Black History Month Archives

MKE Fellows and MMOA honor local leaders for Black History Month

March 10, 2022

On February 28, 2022, Midwest Minority Officials Association (MMOA) hosted a special Black History Month salute for newly appointed WIAA Associate Director LeVar Ridgeway and new Alverno College head golf coach Richard Badger as part of a day-long salute to excellence and achievement at their brand new Associated Bank Center for Professional Development (ABC4PD) at… [Read More]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., School celebrates Black film and HBCUs

March 10, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., School ‘s African American Immersion Program kicked off Black History Month with celebrating Black film by hosting a Black Film Festival for its scholars, February 3 and 11, 2022. During the Black Film Festival the students were able to view the following movies: Garrett’s Gift (K-2nd); Ruby Bridges (3rd-5th); and… [Read More]

A Black History Month luncheon fit for a Queen

March 3, 2022

On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Dr. Jackie Edwards, International Mrs. USA 2021 hosted a “Black History Month Queen’s Luncheon,” at Taylor’d Event Studio, 3425 W. State Street. This event was an informative event for young women and girls, and highlighted the importance of representation and celebrated different Black Queens throughout history. The event featured many… [Read More]

2022 Black History Analysis

February 17, 2022

It is February and Black History Month in the USA. Many African Americans complain that their history month, February, is the shortest month of the year. This is a true statement, but since when can beggars be choosy? It’s time to take a Frank look at the 2022 African American in order to decide if… [Read More]

We Celebrate Black History

February 17, 2022

Our Black publications have been telling stories for years about historical giants such as Dr. Charles Richard Drew, who pioneered a method for preserving blood plasma. Remember George Washington Carver? He discovered hundreds of uses for the peanut and sweet potato. And Benjamin Banneker helped establish the boundaries of Washington, DC. We have heralded the… [Read More]

Jeannie Holliday returns to Milwaukee for Black History Month concert

April 8, 2021

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Jeannie Holliday (right) performed in Milwaukee at a special Black History Month concert at On The Bayou Restaurant. Jeannie, a Chicago native who has traveled the world, loves performing in Milwaukee and considers it home, as she has family here and as we have “the most sincere audiences in the… [Read More]

Wisconsin Women of Color in Politics

March 4, 2021

Women of color have shaped Wisconsin history whether it be in politics, religion, business, arts, or science. To celebrate Women’s History Month we look at some of the women who have made our community great. This week we take a look at women who made political history. Marcia Coggs Marcia P. Coggs is the matriarch… [Read More]

Wisconsin Women of Color in Religion

March 4, 2021

Women of color have shaped Wisconsin history whether it be in politics, religion, business, arts, or science. To celebrate Women’s History Month we look at some of the women who have made our community great. This week we take a look at women who have changed the face in religion. Dr. Sudie E. Tatum Sudie… [Read More]

Honoring Black History Week 3: The History of Black Doctors

February 18, 2021

Though Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent only 5 percent of physicians. Despite this imbalance, Milwaukee is lucky to have a rich history of Black doctors who have been vital to our community. They have fought to eliminate health disparities in the medical community and even have fought for… [Read More]

UW-Milwaukee’s African Diaspora Council celebrates retiring members

February 18, 2021

During Black History Month, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic did not stop the African Diaspora Council from celebrating its retiring members. While the platform changed from a face-to-face to a virtual event, held Wednesday, February 10, 2021, we were still able to honor the professional milestones of our retiring African Diaspora faculty, staff and administrators. The… [Read More]