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Wisconsin’s ‘Safer at Home’ order in effect for next 30 days

March 26, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday his new “Safer at Home” order in effect for the next month. Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, his new “Safer at Home” order will be in effect for the next month. He directed Department of Health Services Secretary- designee Andrea Palm to prohibits all nonessential travel, with… [Read More]

Milwaukee DPW suspends timed, metered, night parking restrictions amid COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Officials with the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works on Thursday evening, March 19 suspended all timed, metered, and night parking restrictions effective immediately to accommodate residents home due to the novel coronavirus. DPW officials said in a statement vehicles will not be required to alternate sidepark or have night parking permits. Drivers must… [Read More]

Where to find help for those in need during the COVID-19 closures

March 26, 2020

The coronavirus has shut down many of our community institutions and centers to help stop its spread. However, there are still many in this community that need help with finding work or just putting food on the table. Many are wondering with so many closures, where will they turn to now for help. Well, the… [Read More]

Milwaukee responds to COVID-19: Closures and cancellations

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus is causing organizers to cancel or postpone some community events. The following events have been canceled or postponed: • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino: Closing at 5 p.m., March 17. No word on when it will reopen. • Milwaukee Municipal Court: Closed until May 1. • Skylight Theatre’s Evita and Candide: Rescheduled for later dates…. [Read More]

WestCare Wisconsin hosts Harambee Community Forum

March 19, 2020

On Friday, March 6, 2020, WestCare Wisconsin hosted a Harambee Community Forum at the Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive The event was organized and hosted by newly appointed Neighborhood Strategic Planning Area 6 community organizer Martinez Milton, Jr. (upper left photo, left) The event featured Q&A sessions, community… [Read More]

‘Asase Ye Duru: Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers’

March 19, 2020

On Monday, February 17, 2020, Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum hosted a Black History Month celebration honoring local African American Environmental Pioneers at the museum, 2620 W. Center St. The event was called “Asase Ye Duru,” which is an African saying for “The Earth Has Weight,” and is a symbol of providence and the… [Read More]

Zion Hill M.B.C. celebrates Black History Month

March 19, 2020

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History 2020 with a special program honoring the “Father of Gospel Music,” the late Thomas Dorsey, at 1825 W Hampton Ave. This year along with the special tribute to Thomas Dorsey, Zion Hill honored “Pioneering Local Black Men.” This year’s honorees included State… [Read More]

Where to find help for those in need during the COVID-19 closures

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus has shut down many of our community institutions and centers to help stop its spread. However, there are still many in this community that need help with finding work or just putting food on the table. Many are wondering with so many closures, where will they turn to now for help. Well, the… [Read More]

CAPITA Productions presents ‘We Are The Drum’ 2020

March 12, 2020

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, CAPITA (City at Peace in The Arts) Productions presented “We Are The Drum 2020: Believe, Achieve, Receive,” at Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th Street. The musical event was a dynamic celebration of our country’s rich African American heritage and history, spotlighting some of the greatest African American musical entertainers… [Read More]

Gee’s Clippers and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield launch free clinic to support men’s health in Milwaukee

March 12, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Gee’s Clippers and Anthem Blue Cross BlueShield joined with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Gee’s Clippers owner Gaulien “Gee” Smith (at podium) for the grand-opening of Gee’s Milwaukee Wellness Clinic, located in Gee’s Clippers, 2220 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The clinic will be available to customers every… [Read More]