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A Taste of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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  1. Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 26th most populous city in the United States and 39th most populous region in the United States. Milwaukee has an estimated population of 605,013.

  2. By 1910, Milwaukee shared the distinction with New York City of having the largest percentage of foreign-born residents in the United States. A small community of African Americans who emigrated from the South formed a community that would come to be known as Bronzeville. As industry boomed, the African-American influence grew in Milwaukee.

  3. Milwaukee is a popular venue for Lake Michigan sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals.

  4. Violent crime in Milwaukee has declined substantially since the late 1990s: For several years, Milwaukee ranked among the ten most dangerous large cities in the United States. However, despite its improvement, Milwaukee still fares worse than average when comparing specific crime types to the national average (e.g., homicide, rape, robbery); only aggravated assaults occur less frequently in Milwaukee than the national average.

  5. America's Black Holocaust Museum, founded by lynching survivor James Cameron, features exhibits which chronicle the injustices suffered throughout history by African Americans in the United States. The museum closed temporarily in July 2008 as a result of financial difficulties; no formal re-opening date had been set.

  6. Milwaukee has earned the nickname, the "City of Festivals." More recently, Milwaukee has enjoyed a vibrant history of rock, hip hop, jazz, soul, blues, punk, ska, industrial music, electronica, world music, and pop music bands. The city hosts the annual lakefront fair called Summerfest. Listed in the 1999 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world, for the last several years Summerfest has attracted around 840,000 visitors each year to its eleven stages.

  7. Milwaukee's location in the Great Lakes Region means that it often has rapidly changing weather, producing a humid continental climate, with cold, windy, snowy winters, and very warm, humid summers.

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- Tickets For “McDonald’s Praise For Peace” Are Now Free Thanks To Marcus Center And Other Local Sponsors -

MILWAUKEE (August 18, 2016) – For more than a year, McDonald’s Restaurants of Southeastern Wisconsin and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts have been planning a celebration of Gospel music for Saturday, August 27. Titled “Praise for Peace,” the concert is taking on new significance as the Milwaukee community begins to heal following the recent events that attracted national news attention.

In an effort to make the concert as accessible as possible to everyone in the community, McDonald’s, the Marcus Center and other community partners have now underwritten 100 percent of the ticket costs. Originally priced at $12, tickets for the concert are now available FREE in person at the Marcus Center box office. Call the Box Office at (414) 273-7206 with any questions.

“Praise for Peace” features some of the biggest names in modern gospel music. Led by Bishop William Murphy, III, the concert will also feature the talents of the Shekinah Glory Ministry, Charlin Neal and Marlon Lock. Held in Uihlein Hall at the Marcus Center, doors will open at 5 p.m. and the musical celebration will start at 6.

“Praise for Peace is a first step in bringing our community together,” said Robert Pyles, pastor of Abundant Faith Church of Integrity, 7830 Good Hope Road, and owner of 16 McDonald’s restaurants. “And, now the tickets are free so that we do not have to turn away anyone based on their inability to pay.”

Sponsors enthusiastically came to the table earlier this week to ensure that ticket costs would be covered. Besides McDonald’s and the Marcus Center, sponsors include Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, WJMR-FM 98.3, A-1 Services, Designer Furniture on Consignment, Dreamland Childcare Center, Leaders Luxury Motors, Mize Houser & Company P.A., The New Pitts Mortuary, Harry C. Glinberg Jewelers, Darren Moore, Mark Wade, Debbie Allen and MacPyles Corporation.

When it was originally announced in early July, “Praise for Peace” was intended solely as a fundraiser for the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House.

“The focus was always about the importance of coming together to make a difference and giving back to the community,” said Pyles. “It still is. In light of last weekend’s events, it’s even more important for all segments of the Milwaukee community to come together, join hands and rebuild our community.”

Concertgoers will still have the opportunity to learn about the Ronald McDonald House and the important role it plays in helping families heal and thrive in Milwaukee and worldwide. Attendees also will be encouraged to support Milwaukee’s Ronald McDonald House, located near Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, by donating on the night of the event.

“This night is going to be a night to celebrate all that is good in our community,” added Pyles.

About McDonald's
McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 27 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 60 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC® provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit, follow RMHC on Twitter or like RMHC on Facebook.


