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MPS Student Wins Gold Medal at National NAACP Competition

Milwaukee High School of the Arts students honored for music, arts CINCINNATI, OHIO – Kaprice Maxwell, an incoming senior at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, won the Gold Medal in Contemporary Voice at the 38th Annual NAACP ACT-SO National Competition “The Olympics of the Mind” in Cincinnati, Ohio, last weekend. Maxwell is one of […]

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Milwaukee County leaders call for juvenile justice overhaul

  • By Dan T 
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Milwaukee County officials are calling for the closure of a troubled Northwoods youth prison as part of a proposed overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system. “We need a new juvenile justice system in the state of Wisconsin,” said Hector Colón, director of the county’s Health and Human Services Administration. Colón told members of the […]

NAACP | Milwaukee needs your Input

  • By Fred Royal 
  • Category: Life 
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Project Central Voice We need your input We are looking for individuals over the age of 18 to participate in discussions on community organization and crime prevention. If you live in the areas on the map below, please call 414-562-1000 to schedule an interview: NAACP Office hours (Tuesday – Thursday 9am-4:30pm)

Protesters raise concerns about parked trains with crude oil residue

  • By Dan T 
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Source: jsonline.com On the third anniversary of a crude oil train explosion that killed 47 people in small-town Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, a number of Milwaukee activists gathered Wednesday to draw attention to oil sitting in train cars on the city’s north side — and the risk it may pose. Local representatives from the NAACP, 350.org and […]

Waupun inmates begin hunger strike

  • By Dan T 
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Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board’s Statement in Support of Waupun Hunger Strikers WHEREAS the use of cruel and unusual punishment and the torture of any citizen of the State of Wisconsin are barred by the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin and Constitution of these United States; WHEREAS there exists within the Wisconsin prison system, […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee’s President Fred Royal and The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Adult Crime

70,000 Milwaukee Homes impacted News Conference:   Synopsis: Lead exposure, a concern for Milwaukee, not only a problem for Flint, Michigan. Call to action: making Lead exposure an issue to local government, demand urgency and transparency on financial and strategic plan to combat Lead exposure, including going into neighborhoods and test for “lead spiking”. Lead exposure is purportedly linked […]

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Passing of Boxing’s Greatest Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016

Muhammad Ali – Athlete, Boxer, Philanthropist Early Life Boxer, philanthropist and social activist Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali showed at an early age that he wasn’t afraid of any bout—inside or outside of the ring. Growing up in the segregated South, he experienced racial […]

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Wisconsin’s system fails to track assaults at juvenile prisons

  • By Dan T 
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jsonline.com Madison — State corrections officials have fallen six months behind in publishing an annual report on attacks on officers, and Wisconsin’s youth prisons have yet to implement a centralized database tracking assaults, fights and other incidents. At the juvenile facilities, officials store paper copies of reports in inmates’ files, making it difficult to identify […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee introduces Rite of Passage Courses

  • By Dan T 
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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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