Faithe Colas talks with April Holland and Victoria Pryor on There’s Always Something Good to Talk about. (Picture by Rhea Riley)
Education

Programs and Faculty at UWM Encourage Black Families and Students to get Excited About Higher Education

MILWAUKEE COURIER — University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee administrators Victoria Pryor and April Holland joined Faithe Colas to talk about university programs that encourage black families and students to get motivated about college. […read more]

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“Wisconsin is the most extreme partisan gerrymander in the United States in the post-2010 cycle. It’s about as far out from what you would consider to be fair as you can imagine.” (Attorney Gerry Hebert, who’s the executive director of the Washington, D.C.- based Campaign Legal Center. Wisconsin Public Radio, May 24, 2016)(Photo: iStockPhoto / NNPA)
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Partisan Gerrymandering at its Worse

MILWAUKEE COURIER — “Based on the Democrats’ [Wisconsin] statewide success in Tuesday’s election, it’s safe to say that more voters came out to support Democratic candidates than their Republican counterparts. With that being the case, how did the Republicans increase their firm grip on the Legislature while losing five statewide contests?” […read more]

Former President Barack Obama told the crowd, the only way to make a change is to vote. (Photo by Ana Martinez-Ortiz)(Photo by Ana Martinez-Ortiz)
#NNPA BlackPress

Barack Obama Visited Milwaukee to Encourage People to Vote

THE MILWAUKEE COURIER — “Don’t boo. Vote,” Obama said. “If you vote things will get better, if you vote in this election it’ll start.”Voting is the key to changing the lawmakers and changing the policies. Obama endorsed Tammy Baldwin for senator and Tony Evers for governor. The power is in the hands of the voters, he said. It’s up to every eligible citizen to vote and to vote early. When people vote, hope happens, and change happens. […read more]