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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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NAACP Milwaukee speaks with County Executive and African American Affairs regarding disparities for African Americans in Skill trade jobs

  • By Clarence Nicholas 
  • Category: Life 
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[Released 08/29/19] County Executive Chris Abele The County Executive Chris Abele has been the first government leader to respond to the NAACP’S request to meet with us and discuss the critical situation that African Americans face as it relates to being unable to find meaningful jobs that will keep them out of prison. Also with […]

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NAACP Milwaukee Awarded LULAC Wisconsin’s “Partner of Change” Award

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 […]

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NAACP Milwaukee mourns the lost of community activist, philanthropist Todd Miller

  • By Fred Royal 
  • Category: Life 
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(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 […]

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2nd Vice President Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life 
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2nd VP Paul Blackman and the Rite of Passage effort for the youth of Milwaukee.

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The Unchecked and Increasingly Hostile Environment Surrounding Many Tech Industries for Minorities and Women

Monday mornings are about to get worse.

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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 […]

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

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Education 
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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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