Milwaukee County’s Office on African American Affairs celebrates Black History Month

January 21, 2021

The Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) serves to support Milwaukee County and empower the community to make the County’s vision ‘by achieving racial equity, Milwaukee is the healthiest county in Wisconsin’ a reality. Since our inception OAAA has been a key partner in helping County leaders confront racial disparities and inequity. This set the… [Read More]

‘Asase Ye Duru: Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers’

March 19, 2020

On Monday, February 17, 2020, Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum hosted a Black History Month celebration honoring local African American Environmental Pioneers at the museum, 2620 W. Center St. The event was called “Asase Ye Duru,” which is an African saying for “The Earth Has Weight,” and is a symbol of providence and the… [Read More]

Northcott Neighborhood House celebrates Black History Month with ‘Reverberation’

March 12, 2020

On Saturday, February 28, 2020, the Northcott Neighborhood House celebrated Black History Month with a musical event, “Reverberation,” at 2460 North 6th Street. The theatrical event highlighted Milwaukee’s youth through their talent, musicianship and drama performances to spread positivity happening in Milwaukee’s urban community. The students featured music by icons like Marvin Gaye, John Legend,… [Read More]

Wisconsin Memorial Park hosts 2nd Annual Black History Month program

March 5, 2020

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Wisconsin Memorial Park hosted their 2nd Annual Black History Month program coordinated by Michelle Russell-Hoppert (pictured, third from left), Family Service Counselor for Wisconsin Memorial Park. She is pictured with Reverend McCrory of St. Luke Emmanuel, members of the St. Luke Emmanuel Church Choir, Kingdom Kidz Care Academy, Brooklyn LaFayette… [Read More]

Ron Husband: The Story of Disney’s First Black Animator

February 20, 2020

By William Gooden Who was the first African American Disney animator? Most Disney geeks, like myself, will answer “Floyd Norman” and until a few weeks ago, I would have said the same thing. However, I am wrong (and you probably are, too). While Floyd Norman did work for Disney animation, he was never technically an… [Read More]

Zion Hill MBC celebrates Black History Month and heart health

March 8, 2018

During the month of February, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with a number of special services. The first event was their African American Heritage Program on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and this year’s theme was, “Saluting our Educators: Past and Present.” This event included special guests Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne… [Read More]

Christian Fellowship Church presents its annual African American History program

April 3, 2013

  The Congregation at Christian Fellowship Community Church, 2176 N. 39th Street, held its annual Black History program on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. The program theme was “The First Shall be Last and the Last Shall be First.” The guest speaker was Vincent P. Lyles, president and CEO of the Boys &… [Read More]