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Black Music Month: The Great Ladies of Jazz

June 10, 2021

You can’t celebrate Black Music Month without mentioning the ‘Great Ladies of Jazz.’ They are the pioneers and inspiration for many of today’s artists like BeyoncĂ© and Chaka Khan. And their phenomenal voices have given us some of our most classic American songs, that are still sung by artists today. So let’s learn more about… [Read More]

Outreach Community Health Centers hosts U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for ‘Maternal Round Table’

June 10, 2021

On Friday June 4, 2021, Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC) hosted a Maternal Round Table with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at their 210 W. Capitol Drive location. The event included conversation with mothers, public health stakeholders, and community leaders on the need to reverse the trend of rising maternal mortality rates, lose health disparities that… [Read More]

Brew City Cowboys Resource Center hosts community barbecue and trail ride

June 10, 2021

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the Brew City Cowboys Resource Center hosted a community barbecue and trail ride for members and friends of the organization. The cookout took place at the Paluso Guest Farm located in Kewaskum, about an hour north of Milwaukee. It was a day full of horseback riding, great food, and friendship…. [Read More]

The Milwaukee Times hosts first ‘Summer Mixer’

June 10, 2021

The Milwaukee Times held its first Summer Mixer on Thursday, June 5, 2021 at Garfields 502 on a beautiful spring night and it was a huge success! More than 25 Black business owners and professionals including Kelli Macon of My Choice Wisconsin, Karen James of Creations & Design by KCJ, Kendrick Watkins, author and owner… [Read More]

The 2021 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Celebration is on Sunday June 13th

June 10, 2021

The African American Women’s Center 3020 West Vliet Street Milwaukee, WI 53208 2:00pm Keynote Speaker Willie Jude II, M.Ed.

Celebrating Our Local Black Music Icons

June 3, 2021

The Late Al Jarreau, Christopher Pipkins, Coo Coo Cal, Eric Benet, Jacob Lattimore, Lex Allen, Maurice Johnson, Meleni “Polly A” Smith, Naima Adedapo, Mauree McGavock, Ronda Felton and The Late Mary Davis.

NPHC-MKE hosts Annual Highway Clean-up

June 3, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, the National Panhellenic Council of Milwaukee (NPHC-MKE) participated in its “Annual Highway Clean-up.” NPHC-MKE adopted the one-mile stretch of roadway from 76th and Calumet Road to 76th and Dean Road, to clean up debris from passing cars. The NPHC-MKE adopted the stretch of highway many years ago as part of… [Read More]

Walgreen’s hosts ‘COVID-19 Vaccination Day’ at Holy Redeemer Christian Academy

June 3, 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Holy Redeemer Christian Academy along with Walgreens, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and UniteWI hosted a “COVID-19 Vaccination Day” for those 12 years and older at 3500 West Mother Daniels Way. The vaccination event was free and open to the public with no appointment necessary. On hand was former Green Bay… [Read More]

AABN Executive Director Dalvery Blackwell honored by WPHA Public Health Awards

June 3, 2021

On May 25, 2021, African American Breastfeeding Network Executive (AABN) Director and Co-founder Dalvery Blackwell received a 2021 Public Health Award for “Excellence in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,” from the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA). Dalvery and the AABN have been promoting the importance of the health benefits of breastfeeding, for both mother and… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum unveil new Hop street car

May 27, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, The Milwaukee Brewers and Associated Bank partnered with The Hop to bring awareness and education of the storied history of the Negro Leagues and their impact, and to celebrate the Milwaukee Bears, the city’s Negro National League team that operated during the 1923 season. The collaboration is in support of… [Read More]