authored by Congresswoman Gwen Moore:
Last week, before a primarily white audience in Dimondale, Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made the following pitch to African Americans: “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed – what the hell do you have to lose?”
In saying this, the businessman-turned-politician exposed his new and unconventional strategy in courting African Americans: insulting our community.
It comes as no surprise that Mr. Trump’s outreach efforts to African American voters have been an exercise in futility, especially in Milwaukee. But with all of his campaign shake-ups and resignations, it’s clear that Mr. Trump’s team needs a little help in honing his minority outreach strategy. So, in the spirit of bipartisanship, allow me to give Mr. Trump some tips in how to reach out to the African American community.
1) Our community’s pain isn’t your photo op.
In the wake of this month’s civil unrest in the face of the officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith, Mr. Trump made a campaign stop in West Bend and asked “for the vote of every African American citizen, struggling in our country today, who want a different and much better future.” He blamed what he called “Democratic crime policies” for producing “more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty,” and tried to erroneously brand Hillary Clinton as a “bigot.”
For a moment, let’s forget that Mr. Trump made this appeal before yet another predominantly white audience, nearly an hour away from Milwaukee. And let’s also forget that the social and economic injustice that has plagued Milwaukee for generations isn’t the fault of any one person or party. What enrages me and so many of my constituents is how Mr. Trump used our community’s pain as a talking point to propel his campaign out of turmoil and attack Hillary Clinton.
In stark contrast, Secretary Clinton took a different route. Rather than posing for pictures and inflaming tensions further, the Democratic presidential nominee personally reached out to me to get a better understanding of the situation on the ground and to offer her assistance. She didn’t publicize it or turn it into a media circus, nor did she try to score political points off the backs of our community, still reeling after days of violent protests, like that of Mr. Trump’s campaign. That is what true leadership looks like.
2) Get to know us and our concerns.
It is painfully obvious that Mr. Trump doesn’t know our community and the good people who call it home. He doesn’t know our local veterans who have served our country with honor and distinction or the union members who have contributed to our state’s proud labor movement. He doesn’t know our young students who are shaping our 21st century economy through innovation or the dedicated city employees who keep this city running everyday.
He doesn’t understand the unique obstacles our constituents experience on a daily basis nor does he have any interest to learn about them. He doesn’t recognize how many of our neighborhoods are over-policed and underserved nor can he comprehend how years of neglect and economic immobility can lead to the protests we saw just weeks ago.
Fortunately for Milwaukee, the same cannot be said about Secretary Clinton. She has personally met with me and our locally elected leaders to glean a better understanding of the pressing issues facing our city. She has sat down with Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton, and bore witness to how she turned her pain into bravery and action. Unlike Mr. Trump, Secretary Clinton is keenly aware of our community’scollective struggle to secure economic opportunity and our shared fight to preserve our voting rights. And unlike Mr. Trump, Secretary Clinton has a plan to address our concerns.
From raising the federal minimum wage and closing the wage gap to calling for an end to the era of mass incarceration and encouraging the use of police body cameras, Secretary Clinton has been a staunch advocate for the issues that impact Milwaukee. While Sectary Clinton has developed a plan to help communities of color, Mr. Trump is merely trying to piece together a plan that deals with us. There is a big difference.
3) Stop lying about us.
Pushing false narratives and hurtful rhetoric about minority communities has become common practice for the Trump campaign. He’s tweeted inflammatory and inaccurate crime statistics about African Americans, perpetuated the absurd and racially-charged “war on police” battle cry of professional provocateur and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and has spearheaded the efforts to discredit Barack Obama’s presidency by questioning the validity of his birth certificate. Sadly, racial provocation and misdirection has been a hallmark of his campaign from the very beginning.
