Blackity Black Holiday Market

2023 Blackity Black Holiday Market

Hosted in conjunction with The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, Historic King Drive BID and We Got Soul MKE as market partners, this market is open to all and will delight the senses as we celebrate community and move forward into our Holiday Season.

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Black Nativity by Langston Hughes

Black Nativity

BLACK NATIVITY by Langston Hughes returns for its 8th Annual Holiday Musical Production December 7-10, 2023, at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Center.

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I’m happy Juneteenth is a Federal holiday–but don’t let it be whitewashed

An Op-Ed: We should be happy to popularize and celebrate Juneteenth. But we should celebrate it with the same fervor in which it was celebrated the summer of 2020, with protests, political education, and an understanding that the house of the slavemaster still stands, despite a fresh coat of paint. We must celebrate Juneteenth knowing the kind of force it took for enslaved Black people to attain emancipation – and the equivalent political force it may take to finally and absolutely uproot the American capitalist. Wisconsin celebrated it 50th Juneteenth in 2021 with a long parade up Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, complete with Civil War re-enactors, beauty queens and kings, and Black public servants, among them County Executive David Crowley and Congresswoman Gwen Moore. This city was one of the first in the nation to celebrate the holiday.

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