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Author: Lee Matz

Exclusive look: Inside the Holy Grail of History

Similar to the warehouse scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Milwaukee Historical Society has a vast storage site for more than one million of its documents and rare artifacts. Preserved at an undisclosed location within Milwaukee is a facility that holds more than one million documents and photos, and 60,000 rare artifacts for the Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS). The items span 170 years of local memories going back to the earliest Settlement era. While there is no Ark of the Covenant like in an Indiana Jones movie, the MCHS warehouse contains the bulk...

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Cory Nettles honored for African American business leadership

“Cory is one of the great entrepreneurs of our generation.” – Vincent P. Lyles, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Cory L. Nettles was honored as the 2016 Business Champion during the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin’s inaugural event, the Breakfast of Champions. Hundreds attended the celebration, including elected officials of all state and local levels. Held on May 3 at the Pfister Hotel during Small Business Week, Nettles was recognized for his career and leadership in improving conditions for the African American business community. “This is really overwhelming, and humbling beyond words....

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Photo Essay: Breakfast of Champions

Cory L. Nettles was honored as the 2016 Business Champion during the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin’s inaugural event, the Breakfast of Champions. Held on May 3 at the Pfister Hotel during Small Business Week, Nettles was recognized for his career and leadership in improving conditions for the African American business community. Read the article and view the photo essay that was produced as companion features for this news...

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Photo Essay: Protesting the politics of hate

Voces De La Frontera organized the 10th annual May Day protest, leading thousands of marchers from Milwaukee’s Southside over the 6th Street Viaduct to the Milwaukee County Courthouse steps downtown. Banners, signs, and flags all focused attention on the issues of immigration and workers rights, on the international day commemorating Labor. Elected officials from the city, County, and State joined the march and spoke in support of their cause. This Photo Essay documents the logistics of the march, from its preparation to conclusion, and the 1.7 mile distance in between. Two hundred images were selected from the 4,233 photos...

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