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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MEET MICHELE CARTER - WIsDOT DBE Program Chief

Michele Carter - WisDOT DBE Program Chief
Office of Business Opportunity& Equity Compliance
Contract & Labor Compliance:DBE:EEO: Stakeholder Engagement
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE | Day 108 | Employment is paramount in today's environment and WisDOT/Wisconsin Department of Transportation is one of the sources for entrepreneurial opportunities and worker's employment.

Michele Carter was present for the 4-Month Invoked Atonement Assembly #3, she is back with us for Assembly #4 to give an update on her opportunities now and going forward.

She is the lady that knows about the who, what, when and where of contracting with WisDOT.  

She will share information about:

1.    Contracts planned within the city limits of Milwaukee and the type of work needed for businesses and workers as it relates to trades & apprenticeship;

2.    WisDOT resources open to city residents and list community partners.

Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Amazing Architecture & Great Gardens by Dawn & Richard - Healing & Fruit Garden

L-R:  Richard Kauper - Architect & Dawn Powell - Owner
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE - Dawn Powell, President - DMZ Community Gardens and Richard Kauper, Consultant Architect are two special citizens in the Borchert Community working to ensure that "Amazing Architecture and Great Gardens" are in the neighborhood.

They are gifting the neighborhood with beauty, nature's gifts and the influence of "Raised Bed" and "Fruit" Gardens.

They are working to ensure that their work on the corner of 8th & Concordia and 9th & Concordia are beautiful gifts to the neighborhood.

Want to get involved?
The Healing Garden end-results is to have a "WOW factor" when it is completed.  Next week is the kickoff of a NEW facelift development.  They expect 25 volunteers to help "re-arrange" their 8th Street and Concordia site.  It is beginning its next phase of construction.
Design by Richard Kauper
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Richard Kauper, Architect/Landscaper is Dawn's secret to the NEW design.

The Healing Garden centerpiece is a retangle design that has a "Tranquility Pathway" and "Peaceful Walkway" with trellis seating and rose bushes.  In the center of the pathway and walkway square is the Serenity Place.


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A special tribute is given to Cancer patients in the Healing Garden - those in treatment and those in remission.
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Around the outer areas are "raised beds" with vegetables for the enjoyment of the neighbors.

The garden is meant to provide a place for neighborhood sharing - getting vegetables,  and also a place to sit and chat with neighbors while watching the world go by on I-43.

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Fruit Garden
The Fruit Garden is "In Progress" with apple and cherry trees - with cherries and apples beginning to show.

The Fruit Garden is located on the corner of 9th & Concordia.  Over the next two weeks, additional trees will be planted.

Join them
Dawn and Richard have 2 more gardens to construct in Borchert - one is an olive and nut garden.  It will be just down the street from the Fruit and Healing Gardens.  


Peace Garden - 5th & Locust and Borchert C.a.r.e.s. Gardent - 12th & Burleigh
As if this is not enough, Dawn and Richard have been contributors at the Peace Garden on the corner of 5th & Locust and Borchert C.A.R.E.S. 12th & Burleigh with donated "raised beds" and mentoring support. Both Dawn and Richard live in the Borchert Neighborhood.  Dawn is a Board member of Borchert C.A.R.E.S.

Want to learn about gardening?  Want to be a part of these gardening efforts to the Borchert Neighborhood?  Interested in creating a garden in your neighborhood?  Want to contribute to the development of the "Healing Garden"?

Give Dawn a call at:  414/218-0731.

They are accepting inkind services and money donations.
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Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is a Public Relations partner with Dawn Powell, DMZ Community Gardens and Richard Kauper, Amazing Architecture & Great Gardens.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC review Vision 2050


SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION is the strategic planning czar and traffic cop for implementation of growth planning in the state of Wisconsin.  It was put in place 1960 by Governor Gaylord Nelson.

Taking stock
If Milwaukeeans are to "climb-out" of the malaise of poverty and its burdens, it must be an intricate part of Vision 2050.

Milwaukee is the gateway, largest city and the only 1st Class city (population based) for the state of Wisconsin.

