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Local composer to conduct Mass concert in New York

June 25, 2020

Local composer, author and music specialist at Elm Creative Arts School in Milwaukee, Wallace McClain Cheatham will be conducting Franz Peter Schubert’s Mass In G Major for solo voice, chorus and full orchestra in May, 2021 at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. Dr. Cheatham was a public school music teacher for more than three decades…. [Read More]

Milwaukee honors victims of police violence with inspiring murals

June 25, 2020

Moved by the protest over the deaths of George Floyd that had taken place over the last several days, Ihsan Atta, who owns the storage building at the corner of North Avenue and North Holton Street, decided he wanted to use the building for something more than just storage. Atta, a lover of art, decided… [Read More]

‘Black Wall Street’: Trump’s plan for rally in Tulsa calls attention to 1921 race massacre

June 18, 2020

President Donald Trump planned to hold a rally Friday, June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of the worst racial attack in U.S. history, by many accounts. After days of controversy over that choice, he changed the date. The history of the massacre in the area, which was known as “Black Wall Street,”… [Read More]

Funeral Services for Arthur Reid, Jr.

June 11, 2020

VISITATION 1: Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. RNGGFH-Racine 1910 Taylor Ave Racine, WI 53403 VISITATION 2: Friday, June 12, 2020 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. RNGGFH-MKE 5665 N Teutonia Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53209 VISITATION 3: Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Greater Mt Sinai COGIC 5634 N 60th… [Read More]

Evers orders Gay Pride flag to fly over Wisconsin Capitol

June 11, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the second time in state history Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the second time in state history. The flag was… [Read More]

Con-drag-ulations Milwaukee: Presenting our new Queen, Jaida Essence Hall

June 4, 2020

“America’s next drag superstar” is Milwaukee’s own Jaida Essence Hall. Hall, a leading player in the local drag scene for nearly a decade, won season 12 of VH1’s hit reality competition Friday, May 29, 2020. “I know how it is to grind so hard and so many times be told no,” Hall told RuPaul on… [Read More]

Greater New Birth holds drive-thru food pantry

April 23, 2020

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Greater New Birth Church, 8237 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosted a Drive-Thru Food Pantry for people in need during the “Safer At Home” order, which is now in effect until May 24. There are many families in need in the community and the normal agencies are overrun during the pandemic…. [Read More]

Cream City Medical Society hands out home-made mask

April 23, 2020

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Cream City Medical Society handed out home-made COVID-19 face masks to the public at the Pick’n Save at 5700 West Capital Dr. The masks were handed out on a first come, first serve basis. The Cream City Medical Society is the first and only Milwaukee-based 501(c)(3) organization of African… [Read More]

McDonald’s apologizes for refusing to serve Africans in China

April 23, 2020

A woman held up a sign inside a McDonald’s that said the restaurant did not serve black customers. The sign wasn’t displayed in some city in the segregated American South during the 1950s. It was recently displayed in Guangzhou, China, which has the largest African population in China. Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton, has a… [Read More]

Signs of Life: Easter Sunday

April 16, 2020

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Mt. Zion Assembly Healing Temple of the Apostolic Faith Church, 4300 N Green Bay Ave., celebrated Easter Sunday in a rather unusual way this year. While still under Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” measures, Mt. Zion was unable to have its usual Easter communion service and fellowship. However, Suffragan Bishop… [Read More]