INSIDE: JFK’s Civil Rights Legacy: 50 Years of Myth and Fact
Annie J. Jackson celebrates 100 years of life
She’s the lone surviving charter member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
Annie J. Jackson celebrated 100 years of life this past Monday, November 18, 2013. A celebration of her birth was held Saturday, at Old Country Buffet, 6538 W. Brown Deer Road. Jackson is the only living charter member (one of 17 original congregants) of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, which was founded in May of 1956, at 2747 N, 4th St. Jackson served on the Mission Board and was its first president. She was also an usher. Even
Centenarian Annie J. Jackson
though she is now wheel chair bound and unable to attend church services, Jackson continues to support the church she loves spiritually and financially. Born November 18, 1913 in Hopten, Ala., Jackson grew up in Adamsville, Ala., where she grew up and enjoyed farm life with her parents and four siblings. Reflecting on her century of life, Jackson noted because her family produced everything they needed, she didn’t realize growing up how poor they were. Jackson said one of the most vivid memories from her childhood was going to work with her mother. She remembered how patient her mother was instructing her in the art of southern cooking and cleaning. Jackson said cooking is still her favorite activity. As a matter of fact she is already preparing for Thanksgiving. She has already cleaned 30Ibs of chitter(continued on page 2) www.communityjournal.net 25 Cents BULK RATE
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AT&T Pioneers donate over 530 winter clothing items to help keep area students warm this winter
Students from two of Milwaukee Public Schools’ elementary schools will have winter clothing items to help keep them warm this winter, thanks to a donation from the AT&T Pioneers. The AT&T Pioneers have donated 535 winter children’s items, including hats, scarves, gloves, coats, snow pants, shirts and socks for students at Clarke Street School and Benjamin Franklin School in Milwaukee. The Pioneers have collected winter clothes for Wisconsin students through their annual “Warm Smiles for Kids” program since 2008. “With winter fast approaching, we know that not every Wisconsin family has the means to provide their children with the clothes they need to stay warm this winter season,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “The AT&T Pioneers are helping to fill that need by collecting warm clothes and donating them to Milwaukee schools where children may lack proper winter attire.” This year, employees at 10 AT&T offices throughout the state, including in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Waukesha, Appleton and Madison, are holding collections and accepting donations through January 31. Individuals in Milwaukee interested in donating items for the cause may contact Jeannette St. Onge with the AT&T Pioneers at 414-227-6745 or email@example.com. “We are thrilled to receive these donations from the AT&T Pioneers to help keep our students warm this winter,” said Daryl Burns, principal of Clarke Street School. “With Wisconsin’s often harsh winters, we want to do what we can to make sure all of our students have the warm winter clothing they need, and these donations will go a long way toward filling that need.” Items that are being collected through January 31 include new or gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, scarves and socks. All sizes of children’s items are needed, including all sizes of coats for younger children, as well as all sizes of adult coats for teenagers and older children. “These donations will help struggling Milwaukee families keep their kids warm this winter,” said State Rep. Leon Young (D-Milwaukee). “It is wonderful to see volunteer organizations like the AT&T Pioneers stepping up to give back to their communities and make a difference in the lives of these children.” The AT&T Pioneers are a local organization of employees and retirees who volunteer their time to various community causes.
“With Wisconsin’s often harsh winters, we want to do what we can to make sure all of our students have the warm winter clothing they need, and these donations will go a long way toward filling that need.”--Daryl Burns, principal of Clarke Street School
REPORT: Rise in health care spending lowest on record The new report reflects earlier studies that show lowerthan-normal increases in health care costs and spending By Kelly Kennedy, courtesy of USA Today
Pictured above, left to right: Clarke Street School Principal Daryl Burns, AT&T Pioneer Jeanette St. Onge, and AT&T’s Dextra Hadnot with students who received donations of winter items from the AT&T Pioneers.
U.S. Health Secretary Sebelius promotes ACA in Milwaukee
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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Milwaukee on November 15, to promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During her visit, Secretary Sebelius met with leaders who are working locally to ensure those in need of health insurance take advantage of ACA. Dr. Patricia McManus, President & CEO of Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW), talked with Sebelius about the agency being one of a few entities in Wisconsin that received a Navigator grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. BHCW provides ACA outreach, education and enrollment assistance for Milwaukee County. McManus is pictured above with Sebeilus and John Balzer, Vice President of Facility Planning and Development for Froedtert Health at the Lisbon Avenue Health Center. (Photo by Clarene Mitchell)
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: PULSE OF THE COMMUNITY Why is church/religion good for PHOTO AND QUESTION BY YVONNE KEMP the Black community?
REV. LOUIS E. SIBLEY, III (PASTOR OF MT. ZION MBC): “The church relates to the totality of man. We are social, physical, psychological and spiritual. Whenever a part of us is not being met or addressed, we are off balanced and inadequte. Without God our life is totally off.”
WASHINGTON — Health care spending since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act has risen by 1.3% a year, the lowest rate ever recorded, and health care inflation is the lowest it has been in 50 years, a report released Wednesday by the White House shows. An economy hobbled by the recession and 2008 economic crisis played a role in some of the reduced spending growth, officials said, but the report cited "structural change" caused, in part, by the law. The report's release comes as President Obama and his administration struggle with the political fallout associated with the problem-filled opening of the federal health care exchange, the online marketplace where uninsured Americans can shop for and buy insurance. The exchange's website, HealthCare.gov, opened Oct. 1 and has been hampered by outages and delays, particularly in its first weeks of operation. Per capita spending has grown at a rate of 1.3% since 2010, the lowest recorded rate for any three-year period on record, according to the report, which was conducted by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Price inflation rose by 1%, the council found — the lowest since 1962. Because of cost reductions, the Congressional Budget Office reduced Medicare and Medicaid spending projections in 2020 by $147 billion since 2010, the council noted. The lower increases in spending as the economy has recovered is a sign
CYNTHIA THOMAS (MT. ZION MBC): “We as a Black community need to start putting God first in our lives, and praying more as a family.”
MICHELE TAYLOR-EVANS: “(The) Church is important to the Black community. We are the one organization that is constant. The church needs to be more visable to all people.”
GUY THOMAS: “The church is part of our culture. It is a good place to come when you’re having problems. It relieves stress and you get to praise the Lord.”
Holiday Folk Fair International names Marilyn Douglas and Curt Winterfeldt co-chairs
Marilyn Douglas and Curt Winterfeldt, long-time event participants, have been named co-chairs of the 2013 Holiday Folk Fair International. Douglas has participated in the Folk Fair for the past 27 years and currently is the dance instructor at Teutonia-Greentree CLC, where she teaches African, hip-hop, line, and praise dance. She is also the Director of the Nefertari African Dance Company. Having loved dancing as a child, Douglas learned African dance while attending North Division High School with the Nefertari Dancers. Nefertari allowed her the opportunity to study abroad touring Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast in West Africa. She has performed in Ilan County, Taipei, and Taiwan, as well as at Epcot Center in Orlando, FL. As a member of the Turkish Folk Dance Group, Winterfeldt has participated in the Holiday Folk Fair International since 1977. In addition, he serves as
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Holiday Folk Fair International names Marilyn Douglas and Curt Winterfeldt co-chairs
(continued from page 1) Director of the Alexander Hamilton High School Horon Turkish Folk Dance Group in Milwaukee and the Math and Science Academy Horon Turkish Folk Dance Group in Chicago. He spends part of his summers in Turkey with his family, traveling to learn more folk dances. Previously, Winterfeldt taught folk dance at the University of WisconsinMadison for the Graduate Turkish Students Association. He has diverse experience in education, teaching students ranging from first grade through graduate school at Northern Illinois University, University of Toledo, and The Ohio State University. As a high school music teacher, he took the first high school band from the state of Wisconsin to play in a major bowl game, the 1969 Cotton Bowl. A program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Culture of Community,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to learn the ways in which music, food, dance, and art bring together people from different backgrounds. Special attractions in 2013 include a 70th anniversary Holiday Folk Fair Retrospective featuring memorabilia from previous events, “The Power of Exchange” Sisters Cities international arts exhibit, the “Rights and Freedoms - There and Here” United Nations exhibit, the Wisconsin Woodturners, and a bonsai exhibit. The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance, the World Café offering traditional dishes, the International Stage where young people perform their ethnic dances, the Music Pavilion with a variety of musical styles, Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, the International Bazaar where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience, and the Callen Construction Chef Demonstration Stage, pre-
sented by Edible Milwaukee, featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine. Holiday Folk Fair International will also host the “Around the World” 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County on Sun., Nov. 24 at 9:00 a.m. Hours on Nov. 22 are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Nov. 23; and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Nov. 24. Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults; $8 for children ages 6 to 12; children under the age of five will be admitted at no charge.
