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By Eelisa Jones
There are some of us who are lucky enough to have met at least one person in our lives who has answered the question of how to improve the lives of those around us with a resounding battle cry.
These individuals endlessly strive to achieve progress in the name of equality and succeed in blazing through the status quo, leaving trails of inspiration for others to follow.
Polly Williams was this kind of woman. She was known as a leader, a representative, a mentor, and a friend to many who …
Among some of the most necessary school subjects are math and science.
Not only are they crucial to a student’s success, they’re also incredibly challenging and intimidating to some students.
Time Warner Cable and Discovery World are taking a big step to alleviate the fears that children may have toward these subjects.
This past Saturday, Nov. 8, children and their parents and guardians flocked to Discovery World to take part in STEMfest Milwaukee, “STEM” standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s an all-day event that celebrates math and science as fun and …
By Karen Stokes
One week before the midterm elections President Barack Obama shared the stage with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke in front of a cheering, energized crowd of approximately 3500 with 300 in an overflow area at North Division High School, 1101 W. Center St. in the central city of Milwaukee.
The president greeted the crowd: “Its good to be in Milwaukee and at North Division High School. Go Blue Devils!” Referring to the North Division team mascot.
“One week from today you get to choose a new governor,” said President …
On October 21, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM there was a Get Out the Vote Rally at the Ezekiel Gillespie Park located at 14th & Wright.
In addition to addressing the recent Supreme Court Decision on Wisconsin’s voter suppression law, attendees were encouraged to get to the polls, and utilize the early voting hours that are available from October 20-31.
(photos by Robert A. Bell)
By Karen Stokes
A long line of hundreds of people waited to enter the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee to see First Lady Michelle Obama.
The First lady was in Milwaukee to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
“Why wouldn’t I be here?” Obama said. “I see a lot of old friends who were with us when Barack first took office.”
The packed, energized room was filled with a diverse audience of people of every race.
There were both youth and many elderly citizens in attendance. The group was united in support of Mary …
Ever notice a car driving through downtown Milwaukee, sporting a furry, pink mustache?
They’re privately owned vehicles driven by everyday people who work for Lyft, a taxi network that uses a smartphone application to connect customers with rides.
Now, the company that offers innovatively accessible transportation to those who may have had a hard time finding rides before, is looking to hire drivers from here, in Milwaukee.
On Thursday, September 4, Lyft held a recruitment event at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for Milwaukee residents interested in working for the modern taxi …
by Ariele Vaccaro
This past Wednesday, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joined the U.S. Representative of Florida’s 23rd district and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club to make a call to action.
With the gubernatorial election only two months away, both women expressed concerns regarding a lack of women getting to the polls and casting their ballots.
They found that because some women do not exercise their vote, Democratic candidates could suffer.
However, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has created an initiative program that aims to make voting easier for women, …
By Taki S. Raton
The Renaissance Room was the host site on July 13, 2014 for a beautiful sun glowed afternoon celebration of the Sista Girls Book Club.
This African American owned 4103 North Port Washington Avenue location provided the perfect atmosphere within its very elegant yet intimate bronze adorned atmosphere for their Sunday brunch in praise of sisterhood, friendship, and mutual support.
“I founded the Sista Girls Book Club in February of 2010 because I was quite disturbed by some of the images being portrayed in reality TV of African American women,” …