Saturday, January 2, 2016

Nuff Said....


Darkies in the Melon Patch and other fun board Games You Can Buy NOW!

"Darkies in the Melon Patch"



There is some mystery surrounding the origin of "Darkies in the Melon Patch." The board game was initially believed to have been created in 1910 and is considered a vintage item.
The objective of the game was to escape a patch of melons. Angry farmers and bearded grandmothers act as threats. The path also offers some tempting distractions, such as melon races and seed-spitting contests.
According to a 2010 entry on boradgamegeek.com, "Darkies in the Melon Patch" is a product of modern construction, printed on demand, within the last several years. Apparently there is a huge market for counterfeit Black Americana. People are buying the stuff by the bushel."

Friday, September 25, 2015

Black Conservative Coalition Meeting Reminder



This is just a reminder that we have a meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7pm at Kam's Thistle & Shamrock on 84th & Lisbon.

I want to thank you all for your participation in the Lt. Gov. Kleefisch event.  By all accounts it was very successful.  You can see 
some pictures from the event here.

Register now for Oct. 9 luncheon with U.S. Sen. Johnson in Madison

Register now for Oct. 9 luncheon with U.S. Sen. Johnson in Madison


**Friday, Oct. 9 luncheon in Madison: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson** 

Johnson, R-Oshkosh, was elected in 2010 and now chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The question-and-answer session will focus on immigration, the Iraq nuclear deal and his 2016 Senate re-election. 

Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Event ends at 1 p.m. Parking available at a nearby city ramp, Monona Terrace or the Hilton Hotel garage next door. 

$19 for program and buffet luncheon. 

Pre-registration required: Contact The Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email: reception@madisonclub.org 

Sponsors: American Family Insurance, University Research Park, Walmart, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Wisconsin Newspaper Association/Wisconsin News Tracker and Xcel Energy.

Common Core: From Farce to Failure


Friday, June 19, 2015

Juneteenth 2015: A Call to Reaffirmation in the Black Community


Juneteenth 2015: A Call to Reaffirmation in the Black Community

Happy Juneteenth Day my Beloved Community! Many in our community do not appreciate this day or what it stands for. It is a good time to take at least 24 hours to reflect on the sacrifices made by our ancestors so long ago.

“We’ve Come This Far by Faith, Leaning on the Lord…”

One of my favorite gospel songs of all time still holds true today. In the wake of a national tragedy in South Carolina at one of the most historic places of worship and community, and our country facing many important racial Social Justice Issues, we still keep pressing on towards freedom leaning on God’s Divine Mercy that set us free from slavery officially June 19, 1865 in Galveston Texas.

Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. said that freedom is not only from something but to something. It is with this hope that we continue to works towards creating peace and a better community with our brothers and sisters. In order to be the Beloved Community MLK dreamt of we must truly live as a united community.

Juneteenth Day is the official day when the slaves learned of their freedom. Here in Milwaukee, we enjoy one of the largest celebrations in the country. Today there is a parade followed by festivities all along MLK Drive.


 
I hope that this year’s day is a peaceful as last year’s activities and even better. I pray our young people are not seen as “thugs” but future potential. Us grown folk would be wise to talk to the youth and hear them out. Young people show some respect, especially to your elders. Instead of blasting your music and staying on the cell phones, take in the history that surrounds you.

As we grace MLK Drive, let us remember this very street is sacred earth that brought our local community to freedom from such things as unfair housing, police brutality, and racism.

With the first Black President in office it is an excellent opportunity to reaffirm and reposition ourselves as Beloved Community. True peace, freedom, and justice will only come when we begin the healing from within.

Remember to buy Black and spread the love today! See you down there.

Peace Family,

WW