Those 62 and over will be admitted for $10, and all military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free. Those that bring at least two non-perishable food items or a new and unwrapped toy valued at $5 for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will get a $2 discount per ticket on up to four regular adult admissions. For more information on the 2013 Holiday Folk Fair International, visit www.folkfair.org or call the International Institute of Wisconsin at 414225-6220.
“Having loved dancing as a child, Douglas learned African dance while attending North Division High School with the Nefertari Dancers. Nefertari allowed her the opportunity to study abroad touring Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast in West Africa.”
Lauri Wynn honored with CBC James H. Baker Award
Educator, union leader and civil rights activist Lauri Wynn (seated far right) poses with family and friends after she received the James Howard Baker Award from the Community Brainstorming Conference for her work and commitment to the community. The event was held at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore Hotel, 7065 N. Port Washington Road. (Photo by Darin Dubinsky)
Annie J. Jackson celebrates 100 years of life
(continued from page 1) lings! Jackson said it gives her a great deal of satisfaction cooking the holiday meal for her entire family; having them sit down at the table and thank God for all their blessings. After the death of her mother, Jackson left Adamsville and moved with her two children, Jonathan and Arlene (both deceased) to Milwaukee in 1945 to join her sister and two brothers. Jackson found work at the Patrick Cudahy meat packing company. She was also worked at Veteran’s Hospital and American Can Company, where she worked for 23 years before retiring in 1976. In retirement, Jackson was a volunteer with Lutheran Services calling the elderly and determining their needs
and refer them to needed services. On March 12, 1950, Jackson married Junior Lee Jackson, who was the proprietor of the Party House Inn, located at 234 E. Vine Street. He held the position for 30 years. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Jackson was able to provide help for many people in the community. The couple had one child together, Valerie Jackson. Mr. Jackson died in 1982. Jackson also helped her daughter Arlene raise her two children—Jackson’s grandchildren—Venus (A.J. Cutter, spouse) and Raven. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Jackson still pursues her other passion besides cooking, fishing. Happy 100th Annie Jackson! And may you have many more!
MUL workshop tackles the future of southeast Wisconsin region
Ralph Hollmon (far right), president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, addresses participants in the VISION 2050 workshop. Entrepreneurs and community stakeholders had an opportunitiy to help shape the vision of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin and how both would should look by the year 2050. The Milwaukee Urban League, and the MUL Guild of Young Professionals sponsored the event, which included the participation of SEWRPC. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
Rise in health care spending lowest on record
(continued from page 1) the changes are structural, said Jason Furman, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Prices remain low, he said, and Medicare spending, which he said doesn't typically reflect trends, remains low. One key area in which the law helped drive costs down, the report said, are the provisions that allow Medicare to reduce overpayments to providers and health plans. Another factor, Furman said, are fines for hospitals that readmit Medicare patients within 30 days of their release and the increased use of accountable care organizations. "For a long time, [readmission rates]were hovering around 19%, and now they are continuing to go straight down," Furman said. "A very important part of the structural story is the Affordable Care Act," he said. The Consumer Price Index statistics released Wednesday showed that "year over year health inflation slowed," Furman said. Private insurance spending grew at an annual rate of 1.6% in the last three years, Furman said, while Medicare spending had 0.0% growth rate and Medicaid spending was "actually minus 0.5%." "Health spending is certainly cyclical when you see a downturn," Furman said. But increases in cost-sharing, such as high-deductible insurance plans, as well as medications coming off patent, helped decrease costs, Furman said.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “This isn’t a revolution of Black against White; this is a revolution of right against wrong. And right has never lost!” --Dick Gregory
President Obama’s healthcare initiative deserves a chance to work!
Your Milwaukee Community Journal has supported the Affordable Health Care since its initiation because we believe it is in the best interest of our readers and the U.S. economy overall. When we see what lack of health care has wrought in premature deaths; over-burdened emergency rooms; limited regular access to follow-up; and the development of healthcare choices that potentially can reduce or eliminate statistical disparities that plague the African American communities throughout the country, we know we must support it. Take a look at our October 30 issue where we isolated a full page to navigating the Affordable Care Act web site. As you know, the president has been taking a lot of heat for the breakdowns of the website designed to allow individuals to sign-up for health insurance. He also bore the brunt of criticism for allegedly “lying” to the American people about being able to keep health insurance they already have. We believe the insurance companies should be coming forward with their failures on the backend portion of the website, as well, and they too owe the American people an apology. We believe the insurance companies could have easily adjusted pre-existing policies that would have allowed their policy holders to keep their insurance and not be unceremoniously dumped just because their policy supposedly didn’t meet the ACA’s criteria. Another group that should offer Mia Culpa’s (apologies) to the American people are Congressional Republicans who, since the president first initiated the idea of universal healthcare for Americans, have fought tooth-and-nail to keep it from passing several years ago. Their heartless shut down of the government made it virtually impossible for the Obama Administration and government monitors of the website to rectify the problems before they got out of hand. Thankfully, the country has already benefitted from the
ACA. Even before the website was officially launched in October, the positive impact of the initiative could be seen. Insurance companies could no longer deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions such as asthma, MS, leukemia, sickle cell disease, heart conditions, and high blood pressure. That major accomplishment—in and of itself—makes the president’s initiative already an overwhelming success. The Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the guidance of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, are working hard to eliminate the bugs in the Marketplace enrollment website. Each day, more and more people are able to go to the site and sign-up without any problems. Healthcare and health advocacy organizations are working diligently to meet citizens where they are and explain the ACA’s benefits, help them navigate the website and enroll them onsite at various forums held around the city and Black community (and we’re sure around the nation) explaining the healthcare initiative and helping the uninsured and underinsured navigate the website and enroll them at various local enrollment sites we’ve been listing in the MCJ. Nothing is perfect…except the Almighty! Some Democratic Congressional legislators who have suddenly become weak at the knees in their support of the president and the ACA because of upcoming mid-term elections, should rediscover their collective backbones and support the president in this difficult time. Politically, Republicans should not be allowed to topple a historic piece of health legislation. They owe it to the president; and they owe it to the Americans people! Universal healthcare can still be a “win-win” for the American people. We will continue to heartily support the initiative.”
JFK’s Civil Rights Legacy 50 Years of Myth and Fact
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Courtesy of New America Media
here’s been as much myth as fact regarding John F. Kennedy’s civil rights legacy in the more than fifty years before, during and especially after his assassination on November 22, 1963.
