Mandela Barnes Archives

UNCF hosts 2019 Walk/Run for Education

July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the… [Read More]

LULAC hosts free three-day convention and expo in Milwaukee

July 18, 2019

On Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 13, 2019, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) hosted their 90th Annual National Convention & Exposition in Milwaukee. A number of events, panels, a free Expo and conferences took place as part of the convention to get Latino voters ready for the 2020 presidential election. As… [Read More]

Changing of the guard during Wisconsin mid-term elections

November 8, 2018

An eight-year reign of Republican dominance and political muscle in Wisconsin came to an end Tuesday, November 6, 2018, when Democrat Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the central figure in Wisconsin politics for more than a decade. And his running mate, former state Rep. Mandela Barnes, will become the state’s first African American… [Read More]

Former President Barack Obama speaks at North Division High School

November 1, 2018

On Friday, October 26, 2018, former President Barack Obama came to Milwaukee, WI to help Democratic candidates drum up votes for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Obama, along with the Democratic candidates, spoke to a crowd of 4,000 at North Division High School, located in the 53206 zip code in which Lt…. [Read More]

Wisconsin Lt. Governor candidate Mandela Barnes looks to make a change

November 1, 2018

By Karen Stokes Mandela Barnes, former two term Wisconsin State Representative and candidate for lieutenant governor has been on the road with running mate Tony Evers to discuss the issues and have conversations with the people of this state. If elected, Barnes would be the first lieutenant governor of color in Wisconsin history. “Being a… [Read More]

Democratic candidates perform well in primary election

August 16, 2018

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Wisconsinites all over the state went out to vote in the fall primary election. The voter turnout reached almost a million voters, with an overwhelming number of those being Democratic voters. That is not surprising with anti-Republican sentiment running high since Donald Trump’s presidential win in 2016. Two of the… [Read More]