Madison365 Week in Review for December 22


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    We published our fourth annual list of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders!




    Our own Henry Sanders was named Executive of the Year in the “Startup” category by InBusiness Magazine.




    Forward Madison has signed its first Wisconsin native, striker JC Banks from Milwaukee.




    Madison Community Foundation announced more than $800,000 in community impact grants to several community organizations working toward racial equity.




    Sun Prairie Police said there was no criminal wrongdoing in an explosion that leveled part of downtown in July.




    Governor-elect Tony Evers announced his first four cabinet appointments, all from Milwaukee.




    The Madison Metro School District HR Department set out to raise $500 to pay off overdue lunch balances — and raised over $15,000!




    A Sioux chef provided an indigenous meal at a Ho-Chunk Nation event promoting the food sovereignty movement.




    The Madison school board voted to keep police in the high schools





    … but MPD Chief Mike Koval rejected a provision that would allow the school district to remove an abusive officer, so the issue is not yet resolved.




    The school board also voted to expand the Personalized Pathways program.




    Brew City Legends, the nation’s only Black-owned professional indoor soccer team, won its inaugural home match.




    More Badger football players are leaving the game over concussion concerns.

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