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50 years after completing a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, retired economist Luciano Barraza finally walked the stage at this year’s commencement.



Madison365 highlighted the work and accomplishments of Wisconsin’s 35 most influential Black leaders in the Black Power 2017 list.  

Madison College named Ananda Mirilli as a new member of its Board of Trustees.



Gloria Ladson Billings weighed in on Black women’s role in the Alabama’s race to the Senate.



A new biennial housing report’s data revealed the realities of homelessness and housing instability among African-Americans in Madison.



New fashion boutique Denim and Diamondz offers new urban and big-city styles on Madison’s east side.



Analysis from the Wisconsin Budget Project found that passing the Dream Act would help boost Wisconsin’s economy.



Gloria Reyes, the major’s current education liaison, announced run for Seat 1 on MMSD School Board.



The United States Air Force announced Madison’s Truax Field to house the a wing of the Air National Guard.



Ho-Chunk Clinic Optometry introduced new eyeglass frame designs to honor native heritage.



The Boys and Girls Club, American Girl and Ganser teamed up to make some Christmas magic for local families in need.



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