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By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress. “… A study of the relationship between the presence of African American teachers in schools and African American students’ access to equal education in schools found that fewer African Americans were placed in special-education classes, suspended, or expelled when they had more teachers of color, and that more African …
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Student performers from 15 MPS schools will showcase 12 diverse cultures in song and dance Friday at the 14th annual Cantos de las Americas at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Milwaukee.
The show is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Marcus Center, 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee 53202. Media and the general public are welcome to attend the free performance.
The 12 cultures/genres represented, with roots spanning four continents, include: Afro-Cuban, Aztec, bachata, bomba, cha cha, cumbia, hip-hop, Hmong, mariachi, Mexican folk, rock and salsa.
Michael Lovell, recommended as the new chancellor of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, is strongly committed to continuing UWM’s efforts to increase diversity and improve access.
“I deeply value UWM’s commitment to a dual mission of being a major research institution while also providing access to a diverse population of Wisconsin residents,” says Lovell. He notes that UWM is the most diverse institution in the UW System, and he plans to work with faculty, staff and students to build on that success.
On April 14, a search committee recommended that Lovell be …
The City of Milwaukee has earned top prize in the National League of Cities’ City Cultural Diversity Awards. The award goes to cities recognized for implementing quality and innovative programs in communities to enhance and promote cultural diversity. Each year, the City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize city programs which encourage citizen involvement and show an appreciation of cultural diversity. The awards are sponsored by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC).
Milwaukee earned the first place award in its …
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Michele Gee was awarded the UW-Parkside Diversity Award recently. Gee is an associate professor/management in the School of Business and Technology. Talk with people about Michele Gee and the word “passion” punctuates the conversation. “Michele…works toward diversity- related activities because she is passionately committed to these endeavors,” said one colleague. “Students, faculty, and staff often comment on Michele’s passion, commitment, and persistence in working on diversity goals,” said another nominator. Whether it’s in the classroom where she developed MGT 446 “Global Issues in Management,” the first course approved for UW-Parkside’s …
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New initiative launches with recognition of African American vendor partners throughout the month of February
Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, recently introduced its new Community Corner program designed to highlight the successes of minority owned businesses. This first-of-its-kind supplier diversity initiative is designed to allow consumers to easily identify and purchase products produced by diverse companies. Walgreens will recognize these vendor partners through print advertisements, in-store announcements, coupon booklets, shelf tags, in-store product demonstrations and Walgreens.com. The company will launch the program featuring products made by African American …
Diversity is a widely discussed issue and educational goal at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee, but a new initiative is getting UWM students, faculty and staff talking about diversity on a deeper level.
The full University of Wisconsin System is adopting the initiative, called Inclusive Excellence. Three hundred members of the UWM community got the conversation started at the Dec. 8 Inclusive Excellence (IE) conference.
“IE is really based on the understanding that for students to maximize academic learning and success on campus, there needs to be a welcoming and inclusive environment …
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The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee will host the 15th annual “Spirit of the Nonprofit Sector: Holiday Celebration of Diversity” Thurs., Dec. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago.
Featuring music, traditional foods, artists and displays, the event showcases Milwaukee’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity, including the traditions of Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Year.
Artists, vendors and representatives of local nonprofits will share their talents and offer handcrafted gifts for sale.
Entertainment includes Repairers of the Breach Homeless Choir, Berkeley Fudge Quartet, Ton Ko-Thi Children’s Dance Ensemble, Trinity Academy …