In the days before he delivered his now famed presidential inaugural address on Friday, January 20, 1961, two of his principal advisors Louis Martin and Harris Wofford battled hard to get Kennedy to add two words “at home” to a pivotal sentence in his speech that addressed human rights. Kennedy meant the human rights fight that the U.S. waged internationally against Communism. The “at home” referred to the battle for civil rights in America. Kennedy reluctantly added the words. That re-
luctance typified the wariness that Kennedy had in making civil rights a centerpiece of his presidency. The myth and fact about his civil rights legacy came jarringly together in the quip from his wife and widow Jackie Kennedy on his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, ”He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights.” Jackie in the national trauma after his murder understood that Kennedy’s place in history would be even more firmly established if he were seen as the civil rights president, rather than a president who was forced under extreme duress to champion civil rights. In the decade before he won the White House, Kennedy said almost nothing about civil rights. In 1957, as a senator he voted against the 1957 civil rights bill. His opposition has been spun two ways; one cynical, one charitable. The cynical spin is he opposed it to appease Southern Democrats because he had an eye on a presidential run in 1960. The charitable spin is that he thought the bill was too
weak and ineffectual. Three years later though he ignored the angry shouts from Southern Democrats and lobbied for a forceful civil rights plank in the Democratic Party's 1960 platform. During the presidential campaign he publicly pledged to end segregation in federally subsidized public housing “with the stroke of a pen.” Despite a mass campaign for him to keep his promise, he foot dragged for months in signing the order. This was not hypocrisy, or racial faint heartedness. There was a brutal political calculus at work. In 1961, Southern Democrats, all staunch segregationists, had an iron grip on the House. They held 11 of 19 committee chairmanships and in the Senate two-thirds of its standing committees. Kennedy did not have anything near a governing mandate to prod, cajole, and arm twist Southern racial obstructionists in Congress following his nail bite, squeaky 1960 presidential election win over Richard Nixon. But if he had would he? The answer is probably a no. His expertise, passion, and focus then were on foreign policy, more particularly, trying to contain, if not best, the Soviet Union on everything from the nuclear arms race to influence in emerging Third World nations. The bloody desegregation clashes at the University of Mississippi and the bloody assaults on freedom riders in Alabama, however, could not be ignored. But even here there was a hard political calculus that struggled side by side with the moral calculus. African-American voters made a major difference in his narrow election win over Nixon, aided in large part by a massive black voter shift to him in direct response to his famed phone call to Dr. Martin Luther King’s family following King’s jailing in Georgia for contempt of court stemming from a civil rights protest. Kennedy had a keen eye on the black vote and its potential to be a crucial factor in future national elections. That included his almost certain reelection bid in 1964. The tipping point was the spectacle of women and children beaten, hosed, and gassed by brutal (continued on page 7)
THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT (SECTION 1): All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside. “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any persons within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Reflections (Letter One)
By Joseph Heru Cook
Your story isn’t perfect, no story with meaning ever is, but it’s yours, and that’s reason enough to cherish it. Cherish it, we have too. No one else will. Those distant from and closist to our culture will judge you as a stereotype: A black woman who had her first child as a teen and two more unwed. I do believe there is some truth in all stereotypes, but it certainly isn’t the whole truth. It certainly isn’t the Joseph Heru Cook whole you. Who you were, who you are, and who you are becoming is a story of hurt and hope, love and lust, unhealthy family ties and finding one’s true self. In essence, it’s not just your story, it’s your mother’s story, our sister’s story, explored and expounded on so that our daughters won’t repeat this story. And although you, a beautiful queen, is the subject matter, it’s not just a feminine story. Without you, I see myself, not on a romantic level of love poems and rose petals, but the parallels of our process and our progress binds us into a union. Coming of Age The first time I laid eyes on you, you were fourteen, I was thirteen. It was the summer of “98” and you were exiting the 27th street bus on your way to my house. I watched you exit the bus and walk north in my direction. As I sat on my porch on the opposite corner of the bus stop, I watched you sashay my way. You were draped down in a floral pattern summer dress and sandals separated your precious feet from the piercing hot concrete. As you walked my way, I first noticed your length (tall like a model), then your rich brown skin (smooth and soft), as you got closer, I noticed a face without blemish, and ultimately I observed your smile that wasn’t seductive or pretentious, but authentic. It was one of those smiles that made other people smile when they witnessed it. On the surface all was picture perfect. But beneath your surface was a scar and many more scabs delivered to you in your childhood, by witnessing the brutal beatings of your mother by the hand of your father. Then having your mother verbally abuse you by saying you never liked her because you “supposedly” sided with your father during those beatings. How does a girl process that Shamela? Where did you store that pain, in what areas of your body is it hidden? And while the beatings may have stopped, you watched and were victim to your parents’ addiction. Your father is still plagued with addiction. Your mother recovered, but it seems like a part of her was lost forever. She lost a piece of herself somewhere Shamela, and a part of you was lost too. A womanchild can’t go through trauma and come of age healthy without help, without healing. Neither can a manchild. My trauma began when I was a child. There were times when my foster brother used to beat my siblings and I during mother’s work hours. As a child, I told myself that once I got older I was going to get payback. But as I came of age, I wasn’t possessed by revenge, and revenge didn’t prevail. What prevailed were feelings of weakness that overcame me when I couldn’t protect my younger siblings. It’s a feeling that I still deal with, a feeling that resurfaced when my [younger] brother committed suicide in ‘09. Bullying was one of the hands that pushed him over the edge. A fleeting thought was I should smash my foster brother for causing a pain I never processed. During this period of abuse, I witnessed the actual death of my father and didn’t process that either. I didn’t speak to a close loved one or a professional. I didn’t have the words at the time. That’s why children should have healthy adults around, to help them understand themselves, and the events shaping them. My mother underwent trauma in her childhood and early adult years. She buried her only true love. The head of my home and my life was suffering from age-old pain. She loved me dearly, but in areas she didn’t deal with in her own life, she couldn’t help me deal with mine in my life. All these events we carried with us, and they merged the day you and I met. We started to date and eventually you began to run your mother’s daycare. You were valued by her based on how much you worked, not on how much you were truly worth. So you devalued your worth, and for a while your dysfunction was your guiding force. Our dysfunction was our guiding force. Yours led you to look for love in men. Mine led me to look for fatherly or brotherly love in the streets. We were looking for others to give us something that we first had to give ourselves. In the end, I ended up trying to be like the older homies, which led me to prison at the age of seventeen. You had your first child with one of the older homies at the age of seventeen. We bear the same tribal scars that stem from similar sources and both went
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RELIGION The Milwaukee Community Journal November 20, 2013 page 4
St. Mark AME holds annual Business Bazaar
Submitting to God’s divine will
unday, !ovember 24th is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and is called Christ The King Sunday. The readings are: 2 Samuel 5: 1-3, Colossians 1: 12-20, and Luke 23: 35-43.
Yes, it is Christ the King Sunday, but our king is not like any other king; not like Saul, David, Solomon or any other king that has ruled at some place and time. And that reality is very hard for us to understand since we want a king to push people around that we don't like.
We want a king to bring righteous judgment on the heads of all those sinners out there. We. like our Jewish ancestors, want a "real" king to rule with power and might. And we get a king whose throne is a cross and who has been described as hanging on a tree. What do we make of this? We are followers of this "king." And if we are true followers, our lives must also radiate the loving forgiveness that Jesus
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Zion Hill to hold information forum on Affordable Care Act
The Family Life Ministry of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold an informational forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Hill, located at 1825 W. Hampton Ave. Dr. Patricia McManus, President of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW). Dr. McManus will answer questions regarding ACA. BHCW is at the forefront in Milwaukee’s Black community in sharing information about ACA. The Coalition is now offering free enrollment assistance. For more information, call 414263-1777.
Friendship MBC to hold pastoral installation
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites the community to share in the celebration of the Pastoral installation of Joseph H. Jackson, Jr. The celebration will be held: Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 at 10:a.m and 3:30 p.m. The location of the celebration is 905 W. North Ave. in Milwaukee.
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by Fr. Carl Diederichs, All Saints Catholic Church showed on the Cross. "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." And to the thief: "today you will be with me in paradise.' This is the heart of our faith: loving, constant forgiveness of those who hurt and hate us. This is the message of The King. This does not mean rolling over and playing dead, however. Our vocation is to constantly preach the Good News of non-violence and love of all. We, like Jesus, must spend our lives reaching out, speaking out, and shouting out for justice. And there are many issues today that demand we stand up; health care for all, a decent job for everyone, good health insurance, the end of racism and the Jim Crow culture that claims privilege for white people.