Never do we hear Mr. Trump talk about the triumphs of our communities. No mentions of how Black women are now the most educated group in the United States or how 90 percent of Black Americans have a high school degree. No discussions about how faith leaders and young people came together to heal and strengthen our community after such a tumultuous month. If Mr. Trump was truly sincere about reaching us, he’d stop stealing pages out of Governor Scott Walker’s political playbook where coded language and dog-whistle politics is considered business as usual.
From his reluctance to disavow the support of David Duke to the suit filed against him by the Justice Department for discriminating against Black tenants in 1973, it’s crystal clear that Mr. Trump is impotent and unwilling to help African American communities in any way, shape, or form. Mr. Trump’s actions and rhetoric leave communities of color asking an important and unanswered question: How can Donald Trump be the solution in empowering us when he is so clearly part of the problem?
El pasado sábado 20 de Agosto se dieron cita, Medios de comunicación, familiares, amigos y seguidores de la carrera del boxeador Luis “Cuba’ Arias, Nativo de Milwaukee en el Midwest Convention center del centro de la ciudad, donde el evento principal de la noche era la pelea de nuestro orgullo latino de Wisconsin, el cual tenido el placer de conocer desde los inicios de su carrera.
Antes de la pelea anticipada se realizaron otras en la cuales se definía el campeón de cada una de ellas, las cuales estuvieron llenas de emoción y golpes, realmente es impactante tener de cerca a los boxeadores en el ring luchando por su record.
Cuando llego el turno de Luis ‘Cuba” cerca de las 11 de la noche, No pasó demasiado tiempo, para darse cuenta que nuestro campeón llevaba el control de la pelea. “Cuba” se enfrentó a Darryl Cunningham, quien desde el primer round estaba tratandode sobrevivir. Todos nos dimos cuenta que Cunningham abrazaba al campeónpara cansarlo, y cometía varias faltas, hasta el árbitro pidió a su entrenador que le dijeran que siguiera las reglas; fue entonces cuando el público lo empezó aabuchear a Darryl Cunningham y todosempezaron a gritar “cuba” “cuba” como muestra apoyo.
Verdaderamente fue emociónate ver como nuestro campeón le daba golpes fuertes round por round a su contrincante y fueron varias veces que se le veía rendirse, fue en el cuarto round cuando se definió la pelea tan esperada, cantado Victoria para “Cuba”.
Luis “ Cuba “ Arias defendió su récord profesional invicto, su carrera quedo intacta contra DarrylCunningham, ganado por knock out.
Esta es la segunda Pelea en su ciudad natal de Milwaukee, en frente de una multitud que lo apoyo fuertemente, Arias domino a Darryl Cunninghamdesde la campana inicial y aseguró la victoria por TKO en la cuarto round. Con la victoria, Arias mejoro su record a 16-0 en su carrera profesional, se adjudicó el título de peso medio USBA y se convirtió en el campeón del CMB USNBN.
Usted podrá ver el reportaje completo por Hoy Wisconsin Today, Mundomaxcanal 38.1 todos los sábados a las 830am, También les hago una invitación para conocer a nuestro campeón que estará firmado autógrafos en nuestra mesa de MUNDOMAX el Viernes y sábado de 3pm a 5pm de la tarde, en Mexican Fiestavenga y tómese fotos con el campeón.
What a month for WWE, with the company first getting dedicated mainstream coverage with the launch of their own page on ESPN, crescendoing with a full-fledged commitment to the “new era” by having Finn Balor win the new WWE Universal championship and AJ Styles earn a win over the “face that runs the place” John Cena, only to have Balor have to relinquish the title 24 hours later. A roller coaster would be putting it lightly, but lets try to pick through the Summerslam event and the ramifications afterward.
