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UpStart Kitchen: Developing Food Entrepreneurs

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By Evan Casey -  It’s been almost two years ago to the day that the Sherman Park neighborhood was literally set ablaze in the midst of tragedy. Since then, multiple private and public entities have moved into the neighborhood in an effort to heal the neighborhood. UpStart
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Eight Lost to Gun Violence in Eight Days

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By Dylan Deprey -  Frustrated.” It was the one word Vaun Mayes, Program the Parks, used to describe Milwaukee’s violent week, during a Community Task Force press conference. As of Thursday Aug. 9, there had been 8 homicides and countless shooting incidents since Wednesday Aug. 1. As the weekend began, three
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Brooke Shawver Shares Her Gun Survivor Story

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By Ana Martinez-Ortiz -  Brooke Shawver is no stranger to gun violence. As a child and later a young woman, two pivotal moments, each involving a gun, happened to her. These experiences have come to define and shape her purpose in life. For 12 years, Shawver struggled to share her story.
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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells Authentic Stories

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By Freddie Allen (Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire) -  The atrium of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. (Mississippi Civil Rights Museum) atrium-of-the-Mississippi-Civil-Rights-Museum_860wnovIn the early morning hours of January 10, 1966, civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer Sr. was jolted from his sleep, as members of the Ku Klux Klan surrounded his house just north of Hattiesburg, Miss. Dahmer, a
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Actress Octavia Spencer will Play Madam CJ Walker

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By Nyesha Stone -  Oh, what time is to be alive, and to be Black. The Black community is finally getting the attention it deserves. People from our community are doing everything society told us we couldn’t, including telling our own history. Earlier this week, Netflix announced that Academy Award
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