Yvonne Kemp Photography Archives

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

June 25, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), MHSI decided to host a “Conquer COVID-19 Safety Kit Giveaway,” at their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. The… [Read More]

Milwaukee spiritual leaders host first ever ‘Sit-In for Change’

June 25, 2020

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Souls to the Polls, an organization that unites ministers and their congregations in Milwaukee’s central city to strengthen the voting power of the Black community, hosted a “Sit-In for Change,” on the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr., and North Ave. The event was organized by Pastors United… [Read More]

Milwaukee honors victims of police violence with inspiring murals

June 25, 2020

Moved by the protest over the deaths of George Floyd that had taken place over the last several days, Ihsan Atta, who owns the storage building at the corner of North Avenue and North Holton Street, decided he wanted to use the building for something more than just storage. Atta, a lover of art, decided… [Read More]

AABN hosts first annual ‘Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Drive-Up’

June 18, 2020

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, The African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) and the Office of Early Childhood Initiatives (OECI) hosted the first annual Well Mommy & Baby Care Package Initiative Drive-Up at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2207 N. 2nd Street. More than 250 families received packages of essential goods and educational supplies. Items were… [Read More]

Dr. Ellis Wilkins, Pastor of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, celebrates 90th birthday with surprise drive-by

June 18, 2020

On June 2, 1930 in a shanty house in Wesson, Arkansas, little did John and Bessie Wilkins know that they were there! “I HAD ENOUGH HEARTACHE AND ENOUGH HEADACHE I’VE HAD SO MANY UPS AND DOWNS DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE .. SEE I DECIDED THAT I CRIED MY LAST TEAR YESTERDAY.”… [Read More]

MPS preps for 2020 senior graduation during COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) began the distribution of graduation materials to high school seniors and their families on Monday, May 11, 2020 at their respective schools. All MPS school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support our graduating seniors, MPS schools will give caps,… [Read More]

Greater New Birth holds drive-thru food pantry

April 23, 2020

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Greater New Birth Church, 8237 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosted a Drive-Thru Food Pantry for people in need during the “Safer At Home” order, which is now in effect until May 24. There are many families in need in the community and the normal agencies are overrun during the pandemic…. [Read More]

Cream City Medical Society hands out home-made mask

April 23, 2020

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Cream City Medical Society handed out home-made COVID-19 face masks to the public at the Pick’n Save at 5700 West Capital Dr. The masks were handed out on a first come, first serve basis. The Cream City Medical Society is the first and only Milwaukee-based 501(c)(3) organization of African… [Read More]

Signs of Life: Easter Sunday

April 16, 2020

On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Mt. Zion Assembly Healing Temple of the Apostolic Faith Church, 4300 N Green Bay Ave., celebrated Easter Sunday in a rather unusual way this year. While still under Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” measures, Mt. Zion was unable to have its usual Easter communion service and fellowship. However, Suffragan Bishop… [Read More]

Signs of Life: Milwaukee Black-owned business

April 9, 2020

Since the city has been under a “Safer at Home” order as of March 25, 2020, most of the city has been quiet and deserted. But a few signs of life still persist. Currently, there are many Milwaukee “essential” businesses, besides food and drug stores, that are still open. Many like City.Net Cafe and Coffee… [Read More]