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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County, Walworth County and Fort Atkinsons will merge later this year.



The University of Wisconsin announced it will offer free tuition to students from families who make less than Wisconsin’s median income.


Edgewood College’s art gallery is featuring the work of Ho Chunk artist Tom Jones.



The African American Opioid Coalition will host its second annual med drop on Sunday.



Former Badger and current Houston Texan defensive end J.J. Watt was named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year last Sunday.


Chef Kipp Thomas, owner of local catering company Kipp’s Cuisine, acts a positive influence on Madison youth by sharing his culinary skills.


To honor first Black barber in Madison Taylor “Smitty” Smith, Jeff Patterson of JP Hair Designs has announced a scholarship for students interested in cosmetology and barbering.


The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce will host the U.S. Army’s first African American women major Gen. Marcia Anderson as the speaker for chambers fourth annual IceBreaker Luncheon.

This Valentine’s Day, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will honor the life and legacy of Jacqueline “Jackie” DeWalt by launching a Jacqueline “Jackie” DeWalt Scholarship Fund.


Madison Metropolitan School District students from 20 schools will participate in 14th annual Read Your Heart Out Day, in observance of National African American Parental Involvement Day.


Madison College is set to celebrate Black History Month with community events ranging from trainings to a panel of community leaders.


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Written by Madison365 staff