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Viola Davis says she regrets acting in “The Help”

September 20, 2018

Viola Davis might have gotten an Oscar nomination for 2012’s The Help, but she says she regrets her role in the film. During a new interview with the New York Times, she admitted that she believes the film did not do justice to the stories of its black characters. “Have I ever done roles that… [Read More]

WRTP/Big Step hosts completion ceremony for MSSC safety courses

September 13, 2018

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, WRTP/Big Step held a completion ceremony for their Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) safety courses at their building, 3841 W. Wisconsin Ave. This course emphasizes safety, fire extinguisher use, and wearing proper personal protective equipment such as eye and ear protection and hard hats. The students completed the MSSC safety… [Read More]

United Way kicks off community campaign and debuts Johnson Controls Volunteer Center

September 6, 2018

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County‚Äôs campaign focuses on creating lasting change through fundraising and volunteer goals. For the first time, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County kicked off their annual Community Campaign right at home at their Milwaukee offices. The event coincided with the grand opening of the Johnson Controls… [Read More]

African American Breastfeeding Network helps ‘Lift Up Every Baby!

September 6, 2018

On Saturday August 25.’ 2018, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) hosted it 4th Annual Lift Up Every Baby! event at Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St., in recognition of National Black Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 25-31) and World Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This free community-wide event celebrated the benefits and wellness of breastfeeding and the… [Read More]

Citywide cleanup held in memory of slain city inspector

August 31, 2018

Hundreds of volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, August 25, 2018 cleaning up trash as part of “Big Clean MKE,” a citywide cleanup effort was a part of Hip Hop Week MKE. The event was in memory of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz a city of Milwaukee inspector who was shot and killed while on the job… [Read More]

Highlands At Riverwalk celebrates July and August Birthdays

August 31, 2018

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Highlands At Riverwalk Senior Apartments, 10954 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, hosted their bi-monthly birthday celebration for residents and their family and friends. This event celebrated all the residents that had a birthday in July and August; a total of 13 residents celebrated with fun, games, food, and fellowship. “Happy Birthday… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League Guild collects school supplies at Old School Daze

August 23, 2018

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, The Milwaukee Urban League Guild along with Bosco and the Milwaukee Boppers, Steppers and the Ballroom Community hosted an “Old School Daze” event at Mr. J’s Lounge, 4610 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The event’s purpose was to collect donated school supplies and backpacks to donate to Milwaukee Public School… [Read More]

Old Walnut St. celebrated at the 31st Annual Walnut Street Picnic

August 23, 2018

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, The Walnut Street Social Gathering Club, the North Division Alumni Association and Lincoln Alumni Association co-hosted the 31st Annual Walnut Street Picnic at Carver Park. Each year many former residents gather on the third Sunday in August to congregate, reminisce, and celebrate their old neighborhood. This year they were joined… [Read More]

‘Third Annual Sleepover for Education,’ helps out MPS students in need

August 16, 2018

On Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, 2018, volunteers and organizations from all over Milwaukee gathered for the “3rd Annual Sleepover for Education,” at Pete’s Fruit Market, 2303 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. During the event volunteers collected school supplies for Milwaukee Public School students in need and camped out overnight on the… [Read More]

City honors late civil rights advocate Vel R. Phillips with street naming

August 16, 2018

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the City of Milwaukee along with the Bader Foundation and Alderwoman Milele Coggs held a special street renaming ceremony at North 4th Street and West North Avenue to honor the late civil rights advocate Vel Phillips. The intersection will now be known as North Vel R. Phillips Ave. The renaming… [Read More]