Category : Midwest

Midwest / Wisconsin - 10 months ago

African-American Roundtable and Community Leaders

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton is inviting area residents to attend the African American Roundtable on Thursday November 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementar...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 10 months ago

Men 4 Men: A Foundation For Freedom Initiative

“You’re under arrest for the murder of Alton Sterling,”  should have been the response from Howie Lake. After witnessing his partner Blake Salamoni shoot Sterling, he laid flat on the ground while mockingly screaming “he’s got a gun.” Instead, afte...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 10 months ago

From Thrill to Tragedy: How Do We Stop the Stollies?

As a kid, I remember growing up having all the fun in the world. I wasn’t worried about what other people thought about me. I couldn’t care less about whether you thought I was “cool” or not. My number one goal was to live a fun life, the most fun...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 10 months ago

Opinion: When Black children are not Kids

Often, black youths are portrayed to be older and more mature than their white counterparts in the media. Recent examples include the clearing of a man who raped and impregnated a black girl in France, after officials ruled that the child ‘consente...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 10 months ago

Milwaukee, the Time is Now

I love Milwaukee, just like I know many others do, I have had the opportunity to leave and move on but I have chosen to stay in my birth state and city, to help build in a place. I was born watching us get destroyed. Being home grown is also very s...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 10 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving!

The time has come Where families galore Sit around the dinner table Giving thanks, as they adore The people who matter The things appreciated Each and every year More love is created The time has come Where we sit and feast We fellowship and than...

Midwest / Ohio - 10 months ago

Film Review: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) [embedded content] Denzel Washington may be the most accomplished actor of our generation. Like a chameleon, he’s morphed from the stern father in “Fences” to a dorky, introverted attorney in this meanderi...

Midwest / Ohio - 10 months ago

“Touched by an Angel” Star Della Reese Dies at 86

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Award-winning actress Della Reese died on November 19, 2017. In this photo, Reese makes an appearance at a Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for Mark Burnett in 2009. (Wikimedia Commons) Della Reese, the...

Midwest / Illinois - 10 months ago

Barricade situation on Chicago’s South Side ends

By nbcchicago.com A person has been taken to a local hospital after he barricaded inside a home on Chicago’s South Side, according to police. The scene, which unfolded near 87th Street and King Drive in Chicago, prompted a massive response by loc...

Midwest / Illinois - 10 months ago

The New 411: The Mega Diva!

Jenifer Lewis By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader THE MEGA-DIVA! Jenifer Lewis is a natural comedienne in the spirit of Lucille Ball. Inventive, smart, and all her bones are ‘funny bones’ and you know the workday will be all fun and spirit when Jeni...