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Photojournalists remember Harry Kemp and his decades of images documenting local communities

The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum hosted a special tribute to the late Harry Kemp on August 22, remembering his decades as a local photographer. Harry Kemp passed away on September 29, 2011, after photographing the city and its ethnic cultures for years. His images documented every aspect of area with a special focus on Milwaukee’s black community, which was historically under-represented in the mainstream news media. Kemp passed his camera and his love of photography to his sister, Yvonne, who has continued his legacy. “Harry loved taking pictures of everything. He also would give a little advice along...

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Hip-Hop Week MKE 2019 infuses music with health, civic engagement, and financial literacy

The opening ceremony for the second annual Hip-Hop Week MKE was held at City Hall on August 19, kicking off the only event of its kind in America sponsored by a city government. Since the 1982 release of “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Hip-Hop has been a powerful voice for the voiceless within urban communities. Hip-Hop represents and narrates the stories of those who have been crushed by the war on drugs, police brutality, subpar education, and economic hardship. Today, there are tens of millions of voting Hip-Hop fans of every race, gender and ethnicity...

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Next Avenue series connects conversations within Milwaukee’s booming 50+ community

The Milwaukee PBS show “Next Avenue Community Conversations” began production in April, under the direction of the creative team responsible for the nationally syndicated Emmy-award winning program “Around the Corner with John McGivern,” and recently broadcast its last episode for the 2019 season. As the first and only national journalism service for America’s booming 50+ population, this year’s shows were produced and directed by Lois Maurer, with John McGivern as host in a new talk-show format. McGivern moderated the panels of experts and facilitated the conversations with members of the public, who attended the live productions. Topics ranged across...

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