The status  is based on population, census count, growth, non-growth, stagnation patterns and not-included areas of the city of Milwaukee in strategic plannning and Smart Growth implementation.  So, why is Milwaukee mired in Enduring Concentrated Poverty?


Atonement & Assessment
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC continues to review public policies that are in the past-present-interim and future that creates solutions in the Infrastructure that will have Milwaukeeans out of poverty - enduring concentrated poverty, such as seen in the city of Milwaukee.  

MPA LLC created in 2010 the initiative of AHOD - All Hands on Deck, You Not me.  It was changed to:  All Hands on Deck, WE CAN in late 2011.

The AHOD Initiative calls for re-defining, re-branding and UN-trapping Milwaukeeans, especially African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged.
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The 2050 Vision needs components for UPscaling the three (3) populations above in the city of Milwaukee.  Milwaukee County, the county seat is located in the city of Milwaukee - one of the counties it is responsible for.

MPA LLC has adopted twelve of the present 15 guidelines given by Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. 

During the second phase of MPA LLC Atonement and Reparation, MPA LLC will continue its work on People, Land Use, Resources and Lifesyles; with key points of penetration on the issues of:

  • INCARCERATION
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Transit 
This calls for dialog, research and support of issues that address the "need for" population quality of life concerns, barriers for employment, distance to employment, special issues of incarceration and re-entry and convenience of travel in and out of the city to employment sites.

This is in reference to the governmental responsibility of the federal dollars for state, county and local roadways for the travel and convenience of those who live in the city of Milwaukee with "needs for" travel to wherever the jobs are in the city and outside of the city.

We start with the following:
-  Smart Growth prerequisites 
-  WISDOT
    * Highway project I-94 west
    * Settlement from WISDOT to Milwaukee County
-  Transportation Improvement Program (2013-2016) Milwaukee County and city of Milwaukee due July 31, 2014
-  Population co-hort component method (pop report - No. 11, 5th ed.)
-  Household projections (pop. report - No. 11, 5th ed.)
-  Lack inclusion in commission writer 
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RECOMMENDED REGIONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM: 1990

The original 1990 regional transportation plan recommended a motor bus-based rapid transit system to provide a high level of efficient, economical transit service within the most heavily urbanized portions of the Region. 

Buses operating in mixed traffic over a completed regional freeway system were expected to provide fast and regular service throughout the Milwaukee urbanized area. Within the East-West travel corridor in Milwaukee County, the plan proposed an exclusive busway that would parallel the East-West Freeway and avoid anticipated congestion on that freeway. While that busway was taken to preliminary engineering by the 
Milwaukee County Expressway and Transportation Commission, it was never built. That busway facility, 
however, became part of the originally approved national Interstate Highway System and, with the closeout of that system in the early 1990’s, became the basis for an award of $291 million in Federal transportation funds to the Milwaukee area. Over the years, that money has been used to retain consultants to study the development of light rail and other guideway transit technologies, to rebuild the Marquette Interchange, to remove the Park East Freeway, and to rebuild the 6th Street viaduct. The approximately $91 million remaining in 2010 were being programmed by Milwaukee County for the purchase of new buses, and by the City of Milwaukee for a proposed central area streetcar facility. The 1990 plan also proposed a supporting system of outlying park-ride facilities. 

By 2010, 18 of those facilities were in place. 

Its core plan remains the land use and transportation plan. Periodically, SEWRPC revisits the plan and recasts it to reflect changes in development, the economy, and technology. 

The present land use and transportation plan is the fifth iteration of the first and looks toward the year 2035. Nonetheless, it retains the basic principles of the first plan, including the protection of environmental corridors and agricultural lands, the preservation and development of parks and neighborhoods and the orderly, contiguous growth of established urban areas.
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Milwaukee Professioanls Association LLC 4-Month Atonement & Reparation - Day 105 - Statesmanship & Partnership

CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE | Day 105 | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC 4-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation of the City of Milwaukee continues to call for AHOD/All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative actions for advancing re-defining, re-branding and UN-trapping hidden talent and vetted businesses at the census tract and neighborhood level.

