MPS Foundation to Host “Celebration of Scholars”

MILWAUKEE, — After another challenging year, the MPS Foundation will celebrate 38 remarkable students and award them more than $250,000 in total scholarships, eclipsing the Foundation’s previous high. The awardees mirror the robust diversity of Milwaukee, with 93% being students of color and 31 of the 38 will be first-generation college students.

WHERE: No Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Avenue, Milwaukee, Wi

WHEN: Wednesday, July 27 at 5-7p

The event will feature dinner from Jamaican-themed restaurant, Pepperpot and music from DJ Bizzon, as well as a formal presentation that celebrates the achievements of the MPS Class of 2022 students who have been awarded MPS Foundation Scholarships.

The Salvation Army’s 3rd Annual Civic Luncheon!

This will surely be an exciting afternoon of special guests, a silent/online auction, great food, and a recap of the great work The Salvation Army does in Milwaukee County.  Funds raised at our signature Civic Luncheon will support dozens of programs and services that The Salvation Army offers in Milwaukee County.

If you haven’t done so already, please be sure to use the link below to register you and your guest for the lunch.  Please provide the name and email for each registered guest.  You can visit our registration page for more information.

We look forward to seeing you all on July 29th!

Register Today by Following the Link Here:

Cuban Educated Doctor from Milwaukee to Greet Pastors

32nd MILWAUKEE,-Milwaukee-born Dr. Olive Albanese, who recently graduated from medical school in Havana, Cuba, debt-free, will greet local supporters of normal relations with Cuba, to  launch the Pastors for Peace’s 32nd Friendshipment to bring needed medicines to Cuba, at Zao MKE Church, 2319 East Kenwood Blvd.,.  She is one of two women, both raised by single mothers in Milwaukee, who graduated last year as part of Cuba’s offer to educate doctors cost free from the US and worldwide, who promise to return to work in an underserved setting.  The Friendshipment will hit 20 US cities to raise funds to concretely challenge the US economic blockade of Cuba, designed for 60 years “to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government in Cuba,” according to US policy documentation long kept secret from the American public (  The program can also can be accessed from the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  Among the supporting groups is Veterans for Peace – Milwaukee which voted to contribute $300 for needed medicines to Cuba, according to VFP Chapter 102 president, Bob Hanson, a retired Lutheran minister. “Our members have visited Cuba, and seen their priority on schools and healthcare, and we need to show that US veterans and others want peaceful cooperation with our neighbor on common challenges such as climate change, rather than embargoes or other hostility.”  The Coalition’s mission and points of unity include respect for Cuba’s sovereignty, and opposition to obstacles erected between the peoples of the U.S. and Cuba. More information is available at the Coalition’s website,

DMV offers information on obtaining an ID to vote in the Fall Primary

Start the process now for a free ID to vote  Ahead of the Wisconsin Fall Primary on August 9, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds voters how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.

Valid identification for voting purposes includes a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There is no separate “voter ID.” A federally compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting purposes. Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.

To obtain identification to show at the polls for voting, begin online. A list of the required documents to bring to a DMV Customer Service Center is available at  If the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available, DMV has a process, called the Voter ID Petition Process, to obtain the necessary information.  Call DMV’s toll-free Voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069. Questions regarding voter eligibility, can be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission at