Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Mount Pilgrim celebrates first gathering since start of COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2022

On Saturday, May 14 2022, Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their first church gathering “It’s A Family Affair” Banquet at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The program consisted of a welcome from Masters of Ceremonies Rev. Emmett and Sister Yelonda Nash, a fine dinner, praise dancing by Ayanna, family words of encouragement by Dr…. [Read More]

The AKA’s celebrate ‘A Day at the Derby’

May 19, 2022

The women of the Diamond Jubilee Pearls Foundation, Inc. of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Upsilon Mu Omega Chapter hosted their 4th annual AKA Day at the Derby. Held on May 7, 2022, at the Silver Spring Golf and Banquet Center located in Menomonee Falls, WI, the guests displayed their flower dresses, fancy fascinators, and… [Read More]

Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy hosts first annual ‘Brain Game’

May 19, 2022

On Friday, May 6, 2022, Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy (MESA) hosted the school’s first annual “Brain Game.” The Brain Game is a compendium of scientific information learned during the current school year. Participants were assisted by the vehicle of critical thinking, and introspection of their own personal intellect that they bring to the table as… [Read More]

Brew City Cowboys hand out Easter gifts to those in need

April 28, 2022

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, Brew City Cowboys celebrated Easter by giving out Easter baskets and free rides on their horses to the children at All Stars Sports Bar, 4001 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Founded in May 2020 by President Bennie J. Morris, Sr., and a small group of like-minded black cowboys. Morris used… [Read More]

Foundations for Freedom, Inc. hosts Blue Jazz Brunch

April 28, 2022

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Foundations for Freedom, Inc., hosted “Kind of Blue Jazz Brunch,” at Arts@Large, 1100 S. 5th St. The event brought supporters together to celebrate the organization’s 8th anniversary and raise money for their Housing Solutions Project to strengthen and provide safe, dignified housing for women who have fled from sex trafficking… [Read More]

Black Excellence Awards 2022 honors front line workers and 12 outstanding students

April 28, 2022

The 37th Annual Black Excellence Awards Program was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Brown Deer. Twelve high school seniors were awarded scholarships from the Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Foundation. The students were also presented laptops from Dr. Eve Hall of the Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL). Dr. Hall… [Read More]

Making History: Cavalier Johnson is Milwaukee’s first African American elected mayor

April 7, 2022

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Milwaukee turned out to the polls to elect a new mayor. Since the a very packed field was narrowed in primary, the two top runners were interim Mayor Cavalier Johnson and former Ald. Bob Donovan. After the votes were tallied Cavalier Johnson receiving 71.69 percent of the vote, has been… [Read More]

Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative presents ‘Real Men, Real Talk’

April 7, 2022

On Thursday, March 21, 2022, Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative, Be Inspired Works, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Gee’s Clippers hosted the first of a series of forums called “Real Men, Real Talk, Barbershop Series” for men of color here in Milwaukee at Gee’s Clippers, 2200 N Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. “Real Men, Real Talk”… [Read More]

Milwaukee Urban League hosts ‘To Whom Does the Black Vote Matter?’

April 7, 2022

On Friday, March 22, 2022, The Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL) Guild sat down with party leaders to have the conversation of why the black vote is important to either party when there seems to be a disconnect of urgency on our issues after the election. The event entitled ‘To Whom Does the Black Vote… [Read More]

Edward Leland Carlson’s 80th birthday celebration

April 7, 2022

On March 26, 2022, Edward Leland Carlson celebrated his 80th birthday with his wife of 33 years, Linda Miles Carlson, 5 generations of family and many friends at the Elks Lodge in Milwaukee. Mr. Ed, as he is frequently called, is a native of Phoenix, AZ, but has enjoyed his residency in Milwaukee for the… [Read More]