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Week in Review for May 1


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We convened an unprecedented discussion with five Black police chiefs and sheriffs from across Wisconsin.



Summit Credit Union has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Summit, June 16-17.




UW-Stevens Point freshman and Prevea Health CEO Dr. Ashok Rai have been appointed to the UW Board of Regents.




Goodman Community Center and the African American Health Network will partner to provide vaccines and vaccine information over the next several months.



The Under the Lights flag football season gets underway next week, and is still recruiting players.




Academy Award winner and Milwaukee native John Ridley will deliver the commencement address at Marquette University.




Public Health Madison & Dane County has eased restrictions on indoor gatherings and restaurant capacity.




The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce’s “Black Resiliency Showcase” is set for Thursday.




Music Theater of Madison will begin releasing tracks from its new album “An American Mythology” on May 14.




Longtime Madison school administrator Mike Hernandez will be an assistant superintendent in Appleton schools beginning July 1.




Four Madison students have moved on to nationals in the ACT-SO competition.




The groundbreaking Loud ‘n’ Unchained Black Theater Festival is taking place this weekend.




Following this week’s elections of president and vice president, the Madison Metropolitan School District has an all-Black leadership team for the first time.




Ajamou Butler’s new workbooks aim to support academic success for Black kids.




The University of Wisconsin broke ground last weekend on a new garden plaza dedicated to historically Black fraternities and sororities.

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