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How is your heart? Is it soft or hard? God caused the Isrealites to wonder in the desert because their hearts were hard. God constantly warns not to harden your heart. When your heart is hard you miss out on the blessings God has for you. So, how is your heart, are you missing out on God’s blessings?
STATEMENT OF ALDERWOMAN CHANTIA LEWIS
MAY 6, 2016
One police officer was shot and wounded last night when a suspect in the armed robbery of an auto parts store at N. 76th Street and W. Mill Road opened fire on responding officers. The shooting took place after a brief foot chase that ended about a block to the east. But the officer’s body armor prevented serious injuries, and the masked suspect was killed in the exchange of gunfire that resulted.
The authorities are interviewing witnesses to learn more about what happened.
On behalf of the neighborhood that I have been elected to represent on Milwaukee’s Common Council, I commend these officers for their quick response to a robbery in progress and thank them for their courage in
the line of fire. When he started shooting, the suspect showed a blatant disregard for the safety of innocent bystanders going about their business on this busy street corner, and these officers put their lives on the line to prevent any innocent loss of life. My thoughts and prayers are especially with the officer who was wounded, and I’m grateful to hear that he is expected to make a full recovery.
As we roll up our sleeves to address the core issues of systemic poverty and joblessness that plague our city, incidents like this one are a sad indication of the hard work that we have ahead of us–but an important reminder of the critical role that cooperation will play in that process.
Everyone has a part to play in making our city a better place to live. As neighbors, our vigilance and collaboration with police, business owners and my Aldermanic office at City Hall are the most effective tools we have at our disposal. I am hopeful that, as a community working together, we can prevent some of these issues in the future and ensure
Public Relations Supervisor
Milwaukee City Clerk & Common Council
Recently you may have heard about a program called the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP). This program is the result of legislation passed as part of the state’s 2015-17 budget. The program gives the Milwaukee County Executive the responsibility to appoint an OSPP commissioner and potentially transfer an MPS school or schools from the district to the commissioner. To date, no schools have been selected.
This law is complex and the impact is not yet fully understood, therefore, we want to make sure you have the most recent information that we have on the program.
We have created a website – mpsmke.com/ospp – to give you up-to-date information. The website contains the proposal we received from the commissioner along with a list of frequently asked questions. We will post future documents as new information becomes available.
Tony Tagliavia – MPS Media Manager
MILWAUKEE – Margaret Holtgreive, a teacher at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, is the Wisconsin high school winner of National History Day’s Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.
The award recognizes teachers for “outstanding creativity, commitment and inspiration in developing student interest in history education.”
Now Holtgreive is in the running for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.
The national award is given to one grade 6-8 teacher and one grade 9-12 teacher who has shown according to the National History Day organization.
The state honor comes with a $500 prize and national winners earn $10,000 to recognize “their outstanding efforts to encourage and support history education.”
Teachers can be nominated for the awards by their administrators, peers — or they can apply themselves. To qualify, teachers must participate in the National History Day Contest and demonstrate excellence in the classroom. Winners are chosen by a team of teachers, administrators and historians. “Their work must clearly illustrate the development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past,” the organization notes.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by an organization that’s providing such a strong, project-based educational opportunity for students,” Holtgreive said. “National History Day brings history to life for our students.”
The Reagan teacher has participated in National History Day programs that have created opportunities for students including a trip for student Julia Brunson and Holtgreive to travel to Normandy, France to research a local service member who lost his life during World War II.
Holtgreive was nominated by Sarah Fallon, the state coordinator for National History Day at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, who called Holtgreive “one of the most dedicated teachers I have the pleasure of working with in our state.”
Reagan Principal Mike Roemer, MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and the entire MPS family congratulate Ms. Holtgreive on this outstanding accomplishment!
National awards will be announced June 16 at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Md.
As the week comes to a close, I want to leave you with a question. Was God enough?
As you faced trials this week
When nothing seemed to go right
When family and friends let you down
You don’t have the job or finances you needed
Your car broke down
Was God enough?
Is God enough?
Winston Salem, NC — The S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley, Sr. foundation announces a three-day weekend dedicated to African-American entrepreneurship, to celebrate the 79th birthday of Joe L. Dudley Sr. and to announce the building of the S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley, Sr. Entrepreneurship Museum.
The theme is “CAPITALISM… THE ONLY TRUE PATHWAY TO FREEDOM!”
