New Ends, African World Festival

Twenty-years ago it spanned the entire Henry Meir Festival Grounds. Tough social times in Milwaukee’s Black community that spilled over from the 1980s, entrenching the 1990s and 2000s, eventually dried African World Festival to dust. Over the past three years, African World Festival has made a quiet comeback carried by the regular everyday-working, tax-paying, andContinue reading “New Ends, African World Festival”

Storming the Bastille, Euphemistically Speaking, Forget Riverwest

Thursday night, somewhere deep in Riverwest a menace was brewing. It gained strength like a festering carbuncle with no medical attention and exploded on the corner of Kilbourn and Van Buren during the close of Bastille Days. Blocking the road, 38 or so co-ed 20-somethings wear nothing but under-roos and their bicycle seats (as inContinue reading “Storming the Bastille, Euphemistically Speaking, Forget Riverwest”