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For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma
Several of the apparel and signs shown at the January 6th Insurrections brought painful memories to Black Aides inside the capitol.
Judge rejects request to increase Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond and issue arrest warrant
Wisconsin domestic terrorist-Kyle Rittenhouse continues to walk free after bail violation.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – BLM ad condemns White supremacy ahead of Trump impeachment trial
A new Black Lives Matter ad is calling for an end to White supremacy using footage of the January 6 Capitol riots and historic Ku Klux Klan rallies to pressure lawmakers to impeach and convict former President Donald Trump.
‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ Reveals a History of Neglect and Triumph
An HBO documentary shows several art pieces created by African Americans that never received proper praise.
Decades later, infamous Tuskegee syphilis study stirs wariness in Black community over COVID-19 vaccine
The legacy of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which 600 Black men with syphilis were left untreated for decades, stands front of mind for many Black residents contemplating whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Become First Black Woman to Lead World Trade Organization
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the President of the World Trade Organization. Black women continue to break barriers by obtaining leadership positions, paving the way for more to come.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Karl Walker, 29, Shot And Killed By CHP Officers In Dixon
Authorities have finally confirmed that Karl Walker is the man shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers in Dixon early in the morning, January 31st.
REGGIE JACKSON: MY REFLECTIONS ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS
This year marks the 95th annual celebration of Black History Month. It has actually been a month-long celebration since just 1976. The way it is celebrated and taught in school does not give us a nuanced view of who we are.
Black and Jewish entertainment professionals sign unity statement
More than 170 Black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals have signed a unity statement with the goal of improving relations between Blacks and Jews while countering racism and antisemitism in the entertainment community.
Madeleine L’Engle’s Private Correspondence With Ahmad Rahman
When Ron Irwin and Madeleine L’Engle became pen pals, neither knew how their correspondence would change both of their lives.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter movement nominated for Nobel peace prize
The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way it calls for systemic change has spread around the world. In his nomination papers, the Norwegian MP Petter Eide said the movement had forced countries outside the US to grapple with racism within their own societies.
Which Direction Now, White Folks?
The Biden administration has the task of uniting a culturally divided America, half of which has no interest in unity.
Biden’s VA Must Have More Black Veterans In Leadership Roles To Address ‘Inequalities,’ Open Letter Urges
Veterans demand representation and equality for their incredible sacrifice for a country that doesn’t always serve them in return. An open letter highlights the injustices that Black veterans still face today.
President Biden Reviving Effort To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill
The Biden Administration has reignited the plan to put Harriet Tubman, famed abolitionist, on the twenty-dollar bill.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns
Since 2015, police officers have fatally shot at least 135 unarmed Black men and women nationwide, an NPR investigation has found.
Old World Third Street likely to become Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with unanimous Milwaukee Common Council support
Old World 3rd St. in Milwaukee, from W. McKinley Ave. to W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee’s downtown, would finally be renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Biden Revokes Trump’s 1776 Report That Downplayed Slavery
President Biden removes inaccurate history lessons from education systems. Furthering the push for The United States to move towards an honest understanding of American History, in order for all of its’ residents to flourish.
Women of Color Were Shut Out of Congress For Decades. Now They’re Transforming It.
Black families, especially mothers, are struggling economically with the CoVid-19 pandemic.
ABHM and WBHS Combine to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021
Clayborn Benson, Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, and Dr. Robert S. Smith, Resident Historian at America’s Black Holocaust Museum, converse about Dr. King’s travels to Milwaukee and Wisconsin. They also discuss his brilliant intellect and simple but not simplistic ways of articulating the call for civil rights.
Initial data show majority of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Milwaukee County have gone to white, younger residents
The vast majority of people being vaccinated right now are white and in younger age groups — figures that need to change in the coming weeks.
Elderly Brothers Continue Black-Owned Land Legacy of Feeding Community Through Historic Steele Farm Property
An American tale of two brothers and their self sustainability through farming. This story highlights a need for perseverance in farming. Successful black farmers highlight their industry and its’ importance to their immediate community.