Madison365 Week in Review for August 6


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    colleagues-437024_960_720We launched our NEW job listings — the job listings are now searchable! Check them out or pass the link along to anyone you know looking for work!




    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.



    M Adams  (Photo by Nate Royko Maurer)
    M Adams
    (Photo by Nate Royko Maurer)

    Madison’s own M Adams contributed to the first official platform of the national Black Lives Matter movement.





    P_Triangle Ethnic Fest at BayView - Celebrating Diversity. Ballet Folklorico de Maria Dias.The Triangle is getting a new playground, thanks to a grant from the Dr. Pepper Snapple company and non-profit KaBOOM!






    Andrew "weev" Aurnheimer
    Andrew “weev” Aurnheimer

    Violent, racist Nazi propaganda appeared on a printer at UW, part of a larger-scale stunt from a well-known white supremacist hacker.




    Healthy-Cafeteria-Options-for-Public-School-Students-dikfGEResearchers have found that tobacco and fast foods are within easier reach of minority and low-income students.




    George Reistad
    George Reistad

    UW Alum George Reistad was named the City of Madison’s new food policy coordinator.







    buckspreseasonmadison_fullsize_story1The Milwaukee Bucks will return to Madison for a preseason game at the Kohl Center in October.





    12624We introduced a new video column, Black Faith Matters with Pastor Alex Gee.




    hate mail“A white person who matters” anonymously criticized the Black Business Expo. Organizer Sabrina Madison responded with laughter.






    P_FiestaHispana (23)Former Madison Police Officer Gloria Reyes wrote a thoughtful reflection of the past, present and future of policing — and the relationship between police and the communities they serve.



    Andrea Irwin with son Tony Robinson Jr.
    Andrea Irwin with son Tony Robinson Jr.

    Rev David Hart thinks Andrea Irwin, the mother of Tony Robinson, should have been among the Mothers of the Movement at the Democratic National Convention.







    In other news …

    A woman in Houston called 911 during a traffic stop because she didn’t feel safe with the officer who pulled her over.

    A new line of school supplies inspired by Black Lives Matter has sold out, and a GoFundMe account has been set up to increase production.

    The Root profiled 11 Black athletes in less popular sports to keep an eye on during the Rio Olympics.

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