Category: Life

Waupun inmates begin hunger strike

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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

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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

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

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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, […]

Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Day Justice Program and March to King’s Statue

The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Program and March will be held on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 – the national holiday – at 1:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1927 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. The commemorative program will be followed at 2:30 pm by a three block march to […]

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NAACP Calls On State To Close Lincoln Hills School

The Lincoln Hills facility in Irma. Facility Remains Under Investigation For Alleged Abuse Of Juvenile Inmates The state chapter of the NAACP is calling on the state to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake secure schools in Irma. The appeal comes in the wake of a state and federal investigation into alleged staff abuses […]

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