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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 […]

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

  • By Dan T 
  • Category: Technology 
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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 […]

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Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Station. Cheers erupted as 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The first signal was […]

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Lobby Day: A Day at the Capital for the Wisconsin Black History Program

  • By Fred Royal 
  • Category: Events, Life 
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A Day at the Capital for the Wisconsin Black History Program

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NAACP | Wisconsin’s First Vice Chair Wendell J. Harris “Equitable education is an issue I have been working on for decades, and it needs to be everyone’s focus”

Click the button to download Wendell Harris’s Newsletter: Wendell Harris serves as first Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin NAACP, the founder of Wendell J. Harris & Associates, LLC, and was elected to the MPS School Board for District #2 in April 2015. Born in Arkansas, Mr. Harris served in the Air Force and worked for A.O. […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee in the running to be a beneficiary of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s community program

  • By Clarence Nicholas 
  • Category: Life 
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The Milwaukee Branch NAACP is in the running to be a beneficiary of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s community program – Heart of Canal Street this year. If we’re one of the 31 charities selected to receive funding, we will use the funds to fund next year’s ACTSO Program, The Rites of Passage Program and the […]

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[UPDATE] NAACP Milwaukee, ACLU, faith groups call for police reform

Diverse group calls for police reform Community leaders speak Monday during a news conference on violence in the city and police practices at the Milwaukee NAACP office in Milwaukee.(Photo: Calvin Mattheis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) A coalition of civil rights and faith groups called for the creation of an independent, diverse civilian board to oversee investigations of […]

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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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