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YMCA marks 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Breakfast

January 23, 2020

On Monday, January 20, 2020, the YMCA of metro Milwaukee presented their 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Breakfast for the first time ever at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. There were more than 900 community leaders in attendance. As part of the celebration the three student 1st place winners from the… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosts 19th Annual ‘King Fest’

January 23, 2020

On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum hosted the 19th Annual “King Fest” which celebrated Dr. King’s 91st birthday. This year’s them was “Remembrance, Resistance, and Reparations,” and was hosted by Sister Janette Herrera at the Wisconsin Black Historical Museum, 2620 W. Center Street. The celebration featured speakers like Congresswoman Gwen Moore,… [Read More]

WWE legend Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, dies at age 75

January 23, 2020

Johnson was one-half of the first African American tag team to win the WWE tag team championship Rocky Johnson, former WWE tag team champion and WWE Hall of Famer, has died at the age of 75, WWE confirmed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, married into the famed Anoa’i family after… [Read More]

Milwaukee Recreation is ready to dance

January 23, 2020

17th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance is set for Feb. 15th Milwaukee Recreation has partnered with the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the Social Development Commission (SDC) to host the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance at North Division Community Center, 1011 W. Center St., on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The night will include dancing, food,… [Read More]

Center for Veterans Issues announces naming of new building after Milwaukee Brigadier General Robert A. Cocroft

January 16, 2020

On Thursday, November 19, 2019 during their 30th anniversary celebration at the Pfister Hotel, the Center for Veterans issues (CVI), LTD announced the name of their soon-to-open Veterans Resource Center would be named after their co-founder Retired Brigadier General Robert A. Cocroft (inset). Accepting the honor on the late Brigadier General Cocroft’s behalf was his… [Read More]

MKE Fellows host 2019 Annual Holiday Luncheon

January 16, 2020

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, The MKE Fellows hosted their 2019 Annual Holiday Luncheon at Quarles and Brady, LLP’s downtown offices. The MKE Fellows program participants interacted with friends and supporters and greeted new members. As part of the luncheon the Fellows honored three outstanding individual for their community service efforts. Community service is one… [Read More]

Margaret Martin celebrates 80th Birthday

January 16, 2020

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, Margaret Martin received the best birthday present she could have imagined, in the form of a surprise 80th birthday party hosted by her family at the Joel Kinlow Center on Appleton and Congress. The party included more than 70 family, friends and church family who honored Margaret on her special… [Read More]

MHSI Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center hosts Holiday Dinner Giveaway

January 9, 2020

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted their 4th Annual Holiday Dinner Giveaway at the Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 West Silver Spring Dr. MHSI gave away more than 1,500 Christmas dinners to families that attended, as well as provided free health screenings and flu shots. The event was hosted… [Read More]

The Salvation Army hosts 30th Annual Christmas Family Feast

January 9, 2020

For the 30th year the Salvation Army of Milwaukee County hosted their annual Christmas Family Feast on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The Salvation Army and their more than 1,400 volunteers served more than 9,000 people at the feast. The menu consisted of turkey, ham, yams, mashed potatoes,… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American institutions celebrate Kwanzaa

January 9, 2020

On Thursday, December 26, 2019 the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center St., presented the 2019 opening ceremony of Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani. It celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or… [Read More]