Madison365 Week in Review for August 18

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by the Wisconsin Leadership Summit. Madison365 and the Ho-Chunk nation invite you to the first-ever event of its kind – registration is now open!

    There was a full slate of primary elections on Tuesday! It’ll be Tony Evers for governor and Mandela Barnes for Lt. Gov. to take on Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch in November. Meanwhile incumbent Doug LaFollette won the nomination for Secretary of State and Shelia Stubbs will run unopposed this fall to become the first person of color to represent any part of Dane County in the State Assembly.

    Speaking of elections, Madison Alder Maurice Cheeks formally launched his campaign for mayor Thursday.

     

     

     

    The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County is looking to open a skilled trades education center, and hired a real heavy-hitter to run it.

     

     

    The Boys and Girls Club is also looking to build a youth center in Sun Prairie and are asking for financial support from the City — but some residents don’t like the idea.

     

     

    Kids Forward has launched an initiative to engage young voters on issues of racial justice.

     

     

     

    Our Lives Magazine is hosting a brunch for QPOC — queer people of color — later today. It’ll be an especially good time for some positivity in the midst of controversy over police organizations being uninvited from participating in this weekend’s Pride Parade.

     

     

    Africa Fest is today!

     

     

     

    Dr. Angela Byars Winston was honored with a national award for excellence in research.

     

     

    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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