Finn Balor wrestled for over a decade as Prince Devitt before coming over to WWE as one of their newly signed “Indy darlings”. Balor had honed his craft in Europe and Japan and had earned a reputation as one of the best workers in the business. He has an integral part of the famed “Bullet Club” in Japan, eventually passing the torch to AJ Styles so that he could begin his arduous journey into the hierarchy of the WWE. He spent years in the “developmental” brand NXT, but not because he needed the time to master his technique, but because WWE was waiting for the perfect time to call him up while also letting NXT have a signature star that would bring fans to their ever growing live event schedule. Fans clamored to see Balor on the main roster, even as similarly big stars, including AJ Styles, spent little or no time in developmental prior to their WWE debut.
The audience fell in love with his “demon” character and his entrance was always a sight to see, yet he remained in NXT until just a few weeks ago, when he finally debuted as the number one contender for the newly released Universal championship. After defeating two of the company’s biggest stars in Rusev and Roman Reigns, Balor would be allowed the opportunity to face Seth Rollins for the new championship at Summerslam. The quick rise was punctuated by the surprising win at Summerslam, proving that WWE is committed to pushing the new influx of stars who made their names on the indy circuit.
All of Balor’s dreams would come crashing down, though, as he was forced to give up the championship less than 24 hours into his reign. WWE’s first Universal champion will likely be its shortest tenured for a long time to come. During the match with Rollins, Balor took a toss powerbomb into the guardrail and the impact forced his shoulder out of socket. He was able to immediately pop it back into the socket and finish the match but when he was shown in a sling the next morning it was obvious that something was very wrong. Balor had torn his labrum and would be out for 4-6 months.
So a new tournament is being held to determine who will be the next WWE Universal champion, but unless it is a big surprise there will be no replicating the reaction from the Brooklyn crowd at Summerslam. Balor had earned that title from his endless work before WWE and in developmental, but he was forced to go to the back of the line and will likely have to wait his turn while he proves to WWE that he can stay healthy. The worst case scenario might be a comparable to the other championship match at Summerslam, where Dean Ambrose was facing Dolph Ziggler. Zigger had gotten a push as the Heavyweight champion years ago, but the week after his victory he received a stiff kick to the head and suffered a concussion. He promptly lost the championship and after receiving a few more concussions, he was forced down the card and had to occupy a filler role for years as he proved that he could stay healthy. Finally, Ziggler got a push again this year, though his attempt to recoup the title proved futile and he followed up the pay-per-view loss with another loss to the new number one contender AJ Styles on Smackdown.
Hopefully Balor can come back from this injury and WWE management will see his injury as a one time thing. Balor has not been injury prone prior to coming to WWE, so hopefully his deserved push continues where it left off once his shoulder is healed.
Milwaukee: At a news event in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Neighborhood elected officials and community leaders spoke out about revelations that the jobs agency created by Governor Walker, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), misrepresented its impact on jobs in the area.
Speakers at the event included elected officials such as State Representative LaTonya Johnson, State Representative Evan Goyke, State Representative David Bowen, and Alderman Chevy Johnson. The event also included community leaders such as Reverend Willie Brisco, President of WISDOM, and Martha De La Rosa, Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin revealed late last week that Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) claimed only to create 483 jobs in the economically depressed Sherman Park neighborhood, the scene of civil unrest ten days ago. However, Citizen Action research discovered that the small number of jobs claimed by the WEDC were not created in Sherman Park, but in exurbs like Hartland.
WEDC CEO David Hogan responded to Citizen Action research today, but admits that WEDC impact map inaccurately attributed jobs to Sherman Park that were created in other areas such as western Waukesha County. Hogan said in his response: When the physical address data cannot be precisely plotted, such as when a P.O. Box is provided, the system generates an approximate location.
That is what happened with the companies identified by Citizen Action. This statement constitutes an admission that WEDC does not even have accurate records of where its tax credits, loans, and grants are supposedly creating jobs. In one case the jobs were created 25 miles to the west in Harland. The response suggests that this was only a problem with an impact map on the website, but in fact WEDC written profile of what jobs were supposedly created in Assembly District 18 contains the same errors.
