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By Brett R on Feb 9, 2015 8:30 AM

Yeah, yeah, he was a Chicago Cub. But Ernie Banks is a True American Sports Hero for all of us.  

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Milwaukee, the "Selma of the North" during the 1960s

By Heather on Feb 6, 2015 9:48 AM

As the feature film Selma contends for the Best Picture Oscar at this month's Academy Awards ceremony, it is a good time to also remember Milwaukee's civil rights history. In the mid- to late 1960s, Milwaukee was a hotbed of the Civil Rights Movement, earning the nickname that gave rise to the book titled The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee, by…

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Black History Month: The Milwaukee Bears

By Tim on Feb 4, 2015 8:30 AM

The Milwaukee Bears weren't exactly bad news for their opponents  (In fact, they were literally the worst team in the league), but that doesn't exclude them from being an important part of Milwaukee history.

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Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

By tim on Feb 18, 2014 3:52 PM

When most people think of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, they think of Martin Luther King Junior, the crowds, the 'I Have a Dream' speech, and all with good reason. Yet one of the chief organizers of the event, Bayard Rustin, remained carefully and pointedly out of the spotlight. Why? Why was a man who was so integral to the nonviolent resistance…

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