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The Milwaukee Courier, The Newspaper you can trust has been on the firing line for many years they are still firing for Business Development.
Now that Governor Scott Walker his declared that the State of Wisconsin is open for Business, and I say the African American Communities must enhance their part of doing Business.
The Social Support Models for business development and the affirmative action agenda has not worked for the Milwaukee African American business community for the last 30 years.
The businesses have disappeared; have gone out of business or folded into …
Letter to the Editor
My name is LaShawnda Holland, I am the Principal of Universal Academy for the College Bound, and VP of Education for Universal Schools, a non-profit community and housing development and education management organization headquartered in the City of Philadelphia and expanding into Milwaukee to open two new charter schools in our area.
As news broke last week that one of Milwaukee’s most visible leaders in education was arrested for heinous crimes involving children, our community was shocked. It’s been a difficult time for us, and a difficult time …
Today, when you walk into a convenience store, you are confronted with a wide range of tobacco products in flavors you never imagined. Wild cherry, grape, and even mango flavored products are stocked on store shelves every day and are displayed right next to our children’s favorite candy brands.
These aggressively marketed, cheaply priced products need to be seen for what they really are deadly addictive tobacco products. We can’t allow our teenagers to be lured into smoking and becoming addicted to tobacco.
We should do more to support tobacco prevention and …
The holidays are just around the corner and, some people are eagerly anticipating Black Friday, and finding bargains to show their loved ones how much they care. It occurred to me that some of the best gifts I have received have been priceless: a hug from a family member, the pride of seeing loved ones achieve their goals, or time spent engaged
Letter to the editor:in warm fellowship with family and friends. These are the gifts that matter.
Along those lines, with all the information and data out about the negative …
I recently participated in the Wisconsin Wins Program to do my part to decrease illegal tobacco sells to minors. Another youth and I went into the store and attempted to buy tobacco products. If the sales clerk sold us a tobacco product, we reported the sell to the police officer assigned to our team. If they did not sell us a tobacco product, they received a Wisconsin Wins sticker in appreciation for them obeying the law. I enjoyed working with this program. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that stores …
I passionately participate in programs that improve the quality of life for our youth, as such, Wisconsin Wins is one of those programs. It is effectively reducing the sell of tobacco to minors with assistance from the Milwaukee Police Department, youth and adults.
As a non-smoker, I never realized how many young people in the City of Milwaukee smoke and illegally buy tobacco products. I viewed youth smokers as a select group of rebellious kids. I believed today’s youth were more health conscious than the youth of the past.
As I participated …