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. […]
June 2, 2019 Mr. Fred Royal President NAACP-Milwaukee Branch 2745 N. Doctor M.L.K. Driver Suite # 202 Milwaukee, WI 53212 Dear Mr. Royal: As State Director of LULAC Wisconsin, it is my great honor to inform you that the NAACP-Milwaukee Branch has been awarded the LULAC Wisconsin “Partner in Change” Award. This award will be […]
(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – May 30, 2019) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) mourns the loss of Todd Miller, an activist and philanthropist well known for his dedication to strengthening and educating the Jewish community. His civic work and volunteerism also extended throughout the broader Milwaukee community. “I was devastated to learn […]
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 […]