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megan.bruzan
Tuxedo Event
“The event came from a request of little Black boys in my neighborhood on 9th & Ring Street who saw me dressed up to go to dinner and wanted to know why they couldn’t dress up and go to dinner. The event was created to give them that chance and also allow little Black Boys who...
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On December 12, 2015 Milwaukee will be transformed by the 500 Black Tuxedos Event. We are still trying to reach the 250 men needed to recruit the 250 boys. The men pay a $75 tuxedos rental fee to sponsor a boy to participate. To sign up they must go to Torrence’s house of Threads on...
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Ald. Coggs Announces Winners of 6th District Landscape Awards City of Milwaukee News Release September 29, 2015 Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs At a 6th Aldermanic District town hall meeting Thursday night, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs announced the winners of the 6th District Landscape Awards. The winners include the Birchfield family at 2629 N. 4th St.,...
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Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is reminding the community that the “We got this” work and mentoring initiative for boys ages 12 to 16 gets underway tomorrow (Saturday, June 13) at 8 a.m. at N. 9th St. and W. Ring. Alderwoman Coggs said she is hopeful that boys will again be ready and eager to be a part of the project,...
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Jermaine is a 12-year-old boy who had already gotten into trouble with the police for breaking into garages and stealing. His mother, concerned about her son, approached her Borchert Field neighbor Andre Lee Ellis a couple months ago to ask for his advice. Ellis offered to put the boy to work. He paid Jermaine $20...
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Milwaukee –  One man in Milwaukee has started a grassroots campaign,  hoping to put a stop to the violence here in Milwaukee by involving local young people in a community gardening program. It began when Andre Ellis started paying a teen he was mentoring to work on a community garden, hoping to keep him out...
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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There will soon be food growing in the heart of Milwaukee, all thanks to teens. A block party was held to kick of the gardening season on Saturday, May 23rd. ‘We Got This’ and ‘Public Allies Milwaukee’ are partnering for a second year to clean up and plant gardens in the neighborhood...
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People living in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code face tough problems, but on Saturdays, things are different. Thousands of the men from this zip code are in prison or have records. Jobs are scarce; poverty, almost universal. Some people sell drugs or their bodies to make money. However, on Saturdays in the Borchert Field neighborhood, neighbors have...
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