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The Forum: Black history is American history

Published Feb. 1, 2017

It's more coincidence than irony that the Oscars will air during Black History Month. Long criticized for its painfully obvious lack of diversity, I'm optimistic that Hollywood - and others - are starting to see the writing on the wall.


Historical Society continues to boost web presence

Published March 16, 2013

The Milwaukee County Historical Society has put a new shine on its historic building - built as the Second Ward Savings Bank - in recent years. But the respected institution, which houses an impressive collection of Milwaukee documents, photographs and items on-site and in its warehouse, has also given its web presence a new luster.


Flowers a pioneer in Milwaukee boxing

Published Feb. 28, 2013

The cause of civil rights in Wisconsin has been advanced through the years by stalwart trailblazers who weren't afraid of a punch in the mouth. Or, in the case of Bruce Flowers - who ended discrimination against black boxers in the state when he stepped through the ropes at the Milwaukee Auditorium 84 years ago - in the plums.


Psychologist helps heal inner city wounds

Published Feb. 18, 2013

Dr. Earl Bracy has seen the wounded part of Milwaukee's troubled youth upfront and personal. As a clinical psychologist employed by the state of Wisconsin to counsel adolescents aged 11 to 17 years old, Bracy meets with about 20 different cases each week to offer his particular brand of therapy for what ails them most. He observes that the cases seem to get more difficult each year.

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