Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

WAAW Center hosts annual Hat and Fashion Show

April 8, 2021

From Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2021, the Wisconsin African American Women’s (WAAW) Center, LTD. hosted its “Annual Hat Fashion Show Fundraiser” at their center, 3020 W. Vliet St. The show featured more than 180 gorgeous new and used hats, as well as headbands and handbags at very affordable prices. Some of the… [Read More]

Jeannie Holliday returns to Milwaukee for Black History Month concert

April 8, 2021

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Jeannie Holliday (right) performed in Milwaukee at a special Black History Month concert at On The Bayou Restaurant. Jeannie, a Chicago native who has traveled the world, loves performing in Milwaukee and considers it home, as she has family here and as we have “the most sincere audiences in the… [Read More]

Bishop E. Lewis celebrates his 93rd birthday

April 1, 2021

Bishop E. Lewis (left photo, front right) celebrated his 93rd birthday with a festive dinner featuring Southern cooking on Saturday, March 25, 2021, in Milwaukee with his daughters (bottom photo, from left): Narcisia Edie Bland, Sarah Lewis, Harry Lewis, Jr., Harry Lewis, III, Carol Lewis and Leenail Lewis. Bishop Lewis was born in Glen Allen,… [Read More]

Guns Down Miltown hosts All-City Pop Up and Neighborhood Clean Up Day

March 25, 2021

On Friday, March 12, 2021, Guns Down Miltown hosted “Guns Down Miltown All-City Pop Up and #cleanupMKE Neighborhood Cleanup Day,” throughout the city of Milwaukee. Residents were encouraged to form cleaning groups (like this one at Victory Over Violence Garden on MLK Dr.) to help pick up trash and clean up around the city.

MKE Black event supports Black-owned food trucks

March 11, 2021

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, MKE Black, a community service organization that aims to celebrate and promote Black business, events, culture, and advancement in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted a “Black-owned food truck block party,” at 3356 N. Holton St. The food trucks present at the block party included Blue Magic Food Truck, Africa’s Finest Cuisine, Bebe’s… [Read More]

Samad’s House and Planned Parenthood present Black Balloon Release Day

March 11, 2021

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, Samad’s House and Planned Parenthood partnered to celebrate Black Balloon Release Day, to raise awareness about lives lost to drug overdose and those that continue to suffer from the perils of addiction. Exactly 535 black balloons were released to represent those who have lost lives to drug addiction in 2020…. [Read More]

Meijer donates 6,000 turkeys to Milwaukee families facing hunger

March 4, 2021

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Meijer, a family-owned, regional retailer donated 6,000 turkeys to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and hosted a contact-free drive-through distribution to community members and food pantry partners at Greater New Birth Church, 8237 West Silver Spring Drive. The event is one of several that will distribute more than $1 million (50,000… [Read More]

Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Chapter lends a hand to Repairers of the Breach

February 4, 2021

Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Chapter performed one of their community service projects on Saturday, January 30, 2021 with the Repairers of the Breach agency. Alpha Phi Chapter donated men’s and women’s clothing; household products such bottles of bleach, cleaning agents, coffee, paper cups, masks; and other essential products. The Repairers of the… [Read More]

Outreach Community Health Centers hosts 2021 Annual Meeting

February 4, 2021

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Outreach Community Health Centers hosted their “2021 Virtual Annual Meeting,” from Nyob Zoo TV Studio. The theme for this year was “Resiliency: Building on Our Past and Reshaping Our Future.” The discussion for the meeting focused around how Outreach has performed meeting the health needs of the community this past… [Read More]

Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center honors King’s Birthday with food giveaway

January 21, 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021, the Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, 1530 W. Atkinson Ave., along with several other organizations hosted a food giveaway and COVID-19 testing event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The volunteer led community event was sponsored by the Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, Jump… [Read More]