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Jay-Z’s Team ROC holds rally for Alvin Cole at Wauwatosa’s Hart Park

October 22, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Jay-Z’s social justice group Team ROC hosted a rally for the three victims of Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah; Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., and Antonio Gonzales at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St. Team ROC partnered with Until Freedom, and Gathering for Justice organized the rally for the family… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee cancels trick-or-treating as Wisconsin’s coronavirus surge continues

October 22, 2020

The City of Milwaukee has canceled trick-or-treating this year as Wisconsin’s surge in coronavirus cases shows no sign of improving. Milwaukee will not have designated trick-or-treat times like it has had in the past and the activity will not be sanctioned by the city’s Health Department since it is deemed high-risk during the coronavirus pandemic,… [Read More]

SPLC’s Whose Heritage? reports more than 100 Confederate symbols removed since George Floyd’s murder

October 22, 2020

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Wednesday, October 14, 2020 announced that more than 100 Confederate symbols have been removed since May 26, 2020 — the start of the protests following the police killing of George Floyd. The Whose Heritage? report’s data and map track public symbols of the Confederacy across the United States. Since… [Read More]

AARP WI poll reveals tight presidential race

October 22, 2020

Survey shows Wisconsin voters age 50-plus aren’t shifting their candidate preferences AARP Wisconsin’s final battleground election survey of likely Wisconsin voters age 50-plus finds President Trump (46 percent) trailing former Vice President Joe Biden (49 percent). The poll results have moved only slightly from AARP WI’s first poll, released Sept. 10, which showed Trump (45… [Read More]

Foundations for Freedom, Inc. hosts ‘Strength For My Sisters Shoe Drive’

October 15, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Foundations for Freedom, Inc., hosted “Strength For My Sisters Shoe Drive” a free shoes, boots, sweaters, jackets and clothes giveaway at 32nd and Lisbon Ave. After seeing two women this summer with no shoes on, Foundations for Freedom, Inc., CEO and Founder Dana World-Patterson (right photo, center) began collecting more… [Read More]

Brew City Cowboys host community clean-up

October 15, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, The Brew City Cowboys Resource Center, Inc., hosted a community clean-up at the corner of 36th Street and Fond du Lac Ave., by the Sherman Phoenix. The first 25 adults that showed up to volunteer received a free voucher for a turkey with all the trimmings. The clean-up was sponsored… [Read More]

Anthem and Bublr partner to provide free annual bike passes

October 15, 2020

Bublr, Milwaukee’s nonprofit bikeshare operator, is proud to partner with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) to provide FREE Access Passes to qualifying individuals. The promotion, which started in May for Mental Health Awareness Month, is part of a joint campaign to highlight the connection between physical activity and better mental health. Access Passes… [Read More]

New Kwanzaa stamp now available at the U.S. Postal Service

October 15, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. News of this Forever stamp is being shared with hashtag #KwanzaaStamps. “This new Kwanzaa stamp captures the essence of the African American cultural celebration. The stamp… [Read More]

Dr. Gregory Williams – first Black male president of the Sunrise Rotary Club

October 15, 2020

By Kathy Gaillard Special for the Milwaukee Times Dr. Gregory Williams came from a long line of accomplished trailblazers. His grandfather, William Womack, was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen; his father, grandfather and uncle all earned doctorate degrees— overcoming the obstacles and challenges of their time to do so. Williams, who completed his undergraduate… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. presents ‘Come Alive October 5’

October 8, 2020

On Monday, October 5, 2020, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., hosted “Come Alive October 5” at both their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. MLK Dr., and their Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 W. Silver Spring Dr. The event was held to get individuals to register to vote for the upcoming presidential election on November… [Read More]