St. Mark AME Church recently held its annual Community Business Bazaar. Vendors who participated in the event showcased, for sale, household items, jewelry, scarves, holiday decorations, homemade baked goods. There was also a gift shop for holiday shopping. The annual community bazaar also included a free health fair and screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index), and a presentation about the Affordable Health Care Plan. (Photos by Yvonne Kemp)
And our identity with Jesus comes from our Baptism. At our baptism we were anointed with the Holy Chrism as a Priest, Prophet and King (I say servant leader). With this "new birth" with water and the Holy Spirit our lives become one with Jesus and his mission and ministry. In the Our Father we pray: They kingdom come, thy will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven. Each day our prayer and works should be making that Kingdom come. Too often, we find Christians sitting on their hands, disengaged from the work of making justice and peace a reality. They wait for the Second Coming, thinking that then God will come with fire and wrath and set things right. The biblical scholar Dominic Crossans has another idea: "The Second Coming of Christ is not an event that we should expect to happen soon, violently, or literally. The Second Coming of Christ is what will happen when we Christians finally accept that the First Coming was the Only Coming and start to cooperate with its divine presence." And cooperating with the divine presence within us is the heart of our vocation. With Christ the King you and I can "make all things new."
‘Forever Jones’: The newest addition to reality TV families
EURweb.com Forever JONES becomes the latest gospel act to take to reality TV. They look to offer an intimate look at the interaction of music and family in their Bounce TV show “Forever Jones. The Jones’ join the likes of fellow gospel acts such as Mary Mary and The Sheards. I think what you’ll find in watching our reality show is that we’re not a perfect family at all, whatsoever,” said D’Jeniele, the eldest sibling who serves as songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist for the band. “But in our family we’re keeping God center, where we’re allowing Him to guide [us] through our everyday issues that we go through and that we deal with like every other family out there.” Being compared to shows such as “The Sheards” and “Mary Mary” is an inevitable thing. With obvious similarities beyond just the genre of music, each show offer the opportunities for fans to see what life is like offstage for these artists. “I loved seeing KiKi talk about wanting to get an apartment [on 'The Sheards'],” D’Jeniele said. Forever JONES the group is comprised of parents Kim and Dewitt Jones (married for more than 34 years) and children D’Jeniele, Dominique, Dewitt IV, Judah and Mya. They are considered a band on the rise. Their aspirations are to expand beyond the success of their Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning smash, “He Wants it All.” The position of being humble and working on camera to build something will be endearing to fans and inspiring to other up-and-coming artists. “I think there are a lot of people who feel helpless,” said Dominique, the group’s vocalist, co-writer, acoustic
guitarist and keyboardist. “They don’t know what to do. They’re trying to wait on God, and they don’t understand certain business portions of the music industry, so we’re so open to opening up those doors and letting people see that.” With seven members of the family, we get a first look at how they are able to keep the groups’ vision first; even while being pulled in different directions. The first show reveals how Kim and Dominique were offered solo record deals by their label, EMI Gospel. This was an attempt to draw more buzz towards the group but the next forever JONES album would be delayed for at least two years. On the other end, Judah is headed off to Kansas State University on a football scholarship and D’Jeniele is caught in the daily grind of singing while also serving as wife to husband Nate and being a mother to two young daughters. The mother of the clan, Kim, practices “godly conflict resolution” in handling the chaos in the family. No matter what, the Jones’ keep God first, marking the very reason Kim believes they have succeeded in music and in life. “One thing I’d love for [viewers] to take away is that family is doable,” said Kim, “but don’t do it without The Creator.” Keep up with the Joneses on Bounce TV Wednesday nights at 9 ET/6 PT.
TD Jakes on using media: There are more people in theaters than in pews T.D. Jakes recently discussed his new TV show, upcoming film and how he has utilized modern technology to reach the masses on a spiritual level. While he is nationally known as a pastor Jakes has also gained recognition for producing popular African-American films, such as Jumping the Broom, Sparkle and Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. Recently he went all in on the Preachers Of LA. for doing a reality show. “The great commission calls Chris-
tians to go into the world and spread the Good News,” says Jakes. “We can use television, we can use books, but there are more people in the theaters on Friday nights than the pews on Sunday morning.” On Thanksgiving Day, Fox Searchlight will release Jakes’ film Black Nativity, an adaption of Langston Hughes’ 1961 play, which stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker Tyrese Gibson and native Milwaukeean, Jacob Lattimore, to name a few.
Minute Meditation: Prayer for trust, love
o you really trust people? The answer to that question in this day and age is no. We are bombarded everyday with actions of people that misuse trust. We pray that our family and friends are not victims of crimes where trust is violated.
Even banks and financial advisers we once regarded with high regard have wiped their feet on our welcome mats. How do we get over it? How do we manage it? We try to face life with conviction that we won’t continue the behavior. Today let’s try and ask in our prayer to give us back what has been ripped away.
O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church. Help us to love You with a pure and contrite heart, and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, as we climb the mountain of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory. May we receive You with great faith and love and allow You to act in us, as You desire for your greater glory. O Jesus, most adorable Heart and eternal fountain of Divine Love, may our prayer find favor before the Divine Majesty of Your heavenly Father. Amen. May you rest in safety and security wherever you are.
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Take Action Update on... During Medicare Open Progress over the weekend Enrollment By Julie Green Bataille By Chris Abbott
According to a recent survey, more than 60 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have never shopped around to find health or prescription drug coverage that might better suit their needs, despite their annual opportunity to do so during the Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7). That’s unfortunate because Medicare is not a one-size-fits-all program, and a lot can change in a year in terms of people’s health status and budget, as well as the plans that are available. Perhaps even more concerning is the confusion surrounding the new state health insurance marketplaces (also called “exchanges”). The survey found that more than a third of older adults who are aware of the exchanges incorrectly believe that Medicare beneficiaries can shop for and enroll in Medicare coverage through them. Simply put: People cannot enroll in Medicare plans through the exchanges. Decisions about health coverage are important and personal. I encourage the more than 140,700 Medicare beneficiaries in the Milwaukee area as well as their caregivers to take action during open enrollment by evaluating their options and deciding if they should switch to a new plan that would better meet their needs. The Open Enrollment Period for Medicare began on Oct. 15 and continues until Dec. 7. Like in years past, people can shop for and compare plans in their area at www.Medicare.gov. Chris Abbott is the regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Milwaukee. Serving nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is the largest business dedicated to the health and well-being of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries.
ACA Enrollment and Health Fair
Over the past few weeks, we’ve made measurable progress to improve HealthCare.gov, addressing both software glitches and hardware upgrades–all of which will make a meaningful difference in the consumer experience. I’m pleased to say that, as of today, we’ve cleared more items from our punch list that will have a direct, positive impact on consumers using the site. The pace and quality of execution on bug fixes and hardware upgrades intensified when QSSI came in as general contractor and thanks to their management and coordination with CMS leadership and our other contractors we made progress over the weekend implementing important fixes. Nearly half of the fixes resolved issues specifically related to issues within the application and another set of fixes focused on improving Plan Compare shopping functionality. Some of the most consumer-facing examples of improvements are: • Issues that were preventing some users from proceeding through the income information of the online application have been fixed. • Users can now select “weekly,” for the frequency they receive unemployment benefits. In the Plan Compare shopping: • When consumers choose a Catastrophic coverage plan, the available dental coverage for that plan now appears properly. • When users save plan information in the Plan Compare section, those results now display correctly. In addition to these software fixes that significantly improve the user experience, we also increased system capacity. This upgrade is part of an ongoing hardware improvement process that will help keep the system stable with growing volume, improving overall system performance. We have a lot more work to do but as this work to date demonstrates, HealthCare.gov is getting better and improving performance and user experiences each week. We will continue to make improvements and we won’t stop working until every American who wants it gains access to new options for quality, affordable health coverage.
