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NAACP | Milwaukee introduces Rite of Passage Courses

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Life 
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The NAACP Youth Council Co-chairperson, Linda Carr-Carlson, announces: Rite of Passage Courses Milwaukee Branch NAACP will offer Rites of Passage Courses, which corresponds to Rite of Passage Courses taught at UW-M and North Division High School. For the benefit of our community, these courses will be held at the Milwaukee Branch Office. A preview of […]

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Launch Code, NAACP partner up to offer free summer coding classes

ST. LOUIS, Mo. St. Louis has been making a name for itself as a technology hub. Community leaders are now making sure minorities don’t miss out on opportunities from it. Launch Code is offering a summer of free coding classes. The organization is partnering up with the NAACP to target young, African American men and […]

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NAACP files lawsuit over Flint water crisis

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: National 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP files lawsuit over Flint water crisis   State officials, companies named in class action civil suit BALTIMORE, Md.- Attorneys with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of people and businesses affected by the failure to provide safe drinking water […]

Mobile app created by North Division students is one of six national winners

App is aimed at supporting children battling disease; now for the 2nd year in a row, an MPS student-designed app is eligible for national fan favorite award MILWAUKEE – For the second straight year, a group of Milwaukee Public Schools students studying mobile app development is among the winners of a national app competition. North […]

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It is with great sadness: Passing of fmr State Rep. Tamara Grisby

  • By Dan T 
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Flags were lowered in Wisconsin to remember former State Representative Tamara Grisby wisconsingazette.com Milwaukee, Madison mourn death of Tamara Grigsby Jay Rath The unexpected death of social justice advocate and former state legislator Tamara Grigsby inspired a public outpouring in Wisconsin. Grigsby, 41, died of “health complications” the week of March 14, according to the […]

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MATC Promise Program: Free Tuition for High School Students

We are nearing a critical deadline for the MATC Promise program, which provides free college tuition for high school seniors. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to remain eligible for the program. We are embarking on a comprehensive, community-wide effort to remind families about this important deadline. Thank you, […]

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Corrections secretary resigns amid Lincoln Hills probe

  • By Dan T 
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jsonline.com Madison— State Corrections Secretary Ed Wall has resigned from his post amid a growing scandal over conditions at a troubled Northwoods prison for youth, and the FBI has taken over the sprawling criminal probe into alleged abuses there. While Wall will leave his post next month, taxpayers may have to pay him for a […]

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County to remove 170 teens from state youth prisons

The Milwaukee County Board on Thursday unanimously set in motion plans for removing nearly 170 county youths this year from a troubled state juvenile prison in northern Wisconsin and placing them instead in secure detention centers here. The board declared a “state of emergency” for county teenagers at Lincoln Hills School for boys and the […]

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Lincoln Hills probe: Three more staffers placed on leave

  • By Clarence Nicholas 
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Madison — Three more Lincoln Hills School employees were put on paid leave this week amid a probe into allegations of prisoner abuse, child neglect, sexual assault and other potential crimes at the state’s secure facility for young offenders. Three others who were earlier put on paid leave quit this week. One of them, Timothy […]

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Academy of Legends: Martha Toran

Martha Toran and her husband were once co-owners of one of the most popular night spots in town—Toran’s Tropical Hut—or Toran’s as it was affectionately called. For years everybody flocked there for lunch, happy hour and on the weekends to meet and greet the movers and shakers in the community. Toran’s was strictly for adults, […]

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