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03.19.2014 | 126 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
With everyone having a dream, but not always being given the opportunity to live it out, one Milwaukee nonprofit has opened a new world of possibilities for neighborhood children.From tricycles to road bikes, DreamBikes has been working to provide the central city with repair services, affordable prices and employ Milwaukee’s youth since 2010. This unique nonprofit recruits inner city youth, fr...
01.14.2014 | | Posted at 04:34 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Some local events to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day:   The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest. In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall. The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland ...
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech is just one watershed moment among many

Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s soaring “I Have a Dream” speech may be the moment most remembered today. Standing in front of the majestic Lincoln Memorial before an es...
01.14.2011 | | Posted at 12:37 PM

African-American Theatre Group Stages THE MEETING at UWM

By Russ Bickerstaff
� When civil rights legends Martin Luther King and Malcom X met on March 26th, 1964, it was a brief photo op. The minute or so that passed between the two men as kind of an interesting bit of fine print under a footnote to history. The two men didn’t have any time to talk, but what if they had met and had a conversation of any depth? An extensive conversation between the two men is the basis fo...
03.04.2010 | | Posted at 06:18 AM

Willie Abney Directed Drama for One Weekend Only

By Russ Bickerstaff
 At the center of their beliefs, two legendary activists from the ‘60’s held very similar beliefs. For Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the philosophies on how to attain racial equality culd not have been that much different. Both men were very accomplished intellectuals from the same era. So what would’ve happened if the two men were to discuss matters? Playwright Jeff Stetson ex...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
Peace advocate, poet and former educator and nurse Amy Stonemark is quick to draw a distinction between liberals and radicals, and counts herself among the latter. Stonemark has a long history of peaceful protest, marching for civil rights with Martin Luther King in Selma, Ala., and once had the rap sheet to prove it.

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