Zion Hill to hold information forum on Affordable Care Act
The Family Life Ministry of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold an informational forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Hill, located at 1825 W. Hampton Ave. Dr. Patricia McManus, President of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW). Dr. McManus will answer questions regarding ACA. BHCW is at the forefront in Milwaukee’s Black community in sharing information about ACA. The Coalition is now offering free enrollment assistance. For more information, call 414-263-1777.
This “Bears fan” gets his blood-pressure checked during the recently held Affordable Care Act enrollment and health fair event at the offices of Wisconsin Jobs Now, located at 1862 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The City of Milwaukee Health Department and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin cosponsored the health fair and enrollment, where participants got a chance to get assistance signing up for health insurance through the Insurance Marketplace Exchange from Certified Assistance Counselors. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
Where to apply for Health Insurance from the Affordable Care Act Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin 3020 W. Vliet Street (414) 933-0064 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Central Library Computer Training Lab, second floor 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue (414) 286-8620 (City of Milwaukee Health Dept.) Wednesdays until March 26, 2014 3-5:30 p.m. Department of Health Services (DHS) Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES) 1220 W. Vliet Street 1-(888)-947-6583 Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Hillside Family Health Center
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1452 N. 7th Street, second floor (414) 935-8000 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Keenan Health Center 3200 N. 36th Street (414) 286-8620 Mon., Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. third Thursdays, 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. All other Thursdays, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. 230 W. Wells Street, Room 800 (414) 2743455 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Spanish language assistance available Lisbon Avenue Health Center 3522 W. Lisbon Avenue (414) 935-8000 Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Northwest Health Center 7630 W. Mill Road (414) 286-8620 Mon., Tues., third Thursdays and Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday and all other Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Outreach Community Health Centers Outpatient Clinic 210 W. Capitol Drive (414) 727-6320 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Southside Health Center 1639 South 23rd Street (414) 286-8620 Monday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues., Wed., and Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Enrollment is now open for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace Insurance. Open enrollment will end on March 31, 2014. If you enroll by December 15, you can pay premiums for coverage to begin in January of 2014. For enrollment assistance, contact Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, 414-933-0064 or go to their offices at 3020 W. Vliet Street.
YOUTH/EDUCATION The Milwaukee Community Journal November 20, 2013page 6
Youth-led town hall meeting addresses gun violence
Teens from the Lindsay Heights Youth Council and "Can You Hear Us Now" will host a town hall meeting focusing on gun violence on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northside YMCA, located at 1350 W. North Ave. The youth-led event consists of teens from August M. LaVarnway and North Division High School Boys & Girls Clubs, Neu-Life Community Resource Center, Urban Underground, and Running Rebels. All youth serving groups are invited to attend. To RSVP or for additional information please contact Sandra Malone by e-mail,email@example.com or via phone at (414) 702-1639. At the town hall meeting, youth and adult panelists will address gun violence in the community. Teens from Neu-Life, LaVarnway, Running Rebels, and Northside YMCA will be on the panel. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee celebrates more than 126 years as the oldest and largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee. The Clubs offers high quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty. The Clubs operates 38 sites, which include six primary locations, 31 school sites, and Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland. Membership to the Clubs is only $5 per year, per child, but no one is ever turned away based on inability to pay. For all the latest Club news, visit www.boysgirlsclubs.org, www.facebook.com/bgcmilwaukee or Twitter @bgcmilwaukee.
Be Part of the Art at East!
“Did you get engaged by the Northpoint Lighthouse? Did your child take a first step in Back Bay Park? Does your family enjoy picnics on the lakefront? Milwaukeeans now have a chance to inspire the design and content of public art at the new East Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL.) Santiago Cucullu, one of two local artists recently selected to create public art installations in the new East Branch, is seeking public participation in his commission. He wants to know what architectural features around Milwaukee Libraries are inherent parts of your story. Milwaukee residents of all ages are encouraged to share stories about key events in their lives that occurred near one of MPL’s branch libraries. The stories and images will inspire a series of murals inside the library that are based on geographical features surrounding MPL locations. Stories (not to exceed 500 words) and images may be posted to the Milwaukee Public Library “Be Part of the Art at East” Facebook Event Page (http://on.fb.me/192n3v9), sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off or mailed to the temporary East Branch location, 2430 N. Murray Avenue, Attention: Public Art. The submission deadline is Sunday, November 24th.
Art created by MPS’ Reagan students getting high-profile exposure
Student art on display at Milwaukee City Hall; Kohler Center in Sheboygan
Art created by students at MPS’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School on display at Milwaukee City Hall. (photo by Milwaukee Public Schools)
MILWAUKEE – Two high-profile venues are playing host to stunning artwork created by the students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, one of six International Baccalaureate schools in the MPS family. Visitors to the rotunda at Milwaukee City Hall – 200 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee 53202 – have the chance to see Reagan students’ moving, honest, self-reflective photo collages and emotional essays that reflect the joy, pain and resilience of Milwaukee youth. The work is the result of a creative arts alliance between award-winning photographer Paul Calhoun and KnowThyself, a character development and creative expression program for middle and high school students in 10 MPS schools. The “Voices of the Young Showcase” was on display at City Hall from November 4 through November 16.
Elementary Answer: Improving kids' health improves their minds
Tips for high schools seniors on picking the right college
Selecting the right college means not only choosing where you’ll live for the next four years, but finding the best fit for your personality, interests and your family’s financial situation. It’s often one of the biggest decisions many teens have ever faced. If you’re considering several colleges, the best way to compare them is to make a list of the things that are most important to you and see how each school stacks up. You might include proximity to home, athletics or arts programs, campus size, etc. When listing pros and cons, consider cost, academics, social life and the impact it will have on your future career. Consider costs According to the most recent Annual Survey of Colleges by the College Board, students attending a fouryear college in their own state will spend an average of $17,860 on tuition, fees and room and board during the 2012-2013 academic year. The average price tag jumps to $39,518 per year for a private four-year college1. To cover the costs, parents and students may need to consider student loans, financial aid and scholarships. You can get a list of available scholarships from your high school guidance counselor as well as the colleges and universities you want to attend. It’s important to start your scholarship search early and look at all possible sources. For example, Foresters™, an international life insurance provider committed to family well-being, offers the Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program2, which awards up to 250 tuition scholarships for higher learning worth up to $8,000 each in the US and Canada for eligible members and their spouses, children and grandchildren. Rank your priorities Cost may be one of the biggest factors when choosing the right college, but there are many things to consider while researching each prospective school. Though some people judge a school solely on published college
Beginning November 10 and continuing through January 5, 2014, encaustic (hot wax) pieces created by 60 Reagan juniors to evoke memories of travel and adventure will be on display at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan 53081. The “Choose Your Own Adventure” show is part of the Arts Center’s “THE OPEN EYE” series. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is by voluntary donation. “I’m excited that the general public has the opportunity to see what we at Reagan see every day: the extraordinary artwork created by our students under the direction of International Baccalaureate art teacher Chad Sperzel-Wuchterl,” Reagan Principal Mike Roemer said. Over the past two years, MPS has added more than 90 art, music and physical education specialists into its schools.
Cost may be one of the biggest factors when choosing the right college, but there are many things to consider while researching each prospective school.
rankings, it may be more important to find the rank of specific departments within those schools. A top medical school or culinary program could be part of a school that doesn’t have a high overall ranking. Assessing what you value most in an educational program will help put you on the path to success. !arrow down top choices Plan a few campus visits to get a feel for campus size, dorm life, the school’s resources and how helpful school staff will be. Finally, make sure any scholarship you might be awarded can be used at the schools you have on your short list. For example, Foresters Competitive Scholarship can be used for tuition at any vocational or trade school, college or university offering a full-time academic program of two years or more. If you find yourself overwhelmed by all of the choices, just make the best decision you can with the information you have. Many students change majors during their college days. What may be the best fit academically now can change as quickly as what you want to be when you graduate.
