community Archives

Sex trafficking in Milwaukee: An outcry from the African American community

May 13, 2013

      By Carmen A. Murguia History has shown us, God moves us to act to rescue His people. When you picture sex trafficking victims, what comes to mind? If it is a young, Black girl beaten, raped, and forced at gunpoint to have sex with men for money, then you are right. If… [Read More]

The absence of color

May 13, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times As a nation that is full of immigrants, except Native Americans, one should be grateful for the freedoms, privileges and opportunities they have. However, the greatest nation in modern times continues to struggle with issues along the color line. Even with the… [Read More]

Making the Black community sustainable

May 7, 2013

By Dr. B.B. Robinson If something is good and it is enjoyable, it’s not surprising that people want it to last forever. We want the goodness to be unceasing. We want it to be sustained. But the sad fact is that nothing lasts forever. Even the cosmos is subject to the vagaries of time and… [Read More]

What’s going on?

May 7, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times Maintaining an open line of communication is easier said than done. It becomes increasingly more important when the stakes are high and when it matters most. Everyone involved wants to be kept in the loop and up to speed as things develop…. [Read More]

Community partnerships expanding to provide health screenings

April 29, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times Since 2010, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital has had a partnership with the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), which is a collaborative of 44 churches in Milwaukee to provide health screening and other preventative care to congregants and community members in Milwaukee’s central city. The partnership… [Read More]

Home is where the heart is

April 22, 2013

Rebuilding our Community By Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D. Special for the Milwaukee Times One the most wonderful feelings in the world comes when you buy a home, especially your first. There is nothing quite like it.  For it can be a place in which to raise a family, build net worth, and to affirm your… [Read More]

Lifting city residency requirement, Derek Williams case evoke lively discussion at Pastors United meeting

April 15, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times In Milwaukee recently there’s been a strong backlash when it comes to authority figures that are sworn to protect and serve, and the role government should have in our community; specifically speaking about the Derek Williams case and Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to lift the current… [Read More]

No more rallies

April 11, 2013

Being Frank By Frank James IV When something continues to happen over and over again, either you like it or change it. In Milwaukee once again the African American community is outraged over a police action. Derek Williams died while in police custody in 2011. This past week a special prosecutor decided to not press… [Read More]

WBCOC hosts luncheon for Nigerian Business School students

April 11, 2013

The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., along with The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the Nigerian community of Milwaukee and Alderman Joe Davis, hosted a special luncheon for visiting businessmen and women from Lagos, Nigeria Business School on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet Street. This luncheon was viewed… [Read More]

Nearly 500 MPS students to explore careers in IT, engineering

April 10, 2013

By Tony Tagliavia Nearly 500 Milwaukee Public Schools middle- and high-school students spent Wednesday, March 27, 2013 getting hands-on insight into higher education and careers in information technology and engineering thanks in part to more than 20 business and community partners. The partners were presenters at this spring’s “iFair,” hosted by Harley-Davidson Motor Company and… [Read More]