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E’loron #99 Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Resource Center, Inc., hosts ‘1st Annual Black Tie Gala Fundraiser’

September 29, 2022

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, E’loron #99 Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Resource Center, Inc., hosted its “1st Annual Black Tie Gala Fundraiser,” at Aria Banquet Hall, 5444 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. The event was a fundraiser to help raise awareness of sickle cell anemia and help raise funds for the resource center to continue… [Read More]

Juneteenth Day official city holiday; Mayor Johnson signs ordinance

September 29, 2022

Milwaukee always goes big for Juneteenth with parades and a street festival, but now, June 19 is an official city holiday. Mayor Cavalier Johnson signed an ordinance Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 to make it official, joining with the federal government and about half the states in formally marking June 19 as a holiday honoring of… [Read More]

Milwaukee renames street in honor of Olympic sprinter and Marquette grad Ralph Metcalfe

September 29, 2022

The name Ralph Metcalfe can evoke many images. A record-breaking Olympic sprinter. A trailblazing United States congressman. A hardworking graduate of Marquette University. But for New Yorker Nasser Metcalfe, he will always just see his loving grandfather. “This beautiful community carries the name Metcalfe,” said Metcalfe’s grandson, who shared some words on behalf of his… [Read More]

Greater Milwaukee Urban League Guild hosts 3rd Annual Art Show

September 29, 2022

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, the Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL) Guild hosted their 3rd Annual Art Show at Greenwood Gallery and Framing, 4233 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, which is owned by Guild member Fredrick Robinson, Jr. The event was free to the public; guests were asked to bring school supplies to help assist… [Read More]

Refe Perry, Jr., first unionized African American caterer, passes

September 29, 2022

Rafe Perry, Jr., a long-time Milwaukee resident, who in 1983 became the first unionized African American caterer and was instrumental in integrating the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, died on Friday September 16, 2022. He was 62 years old. Perry was a graduate of MATC’s Culinary Arts School. In the 1980’s he and brother Vincent… [Read More]

Former MVP, steals king Maury Wills dies at 89

September 29, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Maury Wills, whose daring thievery on the basepaths revolutionized baseball, died on Monday, September 26, 2022. He was 89. “I know he passed peacefully, and I am going to have a heavy heart,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who wears No. 30 because of Wills. “Maury was very impactful to me personally,… [Read More]

Epsilon Kappa Omega honors Mabel Emily Watson Raimey with headstone dedication

September 22, 2022

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, hosted a private memorial and headstone dedication in the Landmark Chapel at Forest Home Cemetery and Arboretum, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., to honor local African American pioneer Mabel Emily Watson Raimey. The chapter had been fundraising since May 2021… [Read More]

Greater Milwaukee Urban League helps welcome Auer Avenue students back-to-school

September 22, 2022

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL) and the Auer Avenue Community School staff welcomed the 2022/2023 class of students back to school with a red carpet celebration, to help kick off the school year. Auer Ave. Teachers, GMUL volunteers and other members of the community gathered to cheer on students… [Read More]

Mt. Carmel MBC hosts class on Modern Black Architects

September 22, 2022

On Friday September 16, 2022, Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1717 W. Meinecke Ave. and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture held a class on Modern Architecture by Black Architects, which featured works by Alonzo Robinson, the first black architect in the state of Wisconsin. The class was attended by students and instructors from… [Read More]

Council votes to make Juneteenth an official city holiday

September 22, 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Common Council approved an ordinance making Juneteenth Day an official city holiday. The legislation – Council file #220475 – was authored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. “Juneteenth Day (June 19) holds a special significance for so many people — it is a federal holiday and a few years ago… [Read More]