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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.

Happy 100th Birthday Nettie Walton

February 7, 2019

On December 21, 2018, Ms. Nettie Walton celebrated her 100th birthday. Ms. Walton was born on December 23, 1918, the same year that the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time. A party was held at the the Serafino Square Apartments Clubhouse, 9993 West North Ave. by her granddaughters Viva Crape and… [Read More]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter welcomes new members

January 31, 2019

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter welcomed 41 new members during their New Members Luncheon at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. This year the sorority welcomed the largest group of initiates ever, since it was founded in 1949. In attendance this year was Epsilon Kappa Omega… [Read More]

Milwaukee Chapter-National Black Nurses Association hosts 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast

January 24, 2019

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) hosted their 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center Rapkin Auditorium, 945 N. 12th Street. Traditionally, the NBNA have always started the new year off with a prayer breakfast as it sets the tone for the origination… [Read More]