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Let’s Talk #2ndChances [Tonight]

Wisconsin #2ndChances Townhall

Re-enfranchisement of our community is important if we are to build power in this society. Join us tonight  at 6pm CT on Twitter for our #2ndChances Town Hall. We will discuss the importance of giving back the vote to those with prior criminal convictions and what it would do for communities of color.

In the past elections we realized just how much power we lost because of false information. We need people to know that if you are completely discharged from parole/probation you can vote. During this election season its important for us to make the connection between re-enfranchisement and elections. We all know politics guides our everyday lives. We need to harness the influence of election and those running for office to our advantage.


  • James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist and Wisconsin Black Media Association president
  • Pastor Walter Lanier,  Founder Great Lakes Urban Empowerment Center founder and attorney of law

Join the conversation by tweeting to the hashtag #2ndChances and let’s discuss building power, expanding the vote and how elections help us to do that.

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Earth Day Block Clean-Up in Milwaukee

April 26, 2013 Front Page No Comments

earth day blog picIn celebration of Earth Day, the League partnered with Urban Grass Roots, I.N.C. to make a cleaner and greener Milwaukee for our residents. More than 50 volunteers, ranging from elders to young children, came out to support the community clean-up.

Those who participated during the Earth Day event received breakfast and lunch, a variety of flower seeds, pots of pansy or perennial flowers and a signed Certificate of Appreciation. Additionally, they walked away with the good feeling of helping to beautify our community and provide a healthier environment

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Happy Belated Kwanzaa, Senator Grothman

Photo Courtesy of TheContributor.com

“Almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa,” stated WI State Senator Glenn Grothman.

It’s clear he understands nothing about Umoja, one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa that means unity. His press release denouncing Kwanzaa in the new year was not supported by any valid or reliable research. His assertions were conjured up by his lack of cultural sensitivity toward people who share different beliefs than him.

Since State Senator Grothman doesn’t know what the tradition is all about, we’ve decided to brighten his day with a belated Kwanzaa card. Let’s uphold the seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith – by sending him a special card today. Maybe our greeting card will inspire him to have a change of heart!

Sign the card today: bit.ly/HappyKwanzaa

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[WATCH] Aliesa Nicole Conducts Paul Ryan Dialogue

August 20, 2012 milwaukee, Vote No Comments

Aliesa Nicole takes TRL outside of the studio to interact with everyday people in Milwaukee, seeing if they could identify Paul Ryan’s photo. Let’s see how the people did!

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[WATCH] Fight Breaks Out in Wisconsin @ Romney Rally!!!

August 20, 2012 milwaukee, Politics, Vote No Comments

Don’t be surprised if you see some more soccer moms kicking up beef at future rallies.

Just recently at a WI Women for Mitt rally, Mary Hoglund interrupted state Sen. Alberta Darling during her presentation in Grand Chute, Wis., asking “Why are you against Planned Parenthood?”

After being shushed by Romney supporters, video shows Hoglund spitting in the face of a elderly woman who told her to “zip it” and warning her to “get out of my face.”


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