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Alzheimer’s Institute grant to expand outreach for African Americans

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. recently approved a two-year $310,000 grant to the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI). The grant will expand outreach activities that help the underserved aging populations of African-Americans in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties. The funding will also be used to help increase the number of African-American participants in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study. In addition to the grant awarded to WAI, the board allocated more than 142 grants, worth a total of $8.6 million, to support various projects and organizations throughout Wisconsin, the United...

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Yokohama: The city Milwaukee’s ramen shop was named after

Despite being a crucial gateway to Japan since having been designated a treaty port during the Edo period, Yokohama has nonetheless lived in the shadow of neighboring Tokyo in terms of its global reputation. That status looks to be changing. Major events, such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup, once again will bring international attention to the city. Already, the British Olympic Association has chosen Yokohama as one of its three training bases for Team GB ahead of the Games, and International Stadium Yokohama will host the Rugby World Cup final....

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Simon Sinek: Milwaukee fails at playing an infinite game with finite rules

In game theory, there are two types of games: finite and infinite. A finite game is defined as having known players, fixed rules and agree upon objective, according to Simon Sinek during his summer Talks at Google session. During his presentation, he said baseball is a good illustration of a finite game. The players know each other, the rules, and have agreed, that whichever team has the most runs after nine innings wins the game. This is very different than an infinite game, according to Sinek. An infinite game is characterized as having both known and unknown players, the...

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A Spectrum of Racism: Milwaukee culture is more than black and white politics

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...

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Super Moms with Sickle Cell are everyday heroes in Milwaukee

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...

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Postcard campaign seeks safer streets for kids and pedestrians

“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...

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