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Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) will sponsor a press event and bus tour on Friday, August 15th at 10:00 to launch two of three projected new bus routes to the suburbs.
The event, to be held on the MICAH parking lot at N. 4th and Brown Streets, will celebrate the significant victory achieved by these groups in reaching a settlement with state and federal transportation officials and agencies, in their Zoo Interchange lawsuit.
It was represented on their behalf by the ACLU …
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Milwaukee, WI, May 21, 2014– In what is being seen as a landmark victory, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
(BHCW) and Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) have reached an agreement with the Wisconsin and the U.S. Departments of Transportation to spend $13.5 million to create and expand bus routes linking Milwaukee central city residents to employment opportunities in suburbs North of Milwaukee County.
The agreement is the result of a lawsuit by BHCW and MICAH who combined their forces in a legal challenge to create mass transit opportunities to …
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By James H. Hall
President NAACP Milwaukee Branch
The question is often and repeatedly raised as to why joblessness and unemployment are so high in Milwaukee’s African American community, particularly as to African American males; why entrepreneurial opportunities for minorities here are documented as among the lowest in the nation; and why racial disparities here are among the greatest in the nation.
While there are many factors, the recent Federal review and findings regarding the Westlawn Project point to an important part of the answer.
These findings by the United States Department of Housing …
Milwaukee area community leaders, state legislators and County Supervisors expressed their strong opposition to AB 85, which would strip the Milwaukee County Board of its ability to govern effectively, prior to a public hearing on the bill in Madison on Wednesday.
Rev. Willie Brisco, president of Milwaukee Inner City Churches Allied for Hope (MICAH) and a representative of several community groups opposing the bill, including the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP, said the bill would adversely affect local control and minority representation on the Board.
“The Milwaukee community is diverse and complicated, …
Community calls on leaders to focus on real issues
By Lynda Jones
Opposition is growing against the plan to slash the pay, budget and ultimately the control of the Milwaukee County Board. Last week, the African American County Board Supervisors spoke against the plan exclusively with The Courier, and they were in full agreement that this change was not needed, and it was motivated by individuals who were not looking to continue on a path of “checks and balances”.
Other members of the Board were outspoken as well, including County Board Chair Marina …
President Barack Obama made a campaign stop in Milwaukee on Saturday, Sept. 22. As Wisconsin surges into a serious battleground for the presidential election, President Obama attended a private fundraiser that was held at the Milwaukee Theatre first. And following the fundraiser he went to the Summerfest Grounds for a rally at 6:00pm. He spoke at the BMO Harris Pavilion addressing thousands of supporters. (Photo by Robert Bell)
In the photo below, Rev. Willie Brisco, president of Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) spoke to Obama supporters prior to the …
By Lynda L. Jones, editor
Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) held a summit last week continuing its effort in the ‘11 x 15 Campaign’. ‘11 x 15’ is a short name for a large campaign, the longer name is ‘11 x 15 For a Safer, Healthier, Wisconsin’, and the goal of the campaign is to challenge Wisconsin to reduce the prison popluation from 22,000 to 11,000 by the year 2015.
Last week, MICAH gathered a diverse group of seven leaders in the Milwaukee area to express their support of a …
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Mandela Barnes announced on Tuesday, April 10, that he would be entering the race for State Representative in Wisconsin’s 11th Assembly District. Barnes, a local community organizer was accompanied by multiple elected officials, religious leaders, neighbors and friends when he made his announcement at a press conference held in front of the closed Daniel Webster Middle School, located at 5100 W. Green Tree Road.
The location for the campaign kick off was held at the closed middle school location, a Milwaukee Public School that is fitting a trend …
By Cassandra Lans
Objections are continuing to grow over the State’s failure to direct all of the federal foreclosure settlement funds to victims who have lost homes, or facing the prospect of losing them. Last week, MICAH held a press conference that was attended by various city and state legislators including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, voicing their objection to how Governor Walker and Attorney General Van Hollen used $31 million of the settlement for budget holes.
This week, the objections to this decision continues to grow statewide. On Wednesday, Feb. 22 Mayor …
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The faith community has an obligation to the people they serve, and Tuesday, February 21st will be the first time voters in the State of Wisconsin will need to show valid photo identification to receive a ballot. The move potentially disenfranchises a significant portion of Milwaukee’s inner city, including the young, elderly, and low income; voiding them of their constitutional rights. Leaders in the faith community are being challenged to make sure the rights of who they serve are being maintained. “With captive audiences around the city, we have the …