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Black Holocaust Museum founder's book prepared for reprinting

Published Saturday, Nov. 22

Dr. James Cameron ran the Milwaukee Black Holocaust Museum from 1988 until his death in 2006. Cameron is believed to be the only person to survive a lynching. A crowdfunding campaign is now in place to fund the re-printing of his autobiography.

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MPL seeks public input on future of Forest Home Library

Published Friday, Nov. 21

With the East Branch Library all ready and set to open tomorrow, the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) has now set its eyes on its next redevelopment project: the Forest Home Library. However, it would like your input first.

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Potawatomi deserves to have Kenosha proposal turned down

Published Thursday, Nov. 20

Scott Walker has until Feb. 19 to decide whether to approve a casino in Kenosha. But that facility would clearly have an impact on Milwaukee's Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, and that would certainly be an added hardship for hundreds of charities in the city.

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Drag queen bingo to benefit LGBTQIA students

Published Thursday, Nov. 20

The UWM LGBT Alumni Chapter of the Alumni Association plans to start a scholarship fund for LGBTQIA students. To raise funds, a "drag queen bingo" benefit event is set for Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Hamburger Mary's in Bay View.

This white Democrat agrees: we blew it Image

This white Democrat agrees: we blew it

Published Tuesday, Nov. 18

This year, though vote totals suggest Wisconsin turnout wasn't down for a mid-term election, my anecdata do: every election I give my students bonus credit for bringing in "I Voted" stickers. This month I collected fewer than I ever have from my overwhelmingly black and Latino students, suggesting they, their families, and their neighbors just didn't vote. Even in the "99 percent Obama" ward where Burke and the president appeared together, turnout was down from the last gubernatorial contest.

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New East Library opens Saturday

Published Tuesday, Nov. 18

The grand opening of the East Branch Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., takes place Saturday, Nov. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be live entertainment, crafts, tours and a ribbon cutting at noon.

From the TV weatherman's handbook of unsurprising advice Image

From the TV weatherman's handbook of unsurprising advice

Published Friday, Nov. 14

When winter hits local television news stations go nuts with the kind of advice we've heard over and over again. Who doesn't know that you ought to slow down if the roads are covered with snow and ice?

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Replace Downtown post office with new arena

Published Friday, Nov. 14

In recent years, the Milwaukee Bucks have not had much to celebrate when they've conducted their annual preview luncheon with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. This year, however, there was a tangible buzz in the room at the event, which was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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Best Place hosts a German Christkindlmarket

Published Thursday, Nov. 13

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and Mader's Restaurant have partnered to create an authentic Christkindlmarket - a German Christmas market - that will run from Thursday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 23.