The Sherman Park neighborhood and other communities in Milwaukee urban core have borne the brunt of the outsourcing and deindustrialization that has taken place since the 1970s. WEDC actually claims to have created more jobs in up scale Waukesha County than in Milwaukee County, despite the much greater need for expanded opportunity.
WEDC inability to track the locations of the jobs it claims to create is a symptom of a bankrupt economic strategy. It is clear that Sherman Park and other economically devastated areas like it have been abandoned by Governor Walker’s failed economic policies, said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Now that the dust has settled in Sherman Park, we need public interventions at the scale necessary to truly guarantee full opportunity for everyone in our great state.
Milwaukee – Visite nuestra Mesa en Mexican Fiesta para un autógrafo y fotografía con nuestro staff y talentos invitados.
El campeón de Boxeo Luis Cuba Arias estará con nosotros en Mexican Fiesta!
Venga y conozca en persona al campeón de boxeo Luis Cuba Arias, quien estará firmado autógrafos en nuestra mesa de Mundomax en Mexican Fiesta este Viernes 26 y sábado 27 de agosto de 3pm a 5pm de la tarde.
También venga y conozca al cantante y compositor Jourdan Westenberg, Brendan Berndt y Jairius Stolar integrantes de la banda de rock cristina“This Hearth I surrender” quien estar con nosotros de 6-8pm, estos tres jóvenes locales se ha unido para darle un mensaje positivollenos de esperanza y victoria a nuestra juventud, ellos están promoviendo su sencillo” “I’ll be with You”.
Además el sábado de 5pm a 7pm podrá tomarse fotografías con Mariella Godinez-Munoz nuestra presentadora del programa Hoy Wisconsin Today.
Los espramos con toda su familia, estaremos regalando muchos premios!
There can be no talk of privatization during this time of crisis. The focus of conversation by our elected officials and bureaucrats at City Hall must be on the complete and total removal of 70,000 lead water pipes supplying drinking water to Milwaukee homes.
México- Conocido más allá de México, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, fue invitado a un partido por la paz, a celebrarse en Roma el 12 de octubre en el Estadio Olímpico de esa ciudad y promovido por el Papa Francisco.
Curiosamente, el cotejo se disputará el día del Centenario del América, club del que ha sido insignia aunque no sin polémicas con la directiva, a la que ha señalado de desinterés para reconocerle.
Este partido se ha jugado en otros años con figuras como Diego Maradona y Lionel Messi, y surgió a partir de una charla con Javier Zanetti, quien tiene una fundación que apoya el evento.
El propio Blanco, actualmente alcalde de Cuernavaca, presumió la invitación en sus redes sociales y la misma menciona que antes del partido habrá un protocolo con Francisco I y los jugadores, en el que el primero entregará y bendecirá en el Vaticano el Olivo por la Paz, que luego será plantado en el estadio como símbolo de paz y encuentro.
Los fondos obtenidos por el partido se entregarán a diversas causas benéficas mediante la Fundación Internacional de Derecho Pontificio “Scholas Ocurrentes”.
Roma, Italia- Con goles de los mexicanos Miguel Layún y Jesús Corona, el Porto capitalizó la superioridad numérica y despachó el martes 3-0 a la Roma para clasificarse a la fase de grupos de la Liga de Campeones.
El equipo portugués acabó imponiéndose 4-1 en el marcador global de la eliminatoria, cuyo duelo de vuelta en el Estadio Olímpico de la capital italiana se le inclinó a su favor con el tempranero gol del zaguero Felipe Augusto y las expulsiones de Daniele De Rossi y Emerson Palmieri en el equipo local.
Roma sustrajo un empate 1-1 en el choque de ida, en el que su zaguero Thomas Vermaelen fue expulsado. Todo se le complicó cuando el centrocampista De Rossi recibió la tarjeta roja a los 39 minutos. El otro expulsado fue el lateral brasileño Emerson, cinco minutos después del intervalo.
