|Vol. 10 No. 6
MARCH 19, 2015
Publisher & Editor
Lisa Peyton-Caire, Eileen Hocker,
Alfonso Zepeda Capistran, Theola
Carter, Fabu, Lang Kenneth Haynes,
Heidi Pascual, and Donna Parker
Webmaster: Heidi M. Pascual
Starting Number 10
|UW-Madison/Native Nations Summit on
Environment and Health
It’s hard to believe, but with this issue, The Capital City Hues begins its tenth year of publication. On March 22, 2006, we published our first
issue with Mother Jacqueline Wright on our cover, the story of Shree and Lakshmi Sridharan on Page 1 along with a poem by Fabu written for
As the saying goes, there are no guarantees in life. It has taken a lot of hard work to get it going and to keep it going. The Hues is like a baby
that never grows up, needing constant attention with each issue that is published. As we were starting The Hues, the advertising market for
print media started to go south as advertisers began their migration to the Internet and social media. And then as we started to break even in
2008, the Great Recession started and advertising is often the first thing to get cut in a budget as businesses hunker down to survive the
financial storm and government seeks to meet its budgets as revenues decline.
But through sheer will, our many friends and the support of the community, we have survived these nine years.
And this issue has been a sort of birthday present of sorts. We had a confluence of articles and features submitted by the community that
makes it a pretty special issue. We feature the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction and five out of six are women of color who make wonderful
contributions to the community. And we have the Wisconsin Women of Color Network’s Youth Leadership Awards recipients, made possible
through a grant from the Madison Downtown Rotary.
We have the answers to our Madison Mayor Questionnaire from Scott Resnick and Paul Soglin. We hope these will inform you as you make
your decision and vote on April 7th. And an additional source of information is our article on the African American Communication and
Coordination Council Candidate Forum that featured the mayoral candidates as well as the District Alder candidates. Be informed and vote. You
know you need to vote if we are ever to experience lasting change.
Dawn Crim and her daughter Danielle went to the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery March and wrote about their
experience. It was a beautiful bonding experience for them as well as a very meaningful history lesson for Danielle.
We have columns from Michael Johnson, Dr. John Y. Odom and Brandi Grayson on the Tony Robinson shooting, reflecting different
perspectives and observations about the shooting. We would welcome additional columns and letters to the editor on this because we need to
deal with the different feelings and perspectives that this incident has generated as a community and then use the discussion and trading of
perspectives to become a better and stronger community.
A historical summit occurred on the UW-Madison campus as representatives from all of Wisconsin’s American Indian Nations came together to
talk about health and the environment. It had been over 100 years since that had occurred. Several UW-Madison students teamed together to
write the article.
And of course there are the regular columns of Donna Parker and Sujhey Beisser that really nicely round out the content of The Hues on a
So as I look at this issue of The Hues, an anniversary issue, I just have to smile. We have features on politics, education, health, civil rights,
food, emotional health, award-winning women and young women, community service and current events and thought. What better way to
celebrate the birthday of a newspaper than to have a multitude of articles covering diverse issues and subject matter and I only had to write
five articles and a column. Such a deal.
As I write this column, the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team is making its way through the beginning of the March Madness and the
NCAA tournament. I picked Wisconsin to win it all this year. Now I have to admit that I haven’t won the basketball pool that I have been in for
the past 25 years. I almost took third place one year only to have my team lose the final game and the combined score didn’t come close to
what I predicted it would be. In other words, no one should ever take solace in my NCAA pool picks. Yet hope springs eternal and this could
just be my year to take it all and ride the Wisconsin Badgers coattails to victory. GO BADGERS!