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Solutions & Strategies 2017 is happening at 10 am today at Madison College! Join us as we discuss the most important events and issues facing communities of color over the past year, and the priorities for Madison’s communities of color for 2018. Our panel, moderated by Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders, includes Madison’s most dynamic leaders of color. We’ll set aside plenty of time for a robust Q&A, too. Admission is free, but donations in support of community journalism will be gratefully accepted — and matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation. The event will take place at Madison College, Truax Campus, Room D1630.

Lighthouse Christian School, Dane County’s only voucher school, is outperforming schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District while being more diverse and economically disadvantaged than other schools in district.


University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism professor Sue Robinson explores why “progressive” cities have more issues with race in new book.



University of Wisconsin-Madison student and activist Kenneth Cole who hopes to use his music, a blend of Hip-Hop, gospel and reggae.



The United Way of Dane County and their partner RISE join the #GivingTuesday efforts, social media campaign to encourage the act of giving, to raise money for the Parent-Child Home Program.



Candidate Mahlon Mitchell discusses his race to the governor’s office and his goals for the state in an exclusive interview with Madison 365.



Newly-elected chair of the Milwaukee County Democratic Party Chris Walton has big plans the party including opening doors for people who typically don’t get involved in politics.



Sabrina Madison’s Black Friday Black Business Expo brought in successful returns with some vendors making over $1,000.



Local business Sweet Sorrel focuses on created stationery cards, notebooks and more that depicts people of color.



Mentoring Positives, a local organization, will conclude its year with salsa and music at its annual fundraiser which will be held at the tonight at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.


The Madison Common Council passed a resolution officially making the day after Thanksgiving “Ho-Chunk Day” in Madison.



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