Harambee Connection

Stories and photo by Charlesetta Thompson African American Holiday Traditions Black people all over the world are festive, so why not in Milwaukee’s Harambee community? Watch Night Most churches in African American communities celebrate New Year’s Eve with a “Watch Night” service that usually begins at 9 or 10 pm, with singing, praying and testimony […]

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Brady Street News

by Tim Lambrecht Yellow Jacket moves to Brady Street If you noticed the corner of Arlington and Brady Streets seems brighter lately, you’re right. The building at 1237 E. Brady had fallen into disrepair. Jennifer and Todd Rau purchased the duplex, a residential structure, with the intention of relocating their Yellow Jacket vintage clothing store […]

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Ask the Ecologist:

by Belle Bergner Q: How did the recent election results affect the prognosis for environmental protection in Wisconsin? – Riverwest Eco-Voter A: In some ways we got a mixed bag in November, but generally we can rejoice that candidates who are more likely to support environmental protection measures were elected. In Federal races, Wisconsin followed […]

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Donnell McDougal

by Ellen C. Warren, photograph by Vince Bushell “I just meet interesting people,” says Donnell McDougal. “I’ve been meeting interesting people since I was five years old.” About a year back Donnell sat down on a bench in front of the Riverwest Cooperative. A young man joined him there and they spent a time in […]

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Activists or Heretics? Call to Action Conference for Progressive Catholics

by Adam J. Lovinus A thousand or so anti-war protesters assembled downtown outside the Midwest Express Center the Saturday evening before Election Tuesday, for what appeared to be an old-fashioned activist gettogether: Green Party candidates were out campaigning; there was jangly folk music playing; and freak-flags of all kinds were flying high as peace activist […]

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