Today, "Statespersonship" is added to the list of guiding behaviors for REPARATION.  They all work for STEWARDSHIP.  They include:
  • Apprenticeship
  • Citizenship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fellowship
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Ownership
  • Partnership
  • Scholarship
  • Statespersonship
  • STEWARDSHIP
Paradigms
Over the life-time of the MPA LLC 5-Year Smart Growth Signature Plan (2005 - 2010) and the last four years of growth of the AHOD initiative, more and more efficiency definition is realized for eradicating enduring concentrated poverty and framing the "needs for" Infrastructure REFORM.


The 4-Month Invoked Atonement & Reparation Assessment to take stock of management of the city of Milwaukee affairs and the STEWARDSHIP necessary by the taxpayers and all stakeholders.

Additionally, Partnership, Ownership, Entrepreneurship, Apprenticeship and Scholarship gets an add-on to jumpstart economic upscalability.  MPA LLC is now offering the opportunity of being a "cooperative" at the census tract and neighborhood level to interest business entrepreneurs for the purpose of Innovative growth.  

"We see the use of 'cooperatives' to grow businesses - ownership by a group of users with prescribed benefits through capital, shares, control and the one-member vote principle," said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.
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ASSEMBLY #4 - Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nelson's pursuit of life-caring aspects, speaks loud and clear on his 96 Birthday through Google

Today is July 18, 2014 - Nelson's 96 Birthday
International Center | Today, July 18, 2014 is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 's 96th birthday. It is the first birth date recognition, after his burial on December 15, 2013. Nelson's body of work and gifts to the world, like Martin L. King body of work speaks with resonance of clarity for all seasons. Google's depiction of his quotes speaks of the

quiet relevance of peace and love rather than the culture of learned hate and how education can do so much to quell the violence and acts of hatred. Thanks Google persons. Happy Birthday Nelson. We remember because you left a legacy for us to remember.

Monday, July 14, 2014

WAR on INCARCERATION w/out Merits - Human Trafficking of African American males by those who run our government - The People's Forensics

ASSEMBLY #4 - SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 - CENTER STREET LIBRARY
WAR on INCARCERATION w/Out Merits
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE | Day 99 | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC 4-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation Assessment opens the door to "specificity" - root causes -  in solution-building regarding the indescribable number of African American males incarcerated from the city of Milwaukee - especially in high density zip code neighborhoods such as 53206 (a zip code highlighted in Wisconsin’s Mass Incarceration of African American Males:  Workforce Challenges for 2013, prepared by John Pawasarat and Lois M. Quinn , Employment and Training Institute, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013).


FEDERAL SUPPORT for EMPLOYMENT

Action-Oriented
Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC said, "We have hit the road with REFORM on the dashboard for all to see and join the campaign to end the madness of human trafficking of African American males in the state of Wisconsin starting with the largest urban city Milwaukee."  "We are looking specifically at the civil Rights Act of 1964, Amendment #13 and Amendment #14."

"In order to change the 'systemic' human trafficking of  African American males in Milwaukee, Wisconsin or other places, we must identify and expose the root causes and the perpetuators. Afterwich, immediately remove the exploitive laws and regulations; and, disenfranchisement of rights of those incarcerated.  To re-visit laws on the books that 'do-not-fit-the-crime', but gumming up the system with victimizing African American males - many from teens to early 30's - bogusly created 'rap sheets' and 'guilty-before innocent' comments by law enforcers and the media".

"We, African American, have blazed-the-trail for civil rights and the right-to for generations, decades and centuries, others have been able to benefit - and that's fine, this time, we lead the fight for us - our families and our empowerment", said Glass

Legislation
To put in place at the state and local level a standing committee of legislators whose responsibility is to entertain the people's claims and re-visit laws on a continual basis so that the system is "oiled-with reasonableness"; and, "Zero tolerance" is put in place that does not allow "legal enslavement", "legal prostituting of the African American male population"  for wealth-building by others, including the government.

CIVIL RIGHTS 1964, AMENDMENT #13 & AMENDMENT #14
Take a listen to the interview by James Causey - Journal Sentinel Milwaukee with Gabe Gonzalez, Center for Community Change.



