Madison365 Week in Review for February 17


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    Black Panther is already breaking box office records.



    A Republican Congressional candidate running to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan has been permanently banned from Twitter for racist tweets.


    Madison College Black Student Union recently held a panel titled “Blacks’ Participation in the Political Process,” including a group of Madison activists and politicians.


    Three Milwaukee county jail staff members, including a former commander of the Milwaukee county jail, have been charged with the 2016 dehydration death of Terrill Thomas.


    To get more kids of color excited about reading, Libros For Kids, Books for Niños will be a part of the upcoming Multicultural Bookstore to be located in the new Madison Public Market.


    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction welcomes Ananda Mirilli as new Education Equity Consultant.



    Madison365, with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, released a video documentary on the 175-year history of Black Madisonians.


    Madison’s power couples shared the secrets of their relationship for success.



    The CEO of the Institute of Global Ethics, Anthony Gray, explained the importance of ethics.



    Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ will be showing for free at various AMC theaters this President’s Day.



    University of Wisconsin-Madison students protested the school’s new mandatory meal plan at Gordon Dining hall earlier this week.


    The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness is raising awareness about heart disease with 7th Annual National Wear Red Day Event and Photoshoot, happening today at Fountain of Life Church.

    Community members Betty Banks and Gaddi Ben Dan, co-founders of ‘Club TNT’ share their long-running history of supported Madison’s Black youth.


    This month, the Urban League of Greater Madison will be hosting a free community event to celebrate and honor Black history each Wednesday.


    The Wisconsin Women of Color Network, Inc. will kick off this year’s Women History Month with author Ada Nivia Lopez as the speaker of its “Celebrating Our Success” conference.


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    Written by Madison365 staff