By Karen Stokes, The Milwaukee Courier President Barack Obama celebrated Labor Day with the working people of Milwaukee at LaborFest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park. The annual event is to acknowledge the history and culture of the labor movement. The president spoke for approximately 30 minutes on the economy, jobs, the successes and the […]
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By The Milwaukee Courier On Sept. 3, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joined the U.S. Representative of Florida’s 23rd district and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club to make a call to action. With the gubernatorial election only two months away, both women expressed concerns regarding a lack of women […]
By The Madison Times Staff MADISON — Madison College has received a $5 million grant to train nearly 1,000 workers in high-demand professions such as machine tooling, certified nursing assistants, welding, industrial maintenance, and metal processes and repair.The award is part of $28 million in statewide grants that Governor Scott Walker recently announced as part […]
By The Milwaukee Courier MILWAUKEE — Every year, Milwaukee communities commemorate Juneteenth Day, the date federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to announce the end of the Civil War and enforce the end of slavery. Last week marked Milwaukee’s 43rd annual Juneteenth Day celebration.Community members celebrated with a parade and festival on the […]
By Sen. Nikiya Harris Without a doubt, becoming a homeowner is imbedded in every family’s American dream.Home ownership has become a symbol of success and economic security in our society, but lately, it’s gotten harder and harder to turn that dream into reality.The economic downturn in 2008 put many families into holes too deep to […]
By Congresswoman Gwen Moore Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope–some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both.Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.I urge this Congress […]