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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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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 […]

Education Committee: “Reparations for Slavery: Repentance in Politics” [Video]

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Marianne Williamson at Harvard Divinity School on “Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in National Politics” on February 19, 2019

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

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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)?

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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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NAACP Issues National Travel Advisory For American Airlines

(October 24, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on American Airlines flights: “The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern […]

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NIGERIAN SCIENTIST CREATES A COMPUTER THAT CAN SMELL EXPLOSIVES AND CANCER CELLS

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Silicon Valley-based Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The system has been trained to recognise the smell of explosives and could be used to replace traditional airport security, he said. . Eventually the modem-sized device – dubbed Koniku Kore – could […]

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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 milwaukeepbs.org — 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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