The thesis is simple: over the past two decades there has been a steady infiltration of racism and racist thought into the entire American political spectrum, and that until the public understand the enormity of what has happened, they won’t be able to combat it successfully. Racialized thought has become pervasive at all points along the spectrum, to the degree that there are now points upon which the Alt-Right and the Liberals/Progressives actually touch. Here is the spectrum, which is not a perfect measure but serves as a basic framework: The Alt-Right version: White civilization is being extinguished This...Read More
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with the genetic condition have abnormal hemoglobin in their red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). It is responsible for a number of health problems, such as attacks of pain, swelling in the hands and feet, bacterial infections, and stroke. Long term pain can develop as people get older, with the average life expectancy between 40 to 60 years. My name is Leathia Boyd and...Read More
“People of color in Wisconsin are almost twice as likely to be a victim of a crash while crossing the street, the 10th highest disparity in the United States. The failure of people driving to yield to those walking is a major contributor, 28% of pedestrian fatalities in Wisconsin from 2011 to 2013 involved a driver not yielding to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.” – Jessica Wineberg, Wisconsin Bike Fed Kids and parents delivered over 250 Street Safety Postcards and Bike/Walk District Reports to Common Council Alders at City Hall, as part of Kidical Lobby Day on June 29. The...Read More
A statement by the Wisconsin Justice Initiative on the proposal to convene a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. State legislators should reject efforts to convene a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, an extremely dangerous step that could endanger basic American rights, Constitutional changes proposed through a convention are likely to be harmful reactions to the current political divisions in the country that will only divide the country further. Resolutions calling for a constitutional convention are pending in the State Assembly and State Senate. The Senate’s Committee on Financial Services, Constitution and Federalism and the Assembly Committee...Read More
Months ago I started working on a one man show. It was an idea that was born out of my need to provide the kind of leadership that reminds you of old generals that had done all the things they told their soldiers to do. My 2015 Independent Music Awards accomplishment, as the artist that won Best Spoken Word Album, gave me a unique set of skills. A combination of entrepreneurial drive and artistic audacity gave me the crazy idea to answer one question before I dіе. “Why can’t artists get loans for their art? It’s a business too...Read More
A 90-minute, alternative holiday program of music, theater, and literature about “struggle through hardship into hope” to perform on December 20. Critically acclaimed Milwaukee-born author and performer Paul McComas, along with Chicago singer and songwriter Maya Kuper, will present Heralds of Hope in Story & Song at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust Street. The show’s $6-per-person admission donation will benefit Milwaukee’s vital community-building agency Safe & Sound, Inc. “We’re thrilled Paul and Maya have chosen Safe & Sound as this event’s beneficiary,” said executive director Katie Sanders. “Heralds of Hope demonstrates how song and spoken word can inspire...Read More
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Hunting Moon Pow Wow is
Hunting Moon Pow Wow is three days of excitement, bringing together a host of Native American cultures for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Long a part of Native culture, the pow wow is an important social gathering; it’s a chance for Native people to connect with one another, connect with their vibrant history and traditions, and to connect with non-Native people through the power, beauty and pageantry of the event. For over a decade, Hunting Moon Pow Wow has called Milwaukee home. Each year, dancers, drummers and singers gather from across the country to not only socialize, but compete for huge cash prizes—this year totaling over $100,000. Hunting Moon Pow Wow is a celebration not to be missed. Admission is free and open to everyone.
20 (Friday) 3:00 pm - 22 (Sunday) 5:00 pm CST
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
We are fighting for the
We are fighting for the Dream Act, we are close to stopping the anti-immigrant state bill AB190, we are providing direct assistance to families victimized by Trump’s campaign of anti-immigrant terror, and we are doing so much more; but we cannot do this on the scale our community needs without financial support from community members like you.
This year’s keynote speaker is Iván Ceja, the cofounder of Undocumedia, a Los Angeles-based online organizing collaborative led by immigrant youth. Iván is a DACA recipient and a nationaly recognized leader in the immigrant youth movement. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s also a ton of fun! This year’s gala is a Día de los Muertos-inspired masquerade. Masks are encouraged but not required!
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm CST
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201