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Businesses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A small percentage of the businesses listed on may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. All Africa Mkt & Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Care -  6421 W North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI (414) 777-4055

  2. Angela Carrington, Loctition -  Category: Natural Hair Salon -  4481 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210. (414) 464-7780

  3. Beauty Masters -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   8024 North 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 354-7665

  4. Choice Barber & Beauty -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3102 W 76th Burleigh Milwaukee, WI 53222 (414) 305-8630

  5. Gee's Hairdesign -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  4323 W. Fondulac Ave., Milwaukee, WI (414) 839-5700

  6. Forever Locs -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6007 N. Teutonia Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 940-8525 - (visit website)

  7. Gees Clippers & Hairdesign -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   4323 W. FonDulac Ave., Milwaukee, WI (414) 442-7588

  8. Gees Clippers & Hairdesign -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2215 N Dr Martin Luther King, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3125 (414) 374-4337

  9. Hair To Dye For -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   6802 W Villard, Milwaukee, WI (414) 466-4430

  10. H.T.Y.F. Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   7514 West Appleton Ave, Milwaukee, WI (414) 393-9391

  11. Knick Salon and Spa -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1028 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI (414) 312-7947

  12. Kosmik Kare Day Spa -  Category: African American Spa -  633 West Capitol Drive - Milwaukee, Wisconsin (414) 264-3401

  13. KRS Hair Studio -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   832 East Locust Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 265-7919

  14. New Waves Hair Styling Studio -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  4481 N 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 464-7780

  15. Oluchi, LLC -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  5010 N. 26th Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 610-5646

  16. Pretty Lady Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   5031 West Center Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 873-4881

  17. Romaines Hair Images -   -  5594 N. Hollywood Ave. Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI (414) 961-2565 - (visit website)

  18. Salon Cass -   -  759 N. Milwaukee St. Suite 220 53202, Milwaukee, WI (414) 276-2277 - (visit website)

  19. Strandz of Beauty -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  7516 W. Appleton Ave., Milwaukee, WI (414) 466-8411

  20. Styles by Ebony -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1743 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Milwaukee, WI (414) 264-7144



  1. AAGS of Milwaukeey -  Category: Genealogy -   Villard Avenue Public Library   PO Box 12843 Milwaukee, WI 53212 (414) 263-3618

  2. African American Children's Theater -  Category: Theater -  1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Suite 213G, Milwaukee WI 53212 (414) 461-5771

  3. African Designs Plus -  Category: African and Afrocentric Wedding Attire -  6123 West North Avenue, Milkwaukee, WI 53213 (414) 774-5158

  4. African Grocery & Video -  Category: Services - African Grocery & Video does business in Video Sales & Rentals -  4604 W Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI

  5. Coleman & Williams -  Category: Accountants -  (414) 278-0170 Milwaukee WI

  6. Cultural Connection Bookstore -  Category: Services - African American goods novelties -  3424 Villard Ave., Milwaukee, WI (414) 461-6160

  7. MCS,LLC. -  Category: Professional Life Coach -   I am a professional Life Coach who specializes in personal growth, relationship and career coaching, and I maintain a private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. In addition to being a professional Life Coach, I?ve also presented nationally to general audiences speaking on the topics of Empowerment & Personal Growth. I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.   - 250 E. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1800 Milwaukee, WI 53202 (866) 305-9818   - (visit website)

  8. Milwaukee Community Journal -  Category: African American Newspaper -  3612 North Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53212; (414) 265-5300

  9. Milwaukee Courier -  Category: African American Newspaper -  2431 West Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53206; (414) 449-4864

  10. Milwaukee Star -  Category: African American Newspaper -  3815 North Teutonia, Milwaukee, WI, 53206; (414) 449-4867

  11. Milwaukee Times -  Category: African American Newspaper -  3203 North 36th Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53216; (414) 444-8611

  12. Pat A. Robinson Photos -  Category: Photographer -   Milwaukee Wisconsin Digital Imaging Specialist with over 27 years working in visual journalism-documenting digital still moments that are a part of our lives, and history. His images express his unique ability to capture the right moment, and full fill the visual impact.   - (visit website)

  13. The Cultural Connection Bookstore -  Category: Bookstore -  3424 W. Villard Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53209-4710 (414) 461-6160

  14. The Reader's Choice -  Category: Bookstore -  1950 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53212 (414) 265-2003

