Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Brewers host annual Negro Leagues tribute game

July 29, 2021

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, the Milwaukee Brewers honored decades of baseball history at their annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, presented by Aurora Health Care, as they played the Chicago White Sox. To celebrate the day, Brewers Buddies welcomed the Beckum-Stapleton Little League and its director, former Negro Leagues player James Beckum, as guests for… [Read More]

Milwaukee youth and adults show love for Harambee neighborhood

July 22, 2021

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, local residents of all ages – youth, adults and neighbors – were working together to create several community-created paintings in four crosswalks along North Avenue in the Harambee community to show their love for their neighborhood and their desire for safe streets. Developed by Cross/ Words/North, a unique community-based art… [Read More]

Historic Garden Homes Neighborhood celebrates 100 years

July 22, 2021

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, the historic Garden Homes Neighborhood celebrated their 100th anniversary at 2600 West Atkinson Ave. To celebrate, Garden Homes Neighborhood Association along with the 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corp, the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), Impact Seven and Cinnaire, joined forces to renovate 11 historic homes… [Read More]

Milwaukee Brewers tie for MLB-high with 5 All-Stars

July 15, 2021

The Brewers had three pitchers named to the All-Star team last weekend when the squads were first announced, and that was already enough for a franchise record with (top photo, from left) Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Josh Hader. However, Woodruff bowed out of the All-Star Game and as a replacement teammate Freddy Peralta (right… [Read More]

Local Evangelist Selena Green hosts book signing event

July 8, 2021

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, local author and Evangelist Selena Green held a book signing for her new book entitled, “Let’s Get Down on Our Knees and Pray,” at the Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 18375 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, WI. Helping Evangelist Green celebrate her accomplishment were church members, family and friends. Congratulations Evangelist Green on… [Read More]

Raymond Pirtle, Jr. and Darici Mia DeMarr welcome first child with grand baby shower

July 8, 2021

  On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Raymond Pirtle, Jr., and Daricia Mia DeMarr celebrated the upcoming birth of their first child (a son) due on September 30, 2021, with a baby shower at the Rooftop Room at the Hotel Metro. The couple lives in Atlanta, GA but came home to celebrate with family and friends…. [Read More]

Appreciation Dinner held in honor of Elder Jesse Reed

July 8, 2021

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, an appreciation dinner was held at the Masonic Lodge, 4315 N. 92nd Street, in honor of Elder Jesse Reed for all life accomplishments. Elder Reed was known as “Jesse the Butcher,” because he was in the grocery business for 20 years. He then started Reed’s Used Furniture Store, 4909 West… [Read More]

Luverta Bryant celebrates 90th birthday on the lake

July 8, 2021

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Luverta Bryant celebrated her 90th birthday on the Milwaukee Voyager Cruise Line on Lake Michigan. Helping her celebrate her 90 years was a live band, five generations of family and her dearest friends. As a special surprise Luverta received a proclamation from the City of Milwaukee Common Council to mark… [Read More]

Brewers legend Cecil Cooper throws out first pitch at Brewers’ Re-Opening Day

July 1, 2021

On Friday, June 25, 2021, The Milwaukee Brewers celebrated Re-Opening Day with a number of festivities at American Family Field. There was a Tropical Tailgate, hot dogs for only a dollar thanks to American Family Insurance, and ceremonial first pitches from former players Paul Molitor and Cecil Cooper. All this to celebrate the opening of… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s Black Referees represent at Juneteenth

July 1, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, the Milwaukee Chapter of the Midwest Minority Officials Association (MMOA) took part in the 50th Annual Juneteenth Celebration to talk to people about the need for Black referees. The MMOA was founded by Sam Williams, Lamarr Franklin, and Ron “Doc” Fancher in 1989 because the Milwaukee City Conference was lacking… [Read More]