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Alderman Ashanti Hamilton
Tomorrow Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 PM
The Wicked Hop’s Jackalope Lounj 343 N. Broadway Milwaukee, WI
Host: $500 │ Sponsor: $250 │ Friend: $100 Contributions of any amount gratefully accepted
Donate online by visiting www.ashantihamilton.org/support or by sending checks payable to Friends of Ashanti Hamilton 5545 N. 36th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209.
To RSVP or for any questions, please contact the campaign at [email protected]
GREG MOORE and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press –The Journal Times.com
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show “nobody can play with Muslims” and spark more mass shootings in the United States, federal agents said Tuesday after the man’s arrest.
Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney, Dean Puschnig, didn’t immediately respond to a question asking why charges were limited to gun possession. Hamzeh’s attorney, federal defender Ronnie Murray, didn’t immediately return email and voicemail messages left after business hours.
According to an FBI affidavit, agents were tipped off in September that Hamzeh planned to travel to Israel in October to attack Israeli soldiers and citizens in the West Bank. He abandoned those plans due to “family, financial and logistic reasons,” the affidavit said, but refocused his efforts on a domestic attack.
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Tony Tagliavia, Media Manager, MPS-Milwaukee
New incentive program will be announced at January 11 event
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools families are invited to join Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker on January 11 for a summit focused on improving student attendance.
Families will have the opportunity to share their ideas on how to improve student attendance. Jabari Parker and Dr. Driver will also unveil a new incentive program to encourage student attendance during the summit, on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MPS’ James Madison Academic Campus, 8135 W. Florist Avenue, Milwaukee 53218.
A resource fair, breakout listening sessions, child care, translation services and a dinner are provided. The event is free for MPS families. They should RSVP at mpsmke.com/familyroundtable or by calling (414) 475-8285.
Media are invited and welcome to attend. Jabari Parker is scheduled to speak at 6:15 p.m., followed by Dr. Driver.
The attendance summit is the latest in a series of family roundtables hosted by Dr. Driver. The focus on attendance at this roundtable is tied to the district’s overall effort to improve attendance. Efforts include the launch of the “Be in School” campaign with Jabari and the Bucks, the creation of attendance liaison positions and an October gathering of students to hear their ideas on effective strategies to improve attendance. MPS’ overall attendance rate is about 90%, but the average for high school students is lower, creating a barrier to graduation and post-graduation success.
“Being in school all day every day is a critical first step on the path to a successful life after graduation,” Dr. Driver said. “After working with families and receiving student input, we’re excited to hear more feedback about successful strategies to put more students on that path.”
Residents and Friends of the 10th:
I’m excited to invite you to join me Saturday, December 12, for We Got This Milwaukee’s 500 Black Tuxedos event.
We Got This is an awesome organization focused on helping young men develop into positive role models who are committed to our community. Their annual 500 Black Tuxedos walk and dinner is a great event where 250 boys and 250 men dress in black tuxedos and parade in downtown Milwaukee before a black tie dinner.
We Got This is still looking for a few more men to sign up, either for their own attendance or to sponsor a young man who would like to attend.
From We Got This: “As I talk to young Brothers in the hood, many did not think that they are worthy of wearing a tuxedo and going downtown for a Black Tie Dinner. I say let’s show them different…The purpose of the walk is to show our young Brothers that they can dress up their lives before they mess up their lives.”
I look forward to this event every year, and I hope you can join me.
