Sixth District Ald. Mike McGee, Jr., will be accessible by all and at home among Harambee residents when he settles into office space on King Drive, he says. The new Alderman pledges to be more effective than past leaders by ensuring the disenfranchised (young and old) are able to bring their concerns to him directly. Milwaukee’s young Hip Hop community, which has a strong base in the Harambee neighborhood, flexed strong campaign support of McGee and celebrated his victory on April 15 at an Open Mic Showcase at Onopa. McGee earned the community’s support based on his history of good relationship building and empowerment of many of the city’s artists, from the Taste Emcees to Baby Drew. “I have been deemed the Mayor of the Hip Hop Community for years! I have literally raised many a Hip Hop Artist/Soldier,” he says. McGee has several 100 day plans in the fold and is looking forward to the Youth Leadership Conference that will be held at the Police Athletic League this summer. The YWCA of Greater Milwaukee aims to eliminate racism and empower women. The YWCA recognizes the need in the community for programs and services that raise the level of women’s economic independence, education, and opportunities. Their programs and services help women control their lives by understanding and exercising choices. Programs and services focus on racial justice, adult education, women’s advanced education, girls’ leadership, transitional housing, a women and minority-owned business incubator, and volunteering. To learn more about the YWCA’s programs and services please call 414/374-1800, check out www.ywcamilw.org or stop in at 1915 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive.