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Thousands march with Jacob Blake family in Kenosha and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Gwen Moore call for change

September 17, 2020

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the family of Jacob Blake, Jr., who was shot in the back in Kenosha, WI on August 23, 2020, was joined by hundreds of peaceful protesters, including Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Congresswoman Gwen Moore to protest the shooting of Blake. Despite violence that had erupted during the week-long protest,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League urges Black voters to ‘Reclaim Your Vote!’

September 10, 2020

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) hosted a press conference at its offices, 435 W. North Ave., announcing its new voter engagement initiative, “Reclaim Your Vote.” Partnering with local organizations and business through the upcoming election on November 3, 2020, the “Get Out the Vote” efforts and activities will focus on… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee Health Department hosts back to school health fairs

September 3, 2020

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the City of Milwaukee Health Department hosted its annual “Back-to-School Fair” at four different locations in Milwaukee. At this location, Hopkins Lloyd School, 1503 W. Hopkins St., students were given school supplies, book bags, masks, and hand sanitizer along with community education materials. The Health Department partnered with United Way… [Read More]

Remembering the life of Dorothy J. Fisher

August 27, 2020

Fondly called Dothee, Dottie, Dot and Dorothea by family and friends, Dorothy Jean Toombs was born in Ripley, Tennessee, on July 27, 1950. She was the second eldest of eleven children born to James and Louise (Mann) Toombs, both natives of Tennessee. Dorothy migrated as a small child with her family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where… [Read More]

Despite COVID-19 a summer tradition still lives on

August 20, 2020

  Despite the pandemic closing up restaurants, some kids are still exercising their entrepreneurial skills over the summer tradition by running their own lemonade stand. This stand is run by Sakajha Smiley and her 4 year-old daughter, Royah. The mother and daughter team sold lemonade and snacks out of this stand they built together, located… [Read More]

Mrs. Vera LeBlanc celebrates her 98th birthday with parade

July 30, 2020

Just because there is a pandemic going on, and everyone should be staying home, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate your birthday. Though social distancing, Mrs. Vera LeBlanc (top photo, on left) still got to celebrate her 98th on Thursday, July 16, 2020 with a parade in her honor. Vera’s friends, family, church family, and… [Read More]

Batwoman: The CW casts Javicia Leslie as new series lead for season 2

July 16, 2020

The CW has found its new Batwoman. Actress Javicia Leslie (God Friended Me) will take over the lead role in Batwoman Season 2. As previously reported, The CW isn’t recasting the Kate Kane role following Ruby Rose’s abrupt departure from Batwoman. Instead, Leslie has been cast as a new character named Ryan Wilder. Here’s The… [Read More]

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]