Pese a la desventaja numérica y el gol de Felipe Augusto a los ocho minutos, Roma no desfalleció.
Pero Porto supo liquidar el trámite en el segundo tiempo. Layún aumentó la diferencia a los 73 y el “Tecatito’’ Corona acabó de sentenciar dos minutos después.
Mónaco, Celtic, Legia Varsovia y Rudogorets Razgrad también avanzaron a la fase de grupos del torneo, cuyo sorteo se realizará el jueves en Mónaco. Treinta y dos equipos competirán, repartidos en ocho grupos.
The non-profit group, Public Citizen spearheading the Water for All Campaign, outlines the following arguments why privatizing water is not the direction governments entrusted with protecting public resources should turn to privatizing as a solution.
The removal of lead water pipes has provided reason for private water companies to stand poised to capitalize on the issue. Many of these companies are multinational corporations whose tentacles are probing the planet for opportunities to capitalize on issues such as lead service line removal as a way to profit.
Instead of protecting existing supplies, enhancing conservation efforts, helping vulnerable populations, curbing pollution and raising public awareness, more and more government officials throughout the country are turning to privatization; transferring the control of this precious resource from the public sector to the private sector.
To relinquish public control of our water utility is no underestimation to say that the very survival of our community could rest on decisions being made – largely behind closed doors – in corporate boardrooms and government offices loaded with profiteers concerned about keeping their investors happy instead of serving the public. With each drop of water that falls into the hands of private interests, any sustainable solution moves further and further from the public’s grasp.
Private sector water companies use rate hikes to maximize profits, which, by definition, is impacts their bottom line. This bottom line often comes at the expense of water quality and customer service, but not at the expense of maintaining inflated executive salaries. For the profiteers, handling water as a marketable commodity, rather than a basic human right and a natural resource, harms the poor who are often negatively impacted by corporate profit seeking decision makers.
The corporate agenda is driven by profit rather than the public good. In addition, privatization usually results in the compromising of environmental standards. Lobbyists who represent organizations like the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), which represents the U.S. private water industry, intensively and perennially lobbies Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to refrain from adopting higher water quality standards. The NAWC also persistently requests that all federal regulations be based on sound cost-benefit analysis, which once again means that public health is compromised for the sake of higher profits.
Corporations that run water utilities cut deals with governments guaranteeing exclusive water distribution rights for decades, effectively making them a monopoly. Once they have secured the contract companies are under little pressure to respond to customer concerns. A basic reality of how a monopoly works. Milwaukee already has a mammoth monopolistic company already, do we need more?
The very structures of privatization encourage corruption. Checks and balances that could prevent corruption, such as accountability and transparency, are missing at every step of the process, from bidding on a contract to delivering water. Contracts are usually worked out behind closed doors with the details often still kept secret after the contract is signed, even though it is the public that will be directly affected by the conditions of the contract. This situation opens itself up to bribery, which, if recent scandals throughout the world are any indication, is not an uncommon occurrence.
When water services are privatized, very little can be done to ensure that the company – be it domestic, foreign or transnational – will work in the best interest of the community. Furthermore, if a community is dissatisfied with the performance of the company, buying back the water rights is a very difficult and costly proposition. Again, the prime directive of the water companies is to maximize profits, not protect consumers.
There is a false perception that when water services are privatized, the financial burden will shift from the public to the private sector, which will save taxpayer money by assuming the costs of repairing, upgrading and maintaining infrastructure. In reality, taxpayers simply wind up paying for these projects through their monthly bills.
Massive layoffs often follow in the wake of privatization, as companies try to minimize costs and increase profits. At times, service and water quality are put at risk due to understaffing. As a result, layoffs can be devastating not only to the workers and their families, but to water consumers and local economies as well.
Once a government agency hands over its water system to a private company, withdrawing from the agreement borders on the impossible. Proving breach of contract is a difficult and costly ordeal. And multinational trade agreements provide corporations with powerful legal recourse.