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The annual Kwanzaa Celebration was kicked off again this year at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center Street. Clayborn Benson leads the children in the first day of the Kwanzaa principles entitled, Umoja (Unity). Kwanzaa events were also held at The African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. The celebration concluded on Jan 1. 2014. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
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By Cassandra Lans
Beginning on Friday, Aug. 23, 2014 Milwaukee will follow the rest of the nation and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Local activists and organizations in Milwaukee will come together on Saturday, Aug. 24 to unite in the fight for victory over poverty, violence, education, police misconduct, unemployment and civil rights.
According to one of Saturday’s event organizer, Activist Tracey Dent,various representatives from the Sikh Temple, Nation of Islam, Voces De La Frontera, Pastors United, Churches, Milwaukee Urban League, NAACP, Queen Council, …
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Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and the main reason people need dialysis to live.
If you are an African American adult, you know that you’re at-risk!
So get screened! If you, a friend or family member have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of those conditions, take an hour this Saturday and stop by the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W Center St, Milwaukee for the FREE KEEP (Kidney Early Evaluation Program) screening between 9:00am – 12:15pm.
You can also make an appointment; just call 262-821-0705. Walk-ins are …
The annual Kwanzaa Celebration kicked off on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center Street. The first night was Umoja (Unity)! Kwanzaa events rotated throughout locations across the city, and will end on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at The African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm. Above area dancers performed during the event. More holiday photos on page 6. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
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24th Annual GarveyFest to be held on Aug. 17 & 18
Come join Africans on the Move (AOM) for Milwaukee’s own 24th Annual GarveyFest celebration, August 17th and 18th at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society. This year’s theme is “Fight Back! Capitalism’s War Against the Workers and the Poor.”
This is a hallmark year in our celebration. As you know, the youths in inner-city Milwaukee (and throughout major cities of the U.S.) have borne the brunt of the 2008 economic collapse. Moreover, in the recent year, the state’s economy has made it …
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Recently representatives from four Milwaukee Black owned centers met at the Coffee Makes U Black restaurant to plan an area marathon showing of the DVD “Hidden Colors: The untold Story of People of Aboriginal, Moor and African Descent.”
The Wisconsin Black Historical Society, Coffee Makes U Black, Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters and the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center have scheduled a viewing of “Hidden” for Wed., Feb. 15, 2012 at each of these centers beginning at 7 p.m.
Viewing locations include the African American Women’s Center at 3020 West Vliet Street; Coffee …
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Do you remember the U.N.I. A. and The Garveys?
The song goes “Do you remember old Marcus Garvey?” and for far too many of us the response is “no.” And yet this man—as well as two remarkable sisters, Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques—played a critical role in organizing what history has recorded as the largest international political movement of people of African descent. For twenty-three years, Africans on the Move has struggled to continue to spread the unifying message of the Universal Negro Improvement Association that we are one people with …
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The community is invited to a birthday celebration in memory of the late Milwaukee Courier social journalist Mattiebelle Woods, to be held on Saturday, October 23, from Noon-3 p.m. at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. The community event is sponsored by AT&T and the Milwaukee Courier.
“Mattiebelle loved life. Her memory has lived on and will continue to live on in the minds and hearts of those who knew her. Mattibelle Woods was known as the First Lady of the Black Press, it’s just fitting to celebrate …
The song goes “Do you remember old Marcus Garvey?” and for far too many of us the response is “no.” And yet this man—as well as two remarkable sisters, Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques—played a critical role in organizing what history has recorded as the largest international political movement of people of African descent. For twenty-two years, ‘Africans on the Move’ has struggled to continue this political movement right here in Milwaukee by spreading the Universal Negro Improvement Association’s unifying message that we are one people with one history and …