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By Taki S. Raton
The “Young, Gifted & Black” (YG&B) series is adornfully featured in this year’s African Global Images, Inc. (AGI) exhibit at the MATC’s downtown campus, 700 West State Street.
Thirty-four 7 X 8 inch individualized color foam core mounted headlined profiles are arranged throughout the eight cases of the 89 item AGI installation housed on the second floor corridor of MATC’s “M” building.
For this the third consecutive year, AGI has been invited back to the State street campus in honor and recognition of Black History Month under the banner …
By Srijan Sen
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, civil rights activist, actor, singer, lawyer and athlete, Paul Leroy Robeson was nothing short of a controversial American gem with a captivating history and distinct voice.
Rising to prominence during a time when segregation was legal in the United State and Black people were being lynched by racist mobs, especially in the South, Mr. Robeson became heavily involved with anti-imperialist efforts in response to the Spanish Civil War and the rise of fascism.
“The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have …
By Gerard Randall
Black History Month provides us an opportunity to celebrate our culture and history in a meaningful way.
During this time, it is important that we honor those who have challenged the status quo and served as a catalyst for change in our community.
As a result of their determination and perseverance, new generations of African Americans are achieving unprecedented social and economic success.
Leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks will forever be recognized for shaping history.
They took principled stands in the face of …
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MATC’S downtown campus Black History Month display, “Time, Presence, Civilization in Black – The Rescue and Restoration of Masterful African World Creation, Invention and Accomplishment on the Global State of Time and Achievement” has been scheduled for an extended viewing through March 7, 2014.
Located at 700 West State Street on the second floor south corridor of the “M” building, the installation content, according to its designer Taki S. Raton, was greatly inspired by the films “Hidden Colors” 1 and 2 and has been warmly received by campus faculty, staff and …
Part I – Taking sides for freedom
By George J. Bryjak
Black Americans have a long and distinguished history of military service.
They participated in every colonial war from 1690 through the French and Indian War (1754-1763) as soldiers, sailors, laborers, scouts, and spies.
Blacks generally served in integrated units and earned the same pay as whites.
Even slaves served in the army and were paid although their enlistment compelled them to surrender some portion of this money to their owners.
In the early Revolutionary War battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, free and enslaved …
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By Taki S. Raton
Nationally Certified School Psychologist Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson will be returning to Milwaukee as a featured speaker this Black History Month on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters Hall, 7717 West Good Hope Road.
Doors will open at 1 p.m. The program begins at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters (MBFF) and True Blue Productions, Johnson will present on the theme, “Life After Obama: What Black Milwaukee Must Do Before 2017.”
He will additionally speak to his national initiative of organizing a Milwaukee …
From Backpacks to Briefcases
By Vincent Lyles
President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
February is National Black History Month. In its own way, Boys & Girls Clubs have been contributing to Black History through the accomplishments of its members.
And we’ve been doing that by providing safety, opportunities and encouragement – a foundation on which success can be built.
For more than 125 years, Boys & Girls Clubs locally and nationally have been dedicated to providing all children, especially those who need us most, with the tools they need to …
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Each day of Black History Month the Milwaukee Public Library posts a blog entry featuring milestones, individuals and written materials significant to the history of African Americans. The Now @ MPL blog can be accessed here or “Like” MPL on Facebook and “Follow” MPL on Twitter: Now @ MPL: http://blog.mpl.org/nowatmpl/
Black History Month collections are available at all 13 Milwaukee Public Library locations.
This week at the Milwaukee Public Library Black History Month Read-In at neighborhood libraries on Monday, February 18th Bring family and friends to shared their favorite stories …
Tony Finlayson local drum artists joined other area artists last week at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum during its Black History programs. Here Finlayson shares some of his drum skills with area youngsters during the event. (Photo by Cy White)
One of Milwaukee’s walking Black History monarchs still makes her way to events and celebrations throughout the city. The honorable Vel R. Phillips was the first African American female to serve on the Common Council, first African American Secretary of State, a judge, and activists who marched the streets of …
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Black History & Liberation Month at UWM offers a look into the present lives, rich history and diverse perspectives of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Events are free and open to the public, unless indicated. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming, 414-229-3894, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 11: “FAIS DANSER LA POUSSIÈRE (DANCING FOREVER).” Based on Marie Dô’s autobiographical novel, the film focuses on Maya, a talented dancer, and her relationship with her unmarried Breton mother as they cope with the complexities of racism in late 1960s France. Accepted into the …