Harambee Connection

Stories and pictures by Charlesetta Thompson

Martin Luther King Elementary School Celebrates Grandparents’ Day
Grandparents visited classrooms, had lunch and took pictures with their grandchildren on Thursday, September 27. The children serenaded those in attendance with a very entertaining program. The highlight of the visit was the school’s world class computer lab, which has teleconference capabilities. With the assistance of their lab teacher, students are able to interact with students in other countries; they recently talked with students in England.

Fourth grader Jalen Lamont Greenlee and his grandfather Carvis Lamont Braxton.

HOPI Open House
Harambee Ombudsman Project, Inc. Proudly Host an Open House for their latest new home construction Board, staff and community residents toured the completed home at 2572 N. Palmer Street, on Friday, October 27 from 6-8pm. If you were not there; please drive by and take a look at the new addition to the Harambee neighborhood. Sherman Lawrence Hill is the Executive Director of HOPI.

Faithe Colas, Ivory Abena Black and Patricia Diggs attended a book signing held at America’s Black Holocaust Museum for their newly published book, Brownsville Milwaukee Lifestyle.

Hands Around First Street
Ms. El Loise Games, block captain of the 3300 block of N. First Street organized a rally to draw attention to the crime and other negative activities in the surrounding neighborhood. Several clubs have joined forces and have been meeting monthly to work on solutions. In addition to neighbors, representation from the Fifth District Police Station, Community Partners and Harambee Ombudsman Project, Inc. and Alderman Michael McGee were present to give input and support. The event was held on Saturday, September 30.

Fifty Years of Wedded Bliss
William and Bettye Stark, longtime Milwaukee residents, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Italian Community Center on Saturday September 22. A host of relatives and friends came to join in their celebration.

Riverwest Currents online edition – November, 2006