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Only 3 Black Women Serve in a Statewide Office Nationwide

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By Jeffrey L. Boney (NNPA Newswire Contributor) -  Last week, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States. Not only did Democratic voters in Georgia elect a 44-year-old African American candidate as the first-ever Black gubernatorial nominee in the
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Calling the Cops on Black Hollywood

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By Raynard Jackson - (NNPA Newswire Columnist) White folks calling the police on innocent Black people has been in the news a lot lately. You had a White student named Sarah Braasch at Yale University calling the police on a fellow Black student, Lolade Siyonbola, who she didn’t know, who
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New Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Executive Director

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By Evan Casey -  LaKeisha-Butler_860wnovThere’s a new face in charge of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. LaKeisha Butler began her term as the commission’s executive director last week. She was voted in by common council members on May 24, after being appointed by Mayor Tom Barrett. Butler
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Public Enemy Lyrics Ring All Too Familiar

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By Senator, Lena C. Taylor (Legislatively Speaking) 860 WNOV wnov860.comAt the risk of dating myself, I remember all too well the lyrics from the Public Enemy’s 1990 hit “911 Is A Joke”. I can hear Flava Flava’s voice clearly has he decried the lack of response to emergency
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Trump’s Embarrassing Actions on North Korea

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By Jesse L. Jackson, Sr -  President Donald Trump torpedoed the summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in a letter he dictated that was virtually incoherent. The question now is whether the shoddy, impulsive, neck-snapping reversals of the White House will spark a new round of threats
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All-City Arts Festival

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Evan Casey – MPS students will be showing off their best this May at the first ever All-City Arts Festival at Henry Maier Festival Park. Over 8,000 students will be participating in the festival on May 9-11, which promises more than 180 performances from 125 Milwaukee Public Schools, alumni and partner groups. The festival
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Marquette University Investigates Racist Snapchat Video

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Ana Martinez-Ortiz -  Earlier this week, a racially charged image circulated around Marquette University’s campus. The picture was a screenshot of a Snapchat photo that featured four males, two of them holding plastic toy guns and one holding a black baby doll. With the word, “Chuuch” typed across
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