1st Event (May 21, 2106) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fuller & Dudley Mastermind Business Group Meeting (http://bit.ly/1TPtH4L)
The Special Edition: Fuller & Dudley Mastermind Business Group Meeting is the first of three events being held. There will be over 1,000 African-American entrepreneurs in attendance to meet, share, network and do business with one another. Prominent guest speakers include Joe L. Dudley Sr., founder of Dudley Products Inc., Lisa Nichols Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc., Dr. George Fraser Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., Deborah Bartlett, founder of Bartlett Communications (BMC) and the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. This event will be held at the Benton Convention Center located at 301 West 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
2nd Event (May 22, 2106) 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joe L. Dudley Sr. 79th Birthday Celebration and Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum Fundraiser Gala (http://bit.ly/1pupmqs)
Celebration of the 79th birthday of Joe L. Dudley, Sr. will take place and plans to build the Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum will be announced at this black tie affair. The museum will be dedicated to celebrate the lives of great African-American business leaders of the past and present that made or currently make great contributions to the economic empowerment of African-Americans. This event will be held on at the Embassy Suites located at 460 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
3rd Event (May 23, 2106) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fuller & Dudley Institute of Entrepreneurship Present: How To Successfully Grow your Business from $0 – $1,000,000 (http://bit.ly/1pA6oiT)
How to Grow Your Business from $0 -$1,000,000 is a seminar designed specifically for business owners who are interested in learning tried and true leadership principles that guarantee success and prosperity. This course was created, designed and will be taught by the well-known leader in the cosmetology industry for the last 40 years, Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr., co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dudley Products, Inc. This event will be held at the Marriott located at 425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101
About Samuel B. Fuller (June 4, 1905 – October 24, 1988)
S.B. Fuller was the founder and president of the Fuller Products Company, publisher of the New York Age and Pittsburgh Courier, head of the South Side Chicago NAACP, president of the National Negro Business League, and a prominent Black Republican. At one time, he controlled 9 corporations at the same time and became the richest African-American man in the 1950’s, during the midst of segregation, when Fuller Products Company alone generated revenues of over $18 million in one year. S.B. Fuller’s life was an illustration of business success which inspired countless aspiring entrepreneurs and future leaders including the founder of Dudley Products Inc., Joe L. Dudley Sr., the founder of Ebony/Jet Magazine, John H. Johnson, the founder of Ultra Sheen Products, George Johnson, Dr. T.R.M. Howard and many others.
About Joe L. Dudley, Sr. (May 9, 1937)
Dr. Joe L. Dudley is one of the world’s most sought after entrepreneurial masterminds. As a young man, he was labeled mentally retarded and credits his mother with inspiring him to prove that he was just as able as anyone by challenging him to “show them Joe”. In 1957 he invested $10.00 in a sales kit and began selling Fuller Products door-to-door while still a student at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, NC. From there he went on to become one of the largest manufacturers of black hair products in the world. He was the founder of Dudley Products Inc., Dudley Cosmetology University and the Dudley Beauty School System. Dudley Products Inc. became a $35 million dollar a year company and has been listed in the top 50 in Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top 100 Black Owned Businesses. He is known nationally and internationally as an inspirational speaker and humanitarian. In 2009, Joe L. Dudley, Sr. and Eunice Dudley were featured in a national movie, Good Hair, a Chris Rock documentary about the hair care industry.
About SB Fuller & Joe L. Dudley Sr. Foundation
The S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley Sr. Foundation exists for the purpose of educating African-Americans about the virtues of capitalism and the positive effect of entrepreneurship as the vehicle for economic empowerment just as Mr. Fuller and Mr. Dudley have done collectively for over 80 years. The foundation is used to inspire, empower and enlighten aspiring individuals through the presenting, preserving and celebration of the accomplishments and legacy of past and current successful African-American entrepreneurs.
For more details about Fuller & Dudley Mastermind business group, visit www.fullerdudleymastermind.org
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STATEMENT FROM ALDERWOMAN MILELE A. COGGS
MAY 3, 2016
I am very pleased with the announcement yesterday (Monday, May 2) that the Historic Garfield Redevelopment Phase 1 is one of 28 projects statewide to receive low-income housing tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
Also known as the Griot, the Historic Garfield Redevelopment Phase 1 is planned by the Maures Development Group, and is located in the heart of Bronzeville at N. 4th Street and W. North Avenue. Not only does this WHEDA funding provide the catalytic boost it needs, but it also means new life for America’s Black Holocaust Museum, which will be housed on its ground floor.
The museum, founded by the late Dr. James Cameron, lost its physical location at 4th and North in 2008 and has existed online since. It is the keeper of important historical and educational pieces and displays.
Thanks to the continued efforts of the Black Holocaust Museum Board, community stakeholders and the City of Milwaukee, we are now a step closer to seeing this community asset reopen in Bronzeville, where it rightfully belongs.
I am also grateful to note that WHEDA’s tax credits will benefit other transformative projects in the 6th Aldermanic District, including the Fifth Street School Apartments at 2770 N. 5th St. and CityPlace, at 1728-1734 N. 6th St., 504-518 W. Walnut St., 1715-1749 N. 5th St. and 513-535 W. Vine St.
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Milwaukee City Clerk & Common Council
City Hall — 200 E. Wells St. Room 301-K
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3570
Phone: 414.286.3881 — Cell: 414.708.9151
How has your week been? Are you faithfully taking your requests to God? Are you allowing Him to take on your anxiety? Allow His peace to consume and take over. Watch what God does when you let go.
I hope Matthew 11:28-30 can encourage you today.