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Wahl Park renamed to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman

January 14, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Supervisor Sequanna Taylor led an event recognizing the renaming of Wahl Park to Harriet Tubman Park and unveiled publicly for the first time an official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name. This past September, Supervisor Taylor sponsored a resolution that officially renamed the park in honor of the… [Read More]

City celebrates new home construction at Walnut Circle and Josey Heights

January 14, 2021

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, The City of Milwaukee hosted a groundbreaking for new homes in two city-developed subdivisions at Walnut Circle and Josey Heights. The owners of the new houses are taking advantage of the City’s incentives of one dollar lots and a $30,000 forgivable grant. Walnut Circle and Josey Heights were developed in… [Read More]

Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling author whose novels focused on Black life, dies at 59

January 14, 2021

Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, whose novels depicted romance, erotica and suspense from the Black perspective, including Milk in My Coffee, Sleeping with Strangers and Friends and Lovers, has died. He was 59. He died in Los Angeles on January 3, 2021 after a long illness, his longtime publicist confirmed Tuesday, January 5, 2021. His… [Read More]

James M. Ferguson, II, announces run for vacant seat on County Board of Supervisors

January 14, 2021

James M. Ferguson, II, first became politically active several years ago after a 15-year-old student he had been counseling called him from jail. “I knew he was not a criminal,” Ferguson said. “He had suffered a psychotic episode at school after being triggered by a teacher unaware. Teachers were not equipped to deal with mental… [Read More]

MSNBC names Rashida Jones president; first African American to lead cable news network

January 14, 2021

In a year plagued by a pandemic that has disproportionately affected African Americans, and one rife with racial strife, MSNBC has named Rashida Jones the first Black person and Black woman president of the network. Jones, who easily becomes the most prominent woman in cable news, is scheduled to step into the top role on… [Read More]

In Memory of Those We Lost (Part 2)

January 14, 2021

Photo Collage of people who have passed away in 2020 including Earl Jones Sr., Eva L. Jones, Freddie Jones and James Jones.

In Memory of Those We Have Lost

January 7, 2021

    Photo Collage of people who have passed away in 2020 including Willie Davis, Mike Anderson, Arthur Reid Jr., George Matthews and Dr. Muhammad Sabir.

Georgia on cusp of delivering Senate to Democrats as Rev. Warnock wins, Ossoff leads Perdue

January 7, 2021

Democrats won one U.S. Senate race in Georgia and led in another on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, moving closer to a sweep in a deep South state that would give them control of Congress and the power to advance President-elect Joe Biden’s policy goals. Raphael Warnock, a Baptist preacher from the historic church of Martin… [Read More]

Former La Crosse native, Julian Bradley, sworn in as first black Republican in Wisconsin State Senate

January 7, 2021

The Wisconsin State Senate made history Monday, January 4, 2021, when it gathered to swear in new members and begin the first legislative session in 2021. Julian Bradley became Wisconsin’s first black Republican state senator after being sworn in by the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 10 a.m. Jan. 4. He will represent the 28th District,… [Read More]

Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc., hosts candlelight vigil for 2020 homicide victims

January 7, 2021

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc. hosted its annual “Milwaukee Lights a Candle for Change: Candlelight Vigil For 2020 Homicide Victims,” at El-Bethel Church of God in Christ, 5401 W. Good Hope Road. As it does every year, the vigil led by Northcott Executive Director Tony Kearney and Tamara Hoyans, a candle… [Read More]