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Mt. Zion MBC celebrates milestone 100th anniversary

August 22, 2019

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 100th Anniversary, 1919-2019, at the church, 2207 North 2nd Street. On the first day in May, 1919, a group of divinely inspired God’s people gathered to form what would become known as Mount Zion MBC. Later the site of Mt. Zion on Galena… [Read More]

Milwaukee Times announces 2020 Black Excellence keynote speaker Kimberly Godwin

August 22, 2019

The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2020 Black Excellence Awards, CBSNews Executive Vice President Kimberly Godwin. Godwin has top editorial oversight of news gathering around the world, including the national desks, foreign desks and bureaus. She also served as their executive director for development and diversity and… [Read More]

Milwaukee Marine, among the first African Americans to enlist, receives Congressional Gold Medal

August 22, 2019

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Milwaukee veteran William Coffer, Jr., received the Congressional Gold Medal for being one of the first African Americans to enlist in the military during times of segregation. Many consider Coffer to be a true American hero, and as such, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold… [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council

August 22, 2019

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Gov. Tony Evers announced seven appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council. The Council’s mission is to identify barriers to women’s social and economic participation in the state and work with public and private-sector partners to develop initiatives and identify solutions and to disseminate information on the status of women and… [Read More]

World Outreach Center hosts The Milwaukee Give Summer Edition

August 22, 2019

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, The World Outreach Center, 3410 W. Silver Spring Dr., hosted its “Milwaukee Give Summer Edition.” The “Give” is a free rummage that is open to the public. It is an outreach relief effort to bring personal care items, household furnishings and clothing to families in need at absolutely no charge… [Read More]

Youth Black Heritage Showcase Applications Due August 25

August 22, 2019

Youth Black Heritage Showcase Applications Due: August 25! BELIEVE! ACHIEVE! SUCCEED!

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino expands with new hotel tower

August 15, 2019

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino unveiled its newest expansion project, a new hotel tower, during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1721 W. Canal St. The hotel tower will add 119 rooms and suites to the property. “We are thrilled to showcase this new hotel tower and provide new amenities to our… [Read More]

Jeremy Jeffress and teammates host Brewers Bowl-A-Thon

August 15, 2019

The Milwaukee Brewers invited fans to join pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and his teammates, coaches alums and celebrity friends for an evening of bowling and excitement at the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at JB’s on 41, 4040 S. 27th St. Participants enjoyed a unique opportunity to throw a strike with their favorite Brewer,… [Read More]

Representative LaKeshia Myers introduces CROWN Act aimed at eliminating hair discrimination in Wisconsin

August 15, 2019

Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) introduced legislation today that will alleviate hair discrimination in the state of Wisconsin. The bill, known as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair) Act, would update Wisconsin state statutes to include protections for individuals who wear natural hairstyles predominately worn by African Americans such as afros,… [Read More]

Milwaukee DNC host committee reveals contracting criteria, diversity team leaders

August 15, 2019

The Democratic National Convention host committee announced its Milwaukee diversity and inclusion leaders and criteria for selecting contractors and vendors including environmental efforts and worker policies — specifically a $15 minimum wage and paid sick leave. The committee told the Milwaukee Business Journal that its process is designed to ensure that the July 2020 Milwaukee… [Read More]