Milwaukee 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]

OUR Milwaukee County

May 13, 2013

A press conference and joint listening session was held on Thursday April 18 at the Washington Park Senior Center. The listening session called “OUR Milwaukee County” was hosted by District 5 and 10 County Board Supervisor Russell Stamper, II and Supervisor David Bowen. They drew an audience of nearly 80 people to discuss the County… [Read More]

Being good at what you do = success

April 15, 2013

Bezelee Martin, 83, an entrepreneur since the age of 14, knows well the formula for becoming a successful businessman. Martin spoke to a class of students Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Vincent High School who are participants with Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization, which teaches financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills to young people,… [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]

2013 Black Excellence Awards Music Honoree Joe V. Nathaniel, Jr.

March 15, 2013

Music Joe V. Nathaniel, Jr.’s parents introduced him to music when he was four. After his first few piano lessons, it was clear he had a gift. This gift would guide Joe Nathaniel’s life, and still does to this day. A Milwaukee native, attended UW-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, when he found a… [Read More]

2013 Black Excellence Awards Law Honoree Atty. Lafayette Crump

March 15, 2013

Attorney Lafayette Crump is a highly motivated and positive-thinking person who knows how to take care of business. Born and raised in Milwaukee, he has been founder and managing member of the Crump Law Firm since 2004. Lafayette is making great strides in bringing quality and affordable legal expertise to government units, small businesses, nonprofit… [Read More]

2013 Black Excellence Awards Media Honoree Portia Young

March 15, 2013

Portia Young is the co-anchor of “12 News This Morning” from 4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays. Portia was promoted to this position in 2008, after joining WISN 12 to launch the weekend edition of “12 News This Morning” in 2003. That launch brought Portia to Milwaukee four years into her broadcast journalism career, which began… [Read More]

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students often get hands-on experience in their field while earning a degree

December 20, 2012

UW-Milwaukee Community Column Two of this December’s top graduates – Nick Robinson and Otoniel Encarnacion – used that combination of work and study to find success. Robinson is graduating with a master’s degree in architecture and Encarnacion with a BBA in Finance. Throughout Encarnacion’s college career, he worked full time or near full time while… [Read More]