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Justice for Jude

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 Sentinel story featured Jude’s beating February 6.

Posted inHarambee Connection

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.

Posted inCommentary & Opinion

The Case for Female Officers

We need a law enforcement approach that emphasizes and promotes straightforward, operational principles with “soft tones and hues,” and an accommodating, co-existing approach with the citizens it is designed to serve and protect. I believe women are an almost ideal psychological fit in this novel approach.

Posted inA&E Briefs


Zappo! An artist who lives and works in Wisconsin has been dubbed (by Milwaukee Art Museum spinners), as “one of the most widely admired landscape painters in America.”

One way to keep your tootsies dry this summer is to hit Bremen Cafe’s 9 p.m. Wednesday Mountain Music gathering featuring old-timey tunes… Past-timey is the word for the Don & Bo TV show, now a no-go. Thoroughly dissed by the media, their few fans included schmoozters Doris & Boris who see no evil ever.