But if you can’t attend, I hope you will consider sponsoring a young man who would like to participate but who might not have the funds right now. For more details, visit this link:
Yours in Service,
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release
Community Arts and Culture Engagement Coordinator
Riverworks Development Corporation
526 East Concordia Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
Riverworks Development Corporation will commission the new public art project “Milwaukee Superheroes” by Milwaukee-based artist Jasmine West. “Milwaukee Superhero ” mural consist of 18 dedicated cultural leaders that have contributed to the Milwaukee community to make our city great. Cultural leaders featured on the mural include Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Civil Rights Activist Vel Phillips, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Senator Lena Taylor, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, and various community activist such as Andre Ellis, Maria Hamilton, Ajamou Butler, Steve Jerbi, Reuben Harpole, Steve Jerbi, Torre Johnson, Tamara Johnson, Darryl Johnson and more! The (8) 8 ft by 4 ft panels captures these cultural leaders for the superhero they are. Press/media are invited to the unveiling and celebration of artwork on Sunday, November 1st, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the tot lot of Palmer and Keefe Ave
Artist Jasmine West says, “This mural is designed to inspire, influence and teach our neighborhoods and youth the essence of a superhero. We wish to highlight these Milwaukee cultural leaders to expose our children the many shapes, shades and creeds of those who give back to the Black community.” She continues on to say, “They are OUR role model superheroes through their deeds, careers and actions towards humanity”
This project stems from our Keefe Avenue Safety Task Force wanting to activate a park on Palmer and Keefe in the Harambee Neighborhood as a crime prevention method. The CarMax foundation has been investing in this park as well as the city to help continue to program and enhance this space. The initial investment was a Kaboom tot lot build, followed by a superhero themed park enhancement project and now the installation of a superhero mural. Our goal was to feature cultural leaders from the Milwaukee area that have been a great contribution to community in many different ways.
“This art project is a catalyst to our ongoing community development relationship with The CarMax Foundation, working together to make this neighborhood better.” said Darryl Johnson, Executive Director. “It creates social connections, impacts the neighborhood aesthetics and celebrates art and culture in the Harambee community. The project aligns with RDC’s mission to engage stakeholders, businesses and residents in the Harambee community while improving the physical conditions of the neighborhood.”
In celebration of this new art work, the “Milwaukee Superhero” mural unveiling includes an artist talk from Jasmine West, Inspiring words from our superheroes, arts and crafts done by Harambee Resident Tressie Sneed, I Am Milwaukee to do Splash! free food and more!
This project would not be possible without the support of The CarMax Foundation and Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation.
WHAT: Unveiling and Celebration – 117 E Keefe Avenue
WHEN: Sunday, November 1st, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 117 E Keefe Avenue (Palmer and Keefe Ave tot lot)
WHO: Riverworks Development Corp, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Civil Rights Activist Vel Phillips, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Senator Lena Taylor, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, and various community activist such as Andre Ellis, Maria Hamilton, Ajamou Butler, Steve Jerbi, Reuben Harpole, Steve Jerbi, Torre Johnson, Tamara Johnson, Thelma Sias, Jay Allen Stokes, Jimmy Banks and Walnut Way
Dear friend –
Please join Chevy Johnson in celebrating and advocating for increased transportation options in Milwaukee. Chevy supports public transportation and wants to continue to help develop new and efficient ways to transport people and goods.
Chevy has spent much of his life advocating for Milwaukee, which has led him to run for Alderman in Milwaukee’s 2nd district. To continue his service, Chevy is calling on you to invest in his campaign so he can continue his advocacy at City Hall.
We hope you will join us on Thursday October 8th, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at O’Lydia’s Bar located at 338 South 1st Street in Milwaukee.
RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/466136653558819/
Hosts: Rep. Evan Goyke, Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, Sup. Jason Haas, Gary Goyke, Nancy Rottier, Paul Nannis, Felesia Martin, Wallace White
Any contribution amount is appreciated and all are welcome to attend! Refreshments include a variety of chicken wings, veggie platter, and a cash bar.
If you are unable to make it but would still like to contribute, you can do so online here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/chevyjohnson
We’ll see you soon!
The Wisconsin Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, an affiliate of the national Italian American Bar Association, has named the HONORABLE DEREK C. MOSLEY Jurist of the Year. The award will be presented on October 9, at the Justinian Columbus Day Celebration and Awards Banquet, to be held at the downtown Wisconsin Club.
Jurist of the Year is awarded based on leadership, community service, integrity, and contributions to the legal community and the citizens they serve. Commissioner Joseph G. Alioto cited “Judge Mosley was an overwhelming and unanimous selection.”
Since its founding, this institution has become one of the largest ethnic bar associations in the United States. Its members are among the most active and influential in the legal profession — engaged in activities fostering a spirit of good fellowship, maintaining honor and dignity of the legal profession, participating in civic and community
affairs, administering justice, and promoting the study of law.
Judge Mosley was appointed by the Milwaukee Common Council to fill the vacancy in Branch 2, and his tenure started on August 1, 2002. From 1995 until his appointment to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County, where he represented the State of Wisconsin in over 1,000 criminal prosecutions.