Martin Drive

Lecture series asks ‘Do Black Lives Matter?’

Reggie Jackson is head griot at the online Black Holocaust Museum, located at 4th Street and North Avenue until 2008. (Photo by Jabril Faraj)

Reggie Jackson of the Black Holocaust Museum puts the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the test in a lecture series that traces the history of devaluing black people in America.

Near West Side Partners, Inc. formed by Milwaukee business and civic leaders

Leaders from several of Milwaukee’s largest business, education and non-profit organizations today announced the formation of Near West Side Partners, Inc. (NWSP), an organization with a mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor, through collaborative efforts to promote economic development, improved housing, unified neighborhood identity and […]

Musical extravaganza fundraiser supports annual projects in Martin Drive

September 26th, from 6-9 p.m. neighbors and the general public are invited to a Musical Extravaganza fund-raising event at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W Vliet Street to enjoy local music. Tickets are $10.00 ordered in advanced via phone at 414-708-8975, or $12 at the door. There will be music, dancing, and fun, along with […]

National Night Out, outdoor movie promotes community in Martin Drive

Tuesday August 5th, Neighbors will gather with lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks at the Martin Drive Community Gardens, 1335 North 46 Street to enjoy “The LEGO® Movie” at 8:30 p.m. “The neighborhood really came together to do something fun for the whole family,” said Raymond Duncan, Martin Drive Neighborhood Association Projects and Planning Committee Chair. […]

New loan fund to provide growth capital for black entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs such as Raymond Wilder of KRS Hair Studio will be the focus of a new revolving loan fund. (Photo by Rick Brown)

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and African American Chamber of Commerce will soon kick off a new revolving loan fund to help provide capital to small businesses and boost black entrepreneurship.

Vliet Street Business Association opens nominations for first annual Business Awards

The Vliet Street Business Association is accepting nominations for its first annual business awards contest. Nominations will be accepted for the 2014 Vliet Street Business Awards through January 3, 2014. Awards will be offered in five categories, including: • Emerging Business: This award highlights the growing number of new businesses moving to Vliet Street. Businesses that […]