Bertha Zamudio

by Jackie Reid-Dettloff, photograph by Melody R. Carranza “The Mexican on Pierce Street.” Bertha Zamudio smiles at the title her friends gave her when she first moved to Riverwest. From grade school in Mexico City to high school in Chicago to college in Racine to community organizing on Milwaukee’s south side, Bertha moved steadily northward […]

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Fidel Screens at New York Film Festival

by Adam Lovinus Milwaukee hip-hop entrepreneur and emcee Fidel brings Milwaukee underground hip-hop to the global stage as the subject of the short film documentary Fidel, which will be screened at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival November 10. Directed by local anthropologist Ise Olatunji, Fidel is a gritty 13- minute portrait […]

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The Ballot Box

Riverwest, East Side & Harambee Election Info Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. For more info on how to become a poll worker, how to register, or where to vote, go to or call the Election Commission at 286-3491. GENERAL ELECTION – November 7, 2006 Milwaukee […]

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Where the Gubernatorial Candidates Stand

by Belle Bergner and Timothy Schaefer We’ve taken four specific issues, presented some history on each, and the positions of Republican, Democratic and Green candidates for Governor. You make the choice for whom to vote – but read carefully and consider the legacy that the next Governor of Wisconsin is capable of leaving for the […]

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