Madison365 Week in Review for May 5

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by UW Health.

     

     

    The first ever Mifflin Street Block Party was a time for students let loose amidst all the growing protests of the sixties.

     

     

    Centro Hispano Leadership reviewed the work they’ve done and the work to come at recent Strategic Update Breakfast.

     

     

    Recent study finds that Black girls are more harshly disciplined for dress code violations.

     

     

    A new residential development, Mosaic Ridge in partnership with a local homeownership program are giving people from any financial background the opportunity to own a new home.

     

    This year’s annual May Day March in Madison called attention to immigration reform and work rights.

     

     

    This Sunday, The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will honor Black youth from around the city at its annual African American Student Recognition Program.

     

    Madison’s first Native American alder Arvina Martin has announced she will be running for Secretary of State.

     

     

    Equiticity, a non-profit organization headed by Olatunji Oboi Reed, aims to bring racial justice and equity to local bicycle culture with first annual Madtown Unity Ride.

     

    A Madison man convicted of a weapons charge was acquitted by an all-white jury after admittedly pointing a gun at a Black man and child last August.

     

     

    The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation announced a $300,000 gift to Operation Fresh Start’s Building Futures campaign.

     

     

    To foster academic and career success for women in Dane County, The Business Forum presented $20,000 in scholarships to its 2018 recipients this week.

     

     

    The community awaits the decision of The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson, who was recently offered a major opportunity with one of the country’s largest nonprofit organizations.

     

    Beloved coach and Mentoring Positives founder Will Green was recently honored with Nan Cheney “March for Justice” Award by Forward Community Investments.

     

    The Madison 56ers will get their season underway next weekend, just six days after tryouts, which happen Sunday.

     

     

    Keep watching Madison365.org and our Facebook page for the latest news from Madison’s communities of color. And don’t forget we’re a nonprofit, free-access news and information source — so if you’re able, donate today!

    Written by Madison365 staff

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