NewsUSA - The brain develops faster during early childhood and more than any other time in our life. In children, it is a magnificent thinking machine that learns and grows by interacting with the world. Not surprisingly, experts say that the foods kids eat not only fuel their bodies but their minds as well. "Research shows that healthy eating can improve children's concentration and help them do better in the school," says Janice Baranowski from Baylor University in Houston. "Getting proper nutrients is especially important for young brains that are still growing and developing." The modern paradox is that, for all of its conveniences, there are more demands on children's attention these ... what we put into our days, and if not managed properly, kids' bodies is can easily lead to unhealthy minds and bodies. directly related to how The following tips will give you ideas on how to give your kids a well their minds will grow healthy, balanced life: and work. So, consider a * Make good choices. Clearly, diet that is rich in fruits what we put into our kids' bodies is directly related to how well their and vegetables, lean minds will grow and work. So, conprotein and dairy. sider a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein and dairy. In turn, forgo the fast food and instead, spend more money on groceries that are good for you and your family. * Get moving. If you want your kids to get off the couch (and away from the video games), get the whole family moving their bodies. Be it a bike ride, a walk, or even chasing each other around the local park, exercise has been shown to give the brain a boost. * Drink more water. Drinking water is crucial to maintaining good health, but not all waters are created equal. While tap and bottled water aid in hydrating kids' bodies, a better choice might be alkaline water such as Alkame. One bonus to ionized water is that it has smaller molecule clusters that are able to permeate a body's cells and hydrate much more effectively. This makes the water and minerals better able to be absorbed by little bodies and allows cells to flood out the toxins within. Another added benefit? Alkame Water contains a powerful source of antioxidants that boost the immune system. * Pick up a book. One way the brain rewires itself is through reading. It's the best way for children to exercise and flex this marvelous organ. Challenging a child's brain early in life builds up more "cognitive reserve."
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the MCJ lifestyle & entertainment section Muslim women’s organization THE FINE ARTS to hold annual fundraiser at the Bradley Pavilion
The Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition (MMWC) will hold it's annual fundraiser on December 7 at the Bradley Pavilion, which is located inside the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. This is an elegant affair that draws women from every walk of life. This year's theme is "Inspiring By Example" The keynote speaker will be Tayyibah Taylor. Taylor is an African American Muslim from Atlanta, and the founding publisher and editorin chief of AZIZAH MAGAZINE. Taylor is the winner of two Folio Eddie Awards and a New America Media Award. Taylor has been named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Middle Eastern think tank, "The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies." Entertainment will be provided by a young poetress Ms. Latifah and musician Dawud Whambsby. U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore will be in attendance. She is an enthusiastic supporter of MMWC, supports breast cancer awareness, education for young people, intrafaith communications, empowering women, and health initiatives for the whole of the community.
FOR WOMEN When can a police officer conduct a “Terry Stop”?
JFK’s Civil Rights Legacy
(continued fronm page 3) white cops in Birmingham in 1963. The barbarous scenes were beamed globally, that and the eloquent heart wrenching letter and appeal by Dr. King from his Birmingham jail cell propelled Kennedy to do what he had long been urged to do and deliver the definitive statement on civil rights. He did on June 11, 1963. He piggybacked on the words and sentiments King expressed in his letter about rights, justice, inequality, and the moral and political shame and disgrace to the nation of racial bigotry. King and civil rights leaders applauded Kennedy’s words. But King also saw more political pragmatism than moral outrage in it. He quipped that he was “battling for the minds and the hearts of men in Asia and Africa.” This was probably true.
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Local photographer Christo- Nicki Minaj pher McIntyre, who has writ- Meek Mill Rick Ross ten the early installments of Evelyn Patricia Terry (above) with artwork "Magic is Can I Touch it Once?" will exhibit her work at Drake CODE CUTS, will resume Jazele's Art Studio for their upcoming event "Holiday Art Sale" on Saturday, December 7, 2013 Kendrick Lamar Part One his column next week. from 10 am - 6 pm. Located in Riverwest, the address is 731 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WisSolo Listed below are the consin. Along with the center's regular exhibition, moderately priced seasonal items by Terry and Kendrick Lamar Part Two planned installments to his other artists, will be for sale to benefit Jazele's Art Studio; a non-profit organization founded by Black Hippy series on Jay Z and the con- Big Sean visual artist Vedale Hill and his brother, Daren Hill. Jazele's Art Studio specializes in youth programming for neighborhood children and cultural events for everyone. Della Wells, Christopher nection between his music, Jay Electronia McIntyre, Vedale Hill, Kari Garon, Sonji Hunt and Sherman Pitts are among the featured artists. the music of musicians he J. Cole Contact Della Wells at 414.379.5477 for questions. This event is free and open to the public. produces and the Illuminati: ASAP Rocky from the relationship. Your breaking point was navigate through the troubled waters of Milwaukee symbolized through that breakup. It wasn’t the is our highest accomplishment. I once asked breakup alone. In that moment you broke away Trevon what is it he likes about our relationship (continued from page 3) from all the events in your life that tried to break and he said, “You teach me how to be a man.” The down the wrong path. Yours was expressed on a you. funny thing is by observing your womanhood feminine level, mine on a masculine one. As our That break up provided you with a moment of Shamela, I learn more about my manhood. coming of age story is similar so too is our moment clarity that was necessary. Because you acted in a You are now 29 and an entrepreneur with the of clarity, healthy way, Shamela, you turned one of your goal of going back to school for your BA. As a Moment of Clarity mother you are protecting, providing and pushing worst moments into one of your best moments. Your moment of clarity came to you after a trouBeing sentenced to 25 years inside a cage at age your children in the right direction. As a woman bled breakup. I don’t know the details of that 17 for my horrendous behavior was traumatizing. you are growing into a Goddess by loving yourself breakup, but what I do know is that the experience So much so, I knew I needed to change. Realizing more and by discovering your true worth. hurt you on one hand and helped you on the other. prison wasn’t designed to rehabilitate a man, but My queen, I wouldn’t say we are soul mates. We You recognized the severity of this hurt and sought to him down was my moment of clarity. don’t share a love story, we share a life story. What counseling. Now I’m 28 and my primary accomplishment is I will say is that we are soul material for each ou didn’t look for another man to replace the last my mental, emotional, and spiritual up-liftment. other. What I am trying to say is that we are reflecbut [rather] sought out counseling in order to heal My bond with your children, helping “our prince” tions of each other. Yet the equal truth was that it didn’t much matter whether Kennedy was motivated by pragmatism or idealism, crisis or conscience, he had spoken, and this marked the major turning point for the nation on civil rights. If Kennedy had lived would he have fought hard for passage of the 1964 landmark civil rights bill, or been stonewalled by his party’s racists, and forced to accept a watered down bill? An assassin’s bullet insured that that question would remain forever unanswered. Fifty years after that horrific November day in Dallas, Kennedy’s civil rights legacy is an enduring and deserved fact, despite the many myths surrounding it. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He is a frequent MSNBC contributor. He is an associate editor of New America Media. He is a weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. He is the host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KTYM 1460 AM Radio Los Angeles and KPFK-Radio and the Pacifica Network. Follow Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/earlhutchinson.
hen I was in college in Michigan a police officer stopped me while I was driving two miles outside of campus because I happened to “fit the description” of a suspect with an arrest warrant.
I knew I had not committed any crime and was not the suspect. Nevertheless, I cooperated with the cop, gave him my dri- Atty. Anthony Jackson ver’s license, and asked what was the reason for the stop. Eventually, after verifying my driver’s license the police officer allowed me to leave, and stated I could go to the Ann Arbor police station to confirm his assumption. This real example demonstrates what the United States Supreme Court has identified as a “Terry Stop.” At issue in a Terry Stop, is whether the police officer had justified grounds to stop the person or the vehicle. The Supreme Court has held that the Fourth Amendment permits a police officer to stop and briefly detain a person if the officer has reasonable suspicion supported by articulable facts that criminal activity may be afoot. This suspicion must be based on something more than a hunch. A hunch entirely based on a generic description of a person’s race likely violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. An officer must point to some other specific factors justifying the stop like the high crime in an area, a furtive movement, or physical evidence like the smell or smoke of marijuana or a bulge in a person’s waist demonstrating a handgun. The fact that I happened to be black, similar to the targeted suspected was too generic to form the basis for reasonable suspicion, especially considering other factors the police officer should have considered like the out of state vehicle I was driving, the other passengers in the car, and my proximity to campus (a low crime area). So, if you have been stopped by the police and subsequently arrested, it is important to determine the police officer’s justifications for the stop. When a police officer decides to stop and question a person on the sole rationale of a person’s race, ethnicity, or national origin, such a method is unjustified. Anthony Jackson is an attorney and owner of the Jackson Law Office, 230 West Wells, Suite 600, Milwaukee WI 53203. His practice is concentrated in criminal defense, personal injury law, and estate planning. He can be reached at (414) 704-5680.