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#4 Atonement & Reparation Assembly is about the U.S. Justice Department role down in law enforcement and the judiciary arms of our government.  It is also about Employment through Transportation at the local-county-state levels.
Special Guest:  U.S. Attorney James Santelle
The Eastern District of Wisconsin

Time:   1:00pm - 3:30pm
Place:  Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, WI

R.S.V.P. - Seating limited.  Come prepared to say entire time.  CLICK

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Meet our #4 Assembly - MPA LLC Invoked Atonement & Reparation Special Guest


U. S. Attorney James Santelle - The Eastern District of Wisconsin
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE |  Day 97 | This month's Special Guest Discussionist for the #4 Assembly of Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC 4-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation on Saturday, July 26, 2014 is U.S. Attorney James Santelle, The Eastern District of Wisconsin.

The Invoked 4-Month Atonement, by Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC, is to take stock, look at specific public policies around the People, Land Use, Resources and LIfestyles.  The People's Forensic was triggered by research and observations of the 19-plus years of failed due process, exploitation, and discrimination.

This month our People focus is:  War on Incarceration w/out Merits.

Ongoing and recent reports by researchers tell the horrors of the indescribable number of Incarcerated Black Males in Milwaukee; and, the unbelievable reasons.  

We have asked U. S. Attorney Santelle to come to the "census tract" and  put a face on the U. S. Attorney's office and to help build TRUST.

We are especially interested in dialogue to address behaviors that violates the Civil Rights Act, Amendment #13 and Amendment #14.
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James L. Santelle began his service as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on Monday, January 4, 2010, following his appointment by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, and, before that, the confirmation of his nomination by the United States Senate on Wednesday, December 24, 2009.  In this capacity, Mr. Santelle is one of 92 United States Attorneys nationwide and  the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
            
On December 14, 2011, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. appointed Mr. Santelle to a two-year term on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a 16-member group of United States Attorneys that provides counsel and perspective to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General on a variety of important criminal and civil litigation-related issues and, in further support of the law enforcement mission of the United States Department of Justice, renders decisions on various policy, program, management, budget, and general operational matters.

Seats are limited.  Come prepared to stay the entire time - 1:00pm -3:30pm.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC selects Center Street Library for Amani - Ground Zero Next Door Social Networking Campaign

2727 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE | DAY 95 | July 10, 2014 is the rollout of several additions to Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC 4-Month Invoked Atonement & Reparation Assessment.  One of the communication links for driving information awareness and sharing is the NEWLY created social network called:  Amani - Ground Zero Next Door Network.

Boundaries:  20th - 27th and Keefe Avenue to North Avenue
Amani Ground Zero Next Door social network is an "in-the-neighborhood" tool to speak with, plan with, share with, grow with, and implement with residential, commercial, light industrial, schools, churches, neighborhood organizations, for better best use of quality of life and economic development services through our government - local, county, state and federal.

The social network calls for linking with the internet - personal computer, laptop, tablet, Iphone (IOS or Android)  for becoming a member, talking with neighbors, talking with individuals in other social networks within the city, sending out neighborhood alerts, making announcements and making individual postings for communicating information or receiving information.

"We are constantly adding ways to make the end-users more aware of their surroundings, their ecosystem, their environmental value, and a broad range of topics for Upscalability to re-define, re-brand and Un-trap hidden talent and vetted businesses at the census tract and neighborhood level," said Founder - Amani Ground Zero Next Door Network.

Internet - Center Street Library
Since most individuals do not have access to a computer, but are entitled to use of the public libraries, training rooms, laptops and computers, MPA LLC selected Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53210, for its convenience of location to the Amani Neighborhood, previous use and CSL 25 years in the area (erected June 10, 1089).

Additionally, in 2003, Center Street Library was named a "Computer Technology Center" with funding through federal funding allocated by HUD, Housing and Urban Development - Community Development Block Grant.

It is important to note that Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, MPA LLC (aka CNI/Fondy North Business Association) was the neighborhood strategic planner and public hearing speaker in early 2000 that recommended funding to the members of the city of Milwaukee Common Council for CDBG to keep Center Street Library from closing. 

