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Summerfest 2019 put a ‘Smile On’ the face of Milwaukee

July 11, 2019

From June 26 – July 7, 2019, Milwaukee got their “Smile On” during the World’s largest music festival, Summerfest. This year offered a wide variety of acts for all ages. Among the artists performing were living legends such as Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and The Spinners; current hot acts such as Snoop Dog,… [Read More]

MPS breaks ground on green spaces initiative to improve schools and neighborhoods

July 11, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, Milwaukee Public Schools, together with generous funders and community partners, announced a multi-million dollar investment in Milwaukee schools and neighborhoods. As part of an ongoing cycle, the district is beginning work that will reduce pavement and increase green space at four MPS schools, adding to several previous projects. Improvements will… [Read More]

Local entrepreneurs celebrate launch of new nail polish line, Jus Shanna

July 11, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, local business leaders Shanna Reid and Katina Shaw celebrated the launch of their new nail polish line, Jus Shanna Unapologetic Collection, with a fabulous party at the Tripoli Country Club, 7401 North 43rd Street. Nail polish can be a fun way to dress up your nails or cover up any… [Read More]

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff on her Cinderella run at Wimbledon: ‘I’m a fighter, and I’ll never give up’

July 11, 2019

Cori “Coco” Gauff is just now beginning to process what it feels like to be at the next level of international tennis stardom. “If somebody told me this three weeks ago, I probably wouldn’t believe it,” the 15-year-old said. “But I think just putting in the work definitely raised my confidence because I knew how… [Read More]

After 42 years of community work, MacArthur (Mac) Weddle celebrates retirement

July 4, 2019

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Northcott Neighborhood House and Double B Entertainment presented, “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye,” a celebration in honor of community leader MacArthur (Mac) Weddle’s (right) retirement. The retirement celebration, which also served as a fundraiser for the Northcott Neighborhood House, was held at the Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin… [Read More]

MUL Young Professionals host scholarship award ceremony

July 4, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) Young Professionals hosted the annual Dr. Wesley L. Scott Scholarship award ceremony at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Alumni Partnership Center, 1120 N. Broadway. This year the Young Professionals awarded three $1,000 scholarship to Milwaukee area college bound students during their general body meeting. The guest… [Read More]

Black Health Coalition hosts ’15th Annual Walk for Quality Health’

July 4, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, The African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) hosted its “15th Annual Walk for Quality Health.” The annual event each year strives to raise awareness about health issues and disparities in our community as well as serve as fundraiser for the Black Health… [Read More]

Women in Worship host Marketplace Panel

July 4, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Melva Henderson Ministries presented the “Woman in Worship Collage,” at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. Women in Worship was a two-day gathering for women to pray, worship and hear the word of God. As part of the event a Marketplace panel featuring some… [Read More]

Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day 2019

June 27, 2019

Despite the rain, Milwaukee turned out for the “48th Annual Juneteenth Day Celebration,” on Wednesday June 19, 2019. The event was held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Center and Burleigh Streets. The festival featured a parade, musical performances, numerous vendors from food to toys, along with community organizations sharing helpful resources for… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League celebrates 100 years by honoring 100 men

June 27, 2019

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) in celbration of its 100th anniversary hosted “100 Men for 100 Years.” More than 100 male leaders came together for an evening of networking and fun. This special event was hosted at Fred’s Pub at MillerCoors. The evening ended with each attendee donating $100 to support… [Read More]