By Tiffany Crouse
The Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, February 25. The win was a welcome turn around for the team compared to their resent loss to the Chicago Bulls, 71-87, on Monday, February 23. After the game against the 76ers the teams standing was 32 wins to 25 losses. That is about a 56 percent game win rate.
This is the Bucks’ best season since 2012, and it’s not over yet. The Bucks have a lot of talk surrounding their new players, Michael Carter-Williams, guard from the 76ers, Tyler …
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 …
By Srijan Sen
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, civil rights activist, actor, singer, lawyer and athlete, Paul Leroy Robeson was nothing short of a controversial American gem with a captivating history and distinct voice.
Rising to prominence during a time when segregation was legal in the United State and Black people were being lynched by racist mobs, especially in the South, Mr. Robeson became heavily involved with anti-imperialist efforts in response to the Spanish Civil War and the rise of fascism.
“The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have …
By Karen Stokes
This week, Republican lawmakers called an extraordinary session to officially introduce and debate the right-to-work bill.
An extraordinary session limits debate and could fast track passage of the bill.
The right-to-work law secures the right of an employee to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union by paying union dues.
Wisconsin would be joining 24 other states that currently have the law, if passed.
The right-to-work debate comes four years after the ACT 10 law was introduced that ended collective bargaining rights for most public …
By Eelisa Jones
Milwaukee-based activist group, Raise Up MKE (RUMKE), hosted a complimentary screening of “Selma” this Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Southgate Cinema on 27th Street and Oklahoma Ave.
The event attracted about 25 attendees.
“Selma” is a 2014 historical drama featuring the events that followed the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on Sept. 15, 1963 in Birmingham, Ala. Planned by four white supremacist terrorists, the attack injured 22 people and killed four African- American girls – Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carol Denise McNair, and Carole Robertson.
The film highlights the efforts …
By Edgar Mendez
When Richard Lewis and his wife Lori Lewis raised $41,000 to send 6,000 kids to see “Selma,” the film that relives events tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. led civil rights movement, they hoped youth would appreciate the struggles older generations overcame. The reminders were especially important considering that February is Black History Month.
“The teens needed to see the work that went into them getting across that bridge,” Lewis said, referring to the Edmund Pettus Bridge activists crossed in 1965 during the historic march from Selma to …
We would like to thank St. Mark’s AMC Church, WNOV, and Universal Companies for partnering with us and the women that volunteered to helped us serve the community of both Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. UMO & EKQ chapters, Top Ladies of Distinction and the Community Health Workers of Milwaukee AHEC.
We touched the lives of families in Milwaukee, and look forward to what 2015 will bring as we continue to grow together.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us is you or someone you know is injuries by no fault of their …
By Gerard Randall
Black History Month provides us an opportunity to celebrate our culture and history in a meaningful way.
During this time, it is important that we honor those who have challenged the status quo and served as a catalyst for change in our community.
As a result of their determination and perseverance, new generations of African Americans are achieving unprecedented social and economic success.
Leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks will forever be recognized for shaping history.
They took principled stands in the face of …
By Karen Stokes
Unemployment compensation is a helpful benefit for people experiencing gaps in employment that need the money to provide for their household. Even though unemployment is presently the lowest since 2008, unfortunately some Wisconsinites that are ineligible for unemployment benefits are fraudulently helping themselves to these funds and in doing so are hurting residents, taxpayers and businesses.
Clifton Brooks (not his real name), who worked for years, lost his job due to downsizing, but recently went back to work and believes unemployment was important for his family. “It helped a …