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By Cassandra Lans
Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs stated that the judge made the right call on the “Voter ID” law.
Great news this week for untold thousands of Wisconsin voters as U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman has rejected the photo identification requirements of the state’s “Voter ID” law.
Judge Adelman ruled the requirements would unfairly burden poor and minority voters, who would be disenfranchised because of the cost and difficulty of obtaining documents needed to apply for a state photo ID that would allow them to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
The CYD Family, Urban Grassroots INC, Alderwoman Coggs, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful & Ori Entertainment celebrated Earth Day Saturday, April 19, 2014. The community project was held at Victory Over Violence Park, 2615 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Alderwoman Coggs stated that the event would “help bring the community together while taking care of our environment.”
The event was a success, with many members of the community coming out to participate, as seen above. Volunteers were provided with food and performances by The Ina Onilu Dance & Ensemble at the …
As part of the City’s annual Project Clean & Green (PCG), Mayor Tom Barrett will work with a Department of Public Works Sanitation crew to help pick up unwanted furniture, household items, mattresses and more on Monday, April 21st, 2014.
Project Clean & Green background: Residents within an assigned PCG zone (seven zones total) can place their bulky trash items at their regular collection site – either the curb or alley line – on their regular collection day. DPW crews will pick up these items at no charge to the resident.
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and other dignitaries and community members hosted a special event this week to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Dr. James Cameron, a noted civil rights activist and author, self-taught historian, public speaker and consciousness-raiser.
The free, public event took place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 in the first floor rotunda at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St .
The celebration included performances by Oshi Adelabu, Kwabena Antoine Nixon, Ozara Odè and the Ina Onilu Drum and Dance Ensemble. Sponsors for the event were Alderwoman Coggs, …
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Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs established the Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards to recognize those residents and organizations that work diligently to improve and strengthen the quality of life for themselves, their neighborhood and the City of Milwaukee .
She is now seeking nominations for the 2013 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Award. Dr. White was a resident of the 6th District who served as a county supervisor and the regional vice president of WestCare Wisconsin Harambee Community Center, facilitating countless neighborhood projects and programs …
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Mayor Tom Barrett and other dignitaries and community members attended the grand re-opening of Gee’s Clippers & Hair Design, 2215 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Bronzeville (Milwaukee’s African-American Arts Cultural & Entertainment District). Attendees also viewed the newly paved parking lot adjacent to the barber shop. “I am excited to welcome Gaulien Smith back to Bronzeville,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “Bronzeville and North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive are getting back a valuable business and the amenity of public parking …
The Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee today voted 5-0 to hold a resolution that would have allowed the sale of the former Malcolm X Academy property to move forward.
The proposed sale of the school property ( 2760 N. 1st St. ) to a development entity – approved by the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of School Directors – was held by the committee so that MPS can work with the Department of City Development and the City Attorney’s Office to provide additional details.
Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. …
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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 …
By Lynda Jones
Once again, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Milwaukee was filled with the smells of roasted corn, barbeque meats, vendors, and plenty of information booths on voting, tobacco prevention, health disease prevention to name a few.
The event? Juneteenth Day Celebration, a national event commemorating the freedom of people of African descent in America proclaimed more than two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. Milwaukee has one of the nation’s largest Juneteenth events, and it is a matter of pride …