Madison365 Week in Review for August 17


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    Madison’s TeKema Balentine won the Miss Black USA pageant.




    Freedom Inc’s 16th annual Health Day drew more than 400 people last weekend.




    Unique Madness Social Club will provide a hot meal for residents of Milwaukee’s Tent City this weekend.




    Middleton rapper Chann Bowman, aka Kid Tarri, is making waves in hip-hop.




    Racist KKK propaganda was left outside at least 10 homes in the Madison area this week.




    A Wisconsin group is taking supplies to families affected by ICE raids in Mississippi.




    Teammates of football player Quintez Cephus urged the UW to readmit him after he was acquitted of sexual assault chargesProminent Black community leaders also sent a letter on Cephus’s behalf to Chancellor Rebecca Blank. 



    The annual Back to School Haircutz event will bring 35 barbers together to provide 600 free haircuts for kids.




    Astra Iheukumere has been named director of the Dane County Department of Health and Human Services.




    The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute honored six difference-makers at its annual luncheon this week.




    Public Health Nurse and graduate student Rachel Azanlenko Akoute is working to close heatlh disparities here and nationwide.



    Artist Jenie Gao is seeking “Uncommon Ground” in a new exhibit at the Madison Central Library.

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