Publishers $16.95 321 pages This morning, your head hurt something terrible. Is it anything to worry about? Your grandfather had heart problems and died after a stroke. Your grandmother suffered from diabetes and you know there’s got to be a way to avoid their fates. Does your headache have anything to do… [Read More]

Remembering the 58th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

September 9, 2021

Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, 14 Denise McNair, 11 Carole Robertson, 14 Cynthia Wesley, 14 On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, killing four young girls. With its large African American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church served as a meeting… [Read More]

These book on the lives of Women of Color will bring you more than a good summer read, they will bring hope and healing

August 19, 2021

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women” by Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD c.2021, Amistad $24.99 / $31.00 Canada 257 pages “Wake: The Hidden History of Women- Led Slave Revolts” by Rebecca Hall, illustrated by Hugo Martinez c.2021, Simon & Schuster $29.99 / $39.99 Canada 208 pages Like almost everybody in the… [Read More]

“Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires” by Jaime Lowe

August 5, 2021

c.2021, MCB / Farrar, Straus and Giroux $27.00 / $37.00 Canada 303 pages Your oversized plastic tote is all packed. You don’t want to think about it, but if you have to bug out, you can. A backup laptop, extra dog bowls, every irreplaceable document, it’s all there, ready to slide into the car. You… [Read More]

Marla Gibbs overcome by heat, emotion during Walk of Fame ceremony

August 5, 2021

Marla Gibbs is a comedy legend, who created a bit of drama when she accepted her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The 90-year-old actress had a moment that literally stopped the show. Gibbs was expressing her thanks when a moment of pause turned into a moment of concern when… [Read More]

The summer of Naomi Osaka

July 22, 2021

Barbie doll sells out, is on cover of “Sports Illustrated” magazine and a new Netflix documentary debuts A new Barbie doll modeled on tennis star Naomi Osaka has sold out just hours after it was released on Monday July 12, 2021. The new doll is part of the Barbie Role Model series and holds a… [Read More]