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On Sunday, July 21, 2013, 150 people gathered at a local Ballroom to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Bessie M. Gray. Mrs. Gray spent over 48 years in the field of Early Childhood Education and exemplified a level of expertise not many can claim. She has been a leader in many areas related to Early Childhood Education, the most notable of which is Gray’s Child Development Center, Inc. (the first African American led program in the State of Wisconsin accredited by the National Association for the Education of …
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Potawatomi Bingo Casino is introducing its employees to some of history’s most prominent Black personalities – quite literally.
On select Wednesdays during the month of February, members of the Casino’s Black History Month Committee will dress up as three historic black figures, including:
Queen Nzinga, who fought Portuguese rule as leader of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms of the Mbundu people in southwest Africa during the 17th century;
George Crum, who is credited with inventing potato chips while working as a cook at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, NY, and later opened …
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Pete Tsiritidis was joined by members of his family in cutting the ribbon recently at Pete’s Fruit Market which has expanded and opened the doors to its larger store with a Grand Opening during one of the last unseasonably warm days in January at 1400 S. Union St., on the corner of 17th Street and Greenfield Avenue. Tsiritidis started Pete’s Fruit Market in 1975 in Waukegan, Ill. He moved the business to Milwaukee in 1993. The store includes fresh fruits and vegetables, dried beans and grains, an expanded grocery section, …
Friends and family joined in on the retirement festivities for LaMonte Allen on January 14, 2012 at a party hosted by his wife Daphne Moutry Allen at Nostagia II located at 43rd and Good Hope. Allen recently retired from Milwaukee County after more than 30 years of employment there. Pictured from (l to r) are: Skip Robinson, Antone Brazil, Douglas Wilson, Rodney L. Moutry, LaMonte Allen and Anthony ‘Tony’ Moutry. (Photos by Robert A. Bell)
LaMonte Allen sharing a moment at his retirement party with friend Mark Sain. (Photos by Robert …
Dextra A. Hadnot, Government Affairs Director for AT & T was one of the honorees for the annual St. Mark A.M.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration held on Sunday, Jan. 15. Ralph Hallmon, president of the Milwaukee Urban League joins Hadnot as they tour the exclusive travelling exhibit that St. Mark also unveiled during its daylong King Holiday Celebration. The exhibit includes 48 historic photos from the 1968 March on Wasington taken by Look Magazine and will remain on display through Jan. 20, 2012. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
During the …
Members of the Bear Clan Singers and Dancers opened the 28th Annual Marcus Center King Celebration with a Native American Dance. (Photos by Pat A. Robinson)
Children from the African American Children’s Theatre (AACT) performed during the 28th Annual Marcus Center’s King Celebration. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
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This coming weekend Milwaukee will be in the midst of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebrations. There have been numerous events held annually throughout the city some dating back as far as 30 and 40 years. Schools will be closed, some banks, and government offices. Many businesses through the years have opted to commemorate Dr. King’s Holiday with a day of service.
Milwaukee has an additional challenge this year, because as we sit down and celebrate what this …
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Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra will present a free community tribute concert on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ, in Milwaukee. Music Director Richard Hynson will conduct, and church founder Bishop Sedgwick Daniels will narrate the performance.
The Dream Lives On will feature works for string orchestra including Dmitri Shostakovich’s heart-wrenching Chamber Symphony, as well as selections from Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass performed by singers from the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee. The tribute seeks to underscore the solemnity of the occasion …
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Milwaukee and Atlanta, Georgia are the only cities to have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984. The event is free admission and open to the public. Paid parking is available at the Marcus Center Parking Structure on East State Street.
The Celebration will commence at 1:00 PM in Uihlein Hall, which will include a multicultural performing arts salute to Dr. King. Representation from community organization will include Capita Production’s “We Are The Drums,” the Milwaukee Chinese Youth Orchestra, Discovering Our Destiny, Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil and much more. This event …
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The public is invited to attend this year’s King Day Celebration at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 1531 W. Vliet Street on Monday, Jan. 16 with a program at 2:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Thelma Sias, Vice President of Local Affairs with WE Energies.
This year’s King Day Celebration will feature dance, music and spoken word in a salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, County Board Chairman Lee Holloway, County Supervisor Eyon Biddle Sr. and Milwaukee County Parks …