Milwaukee, January 2, 2021: Milwaukee youth presents STAND UP! FIGHT BACK!

Event by Brandon Wilborn and Zay Toven and Beji Low Rozz 

We will be rallying at 1 P.M. on Highway 100 & North Avenue, Wauwatosa WI. We Will be Standing Up Against Police brutality and making our voices heard and we will be demanding justice until justice is served. We need to hold the police accountable when they are in the wrong and we will be standing up against police brutality. Justice for Nesha Jarret …. Justice for Thee Three ..✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

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Milwaukee, December 29, 2020: The Peoples Revolution, Justice For Corey Stingley!

The Peoples Revolution Milwaukee / Day 215 of Protest / ACTION / (December 29th, 2020)🚨🖤❄️

The Peoples Revolution has been fighting for 215 days straight…. THATS RIGHT 🗣🗣

And we gon keep fighting all day and night until this system’s right..YEAH THATS RIGHT 🗣🗣🎄📍

Today we will be meeting at 4:30pm at Reservoir Park (9621 W. Lapham St.), leaving at 5:30pm.📍🎄

8 years ago Milwaukee suffered such a huge injustice, and today we will show them that we haven’t forgotten. Corey Stingley was only 16 years old when he was violently restrained and asphyxiated by three White vigilantes, causing brain damage and eventually his death. John Chisholm refused to charge the three white perpetrators, relinquish his power, and today, a family still suffers from the lack of justice in our system. Additionally, because racial inequities are still present, Chisholm currently refuses to charge all three of the perpetrators who choked Joel Acevedo to death THIS year. Today, we will remember Corey Stingley and show our city that we have not forgotten‼️‼️




Crime & Punishment: The Death of Corey Stingley (Trailer)

Ms. Brandi Grayson announces run for Madison Common Council

By David Dahmer – Dec 28, 2020

Brandi Grayson, a longtime Madison family advocate, educator and activist, announced on Monday that she is running for the District 14 seat of Madison’s Common Council. 

A long time humans-right leader and one of the founders of the Young, Black and Gifted (YGB), Grayson is the CEO of the Urban Triage, Inc., which works to empower Black families to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in their lives, their families and communities with hope, education, and action.

Grayson says that her campaign will prioritize community health and safety and has announced endorsements from longtime Madison Alder Shiva Bidar and former Wisconsin State Senate candidate Nada Elmikashfi, along with more than 200 community stakeholders who have endorsed Grayson in the first few hours of her campaign, according to a press release.

“Brandi Grayson is an inspiring and transformational leader with the proven ability to combine vision with operational change,” Bidar said in a statement. “I am honored to support Brandi Grayson for Alder in District 14.”

“Brandi Grayson has been an instrumental figure in ushering in structural reform here in Madison,” Elmikashfi added. “Her work and foundation center around giving agency to our most vulnerable — and our community has seen how she has cared, advocated, and fought for those around her. The work and legacy of Brandi on the Madison Common Council will set a tone of equity and healing for years to come — I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign for Madison Common Council.”

Grayson is a longtime Madison resident, a West High graduate who studied Psychology at the UW. She lives with her family on Madison’s vibrant south side, home to District 14.

  “I am so proud to have the trust and support of Shiva Bidar and Nada Elmikashfi along with the hundreds of the community stakeholders I’ve worked with through the years.” Grayson said in a press release. “They know that it is not only my experience as a family educator and human-rights advocate but having been a Black child and teen mother surviving parental addiction and the streets has equipped me with the critical insight necessary for making informed policies that will lead to inclusive and sustainable outcomes. I have been there, I made it through and I know how I made it through. I’m ready to share the map now as a policy-maker.”

 For more information on Grayson’s campaign, click here.

Ms. Brandi Grayson

January 18, 2021: Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Event by Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and African Heritage, Inc.

Please join us for our Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by African Heritage, Inc. and Lawrence University Diversity and Intercultural Center.

This event will be online and you must register to attend. Due to contract restrictions, this program will not be live on FB or anywhere else so please register!

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker is Dr. Bettina L. LoveKeynote address: “Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy” Dr. Love will discuss how intersectionality and Abolitionist Teaching, creates a space where Black lives matter and sensibilities are nurtured to engage communities in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and justice. Her talk will end by calling all of us to engage in critical dialogues about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in our communities. She will challenge us to envision a world built on Black joy, creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.

For entertainment this year, we have a musical performance by “Agitate: A Story Through Song” with Griot B.

There is no essay contest this year due to restrictions on teachers and students. However, we will be announcing a book giveaway sponsored by Memorial Presbyterian Church in Appleton and the City of Appleton’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Manitowoc, WI: MLK Day (Online) Planning Meeting December 30, 2020

Event by Theresa Collins

This is a collaborative meeting of all interested groups and individuals to come together to plan a MLK Day (Jan. 18, 2021) celebration. We will be looking into several different virtual event options to stay conscientious of the pandemic and keep everyone safe.

Please bring your ideas! Thanks for your dedication to working together to make this happen!

Feel free to invite anyone who might be interested in joining the planning committee. I’m sure we’ll need all the heads and hands we can get.

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