We will host Meet-N-Greet, training sessions, assessment forums and planning meetings at Center Street Library over the next year.  It will help ensure participation in Amani Ground Zero Next Door Network and assure those who sign on as member that we are state-of-the-art and seek avenues for stewardship, ownership, apprenticeship, partnership, fellowship, scholarship, mentorship, citizenship, entrepreneurship and leadership.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

14th Amendment, U. S. Constitution - Rights, Privileges, DUE PROCESS

14th Amendment
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE |  DAY 94  | Today, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 marks the 146 year of ratification of the 14th Amendment.
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“All persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868.
By directly mentioning the role of the states, the 14th Amendment greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.

Notice to Correct

TO:        Wisconsin Elected-Appointed-Hired Government officials
Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, Candidate Mary Burke, Milwaukee state Senators and Representatives.

Senator Lena Taylor - District 4

Senator Chris Larson - District 7

Senator Nikiya Harris - District 6

Senator Tim Carpenter - District 3
  • The 7th (Rep. Daniel Riemer)
  • The 8th (Rep.JoCasta Zamarripa)
  • The 9th (Rep. Josh Zepnick)

Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman & Common Council President Michael Murphy, Alderpersons Ashanti Hamilton, Joe Davis, Jim Bohls, Robert Bauman, Jim Dudzik, Robert Puenta, Milele Coggs, Nik Kovac, Robert Donovan, Terry Witkowski, Willie Wade, Russell Stamper, and Tony Zielinski

FROM:  Mary Glass - Citizen, on Behalf of the People 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

It is this day, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, that Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC, Day 94, of the 4-Month Invoked Atonement and Reparation Assessment (April 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014) in the city of Milwaukee; there is a Call for ELECTED-APPOINTED-HIRED individuals to be noticed of their obligation - an Oath and fiduciary responsibility to the U. S. Constitution to immediately be engaged in ensuring that where African American and other citizenry are being denied their rights and privileges due to lack of due process and laws of the State of Wisconsin, immediate and ongoing special hearings are held to correct wrongs.  The first issue we bring is the indescribable Incarceration Rate of African Americans in Milwaukee and zip code 53206.

WAR ON INCARCERATION w/out Merits
On July 8, 2014, MPA LLC released it post on 

MPA LLC War on Incarceration w/out Merit

- July 8, 2014 - July 8, 2016  Click


It is the irresponsibility of laws for "drug use" and "drug trading" coupled with violent crimes, it is the undoing of the "misdeamenor" vs "felony" branding, the way of enforcement of the laws in a racial bias manner; and, arbitrarily and capriciously profiling and victimizing African Americans, that MPA LLC brings to elected and appointed officials for immediate address. 

The obsession of drugs related to everything has gummed the system.  
Those who sold the Truth and Sentencing laws hoodwinked the People into thinking that "massive incarceration" was the way to lessen crime and cure of violence.  
Guess what?  Not.  

Now they and all of us are stuck (until revisited with critical difference and up-to-date changes) with over-crowded prisons, prisons' cost outweighing other quality of life issues so badly needed; i.e., education.

Then there are the small towns that are primarily Caucasians have been shown how they would make significant dollars by hosting the build-out space of mega prisons.  The prison would bring tax dollars and build the economy with improve labor from the town.  Well, that is to a point.  Some of the small towns got stiffed when the prison was built and "no prisoners" came.

Money Laundering and Pharmacy
The latest news is the REAL drug penetration in the suburbs by Caucasians with marijuana, heroin and cocaine on the rise.  What is also being seen, is growing overdoses that led to deaths - increasing numbers of Caucasian boys - young adults.  Whoa.

Common Council President Michael Murphy makes our point of the movement when it affects Caucasian vs African Americans and People of Color.

"Because of the seriousness of the heroin epidemic, and the fact that its harmful effects are now experienced throughout the Milwaukee area, we believe that all communities in the region need to unite to tackle the problem together," Murphy's letter stated.  Jsonline, Don Walker, February 14, 2014.


DRUG SUMMIT
Murphy pulled together a summit in NO TIME - He was just sworn in as Common Council President on February 11, 2014, the summit was held on:  June 4, 2014.  Murphy was able to get funding, location and Leaders from five southeastern Wisconsin to meet with health professionals and law enforcement officials to tackle heroin head-on.

