By Karen Stokes
From writing screenplays to directing and producing movies and music videos, Milwaukee native Eric Haywood has built an impressive resume.
The most recent addition to his career is writing for the powerful family, musical drama “Empire”.
Empire, which debuted in January was co-created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong who also collaborated on the movie “The Butler”.
The runaway hit show centers around the Lyon family headed by Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) who runs the hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises.
Along with his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P Henson) and …
860 WNOV “The Voice” is proud to add to its line up a veteran of Milwaukee’s talk radio scene, Eric Von.
Von joins WNOV as the host of the station’s new morning drive show, The Eric Von Show, 7-9 am weekdays beginning Monday, April 6, 2015.
Station general manager, Sandra Robinson said, “We’re excited to have Eric Von join the line up.
He brings to progressive radio his own unique style that engages audiences in calm and rational tones.
Eric’s ability to raise awareness among listeners and keep them tuned in to those issues …
By Karen Stokes
The Wisconsin Legislature’s finance committee began the arduous task of revising Republican Governor Scott Walker’s 2015- 2017 state budget.
Through the course of the hearings, the legislature will question various state officials and examine plans for cuts to the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and the sexual assault reporting requirements, and cuts to the Wisconsin Public School and programs for long term care needs for disabled adults and the elderly.
Ray Cross, president of the UW System, testified before the Legislative budget committee this week, asking them to reduce Walker’s …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.
The report, which Ferguson city officials said would be released Wednesday, marks the culmination of a months long investigation into a police department that federal officials have described as troubled and that commanded national attention after one of its officers shot and …
By Jeffrey L. Boney
Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times
Imagine being a young teenager and deciding to participate in a serious march that you hoped would shed light on the injustices facing Black people in this country, as well as change the unjust laws that were in place allowing those injustices to be perpetuated without consequence.
That is what our current generation – the Joshua Generation – is up against and that is what many that have come before them have had to endure.
This year marks the 50th …
By Jazelle Hunt
Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP).
Early childhood encompasses birth through 3 years old, and children of color are already the majority in this as-yet-unnamed generation.
The report, titled, “Investing in Infants and Toddlers to Combat Inequality,” shows that despite being the majority, children of color are generally faring poorly on a number of social and educational metrics.
One -in-three toddlers of …
By Ariele Vaccaro
A group of Milwaukee area religious leaders recently began an initiative to end segregation and poverty through faith.
The alliance goes by the title Racial Reconciliation, and it’s taking advantage of social media outlets as a means of communication.
On Monday, Feb. 24, the group launched a Facebook page exclusively for Racial Reconciliation’s religious leaders.
Rev. Steve Jerbi works at All People’s Church, which calls itself as a “cross-cultural congregation” on its Twitter page.
He discovered early after the Racial Reconciliation Facebook page went live that others were interested. So, by the …
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 …