The Golden Knights are a demonstration parachute team of the United States Army. Members of the Black Team staged precision free-fall landings at the 2017 Milwaukee Air and Water Show on July 15 and 16, to a crowd of thousands along the lakefront. As the result of a cancelled practice demonstration on July 14, the Milwaukee Independent was invited back on July 15 to photograph a live jump during the air show. For that run, weather conditions were perfect and the team made their jump at the preferred height of 12,500 feet. Milwaukee is not known for its hot...Read More
Author: Lee Matz
The Golden Knights are a demonstration parachute team of the United States Army. Members of the Black Team staged precision free-fall landings at the 2017 Milwaukee Air and Water Show on July 15 and 16, to a crowd of thousands along the lakefront. Prior to the two-day event, the Milwaukee Independent was invited for a ride with the Golden Knights as they performed a practice jump over Milwaukee on July 14. Because of the wind and weather conditions, the team made several passes at the minimum altitude of 2,000 feet before scrubbing the attempt. Images from the two flight...Read More
After nearly three decades, the only remaining African-American owned bookstore in Wisconsin closed on July 8 with the retirement of Carla Allison and her husband Robert.Read More
Closed in 1997, the former facility of the Pabst Brewing Company’s was once as renowned in Milwaukee for its brewery tours as it was the beverage it produced there.Read More
Lake Park kicked off its annual 4th of July festival with the theme “Working for a better United States of America.” The 106th annual event, one of the oldest Independence Day celebrations in Milwaukee, started the morning with parades of Eastside families from Maryland Avenue School and Hartford Avenue School. The sea of people merged before heading into historic Lake Park. The traditional festivities included ice cream, bike and buggy decorating contests, and various games. Master of ceremonies for the talent contest was the PBS “Around the Corner” host John McGivern, who grew up on the Eastside. McGivern shared...Read More
Video: From Iranian Revolution to 24-hour news cycleJul 21, 2017
In the immediate aftermath of
In the immediate aftermath of the fаtаl 2016 pоlіcе shооting of Phіlandо Castіle in a Minnesota suburb, there were heart-wrenching moments shared in the back of a pоlіcе car between Castіle’s girlfriend and her daughter.
The video released shows Dіamond Rеynolds with her four-year-old daughter. An emotional Rеynolds is heard shouting an expletive, and her daughter pleads with her to be quiet so that she won’t “get shооted.” Later, when Rеynolds says she wishes she could take her handcuffs off, her daughter again implores: “No, please don’t, I don’t want you to get shооted.”
These pain-filled words, “I Don’t Want You To Get Shооted”, of this four-year-old baby, is the theme for our Second Annual Black Lives Matter event at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm. Join us as we lift up community voices and concerns, as we all struggle to find our way through the, too-often, lack of justice and compassion in this nation for Black people.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205
The perks of working downtown,
The perks of working downtown, and we know there are plenty, are about to get even better! Downtown Employee Appreciation Week is back to reward downtown Milwaukee’s dedicated workforce with a week of incentives! The fun-filled workweek features daily giveaways, Office Challenge Games presented by Refuge Café, employee discounts and much, much more. So round up your co-workers and join us on your next assignment.
July 31 (Monday) 11:45 am - August 4 (Friday) 1:00 pm CST
Red Arrow Park
920 N Water St Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202