October 18th 2019
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FRED ROYAL, President The Milwaukee Black Membership Organizations GOTV Collaborative Collective Core Issues 1. Education Work to stop the school-to-prison pipeline. There are disciplinary processes but the actions are not equivalent to the city ordinances or state statutes. The current civil rights investigations are regarding MPS for the higher rates of suspensions towards African-American children. […]
2nd VP Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage effort for the youth of Milwaukee.
Monday mornings are about to get worse.
So the news of a multi-million dollar grant award designed to address a striking racial infant mortality disparity should have been a cause for celebration. But controversy has arisen because a partnership known as the Milwaukee African American Perinatal Health Collaborative (MAAPHC), submitted a competing bid and lost, despite scoring highly.
Meet Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, the man who pioneered the video game cartridge. At 6’ 6” and 280 pounds, Jerry Lawson — a Black man — was extremely far from the stereotypical image of an engineer and inventor in 1970s America, or even today. But then, nothing about Jerry’s life was stereotypical. Black inventor and self-taught […]
They’re impossible to miss, rolling in like a rainbow cavalcade. Their skates glide like an extension of the body, carving shapes and patterns into the tarmac. Passersby gawk. Their presence is encompassing, demanding even. They swerve with incomprehensible grace, in ways that don’t look possible on what is essentially a set of four wheels […]
Marianne Williamson at Harvard Divinity School on “Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in National Politics” on February 19, 2019