Vol. 14 No. 15
July 29, 2019
Fifty Years of Creating Opportunity
Our Stories
Columns & Features
Asian
Wisconzine
by Heidi M. Pascual
The Naked
Truth
by Jamala Rogers
CENTERSPREAD
BACKPAGE
Editor's Corner
Reflections
by Jonathan
Gramling
     
Summer Happenings
Commodores Tribute Band, the Antoine Draine Barry White Tribute Band and Heatwave take the stage. The evening is going to take us back to the 1970s when the
Commodores, Barry White and Heatwave were part of a soul, R&B music explosion. It was truly a golden age, in my humble opinion. It was a time when The
Brothers Johnson was singing ‘I’ll Be Good to You’ and The Commodores were getting all of us on the dance floor with Brickhouse.’

And Heatwave was a part of that too with The Groove Line and Now and Forever. It should be a fantastic evening. It will definitely take me back to my days on the
campus of Alcorn State University.

I hope people will turn out for Black Restaurant Week sponsored by the Black Chamber of Commerce, the week of October 11-18. There are 30 Black food
companies participating including Kipp’s Kitchen Catering, which is a regular fixture at Dane Dances serving up food. Some of them are full-fledged, brick and mortar
restaurants, some are food carts scattered around the county and others are food caterers and dessert makers. One of them, Valice Peyton, has been serving up
delicious pies for well over 30 years. I first became acquainted with them when I was the co-chair of the King Coalition in the 1990s and Valice would always bring
over some of her sweet potato pies for the free community dinner at the First United Congregational Church on Wisconsin Avenue. Valice calls me from time to time
to check on me and to let me know what she has heard on the grapevine. I do appreciate you Valice.

I am going to try at least two of the Black Restaurants during that week. I’m going to check out The Anointed One on Junction Road just because I had never heard of
them before and the photos in the windows looked good. And then I’ll try another establishment. There are so many good ones to choose from.--
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There’s a lot of music in our futures starting with this Friday night on the Rooftop of Monona Terrace when Dane Dances will kick off its
20th season with Orquesta MAS, Madison All Stars and VO5. Then on August 9th, it really will be a trip down memory lane when the KTP
I hope everyone is having a great summer. I can’t believe that most of the summer is already gone and
that in just a little over a month, Madison public schools  will be opening up once again along with the
new Madison College South Goodman campus. All of that is pretty exciting, but we also have a lot of
exciting things going on before we get to the fall.
2019 Boys & Girls Club Summer
Transition Conference (Part 2 of 2)
By Jonathan Gramling
College Support &
Beyond
The Carmen Porco
Story
From Scum-lord to
Champion of the
Poor
By Charles Taylor