Madison365 Week in Review for January 22


    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by American Family Insurance.

    In our Lasting Impacts series, we examined the long-term changes in the nonprofit sector brought on by the pandemic.




    Community members shared fond memories of Dorothy Williams, a matriarch of Madison’s Black community who passed away last weekend.




    Madison College was honored with the Eduardo Padrón Award for Institutional Transformation.




    Midwest Beauty House became the latest Madison hair salon to join the Strands for Trans movement.




    American Family Insurance committed $2.5 million for the Center for Black Excellence and Culture.




    CEOs of Tomorrow is opening a teen-run retail shop on State Street this weekend.




    UW Athletics has banned a fan who made racist gestures toward Northwestern students at a basketball game in Evanston.




    Madison Community Foundation granted Madison Ballet $15,000 to support choreographers of color.




    The annual “Off to a Good Start” event this weekend will empower Black men to stay healthy.




    A bill introduced in the legislature this week would create a task force to address the issue of missing and murdered Black women and girls.




    April Kigeya is looking to bring more voices to the table in her run for County Board.




    Forward Madison announced two player signings this week: Jamaican striker Rojay Smith



    … and Brazilian midfielder Matheus Cassini.

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