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"To the Promised Land" weighed down by lofty ambitions

Published Jan. 26, 2013

The world premiere of "To the Promised Land" that opened Friday night at First Stage Children's Theater has some lofty ambitions. The play looks at an imaginary confluence of a young black girl in 1969 Milwaukee and Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel, who had moved to Milwaukee six decades earlier.

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Lucille Berrien: An unsung Milwaukee hero

Published Feb. 13, 2011

Berrien is an 84-year-old welfare rights activist, former member of the Black Panther Party and the first Black woman to run for the mayor of Milwaukee. To this day, she continues to work for peace and equality in Milwaukee.

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Telling Groppi's story

Published May 6, 2009

Congressman John Lewis once told me that there should be a book on Father James Groppi and I was just the person to write it. But Congressman Lewis really meant that Groppi's work deserves to be explored and celebrated and written down for posterity. That I do it is hardly the important part.

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