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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosts University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir

April 4, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Alumni – Milwaukee, along with Epsilon Kappa Omega Milwaukee Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted a concert by the universities’ renowned Vesper Choir at North Division (ND) High School, 1011 West Center St., for students, their families and ND Alumni. During… [Read More]

Honor Women’s History Month by supporting Black women at work

March 28, 2019

If you want to celebrate Women’s History Month and Black Women’s History Month in April, support the black and brown women in your workplace. But you might want to skip the tribute lunches or “lean-in” style pep talks. This is the premise of a new article published in HBR from Zuhairah Washington, a senior vice… [Read More]

Black Arts MKE announces youth performing arts summer camp

March 21, 2019

Black Arts MKE will offer an all day, four-week performing arts (musical theater) free summer camp for low income Milwaukee youth ages 12 to 18. Youth will be challenged to choose a story to adapt into a 45-minute musical theater performance, write the script, songs, audition, and rehearse the play. They will discover their unique… [Read More]

Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

March 21, 2019

Part Two of Two: These leaders — Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American — in varied fields, broke both gender and racial barriers as they made history. Here is a by-no-means-comprehensive primer recognizing 36 women of color, past and present: LaDonna Harris LaDonna Harris is a Native American activist and member of the Comanche tribe…. [Read More]

New Jubilee Youth Chorale hosts 12th annual concert

March 14, 2019

On February 22, 2019, The New Jubilee Youth Chorale hosted its 12th Annual Concert at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The choir is made up of youth and young adults from more than five different churches in Milwaukee including Eastbrook Church, Greater Galilee Baptist Church, Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and… [Read More]

Local sisters celebrate 83rd birthday together

March 14, 2019

Flora Rieves and Lola Neely (insert) celebrated their 83rd birthday with family members and friends this past summer. These ladies are formerly from Shreveport, Louisiana. The birthday celebration was held at the home of the late Arthur Tyler and Addie Tyler located on First and Center Street. Rieves and Neely have been upstanding community contributors… [Read More]

Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

March 14, 2019

Part One of Two: These leaders — Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American — in varied fields, broke both gender and racial barriers as they made history. Here is a by-no-means-comprehensive primer recognizing 36 women of color, past and present: Peggy Alexander and Diane Nash Peggy Alexander and Diane Nash participated at lunch counter sit-ins… [Read More]

This is how March became ‘Women’s History Month’

March 7, 2019

Many things have come to womankind surprisingly recently: The right to vote. The right to own property. And, perhaps less surprisingly, the existence of Women’s History Month. Before women had the whole month, the U.S. recognized Women’s History Week; before that, a single International Women’s Day. Dedicating the whole month of March in honor of… [Read More]

Diversity sails forward: Introducing Captain Belinda Bennett, first Black, female ship’s master

March 7, 2019

A fitting bit of news for March – introducing Captain Belinda Bennett. In addition to being the first female and black captain in Windstar Cruises’ history, she is the first black female captain in the commercial cruise industry. An exclusive handful of women are currently making waves as captains, with the first American female captain… [Read More]

Events for Folks Who Love Books and Reading at Boswell Book Company

February 7, 2019

Upcoming Events at Boswell Book Company February 13 to March 13, 2019.