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Dated: 10-17-2013 BY THE COURT: HON. DAVID A HANSHER Circuit Court Judge 013-190/11-13-20-27-2013
SUMMO!S (PUBLICATIO!) STATE OF WISCO!SI! CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COU!TY !OTICE A!D ORDER FOR !AME CHA!GE HEARI!G Case !o. 13CV009778 In the matter of the name change of: DINA ZANA HAMARAHIM By (Petitioner)JWAN K HASAN By (Co-Petitioner) KARDO UMIT ABDULLAH NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From:DINA ZANA HAMARAHIMTo: DINA UMIT KARDO IT IS ORDERED This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Milwaukee County, State of Wisconsin. Judge’s Name:HON. DAVID A HANSHER ROOM 412 PLACE: 901 N. 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233 DATE: December 62013, TIME 10:30 A.M. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Milwaukee Community Journal, a newspaper published in Milwaukee County, State of Wisconsin. Dated: 10-23-2013 BY THE COURT: HON. DAVID A HANSHER Circuit Court Judge 013-189/11-13-20-27-2013 SUMMO!S (PUBLICATIO!) STATE OF WISCO!SI! CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COU!TY Case !o. 13FA006803 Divorce-40101 In Re: The marriage of:ERIC ANTHONY MEDLOCK, Petitionerand Respondent: CAROL F BONNER MEDLOCK THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO THE PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS RESPONDENT: You are notified that the petitioner named above has filed a Petition for divorce or legal separation against you. You must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Petition within 45 days from the day after the first day of publication. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court at: Clerk of Court, Milwaukee County Courthouse 901 N 9thStMilwaukee WI 53233 and toERIC ANTHONY MEDLOCK 6508 W SPOKANE STMILWAUKEE WI 53223 It is recommended, but not required that you have an attorney help or represent you.
If you do not demand a copy of the Petition within 45 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Petition, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. You are further notified that if the parties to this action have minor children, violation of 948.31 Wis. Stats., (Interference with custody by parent or others) is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment: If you and the petitioner have minor children, documents setting forth the percentage standard for child support established by the department under 49.22(9), Wis. Stats., and the factors that a court may consider for modification of that standard under 767.511 (1m). Wis Stats. are available upon your request from the Clerk of Court. You are notified of the availability of information from the Circuit Court Commissioner as set forth in 767.105 WIs.Stats. 767.105 Information from Circuit Court Commissioner. (2)Upon the request of a party to an action affecting the family, including a revision of judgment or order under sec. 767.59 or 767.451: (a)The Circuit Court Commissioner shall, with or without charge, provide the party with written information on the following, as appropriate to the action commenced: 1. The procedure for obtaining a judgment or order in the action 2. The major issues usually addressed in such an action. 3. Community resources and family court counseling services available to assist the parties. 4. The procedure for setting, modifying, and enforcing child support awards, or modifying and enforcing legal custody or physical placement judgments or orders. (b)The Circuit Court Commissioner shall provide a party, for inspection or purchase, with a copy of the statutory provisions in this chapter generally pertinent to the action. Date: 10-1-2013 BY:ERIC A MEDLOCK 013-188/11-13-20-27-2013 SUMMO!S (PUBLICATIO!) STATE OF WISCO!SI! CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COU!TY DIVORCE-40101 Case !o. 13FA2237 In Re: The marriage of SHAVONNE L MITCHELL, Petitionerand LEONIDAS D HOWARD, Respondent THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO
THE PERSON NAMED ABOVE AS RESPONDENT You are notified that the petitioner named above has filed a Petition for divorce or legal separation against you.
You must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Petition within 40 days from the day after the first date of publication. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court at:Clerk of CourtMilwaukee County Courthouse 901 N. 9th St.ROOM 104 Milwaukee WI 53233and to SHAVONNE MITCHELL 3916 N 12thSt Milwaukee WI 53206 It is recommended, but not required, that you haveattorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Petition within 45 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Petition and you may lose your right to object anything that is or may be incorrect in the Petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. You are further notified that if the parties to this action have minor children, violation of 948.31, Wis. Stats., (Interference with custody by parent or others) is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. If you and the petitioner have minor children, documents setting forth the percentage standard for child support established by the department under 49.22(9), Wis. Stats., and the factors that a court may consider for modification of that standard under 767.511(1m), Wis. Stats., are available upon your request from the Clerk of Court. You are notified of the availability of information from the Circuit Court Commissioner as set forth in 767.105,Wis. Stats. 767.105 Information from Circuit Court Commissioner. (2) Upon the request of a party to an action affecting the family, including a revision of judgment or order under sec. 767.59 or 767.451: (a) The Circuit Court Commissioner shall, with or without charge provide the party with written information on the following, as appropriate to the action commenced: 1. The procedure for obtaining a
judgment or order in the action. 2. The major issues usually addressed in such an action. 3. Community resources and family court counseling services available to assist the parties. 4. The procedure for setting modifying, and enforcing child support awards, or modifying and enforcing legal custody or physical placement judgments or orders. (b) The Circuit Court Commissioner shall provide a party, for inspection or purchase with a copy of the statutory provisions in this chapter generally pertinent to the action. Date: 11-13-2013 By: SHAVONNE MITCHELL 013-191/11-20-27/12-4-2013 SUMMO!S (PUBLICATIO!) STATE OF WISCO!SI! CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COU!TY !OTICE A!D ORDER FOR !AME CHA!GE HEARI!G Case !o. 13CV009779 In the matter of the name change of: RUSSELL DESHON BELL NOTICE IS GIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: RUSSELL DESHON BELL To: NOMI MALIYAH BELL Birth Certificate:RUSSELL DESHON BELL IT IS ORDERED This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Milwaukee County, State of Wisconsin. Judge’s Name:HON.KEVIN E MARTENS BRANCH 27 ROOM 415 PLACE: 901 N. 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233 DATE: December 19, 2013, TIME 2:00 P.M.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Milwaukee Community Journal, a newspaper published in Milwaukee County, State of Wisconsin. Dated: 10-23-2013 BY THE COURT: HON. KEVIN E MARTENS Circuit Court Judge 013-192/11-20-27/12-4-2013 SUMMO!S PUBLICATIO! STATE OF WISCO!SI! CIRCUIT COURT MILWAUKEE COU!TY FAMILY COURT BRA!CH FAMILY: B CASE !O. 13FA006589 In re the Marriage of: WANDA
PROPOSED MILWAUKEE COUNTY DAS-FM Projects for Advertisement for Bids Name of Project: MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMUNITY CENTER HVAC SYSTEM REPLACEMENT Project No.: P202-13610 Bid Due Date: December 4, 2013 See Bid Documents for details Pre-Bid Meeting: November 21, 2013 BID DOCUMENTS FOR THE ABOVE PROJECT ARE AVAILABLE AT: CITY CAMPUS 2711 WEST WELLS STREET 2ND FL Milwaukee, WI 53208 For Further Information contact 414-278-4861 or www.county.milwaukee.gov
Office of the Milwaukee Public Schools, DIVISION OF FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES, 1124 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 7, 2013. Sealed proposals will be received at 1124 N. 11th St., directed to the attention of Ms. Gina M. Spang, P.E., Director of the Division of Facilities and Maintenance Services, pursuant to Section 119.52(3) Wisconsin Statutes, until Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1:30 P.M., in accordance with plans and specifications for the following work: All contractor(s) and subcontractor(s) are subject to the prevailing wage rates and hours of labor as prescribed by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors of the City of Milwaukee consistent with provisions of Section 66.0903 of the Wisconsin Statutes. BID GUARANTY TO ACCOMPANY BID: MPS Bid Bond, Certified or Cashier’s Check: 10% of Contractor’s Base Bid.
