Madison365 Week in Review for February 24

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    Here are the most popular stories of the week, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative.

    The Urban League of Greater Madison celebrated its 50 years of service this week with a panel discussion past leadership.

     

    Madison’s high school girls’ basketball is taking on new heights with the leadership of four African American coaches.

     

     

    Infamous Mothers author Sagashus T. Levingston continues to host The Talk Back conference of workshops and panels centered on  the mother’s featured in her new book.

     

    The Madison-area Urban Ministry will soon open the doors to Just Bakery,  a program which focuses on vocational and employment training for men and women returning to the community after incarceration.

    Madison’s CocoVaa Chocolatier has been named grand master and top chocolatier in America.

     

     

    The Madison Blaze women’s football team is getting reader for their upcoming season opener.

     

     

    Community member Johnny Winston Jr. reflects on the history of Madison’s Black firefighters.

     

     

    One City Early Learning Center, a child care and early education center, will be the first school in Madison to be chartered through the University of Wisconsin System, offering free 4K and kindergarten.

    Candidates Yogesh Chawla and Pam Porter made it to the primaries in their race to County Board Supervisor to represent District Six.

     

    “The Chi” creator Lena Waithe visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus in celebration of this year’s 2018 Black History Month observation.

     

    The fifth annual AFRICaide International Women’s Day 2018 celebration will bring women together to network and discuss issues that align with this year’s theme “Press for Progress.”

     

    The Green Bay Community Leadership Institute aims to help its communities network amongst neighborhoods and organizations to improve the community at-large.

     

    The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual IceBreaker luncheon with Dr. Julia Nepper as this year’s keynote.

     

    The Puerto Rico Relief Fund of South Central Wisconsin has raised $90,000 for hurricane relief and has plans to distribute remaining funds by this June.

    Motivated by racial disparities in infant mortality rates, Milwaukee Midwife Sabrina Foulks-Thomas has become one of the first African American Certified Professional Midwives in Wisconsin.

     

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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