Archive | February 2005

Sex Sells

by Sarah Mankowski, photo by Kurt Johnson On my way to meet Tool Shed proprietor, Eilis O’Herlihy at the Riverwest Co-op Cafe, I tried to imagine what the owner of an erotic boutique might look like — an Annie Sprinkle type or maybe more of the Betty Paige ilk? Or maybe someone wearing a trench […]

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Justice for Jude

article and photos by Michael Timm On February 10, about 100 people gathered to protest the beating of Frank Jude, Jr., a black man who witnesses say was beaten by white off-duty police officers in October 2004. The beating has become a potential powder keg of city race relations and police misconduct after a Journal […]

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A Labor of Love

by Jean Scherwenka, photo by Kurt Johnson Work at something you love and success will follow. We’ve all heard it, but who believes it? Natalya Sonina, owner of Natasha’s Tailoring and Dry Cleaning at 3803 N. Oakland Ave., actually proves it.

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Milwaukee School Board Fractured Representation

by Janice Christensen A Race For Half of Riverwest The upcoming April 5 election for Milwaukee School Board members is potentially confusing to Riverwesters. Like our representation on the City Council, our representation on the School Board is split between two officials. The northern part of our neighborhood, which includes La Escuela Fratney at 3255 […]

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Harambee Connection Celebrates Women’s History Month

by Charlesetta Thompson In celebration of Women’s History Month the Harambee neighborhood posthumously recognizes one of many trailblazers, Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd. With a rich history that includes grassroots leaderships, and involvement, many have been led to a feeling of community pride. The Harambee Ombudsman Project, Inc. (HOPI) recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, and is happy […]

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