Milwaukee Brewers and fans salute Negro League greats!

Written by admin   // July 15, 2011   // 0 Comments

State Sen. Spencer Coggs shakes the hand of former Negro Leaguer and Milwaukee native Dennis Biddle during an autograph signing session with other Negro League greats at a tailgate party in their honor before the Brewer’s Negro League Tribute game between the Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park recently. A pregame ceremony was held honoring this years inductees Charles Davis and Johnny Washington. Both men were inducted the next day into the Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players Hall of Fame. That ceremony was held at Holy Redeemer institutional Church of God in Christ’s Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center. (Photo by Harry Kemp)

Religious group protests lack of minority job opportunities

Representatives of MICAH and concerned citizens and activists recently gathered to protest the lack of minority participation at the Westlawn construction project located along Silver Spring Drive. The organization has declared a “State of Emergency” in Milwaukee in regards to job opportunities for African Americans and other minorities. The protest at the Westlawn site Tuesday morning was an attempt by MICAH to call attention to the inequalities in the workforce. MICAH is calling on its collaborative partners and concerned citizens to stand up and join them in combating the lack of minority participation in the trades. The organization’s officials say they’re willing to work with elected officials and other organizations to insure that minority contractors are included in all contracts that are awarded by the city, which nationally ranks among the worst as it relates to segregation, poverty, unemployment, Black male unemployment, Black infant mortality, minority business ownership, Black male incarceration, and education. The state’s new budget is expected to place an even heavier burden on the city. (Photo by Wendell Harris)


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