Food

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Parks Announce New Concessions this Summer

MILWAUKEE COURIER — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Parks on April 16 announced a new food and beverage partnership at Bradford Beach this summer with CCH Management LLC (The Dock). Pending approval from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, The Dock will operate the food and beverage concessions at Bradford Beach, inclusive of the beach tiki huts and special events. […read more]

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Brian Diggs (center) is pictured with Milwaukee Brewers Community Relations Vice President Katina Shaw (left) and Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore(right). (Photo by: Yvonne Kemp)
Black History

Milwaukee Brewers celebrate 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier

MILWAUKEE TIMES WEEKLY — On Monday, April 15, 2019, The Milwaukee Brewers celebrated the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier during their game against the St. Louis Cardinals. As part of the celebration, players donned jerseys sporting the number 42. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Brian Diggs(center), Milwaukee’s Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship winner. […read more]

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Education

MPS students promote peace through United Nations world fair

MILWAUKEE TIMES WEEKLY — Students from 13 MPS schools took charge of the UWM Panther Arena on April 11 to share their knowledge of countries across the globe. Student displays included photos, maps, and important facts about each country and culture. Projects dug deep to explore the strengths and challenges of each nation and the role each country plays in its region or continent. The world fair was the culmination of the year’s United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) program, which is implemented in 13 MPS schools. […read more]

“I want my music to be an inspiration of individual growth in the economic sector. That is the path I took as I grew up and I want to put it in music. My life is different from when I first came out as a teenager with expressions from the teenage perspective of young men in the streets. Now, as I grew older and became successful in music and business my perspective changed accordingly. And so my art evolved with it.” — Nipsey Hussle
#NNPA BlackPress

COMMENTARY: Nipsey’s life: A hussle that motivates, resonates around the globe

THE FINAL CALL — From buying up the block, to creating businesses that employed Black people, aimed to educate them, and give them a space to be creative and help develop and realize their dreams, Nipsey Hussle was a man of the people because he was a man who saw what their needs were and took it upon himself to do what he could to help provide opportunities and a platform for others, because at one point in his life, he was looking for someone to give him the same opportunities and guidance. His death has seemed to galvanize the Black community, and this was evidenced by the recent gang truce that happened in the wake of his death. […read more]

Dozens of neighborhood residents attend a community conversation at Ascension St. Joseph about how to make their community healthier, one of four conversations hosted by Ascension Wisconsin in January.
Community

Ascension St. Joseph Continues Work to Improve Health Equity

MILWAUKEE COURIER — New services and programs continue to be added at Ascension St. Joseph while Ascension Wisconsin continues to formulate a plan to improve the health of residents in the Sherman Park and West Burleigh Street neighborhoods. Over the last eight months, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through patient interviews, community conversations, a Community Health Needs Assessment and 161 interviews with individuals, as well as community organizations. […read more]

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton
Community

COMMENTARY: Building Trust through Process

MILWAUKEE COURIER — The reform-minded space we are in today around Youth Justice Reform is exciting, and is what our community knows must happen. We can finally start helping our young men and women instead of continuing to break them down. For a strong next generation, we must cultivate a system that can course correct when it is wrong. […read more]

Former President Barack Obama told the crowd, the only way to make a change is to vote. (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]

Health

Why Is Milwaukee So Bad For Black People?

  (NPR) – A new report from UCLA finds that K-12 schools in Wisconsin suspend black high school students at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country and has the second-highest disparity in suspension rates between white and black students. Milwaukee, the state’s biggest city, suspends black Read More

Politics

America’s 11 Poorest Cities

  (CBS News) – For all its apparent conveniences and perks, city living has never been easy or inexpensive. And income inequality is often most obvious in metropolitan areas. U.S. Census Bureau data, cited by the Brookings Institution, found that the 50 largest American cities had Read More