Madison365 Week in Review for August 11


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    The 100 Black Men of Madison’s Back to School event is today at Madison College. Free backpacks and many other resources will be available!



    Madison’s own music group Trilogy got a special moment of mentorship from TLC last night at the State Fair.



    CNN commentator and analyst Angela Rye will be in Milwaukee tomorrow to campaign for Mahlon Mitchell.



    For the I Am Madison project, we get to know the first Black president of the Madison Advertising Federation, the first (and still only) Black mayor in Wisconsin history, and one of the first Black-owned businesses in Madison.


    Statewide and locally, it’s the most diverse slate of candidates anyone’s ever seen. Why is that and why does it matter?



    Lisa Peyton-Caire is now running the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness full time with an aim to push for real systemic changes.



    Local organizations are holding a fundraiser tomorrow to assist families facing deportation.



    Black Restaurant Week starts tomorrow!




    The Milwaukee and Madison chapters of Black Girls Do Bike joined together for a ride around Madison.




    Two rooms at the Memorial Union will be renamed to remove connections to former KKK members.




    The Southside Raiders are gearing up for their 48th season.





    The Progress Center for Black Women will host a free yoga and WERQ event to help Black women and girls destress on August 25.



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