Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Medical Mission at Home in Milwaukee: A day of free healthcare

September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Ascension Wisconsin hosted its first ever “Medical Mission at Home,” at North Division High School, 1011 West Center St. The term “medical mission” often refers to volunteer caregivers who travel to other countries to provide medical services. The Ascension Wisconsin Medical Mission at Home does the same thing for neighbors… [Read More]

Center Street Marketplace BID 39 hosts 2nd Annual Shop Center Street

September 19, 2019

On Tuesday, August 17, 2019, the Center Street Marketplace BID 39 hosted the 2nd Annual Shop Center Street Day at 35th and Center Street (large lot on the northside of the street). The event was geared towards raising awareness of the small businesses on Center street from 35th street to 60th street. There are more… [Read More]

W.I.N.G.S. International hosts annual Peace Rally Picnic

September 19, 2019

On August 24, 2019, Working to Inspire, Nurture and Growing for Service (W.I.N.G.S.) International hosted their annual “Peace Rally Picnic,” at Lindbergh Park, 3629 North 16th St. The event included free food, face painting, free book bags filled with school supplies, jump houses, the reading of the “Wall of Pain” and the “Jericho Walk of… [Read More]

Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce ’20th Annual Men Who Cook’

September 12, 2019

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce presented the “20th Annual Men Who Cook/ Dads Who Cook,” held at McGovern Park Senior Center, 4500 W. Custer Ave. The event was co-sponsored by My Father’s House. This year “Men Who Cook” celebrated 20 years of delicious competition with more than 20 participants… [Read More]

Former infielder/outfielder Bill Hall to retire as a Brewer

September 12, 2019

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, infielder/outfielder Bill Hall (right) officially announced his retirement as a Brewer during a press conference held at Miller Park. “I was just a small town boy with Major League dreams,” said Hall. “The Brewers gave me an opportunity to live those dreams. The organization and fans welcomed me like family,… [Read More]

America’s Black Holocaust Museum welcomes new President and CEO Dr. Robert M. Davis

September 12, 2019

The Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert “Bert” Davis has been selected as the new President and CEO of America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM). Dr. Davis stepped into his new role on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Dr. Davis assumes leadership on the eve of the reopening of the beloved… [Read More]

Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes MPS students back to school

September 5, 2019

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, The Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club (MNSRC) welcomed students back to school at two separate Milwaukee Public School locations – Brown Street Academy, 2029 North 20th St. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, 3275 North 3rd St. Club members welcomed students to the first day of the 2019-20… [Read More]

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County aims to end family homelessness by 2025

September 5, 2019

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced it is targeting to end family homelessness in the region by 2025. The new initiative was unveiled Thursday at United Way’s annual community campaign kickoff at Miller Park, where the organization also announced its campaign goal of $55 million. The new… [Read More]

AABN celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week with exclusive showing of ‘Chocolate Milk: The Documentary’

September 5, 2019

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, the African American Breastfeeding Networks, Inc. (AABN) presented the film “Chocolate Milk: The Documentary,” at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. Milwaukee was one of 200 cities in the country to be selected to show this ground-breaking documentary. The film examines how the socioeconomic factors of race… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League fills backpacks for ‘Stuff the Bag’ event

August 29, 2019

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) staff, the MUL Guild, and the MUL Young Professionals teamed together with Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors for a “Stuff the Bags” back-to-school service project. The volunteers filled more than 140 backpacks to be distributed to schools in MUL’s neighborhood schools program, including OW Holmes, Auer… [Read More]