  15. Wisconsin Black Historical Society -  Category: Genealogy -     2620 W. Center Street Milwaukee, WI 53206 (414) 372-7677 - (visit website)



  1. Alia's Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Disc Jockeys, Southern Style, Barbecue -  3134 N 11th St, Milwaukee, WI (414) 372-4928

  2. Big Momma's -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  3902 North 76th Street - Milwaukee, WI (414) 393-1060

  3. Browns Ham House -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2510 N. Teutonia Ave., (414) 263-1174 Milwaukee Wisconsin

  4. Henry's & Bobbie's Bungalow -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Disc Jockeys, Southern Style, Barbecue -  3466 N 14th St, Milwaukee, WI (414) 265-0155

  5. Ja'Stacy's Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2370 N. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 264-9054 Milwaukee Wisconsin

  6. J & L Food for Soul -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Disc Jockeys, Southern Style, Barbecue -  1950 W Hampton Ave, Milwaukee, WI (414) 374-9939

  7. Jt Bones LLC -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Disc Jockeys, Southern Style, Barbecue -  801 East Capitol Drive - Milwaukee, WI (414) 332-0865

  8. Mr. Perkins Family Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2001 W. Atkinson Ave., (414) 447-6660 Milwaukee Wisconsin

  9. Parkview Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   4871 N. Green Bay Ave., (414) 265-1511 Milwaukee Wisconsin

  10. Speed Queen Bar-B-Q -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   12th and Walnut St., (414) 265-2900 Milwaukee Wisconsin

  11. The Bungalow -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   3466 N. 14th St., (414) 265-0155 Milwaukee Wisconsin

  12. Tony's BBQ -  Category: BBQ -   3510 West Villard Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53209-4712 (414) 462-2239

  13. Unique's & Cakes -  Category: Soul Food - Catering -   (414) 466-0258 Milwaukee Wisconsin



Little boy dancing... too funny and really good dancer. Milwaukee, WI.




  1. Bradford Memorial Ame Church -  2478 N 24th Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 263-2332

  2. Calvary Baptist Church -  2959 N Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI (414) 372-1450

  3. Community of Greater Milwaukee Church -  2249 N. Sherman Blvd. Milwaukee WI 53208 (414) 445-6035

  4. Ellison Chapel AME Church -  2100 West Clarke Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 562-8822

  5. Holy Mt Carmel Baptist Church -  2127 W. Garfield Ave. Milwaukee WI 53205 (414) 344-5361

  6. Metropolitan Baptist Church -  1345 W. Burleigh St. Milwaukee WI 53206 (414) 562-7200

  7. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church -   2747 N. 4th St. Milwaukee WI 53212 (414) 264-5230

  8. Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church -   2207 N. 2nd St. Milwaukee WI 53212 (414) 372-7811

  9. New Direction Missionary Baptist Church -   3421 N 35th St Milwaukee WI 53216

  10. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church -   2464 W Atkinson Ave Milwaukee WI 53209 (414) 871-0350

  11. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church -   2433 West Roosevelt Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53209-6640 (414) 871-0350

  12. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church -   2004 North 33rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208-1965 (414) 447-6587

  13. Progressive Baptist Church -   8324 W. Keefe Ave. Milwaukee WI 53222 (414) 462-9050

  14. St. Mark AME Church -  1616 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI (414) 562-8030 - (visit website)

  15. Thomas Robert Jr Ame Church -  2976 N 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI (414) 264-0774



  1. African American Chldren's Theater -  Category: Entertainment -   3866 N 69th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  2. Black Films Entertainment, Inc. -  Category: Entertainment -   3015A N 24th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (888) 372-4507

  3. Blackout II -  Category: Entertainment - Live music, fireworks, and dancing by the scenic lakeside. -   6401 S. 13th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  - (visit website)

  4. Mantra Lounge -  Category: Nightclub - Established DJs from around the country, Diverse crowd -   1905 E North Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (414) 274-00073

  5. Three -  Category: Nightclub - Crowd is so diverse and interesting, strong, well mixed drinks -   722 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (414) 225-0003



  1. "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" -  (MARCH)   Held at Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee WI

    August Wilson crafts a wildly entertaining story, filled with the blues sounds of the era.

    Summer Fest -   200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI (414) 273-2680    - (visit website)

    Summer Fest is the biggest and best music festival ever!




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