America’s Black Holocaust Museum, established in 1984 but forced to operate without a physical location since 2008, will return to Bronzeville, pending a successful capital campaign, as part of a $17 million mixed-use development.
The Innovations & Wellness Commons, Johnsons Park Revitalization project and the Historic Wally Schmidt Tavern, all located in Lindsay Heights, walked away with MANDI awards, which recognize the “unsung heroes” of Milwaukee neighborhood development innovation.
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES!), a youth immigrant advocacy group, provided a strong impetus for the “safe haven” resolution that the Milwaukee school board recently passed unanimously.
The Adams Garden Park, a mixed-use garden center and community gathering place, is being developed by Larry and Sharon Adams, founders of Walnut Way.
Monterrey Smoke House, at 551 W. Becher, has been open for five months. It is one of the eateries participating in the second Black Restaurant Week, running from April 17 to April 23. See more coverage of MKE Black Restaurant Week here.
About 50 teenagers attended the second annual Harambee Youth Soundbox Lock-In at the COA Holton Center.
The Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative celebrated Cesar E. Chavez Day on the first anniversary of the dedication of a statue commemorating his legacy.
Desmond Mason, former small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, recently paid a visit to Express Yourself Milwaukee to work with young people.
A new designation as a National Treasure and a lower cost estimate for rehabilitation of the Mitchell Park Domes have renewed hope for its long-term future.
Milwaukee artist Tia Richardson recently completed her mural, “The Love That Holds Us,” at All Peoples Church in Harambee.