Office of the Milwaukee Public Schools, DIVISION OF FACILITIES AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES, 1124 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 14, 2013. Sealed proposals will be received at 1124 N. 11th St., directed to the attention of Ms. Gina M. Spang, P.E., Director of the Division of Facilities and Maintenance Services, pursuant to Section 119.52(3) Wisconsin Statutes, until Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:30 P.M., in accordance with plans and specifications for the following work: All contractor(s) and subcontractor(s) are subject to the prevailing wage rates and hours of labor as prescribed by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors of the City of Milwaukee consistent with provisions of Section 66.0903 of the Wisconsin Statutes. BID GUARANTY TO ACCOMPANY BID: MPS Bid Bond, Certified or Cashier’s Check: 10% of Contractor’s Base Bid.
2014 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
2014 ELEVATOR CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
Elm Creative Arts School 900 W. Walnut Street Milwaukee, WI 53205 MPS Property No. 148 MPS Project No. 2021
Milwaukee Campus for Technology, Trades and Media 4300 W. Fairmount Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53209 MPS Property No. 016 MPS Project No. 2878
The HUB requirements for this project are 10% The COIN requirements for this project are 25% The minimum Student Participation requirements for this project are: Paid Employment: 300 Hours Educational Activities: 10 Hours
The HUB requirements for this project are 0% The COIN requirements for this project are 0% The minimum Student Participation requirements for this project are: Paid Employment: 0 Hours Educational Activities: 0 Hours
Deposit for Drawings and Specifications: $25.00 MAILING CHARGE: $35.00
Deposit for Drawings and Specifications: $25.00 MAILING CHARGE: $35.00
The bidding documents may be obtained 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday from A/E Graphics, Inc., 4075 North 124th Street, Brookfield, WI 53005; phone (262) 781-7744; fax (262) 781-4250. Call A/E Graphics for availability of bid documents for pick up. Plans and specifications will be loaned to a prospective bidder upon receipt of the deposit listed, which deposit will be returned upon surrender of the plans and specifications in good condition. Bid documents must be returned only to A/E Graphics, Inc. Plans and specifications may be examined at the Facilities and Maintenance Services’ office. Bid documents may not be examined at A/E Graphics, Inc.. Plans and specifications may also be viewed online at A/E Graphics, Inc. @ www.aegraphics.com. Each proposal shall be for a fixed lump sum. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities. Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals at the bid opening through sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids. The following TDD number is available for the hearing impaired for questions prior to bid opening, 283-4611. GREGORY E. THORNTON, Ed.D, 10440870/11-7-14-21-26 Superintendent of Schools.
The bidding documents may be obtained 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday from A/E Graphics, Inc., 4075 North 124th Street, Brookfield, WI 53005; phone (262) 781-7744; fax (262) 781-4250. Call A/E Graphics for availability of bid documents for pick up. Plans and specifications will be loaned to a prospective bidder upon receipt of the deposit listed, which deposit will be returned upon surrender of the plans and specifications in good condition. Bid documents must be returned only to A/E Graphics, Inc. Plans and specifications may be examined at the Facilities and Maintenance Services’ office. Bid documents may not be examined at A/E Graphics, Inc.. Plans and specifications may also be viewed online at A/E Graphics, Inc. @ www.aegraphics.com. Each proposal shall be for a fixed lump sum. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities. Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals at the bid opening through sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids. The following TDD number is available for the hearing impaired for questions prior to bid opening, 283-4611. GREGORY E. THORNTON, Ed.D, 10444460/11-14-21-27-12-5 Superintendent of Schools.
IVETTE CENTENO, 2814 S 15thApt 6 Street Milwaukee Wisconsin 53215, Petitioner and GILBERT CENTENO, 1583 W Plainfield Ave Milwaukee, WI 53221 Respondent THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To the person named above as respondent: You are hereby notified that the petitioner named above has filed a petition for divorce against you. Within 45 days after the 4thday of November, 2013 exclusive of the date just stated, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the petition. The demand must be sent or delivered to this Court, whose address is: Clerk of Circuit Court, Milwaukee County Courthouse901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 and to Centro Legal the petitioner’s attorney, whose address is 614 W. National Ave., Floor 2, MilwaukeeWI 53204. You may have an attorney represent you. If you do not demand a copy within 45 days, the Court may grant a judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the petition, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the petition. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. Judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future and may also be enforced by garnishment of wages or seizure of property. You are further hereby notified that if you or the petitioner has minor children, violation of the following criminal statute is punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both: 948.31 Interference with custody by parent or others. If you and the petitioner have minor children, a document setting forth the percentage standard for child support established by the department of Workforce Development under Wis. Stat. 49.22(9) and listing the factors that a court may consider for modification of that standard under Wis. Stat. 767.511(1m) is available upon your request form the clerk of court. You are further hereby notified of the availability of information set forth in Wis. Stat. 767.105 from the office of family court commissioner. Dated: October 30, 2013 Centro Legal Attorneys for the Petitioner By: JESSICA MARQUEZ MURPHY State bar No. 1064363 013-193/11-20-27/12-4-2013
Klemm Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Mechanics out of Milwaukee, WI. Apply and immediately see the advantages of joining our team: Competitive pay, Excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental, & Vision plans, Paid vacations & holidays, 401K with company match and so much more! Submit your resume to email@example.com to apply!
Klemm Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Drivers out of Milwaukee, WI. The hiring schedule will belocal, home daily! Apply and immediately see the advantages of joining our driving team: Company Drivers Local / home daily And Regional positions, Competitive pay,Excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental, & Vision plans, Paid vacations & holidays, 401K with company match, Paid training on safe driving & product handling,Well-maintained equipment, Driver referral incentive pay And so much more! Owner-Operators Local / home daily and Regional positions, Competitive pay-percentage Contracts, Health I nsurance plans available, 100% of Fuel Surcharge paid to Owner-Operator 100% of Billable Pump or Compressor Charge paid to Owner-Operator, Discounts on new truck purchases, Discounted fuel, No Forced Dispatch, Paid weekly, Driver referral incentive pay And so much more! We require Class A CDL, 2 years recent, verifiable tractor-trailer experience, Tank & Hazmat endorsements (or ability to obtain) and a safe driving record. 800-871-4581 for more information or apply online at TheKAG.com
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Ticket and bus packages being offered to see “Motown: The Musical” in Chicago, May 10, 2014 Camille’s Heavenly Travel is sponsoring a day trip to see the Broadway musical hit, “Motown: The Musical,” Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Chicago. The musical has gotten rave reviews for highlighting the music that changed the landscape of American popular culture and R&B and soul music. The bus will leave Milwaukee for Chicago at 9:30 a.m. sharp from
the Bayshore Park and Ride lot. There will be one stop for lunch. The bus is scheduled to return to Milwaukee at 7:30p.m. Tickets and bus package is $90. Those interested in attending can buy one ticket for themselves and one other person as a Christmas present. You can buy a ticket for you and a significant other as a Valentine’s
Day gift, or treat yourself and your mother for Mother’s Day. The ticket and bus seat come together. There will be no splitting of the package. Payment is due December 1, 2013. Cash or Money Orders can be dropped in the mailbox at 5002 N. 24th Place. Credit card payments can be made through PayPal (small fee of $10. Total $100).
Online private banking with email can be done at firstname.lastname@example.org. No other discounts are available as these seats are better seats, which are group discounted and include bus fees. Water and snacks will be available on the return home. Remember, the earlier you pay, the better the seat.
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