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By Karen Stokes
For Natasha Jackson, receiving public assistance was a necessity to help provide food for her family.
Jackson 28, who lives on Milwaukee’s north side with her three young sons ages three, one and four months, has been on assistance for two and a half years.
“I have been looking for a job and I am going to school,” Jackson said. “FoodShare helps me to be able to take care of my sons until I find a job.”
Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced he is moving forward with his campaign …
By Mandela Barnes
Despite his recent continued attempts to take credit for the success of Obamacare in Wisconsin, Governor Walker is directly responsible for the fact that almost 85,000 people, nearly 18,000 in Milwaukee County alone, are currently being denied access to Badgercare.
The governor unduly touts the 81 thousand-plus Wisconsin residents that got coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act as a success of his administration.
However, his political stunt flies in the face of the fact that Wisconsin could have enrolled twice as many uninsured citizens and reduced deductibles by a …
Career Youth Development Inc. (CYD) Youth are being trained to work in the communities they live in to make a positive impact.
Recently CYD Youth received their training in advocacy from Senator Lena Taylor & Representative Mandela Barnes, along with the team at the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention Poverty Network at St. Mark’s AME Center. CYD Youth discussed how local grocery stores are selling single cigarettes to youth and people in living in poverty.
The Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention Poverty Network brought youth to the training to educate them so they can spread the …
Mary Burke the democratic candidate who will challenge Governor Scott Walker in November held an event in Milwaukee at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Milwaukee last Friday. Showing their support are Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen, Milwaukee City Treasurer Spencer Coggs, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Mary Burke, State Representative Mandela Barnes and Terrell Martin. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
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CHOICES: Milwaukee’s Black Festival of Books, to be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 , will feature three signature events.
The Public Forum features Madison-based author, business owner, and consultant, John Y. Odom, Ph.D. Dr. Odom is the author of Saving Black America, and will address the significance of this year’s festival theme: Read for Your Life.
The task of the ‘Response panel’ is to identify and apply ideas presented by Dr. Odom, as possible solutions to critical issues facing our community.
Panel respondents are individuals in positions to effect change through legislation, public …
Lawmakers stand with city leaders, urge passage of bipartisan legislation in Fall Session
State Senator Nikiya Harris and State Representatives Mandela Barnes, LaTonya Johnson, and Evan Goyke released the following statement Wednesday regarding the recent gun violence in the City of Milwaukee:
“As elected officials, we have an obligation to our constituency to take the necessary actions to ensure the public safety. We will work with city officials, and other lawmakers to address these unfortunate and senseless acts of violence in our communities over the past five days.
“Moving forward, we ask that …
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By State Representative Mandela Barnes
You have probably seen them on the counter of your local convenience store.
Vanilla. Chocolate. Cotton Candy. Grape. Strawberry. Peach.
The flavored ‘blunts’ sound more like a birthday cake than a product designed to entice young people into a lifetime of dependence and dysfunction! Seemingly harmless, these ‘blunt wrappers’ point to a much larger concern in our community.
In the past, blunts were a type of cigar with a tapered or pointed tip. Now, however, blunts or blunt wrappers refer to a cigar in which the loose tobacco is …
MADISON – Following this weeks State of the State address, State Senator Nikiya Harris (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement:
In Governor Walker’s state of the state address, he highlighted the continued need to prioritize job growth. But the governor is 212,000 jobs short of his promise, and Wisconsin ranks 42nd in the nation for job creation. I want to work with him to help him keep his promise, but we can’t do it on the backs of our neighbors or our environment. Ensuring that every Wisconsinite has a family-supporting job is …
The Villard Avenue Business Improvement Dist. #19 held its free 2012 neighborhood street festival on W. Villard Ave. between N. 35th and N. 38th Streets on Sat., August 25. Alderman Ashanti Hamilton is pictured above with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Mandela Barnes, who recently won the Democratic nomination for State Representative. The family friendly festival has consistently grown in scope and fun since it was founded eight years ago.The Villard Avenue Day Festival offers great opportunities for family fun, for meeting neighbors, and for connecting with the friendly business …
By Cassandra Lans
Voter turnout was a major disappointment in Tuesday’s primary election in Milwaukee. Several factors contributed to this lackluster turnout, one being the change in the month for this primary that is normally held in September. The primary had to be moved to keep the state compliant with the upcoming November elections. The second factor is that voters may have been a little burnt out, due to the recall election and months of preparation to oust Governor Scott Walker, which was not successful.
Whatever the reasons, Tuesday’s primary was full …