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By Taki S. Raton
The “Young, Gifted & Black” (YG&B) series is adornfully featured in this year’s African Global Images, Inc. (AGI) exhibit at the MATC’s downtown campus, 700 West State Street.
Thirty-four 7 X 8 inch individualized color foam core mounted headlined profiles are arranged throughout the eight cases of the 89 item AGI installation housed on the second floor corridor of MATC’s “M” building.
For this the third consecutive year, AGI has been invited back to the State street campus in honor and recognition of Black History Month under the banner …
On Feb. 5, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee unveiled the new Time Warner Cable Learning Lab at the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club on Milwaukee’s northwest side with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour.
The new learning lab includes computer science programming, math programming and incorporation of brand new tablets and computer updates to support this computer science and math programming.
As a long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, TWC received official naming rights for the lab.
Now, the lab can begin to serve some of …
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By Graham Kilmer
Spirits were high at a chilly groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Walnut Way Conservation Corporation, a local Milwaukee nonprofit organization, on Thursday January, 22.
The groundbreaking ceremony was for a commercial development project called The Innovation and Wellness Commons to be located at the corner of North Ave. and 16th St. Mayor Tom Barrett and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch were in attendance and spoke at the ceremony.
The Commons is a $6 million development project aimed at the economic, social, and environmental revitalization of the North Ave. commercial corridor from 12th …
By Karen Stokes
Even though Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 86th birthday was on Jan. 15, his birthday is observed as a national holiday on the third Monday in January. Milwaukee has celebrated the King Holiday since 1984. The holiday is widely known as a day of service. The city offered a variety of events for the community to volunteer and enjoy.
The day started with the 18th annual YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee breakfast. Approximately 500 guests including community leaders and politicians Mayor Tom Barrett and Governor Scott Walker were in attendance …
By Karen Stokes
Hundreds of Milwaukee area residents and protesters gathered on a cold, wintry, Friday afternoon in downtown Milwaukee to rally in support of a fight for justice lead by the family of Dontre Hamilton, and to hear inspiring words from the family and civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson.
“We are the leaders of the new civil rights movement,” said Nate Hamilton, brother of Dontre Hamilton, on the steps of the federal courthouse.
“We are the future, we are the beginning. We will continue to fight; we will continue to stand …
By Karen Stokes
Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney will not be charged for fatally shooting Dontre Hamilton.
Hamilton 31, a mentally ill, Black man, was shot 14 times this past April in Red Arrow Park.
The announcement was made Monday morning by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm who stated Manney was justified in firing at Hamilton.
“This was a tragic incident for the Hamilton family and the community,” Chisholm said in a statement.
“But based on all the evidence and analysis presented in this report, I came to the conclusion that Officer Manney’s …
MILWAUKEE (Dec., 2014) – Potawatomi Hotel & Casino donated $1,035,789 to 30 local children’s charities tonight through its Miracle on Canal Street program. This marks the second straight year the program has surpassed the $1 million mark in fund raising.
The 30 Miracle on Canal Street charities each received $34,526, which was announced during Friday’s grand finale. Twenty of those organizations were randomly selected for the program in November.
They joined 10 signature charities previously selected by the Casino’s media partners in August.
“What an amazing gift to the community. It’s certainly a …
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee awarded degrees to 2,140 students, on December 14, 2014, during Winter Commencement ceremonies at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Interim Chancellor Mark Mone welcomed students and their families to UWM’s 111th commencement – and the first in the newly named UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Beth Pritchard, principal and strategic advisor to Sunrise Beauty Studio (‘69, international relations), gave the commencement address.
Pritchard was the first female vice president at SC Johnson in Racine, and was president and CEO of Bath & Body Works in Columbus, Ohio.
Degrees were …
Funds will support critical programming in Education, Income and Health
MILWAUKEE (December, 2014) – United Way of Greater Milwaukee announced today that it raised $54,029,869 in its annual community campaign this year, exceeding its $53.8 million projected goal. United Way officials say the total is $1,203,385 million more than the $52,826,484 raised in 2013, for a 2.3% increase.
The money raised will impact 1 in 4 people in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties through the support of 160+ programs at more than 80 agencies.
“We all have a stake in creating a …