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April is National Poetry Month: Let’s Celebrate Black Poets

April 8, 2021

African American poetry predates the written words linked to our rich oral tradition from the mother country Africa. Black poems are inextricably linked to the experience of African American through their history in America from slavery to segregation and the equal rights movement. Black poetry also draws its inspiration from musical traditions such as gospel,… [Read More]

MHSI hosts 2021 Safe Easter Dinner Giveaway

April 8, 2021

On Friday, March 26, 2021, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI), hosted an “Easter Dinner Giveaway, at their Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 W. Silver Spring Dr. MHSI joined with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MHS Health Wisconsin, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, United Healthcare and Galst Food Market to provide 2,000 grocery dinners and… [Read More]

WAAW Center hosts annual Hat and Fashion Show

April 8, 2021

From Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2021, the Wisconsin African American Women’s (WAAW) Center, LTD. hosted its “Annual Hat Fashion Show Fundraiser” at their center, 3020 W. Vliet St. The show featured more than 180 gorgeous new and used hats, as well as headbands and handbags at very affordable prices. Some of the… [Read More]

April 15th – 7th Annual Minority Health Month Dialogue

April 8, 2021

On behalf of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) Regional Milwaukee Office, it is with great pleasure to invite you to join us for the 7th Annual Minority Health Month Dialogue, Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color. This online event will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30… [Read More]

Jeannie Holliday returns to Milwaukee for Black History Month concert

April 8, 2021

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Jeannie Holliday (right) performed in Milwaukee at a special Black History Month concert at On The Bayou Restaurant. Jeannie, a Chicago native who has traveled the world, loves performing in Milwaukee and considers it home, as she has family here and as we have “the most sincere audiences in the… [Read More]

True Heroes: Honoring our essential workers

April 1, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, our society has continued on, thanks to a dedicated essential front-line work force. The people who we interact with everyday, who help keep our lives going, have unselfishly risked their health and safety on a daily basis. Some of those workers include food store workers, such… [Read More]

Bishop E. Lewis celebrates his 93rd birthday

April 1, 2021

Bishop E. Lewis (left photo, front right) celebrated his 93rd birthday with a festive dinner featuring Southern cooking on Saturday, March 25, 2021, in Milwaukee with his daughters (bottom photo, from left): Narcisia Edie Bland, Sarah Lewis, Harry Lewis, Jr., Harry Lewis, III, Carol Lewis and Leenail Lewis. Bishop Lewis was born in Glen Allen,… [Read More]

Remembering the life of Margo Wilma Spann

April 1, 2021

Award-winning television journalist and entrepreneur Margo Wilma Spann, 40, was struck and killed in an apparent early morning hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles on March 11, 2021. She was born in Milwaukee to the late Reverend James W. Spann, II and Dr. Wilma N. Spann and she began her career in broadcast journalism in her… [Read More]

Notice of Spring Election and Notice of Special Nonpartisan Election for County Supervisor, District 10 and Sample Ballot

April 1, 2021

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND NOTICE OF SPECIAL NONPARTISAN ELECTION FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 10 AND SAMPLE BALLOT April 6, 2021 OFFICE OF THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE: Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the City of Milwaukee on April 6,… [Read More]

Guns Down Miltown hosts All-City Pop Up and Neighborhood Clean Up Day

March 25, 2021

On Friday, March 12, 2021, Guns Down Miltown hosted “Guns Down Miltown All-City Pop Up and #cleanupMKE Neighborhood Cleanup Day,” throughout the city of Milwaukee. Residents were encouraged to form cleaning groups (like this one at Victory Over Violence Garden on MLK Dr.) to help pick up trash and clean up around the city.