Robert Bell Photography Archives

Arlington Heights residents call for renaming of local park to honor local activist

May 13, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, 2021, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (MAARPR) hosted a press conference at Lindbergh Park in the Arlington Heights neighborhood campaigning to change the name of the park to Lucille Berrien Park. Ms. Berrien (left photo) was in attendance with the MAARPR to demand the park be named in… [Read More]

Mrs. Vera LeBlanc celebrates her 98th birthday with parade

July 30, 2020

Just because there is a pandemic going on, and everyone should be staying home, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate your birthday. Though social distancing, Mrs. Vera LeBlanc (top photo, on left) still got to celebrate her 98th on Thursday, July 16, 2020 with a parade in her honor. Vera’s friends, family, church family, and… [Read More]

Northside Rising marches against end of energy assistance and for green jobs

July 30, 2020

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Northside Rising held a rally seeking divestment from WE Energies (also known as Wisconsin Electric), a waiver of their planned moratorium on energy assistance, and investment in green, net-zero carbon jobs that are not monopolized by the company. Investing more in a climate justice plan, as well as a solution… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett and city celebrate completion of ‘Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project’

July 30, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (left) was joined by Milwaukee Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske (center left); Department of City Development Director Layfayette Crump (center right); and Sherman Phoenix Director of Programing and Events Jan Anderson (right) to celebrate the completion of the “Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project.” The… [Read More]

Harambee Neighborhood hosts 3rd annual clean-up

June 25, 2020

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, more than 1,000 volunteers helped clean 160 city blocks in the Harambee Neighborhood during the “3rd Annual MKE Harambee Clean-Up.” Volunteers shoveled, raked, swept, and picked up garbage and debris. There were also booths throughout the neighborhood providing information and various health and community services.

Local composer to conduct Mass concert in New York

June 25, 2020

Local composer, author and music specialist at Elm Creative Arts School in Milwaukee, Wallace McClain Cheatham will be conducting Franz Peter Schubert’s Mass In G Major for solo voice, chorus and full orchestra in May, 2021 at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. Dr. Cheatham was a public school music teacher for more than three decades…. [Read More]

City honors late civil rights advocate Vel R. Phillips with street naming

August 16, 2018

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the City of Milwaukee along with the Bader Foundation and Alderwoman Milele Coggs held a special street renaming ceremony at North 4th Street and West North Avenue to honor the late civil rights advocate Vel Phillips. The intersection will now be known as North Vel R. Phillips Ave. The renaming… [Read More]

Representative Evan Goyke and family host annual campaign rally and cookout

August 10, 2018

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, State Representative Evan Goyke and his wife, Gaby hosted a Campaign Rally and Cookout in the backyard of their home in the 18th district. Evan was joined by numerous supporters, family and neighbors to raise funds and start their “get-out-the-vote” push for the critical primary election, which is on Tuesday,… [Read More]

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute hosts ‘5th Annual Breaking the Silence’ minority health awareness event

April 26, 2018

On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Office hosted their 5th Annual Minority Health Month event, “Breaking the Silence: Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease in Communities of Color is a Public Health Issue,” at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St. This informative breakfast featured many speakers from the community, including two… [Read More]