Madison365 Week in Review for December 10



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    It’s time for our second Black Power List! Get to know the most influential African Americans in Wisconsin starting Monday.


    p_100state03100State will host their 100Thanks party at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art tonight.




    P_GloriaLadsonBillingsUW’s Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings has been elected president of the National Academy of Education.






    evert-to-islamThe UW Arts Institute and University Housing announced the appointment of Dr. Faisal Abdu’Allah as the new Faculty Director of The Studio: Creative Arts & Design Learning Community in Sellery Residence Hall.

    Madison College is hosting a series of community conversations regarding its plans for a new southside campus, including one more this coming Wednesday.

    US Congressman Mark Pocan called out his colleague Sean Duffy, who called Madison a “communist community.”

    p_lupe034Palestinian blogger and author Laila El-Haddad visited to speak about her experience as a writer in Gaza.

    The city’s “Imagine Madison” campaign invites you to look ahead and imagine the Madison of the future.

    deborahbiddleCareer coach Deborah Biddle shared some basic strategies for African American career success.




    jessicacavazosLatino Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Cavazos answered our 12 questions.






    p_jasminebanksSabrina Madison’s Black in Business column highlighted Jasmine Banks of Perfect Imperfections.

    State Senator Lena Taylor gave us a reminder about forgiveness.

    Columnist Jose Flores says the presidential election has had a profound impact on Latino Americans and their neverending quest for the American dream.

    Sherwin Hughes reminds “regressive progressives” not to forget black people.

    In other news …

    The City of Chicago will pay more than $6 million to settle two police-shooting lawsuits.

    A Victoria’s Secret employee in Alabama was fired after asking African American customers to leave the store.

    A mistrial was declared in the trial of the police officer who killed Walter Scott.

    The trial of Dylan Roof, who admits to shooting and killing nine people in a South Carolina church, got underway this week.

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