National and Local News

National and Local News Archives

MHSI hosts ‘ 10th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway’

November 25, 2021

On Friday, November 19, 2021, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., held its “10th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and COVID-19 Safety Kit Giveaway,” at their Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center, 8200 west Silver Spring Drive. In an effort to help feed those in need this Thanksgiving, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI), MHS Health Wisconsin, Social Development Commission, Green… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s downtown lights up for the holidays

November 25, 2021

Milwaukee’s downtown was illuminated with more than 500,000 lights and dozens of animated displays during the 23rd annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival presented by Johnson Financial Group, Nov. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022. The celebration kicked off on Thursday, November 18, 2021, with a holiday broadcast on WISN-TV 12, which featured a sampling of… [Read More]

New Chief of Police, Jeffrey Norman, is sworn in

November 25, 2021

It’s official, city of Milwaukee native Jeffrey B. Norman was sworn in as Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department. The public ceremony took place on Monday, November 15, 2021, in the Common Council Chambers at Milwaukee’s City Hall. Chief Norman was sworn in by the Fire and Police Commission executive director, Leon W. Todd. Mayor… [Read More]

Kyle Rittenhouse: Protesters clash with police as anger and division grows over teenager acquitted after killing two people

November 25, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges over the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, WI. President Joe Biden, who during last year’s election campaign tweeted a video that appeared to link Rittenhouse to white supremacists, said he supported the jury’s decision and urged Americans to react with calm. “While the verdict in Kenosha… [Read More]

Your Safe Haven celebrates grand opening

November 25, 2021

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, newly founded non-profit, Your Safe Haven celebrated its grand opening at 8500 W. Capitol Drive. After hosting a series of events for two months, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony, free food, on-site tours and presentations, information packets for youth and families and much more. For more information about Your… [Read More]

Alderwoman Milele Coggs hosts 11th Annual Housing Resource Fair

November 18, 2021

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, invited residents to attend the 11th Annual Housing Resource Fair at Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N. 6th St. The free event provided residents with information on home financing, home repairs, foreclosure assistance and more and featured virtual workshops and an… [Read More]

Parklawn Assembly of God hosts Milwaukee career and employment summit

November 18, 2021

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., hosted the Milwaukee Career and Employment Summit. During this uneven recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, job seekers are in high demand by local employers. Yet many job seekers with barriers to employment still are finding it difficult to find a good job… [Read More]

Cannaan Baptist Church celebrates 8th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Fredrick E. Jones and First Lady Marian Jones

November 18, 2021

On Sunday, November 14th, 2021, Canaan Baptist Church, 2975 N. 11th Street, celebrated the 8th Year Anniversary of their Pastor, Rev. Dr, Fredrick E. Jones and First Lady Marian Jones. The theme for this event was “Standing on God’s Word,” from II Timothy 3:16-17 KJV and keynote speaker was Rev. Joseph H. Jackson, Jr., Pastor… [Read More]

Mary Elizabeth Johnson Smith celebrates 100th birthday

November 18, 2021

During the past 100 years, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Smith has been an eye witness to some significant historical events. Born in rural Mississippi in 1921, she lost her mother at age two and the grandmother who raised her at age 12. Shortly after World War II, she and her husband moved to heavily segregated Milwaukee… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League hosts ’36th Annual Black and White Ball’

November 11, 2021

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, the Milwaukee Branch of the Urban League (MUL) hosted their “36th Annual Black and White Ball,” at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. The Black and White Ball is one of Wisconsin’s premier social events of the year and once again the MUL was able to hold the event… [Read More]