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Milwaukee Urban League and Merrill Lynch host Career Night & Networking event

October 16, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) and Merrill Lynch-Milwaukee hosted a career night and networking event at the Merrill Lynch offices, 833 E. Michigan St. The event highlighted Merrill Lynch’s Financial Advisor Development Program (FADP). Merrill Lynch has a long history of hiring, training, developing and successfully graduating some of the… [Read More]

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors local journalists and media personalities

October 16, 2019

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted the 2019 Silver Circle Honors at the Italian Conference Center, 631, E. Chicago Ave. The event honored local journalists and media personalities who have made a great impact in both journalism and their communities during the past… [Read More]

Milwaukee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi hosts 2019 Kappa League Kick-off

October 16, 2019

On Sunday October 13, 2019, the Milwaukee Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity held their 2019 Kappa League Kick-off. The parents and Kappa League members were invited to a social kick-off at Lisa McKay kitchen 944 N. 33rd St. on the Potawatomi Campus. It was well attended and the young men had an opportunity… [Read More]

Antoine Sr. and Cynthia Reasby mark 25th Wedding Anniversary

October 16, 2019

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Antoine Sr. and Cynthia Reasby (left photo) celebrated their silver wedding anniversary at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ, 3500 West Mother Daniels Way. The Reasbys marked 25 years of marriage with a vow renewal and a grand dinner reception afterwards with children and grandchildren, other family, church… [Read More]

Family and friends honor memory of Community Journal’s Jimmy Johnson

October 16, 2019

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Milwaukee Community Journal hosted a balloon releasing party in honor of their late Account Representative Jimmy V. Johnson at the MCJ offices. Co-workers, family members and friends joined together and released white, black and gold balloons in his memory. Later that day, attendees met at Aria Banquet Hall, 5444… [Read More]

Wisconsin General Baptist State Laymen honor the work of Senior Deacons

October 10, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, The Wisconsin General Baptist State Laymen hosted their Annual Senior Deacons Recognition Gala at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 8201 West Greenfield Ave. The keynote speaker was Reverend Joseph Alexander. This year the laymen honored eleven local pastors including Rev. Dr. Mary Jean Lewis-Jiles, Rev. Dr. Ellis Wilkins, Rev. B.L…. [Read More]

WTMJ4 launches new feature program, ‘WTMJ2020’

October 10, 2019

On Monday September 30, 2019, WTMJ Channel 4 rolled out a new signature event called “WTMJ 2020” at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater. The event presented different panels that focus on various topics of discussion with a number of news makers. Topic included sports, religion, politics, news, trends and issues that will shape the coming year…. [Read More]

Black Lens MKE hosts kick-off party

October 10, 2019

On Friday, October 4, 2019, Black Lens MKE hosted the world renowned kick-off party for the 2019 Black Lens Film Fest, part of the MKE Film Festival, at The Cooperage, 822 S. Water St. In 2014, Black Lens was created with a singular focus: to spotlight the incredible work of African American filmmakers by bringing… [Read More]

Diahann Carroll, pioneering star of ‘Julia’ and ‘Dynasty,’ dead at 84

October 10, 2019

Diahann Carroll, who pioneered television with her starring role in the 1968 series Julia, died Friday, her daughter Suzanne Kay confirmed to CNN. Carroll was 84. She died early Friday, October 4, 2019, following a battle with breast cancer, according to her publicist Jeffery Lane. Known as much for her talent as she was her… [Read More]

SDC hosts Women in Trades Lunch and Learn

October 3, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the Social Development Commission (SDC) hosted a Lunch and Learn for Women in Trades, at their facility on 1730 W. North Ave. This women-only session was focused on women looking to start or to further their careers in the construction industry, and for more information on training opportunities. Presenters at… [Read More]