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NAACP Milwaukee Stands with the Milwaukee African American Perinatal Health Collaborative

  • By Clarence Nicholas 
  • Category: Health, Life 
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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.

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Jerry Lawson: The Black Man Who Revolutionized Gaming As We Know It

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 […]

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The Overlooked History of African American Skate Culture

  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 […]

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NAACP Milwaukee’s Collective Core Issues 2019

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. […]

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Statement of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch On the Passing of Velvalea “Vel” Phillips

  • By Dan T 
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Statement of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch On the Passing of Velvalea “Vel” Phillips “The ultimate measure of a woman is not where she stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where she stands at times of challenge and controversy”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr The NAACP Milwaukee branch morns the passing of Velvalea “Vel” […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee announcement: Employment rejection from Time Warner Cable (Spectrum)?

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life, News 
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October 28, 2017 If your employment application to Time Warner Cable has been rejected because of a criminal background check, please contact the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP at (414) 562-1000 (Tuesday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Across the country, criminal background checks are having a discriminatory impact upon African-Americans entangled in the […]

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Beyond Sherman Park [Discussion]

Beyond Sherman Park Join the conversation and interact with community leaders, government officials, and local journalists. Parklawn Assembly of God Church 3725 N. Sherman Blvd Free and open to the public RSVP at — ticket holders get priority seating July 27th | Event begins 6:30pm – discussion starts at 7:00pm Hosts include: Milwaukee PBS’s […]

Queen of Katwe [Film]

Chasing Experience Queen of Katwe July 27th, 2017 929 N Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 Adults: $25 per ticket Teens 13-17 enter free when accompanied by adult(s) with paid tickets      

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Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Station. Cheers erupted as 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The first signal was […]

Free hands-on training for young drivers available in May at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Youth Council invites local young people to register for one of four free hands-on driving skills courses on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 at Miller Park. The half-day courses are intended for newly-licensed drivers or permit holders to practice driving skills in a safe, controlled environment with professional instructors. The Ford […]

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