Martin Luther King

As expected, Vice President Mike Pence confirms Betsy DeVos as education secretary with a historic tie-breaking vote. It is a huge blow to anyone who cares about competency, public education or ethics in government. more

Feb 14, 2017 3:55 PM Democracy in Crisis 7 Comments

Witheveryone having a dream, but not always being given the opportunity to live itout, one Milwaukee nonprofit has opened a new world of possibilities forneighborhood children.Fromtricycles to road bikes, DreamBikes has been working to provide.. more

Mar 19, 2014 6:00 PM Around MKE

Some local events tohonor Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The 30th Annual Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth inour community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speechand writi.. more

Jan 14, 2014 9:34 PM Daily Dose

A mere 72 hours after President Obama delivered an encomium honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, he announced his intention to pound yet another country with more

Sep 8, 2013 11:51 PM News Features

Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s soaring “I Have a Dream” speech may be the moment most remembered todayMarch on Washington, Martin Luther King, MLK, I Have a Dream... more

Aug 20, 2013 11:36 PM News Features

Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia for eight voices and orchestra, composed in 1968, captures the atmosphere of that turbulent year. It reverberates with the angst engendered by the war and the spirit of rebellion that arose more

Mar 18, 2013 4:31 PM Classical Music

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering legend of the 20th century, a man whose voice still echoes in popular consciousness from recordings made decades ago. The man identified with civil rights... more

Sep 28, 2012 1:55 PM Theater

The color of a person's skin is no way to choose a candidate. At the predominantly black monthly Community Brainstorming Conference on Saturday, state Rep. Elizabeth Coggs, a candidate for state Senate... more

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Expresso 5 Comments

 When civil rights legends Martin Luther King and Malcom X met on March 26th, 1964, it was a brief photo op. The minute or so that passed between the two men as kind of an interesting bit of fine print under a footnote to history. The two men di.. more

Jan 14, 2011 5:37 PM Theater

Movie dramas built from separate stories of overlapping lives are usually cut to measure and often made of flimsy material. In other words, they resemble a blueprint for a plot more than a story from real life.Brooklyn’s Finest rises above ... more

Mar 10, 2010 12:00 AM Film Reviews

 At the center of their beliefs, two legendary activists from the ‘60’s held very similar beliefs. For Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the philosophies on how to attain racial equality culd not have been that much different. Both men we.. more

Mar 4, 2010 11:18 AM Theater

There was a time when African-American men in matching suits and women in diaphanous dresses singing praises to the Lord in impassioned harmony were major concert draws in urban churches and other venues. The prominence of soul gospel quart... more

Feb 17, 2010 12:00 AM Local Music

Once again, our friend at Newsradio 620 WTMJ (a subsidiary of Journal Communications) gets the story wrong. On Monday morning, while commenting on the state budget, Charlie Sykes “reported” that the Shepherd Express was designated by the state Leg.. more

Jun 29, 2009 4:00 AM Daily Dose

Herodotus may be the father of history, but many contemporary historians have no use for h Financial Times ,Books more

Apr 20, 2009 12:00 AM Books

As goofy as it sounds, with the popularity of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships, competitions like the Milwaukee Air Guitar Showdown, which returns for its second year tonight at the Stonefly Brewery at 10 ,Today in Milwaukee more

Dec 27, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Peace advocate, poet and former educator and nurse Amy Stonemark isquick to draw a distin Tell me about the event you’re promoting for Peace Action. ,Off the Cuff more

Oct 2, 2008 12:00 AM Off the Cuff 3 Comments

A picture gallery here - check out Prince's beginning dreads. Article about how Prince and Braun need to learn patience at the plate Should the Brewers head back to the AL by switching places with the Royals? Article here. .. more

Feb 21, 2008 5:00 AM More Sports

Yesterday, The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran the rare apology for not using a racial epithet. On Martin Luther King Day. Neat. Phillip Morris, whose parents should have known better before naming him, wrote a column about his discomfort hearing a.. more

Jan 23, 2008 5:00 AM Around MKE

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Jan 20, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

Two local singer-songwriters, Marc Ballini, winner of the 2006 Shepherd Express Best-Of Mi Shepherd Express ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 1, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 9 Comments