Holidays Archives

Milwaukee celebrates the first day of Kwanzaa

January 5, 2023

On Monday, December 26, 2022, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center St., presented the 2022 opening ceremony of Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani. It celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or… [Read More]

Kwanzaa Celebration with Top Ladies of Distinction and Top Teens of America

December 29, 2022

The Milwaukee Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction and Top Teens of America gathered to celebrate their Annual Kwanzaa festivities on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, 102 E. Wright St.

Holy Redeemer COGIC hosts annual community – wide toy give-a-way

December 29, 2022

On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, along with C.H Mason Health Clinic, IPAMA, Holy Redeemer Institutional Church Of God In Christ and Unite WI, hosted their annual “Holy Redeemer Church of God In Christ Annual Community – Wide Toy Give-A-Way” event at Holy Redeemer Church, 3500 W. Mother Daniels… [Read More]

Don’t get scammed this holiday season

December 22, 2022

The winter holidays are a time of charity, gratitude, and gift-giving. Everyone is looking for the best deals and money-saving tricks. Scammers try to take advantage of consumers’ holiday plans through rip-offs and fraudulent schemes. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) encourages all consumers to learn how to identify and avoid… [Read More]

Handling Eating Challenges During the Holidays

November 17, 2022

12 tips to help maintain eating disorder recovery Navigating recovery from an eating disorder is rarely easy, and the holiday season tends to be especially challenging. Family gatherings, disrupted routines, food-centered celebrations and more create an abundance of potentially triggering situations for people recovering from eating disorders. You may find it beneficial to create a… [Read More]

Stress Management Tools for the Holidays

November 17, 2022

The holiday season can be full of joy and family fun, but for some, especially those in eating disorder recovery, the occasion can be incredibly stressful. Consider these tips from the experts at Alsana to help you respond to stressors more thoughtfully and constructively: 1. Calm down with mindfulness practices, meditation or yoga. 2. Feel… [Read More]

Council votes to make Juneteenth an official city holiday

September 22, 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Common Council approved an ordinance making Juneteenth Day an official city holiday. The legislation – Council file #220475 – was authored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. “Juneteenth Day (June 19) holds a special significance for so many people — it is a federal holiday and a few years ago… [Read More]

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Greater Milwaukee Urban League

December 23, 2021

Wishing you and your family a holiday season filled with peace, hope, good health and prosperity.

Safer ways to celebrate holidays

November 25, 2021

Holiday traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. Because many generations tend to gather to celebrate holidays, the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk and keep your family and friends safer is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible. Here are safer ways to… [Read More]

A holiday season gutted by the pandemic: we’re trying to ‘celebrate and grieve at the same time’

December 24, 2020

By: Frannie Carr Toth and Cloe Axelson We recently marked a new grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic: more then a quarter of a million Americans are dead, and the virus is raging. News of two vaccines offer hope, but even on an accelerated schedule, life as we knew it, according to the experts, is… [Read More]