The Counseling Corner Archives

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 3)

February 25, 2021

This week, we have two additional trailblazers whom we are honored to celebrate, the late Vel Phillips and Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson. Velvalea Hortense Rodgers “Vel” Phillips February 18, 1923 – April 17, 2018 Vel dedicated her life to building and empowering the African American Community. Her drive, devotion and never-ending commitment to equality were unsurpassed. Active… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American Trailblazers (Week 2)

February 18, 2021

African Americans have been involved in civil rights, politics, journalism, religion, land resources, public service, medicine, academia, law, science, economics, music, arts, etc. While African Americans are deeply entrenched in the history of our country, often they don’t get the recognition they deserve. This month, I am recognizing several African American men and women, past… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Food insecurity

February 4, 2021

Hunger and food insecurity in communities across America is a problem most people are aware exists but some have never experienced it. Food insecurity is defined as a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. According to Feeding America, 1 of 9 people struggle with hunger.(1) Fighting… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Gun violence

January 28, 2021

The Brady United, an organization inspired by Jim and Sarah Brady that led to President Clinton signing the Brady Bill into law, notes that gun violence is a racial justice issue. Brady United notes that Black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to die from gun violence and 14 times more likely than… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Prison reform

January 21, 2021

Prison reform is a movement to improve conditions inside prisons, the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and to reduce recidivism and strengthen public safety. Last week, statistics were given regarding the number of persons of color incarcerated in America. To end mass incarceration, reform is needed. Advocates of prison reform realize there is unfairness… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Mass incarceration

January 14, 2021

A social justice issue that is extremely troubling and continues to be a challenge for African-Americans and people of color in the 21st century is mass incarceration. Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” (1) in an interview with Frontline (2) defined mass incarceration as: “a massive system of racial and social control. It… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Racial profiling and economic inequity

January 7, 2021

As we begin a new year, this column will turn its focus to social justice issues in America as it is recognized there are still some very serious social justice issues that must be addressed. Social justice issues can range from issues involving one’s race to inequality in education, healthcare and economic injustice, etc. Since… [Read More]

2020 year-in-review and a preview ahead into 2021

December 10, 2020

What a year 2020 has been! We watched as the coronavirus became a global pandemic. According to the CDC the pandemic has claimed more than 266,000 lives at the time of the submission of this article and continues to disrupt lives in unprecedented ways. While a vaccine is likely to be approved soon, we are… [Read More]

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Rev. and Mrs. Hill

December 3, 2020

Normally in December, I write the Year-In-Review, then take a sabbatical for the remainder of the month. However, with 2020 being such a tough year for many of us, I want to run this “feel-good” story before my usual Year-In-Review. A “feel-good” story is one that brings a smile to one’s face and makes them… [Read More]

Favorite family recipes (conclusion)

November 26, 2020

When I decided to offer family recipes this month, I was certain that as soon as I requested my family’s favorite recipes, I would get the response, ‘Sorry, but I don’t share my recipes!’ But that didn’t happen; my children, their spouses and my Sista all said, ‘When do you need it?’ This week I… [Read More]