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Two Centenarians on the Move in the Harambee Community

102 years young and still going strong, Claretta “Mother Freedom” Simpson was born Nov. 29, 1901 in Smedes, Mississippi. In her honor, the City of Milwaukee renamed the 2900 block of North 10th street “North Mother Simpson Way,” on August 6. Several elected officials, neighbors and other well-wishers joined the community at a block party on August 14 to celebrate the event.

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Urban Anthropology: An Interview with Jill Florence Lackey

Have you ever walked through a south-side neighborhood and had a sense of its history and mixture of new and old immigrant communities? Have you passed through Halyard Park and been startled to find ranch homes with large yards and few fences in the central city? Exploring and explaining the uniqueness of neighborhoods like these is what Urban Anthropology, Inc. (UrbAn) is all about…

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ABC Academy’s 4th Annual Book Festival

Reading is a family affair. That’s the theme of the ABC Academy’s 4th Annual Book Festival. “CHOICES: Milwaukee’s Black Festival of Books” will be held on Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1950 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. The event will feature readings by minority authors, craftmaking, signings, booths, […]

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On King Drive

Bean Head Cafe is alive and well…so stop the wondering. The building was experiencing some plumbing issues and was closed due to repairs for a hot minute. All is good. Join B.L.A.C.K.A.R.T. on Thursdays for poetry open mic and call to check out all the events and offerings the Cafe has lined up for the […]

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New Life in Harambee!

Churches have long been the glue that holds the fabric of community together.

New Life Presbyterian Church on the corner of Palmer and Concordia is one of several neighborhood churches that does just that.