By Karen Stokes
Christopher Manney 38, the former Milwaukee police officer fired due to the highly publicized fatal shooting of an unarmed, mentally-ill Black man, learned his fate Monday night during the Fire and Police Commission Hearing.
A panel of three commissioners found that police chief Flynn was justified in firing Manney for violating department protocol.
Last April, Manney found Dontre Hamilton, 31, sleeping in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. According to Manney in his testimony, he believed Hamilton had a weapon because he saw a bulge in his pocket and many …
Young, Gifted & Black Series
By Taki S. Raton
Our YG& B feature this week is described by Robin Twomey of Lexi Pandell Magazine as a “YouTube” sensation!” Noting posted accounts, his YouTube Channel has over 700 videos, 2.25 million subscribers, 8 million video views and has earned him over $3 million in ad revenue.
He is young, gifted and Black. Marques K. Brownlee is a video tech reviewer, producer, host and has become a global Internet personality. His channel, MKBHD, is fashioned after his initials (MKB) and HD for “High Definition.”
A Broad …
By Eelisa Jones
Public education is today’s civil rights movement, national best-selling author and education activist Diane Ravitch told a crowd of over 200 in MATC’s Cooley Theater last week Wednesday.
Standing outside of the auditorium, yellow information cards in hand, stood Wendell Harris – Milwaukee youth advocate, community leader, and 2015 MPS school board candidate for District 2.
District 2 is home to 18 public schools in Milwaukee’s Northwest neighborhood.
Among these schools are Engleburg, Emerson, Morse Marshall, and Ninety- Fifth. Harris’ presence at Wednesday’s event was in step with the content of …
By Ariele Vaccaro
On Wednesday, a Wisconsin lawmaker, a home care worker, an economist, and a community organizer came together to discuss a report that finds Wisconsin working, minority families almost three times as likely to be low-income as white working families. In a conference call, State Representative David Bowen, Laura Dresser of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), Jennifer Epps-Addison of Wisconsin Jobs Now (WJN), and Robert Reed, a long-time Wisconsin resident and home care worker cited the problems and offered solutions to economic racial disparity in their state.
The report, …
By Eelisa Jones
As Wisconsin’s weather begins its shift into spring conditions and the now familiar layers of ice and snow have begun to fade beneath the daily sunshine, some of us may feel a familiar ache to reconnect with the natural world. Milwaukeeans have over 154 parks – totaling over 15,000 acres – to satisfy this urge.
Our city has a history of natural and environmental advocates who have dedicated lifetimes of efforts to guarantee the opportunity for Milwaukee residents and visitors to experience that incomparable pleasure that the outdoors has …
By Srijan Sen
On March 22, a controversial Starbucks initiative to facilitate open conversations about race relations in the United States was suspended by the corporation amidst fierce backlash as a visible aspect of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.
In certain stores across the country, baristas wrote “Race Together” on cups in an effort to stimulate conversation, empathy and compassion toward one another, and then to broaden that dialogue to the greater American public, according to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
By Michael Winter, USA Today
The 20-year-old black University of Virginia student bloodied by alcohol control officers outside a bar last week was denied entry after a “polite and cordial” conversation because he named the wrong ZIP code for the address on the Illinois license he presented, the pub says.
The state police and Alcoholic Beverage Control officials are investigating the arrest of Martese Johnson, which triggered campus protests and allegations of racial profiling and police brutality.
Johnson “did not appear to be intoxicated in the least” and simply walked off after being …
By Graham Kilmer
A provision of Governor Walker’s recent budget proposal includes the formation of the Wisconsin Forward Development Authority, which would entail a merger of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
The proposal, which is aimed at promoting efficiency and “greater coordination” for Wisconsin’s economic development, contains itemized reforms that are causing concern among some state legislators.
According to the governor’s budget proposal, the mission of the Forward Wisconsin Development Authority would be to provide, “Expertise and financial assistance to companies that are …
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CHRIST IN THE PASSOVER
Presented By Bruce Rapp of Jews for Jesus
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Northside Church of God
4858 N. 19th Street
Milwaukee , WI 53209
Please join us to gain wonderful insights on how the pieces of God’s salvation fit together and you’ll remember this visual display of Passover for years to come.
Call (414) 372-7712 for more information.
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MILWAUKEE (March, 2015) – With proposed legislation under discussion to bring to Milwaukee some of the education reform efforts that affected New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has invited three experts who lived through and studied the reforms there to speak in Milwaukee.
The three experts will present free public workshops and participate in a free public panel discussion to share with the Milwaukee community their experiences in New Orleans and how similar ideas for Wisconsin could impact classrooms and neighborhoods here.
Among the experiences and research …