Madison365 Week in Review for August 13

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by Black Restaurant Week, August 14 – 21.

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    Leopold_Event-noText-croppedMadison365 is partnering with several local organizations to gather the community for food and fun at back-to-school block parties in the Mendota and Leoplod neighborhoods.

     

     

    7803932182_4deb5e064e_bA local young researcher found that most black neighborhoods in Wisconsin are jails.

     

     

     

    Mock-Cover-blackMainstream media and political operatives are already speculating about who among the Democrats might be able to challenge Scott Walker in 2018, and the potential candidates are pretty much all white. We offered a bit of diversity to the speculation.

     

     

     

    1006dp_09+diesel_power+diesel_emissions_testing_states+wisconsin_stateA new report from 247wallst.com found Wisconsin to have the highest disparities between blacks and whites in the US; Minnesota and Illinois are also in the bottom five.

     

     

     

     

    Joshua McHenry MillerPastor Joshua McHenry Miller answered our 12 questions.

     

     

     

     

     

    P_MadiSalsa02222Local Latin music mainstay Madisalsa is saying adios after 24 years.

     

     

     

    P_AmberA new book with local ties examines the journey from prison to redemption.

     

     

     

     

     

    P_HaywoodSimmons034The pHitness Plus “Sugar Free Challenge” gets underway this weekend.

     

     

     

     

    GabbyDouglasDr. Gloria Ladson-Billings has words for those who have nothing better to do than criticize American gymnast Gabby Douglas’s hair.

     

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    The NAACP has called for a ban on privately-run charter schools.

    Simone Manuel became the first African American woman to win an individual swimming medal the the Olympics, winning gold in the 100 meter freestyle.

    After the historic performance victory, a California newspaper headline referred to Manuel as simply an “African American” sharing the spotlight with Michael Phelps. They later apologized.

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