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Northside Rising marches against end of energy assistance and for green jobs

July 30, 2020

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Northside Rising held a rally seeking divestment from WE Energies (also known as Wisconsin Electric), a waiver of their planned moratorium on energy assistance, and investment in green, net-zero carbon jobs that are not monopolized by the company. Investing more in a climate justice plan, as well as a solution… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett and city celebrate completion of ‘Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project’

July 30, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (left) was joined by Milwaukee Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske (center left); Department of City Development Director Layfayette Crump (center right); and Sherman Phoenix Director of Programing and Events Jan Anderson (right) to celebrate the completion of the “Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project.” The… [Read More]

Donald Trump says he won’t attend John Lewis’ memorial services

July 30, 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday, July 27, 2020, he will not be attending memorial services for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis this week. Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol as part of six days of funeral proceedings, and the public will be allowed to visit later Monday and Tuesday. Lewis died July… [Read More]

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah suspended by city’s Police and Fire Commission

July 30, 2020

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah has been suspended by the city’s Police and Fire Commission (PFC). The unanimous vote by five commissioners, done virtually over Zoom because of the pandemic, came as part of a special meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that accepted administrative charges filed against Mensah by the family of Jay Anderson…. [Read More]

Get to know Ozell Cox: Republican candidate for the 12th Assembly District of the Wisconsin State Legislature

July 30, 2020

Not long ago lifelong Milwaukee resident Ozell Cox filed to run as a Republican for the 12th Assembly District of the Wisconsin State Legislature, because he believed that his hometown was not providing its residents with sufficient economic opportunities or essential goods and services such as quality grocery stores, department stores, movie theaters and hospitals… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett appoints Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian

July 30, 2020

Mayor Tom Barrett announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the appointment of Joan R. Johnson to serve as Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian. Johnson is currently Deputy Director of the system, and has been since March 2009. If confirmed, Johnson will succeed Paula Kiely, who is retiring on August 28, 2020, and take… [Read More]

John Lewis, towering figure of Civil Rights era, dies at 80

July 23, 2020

John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, AL, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80. “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring… [Read More]

Civil rights icon Rev. C.T. Vivian dies at 95

July 23, 2020

Civil rights leader Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian has died at age 95, his daughter Kira Vivian told CNN. Vivian passed away at his Atlanta home of natural causes Friday, July 17, 2020. “He was the sweetest man,” Kira Vivian said. “He was so loving. What a loving dad. He was the best father throughout… [Read More]

African American Art Collectors featured at Cedarburg Art Museum

July 23, 2020

The Cedarburg Art Museum exhibition “Eye of the Beholder: African Americans Collecting Art,” which runs from May 20 through September 27, 2020, celebrates art with African American collectors predominantly living in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. The exhibition was conceived by the museum’s board president Blaine Gibson and curated by Milwaukee arts advocate and artist Evelyn… [Read More]

Outreach Community Health Centers holds annual ‘Community Health and Resource Fair’

July 16, 2020

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Outreach Community Health Centers will host its annual “Community Health & Resource Fair, featuring Drive/Walk-Thru Book Bag & Health Resources Giveaway,” at Outreach Community Health Centers, 210 W. Capitol Drive. Children must be present to receive book bags and school supplies. This event is drive – through and walk-through only;… [Read More]