When we look at the audience scan, where is the majority population - African American and People of Color - Milwaukeeans.  

CLICK Channel 12
Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/Heroin-summit-held-in-Milwaukee/26334988#ixzz3724YVWFH

Fear has come on the scene.  Where there has been cover-up, denial and pretense, there is, "What are we going to do"?  Drugs have no boundaries.

In the meantime, our observation assessment and the last 20 years in John Pawasarat and Lois Quinn, University of WI - Milwaukee assessment show over 20,000 African American males being incarcerated and over 20, 000 victimized with frivolous acts that carry misdemeanor crime of jail.

Victimizing falls primarily in seven (7) areas for starters.  They are:
  1. Punishment that did not fit the offense or alleged offenses.
  2. Lack of quality of life and economic development.
  3. Lack of gainful employment (access-family-supporting-wages-entrepreneurship).
  4. Family structure - Dysfunctional and/or decimated. 
  5. Exposure and forced existence in risky and violent environments for survival.
  6. Lack of emotional-physical-mental well-being support due to long-term depravation.
  7. Brutality, excessive force, profiling, killings and murders by law enforcement officers in Milwaukee.
Since the incarceration rates of African American males are so indescribably high in Wisconsin; we know that the number is mostly due to violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 14th Amendment and  the 13th Amendment - involuntary servitude (un- and under-employment) of African Americans.

We seek underwritten forums for dialog and problem solving - engagement with Milwaukeeans, individuals that have been incarcerated, law enforcers (including judges), members of health related services, media, Fire and Police commission, Department of Transportation and elected officials of all levels.

A thorough review with immediate hearings for removal of unjust laws (local, county and state) like parking tickets that contribute to incarceration, Truth and Sentencing, misuse of pleading Chapter 802 (pleadings replacing due process), stacking of misdemeanors to create felonies, parole terms and stipulations that are too long, not rehabilitative and do not fit the crime.  We seek 21st Century rulings that merit in justice of "crime fitting the punishment".

We specifically place the Petrie Dish,  zip code of 53206 as Ground Zero for change.

Do this day, on July 9, 2014, Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC being a born citizen of the United States of America and reside in Wisconsin, due hereby make this decry against the Epidemic of Incarceration of African Americans, African American males in zip code 53206 (Milwaukee).

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Wisconsin’s Mass Incarceration 
of African American Males: 

Workforce Challenges for 2013 
Prepared by John Pawasarat and Lois M. Quinn 
Employment and Training Institute 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
2013 

This report uses two decades of state Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) files to assess employment and training barriers facing African American men with a history of DOC offenses and DOT violations. The report focuses on 26,222 African American males from Milwaukee County incarcerated in state correctional facilities from 1990 to 2012 (including a third with only non-violent crimes) and another 27,874 men with DOT violations preventing them from legally driving (many for failures to pay fines and civil forfeitures).

Prison time is the most serious barrier to employment, making ex-offender populations the most difficult to place and sustain in full-time employment. When DOT driver’s licensing history is also considered, transportation barriers make successful labor force attachment even less likely. Yet, most of the recent state policy discussions about preparing the Wisconsin workforce and debates over redistribution of government job training dollars have largely ignored African American men and relegated ex-offender populations to a minor (if not invisible) place in Wisconsin’s labor force.
Click - Study
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Further observations

We feel a lack of economic access, enduring concentrated poverty, brutal and in-humane treatment; and, the disenfranchisement of due process to quality of life and economic issues have contributed overwhelmingly to horrific numbers of African American males being sent to prisons.

Do you know at one time, not many years back, we had African Americans from Milwaukee housed in Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin prisons?  What was that about?

We seek accountability.
We seek your immediate attention.
We seek solutions.
We seek leadership from your offices - NOW.

We want each branch of government - legislative, executive  and judicial - to address this epidemic over the next 3 months for starters.  

Forensic Spotlight
We expect "special meetings" and "hearings with the people" - those incarcerated, their significant others, other family members, their children.

We expect quality of life providers - education-employment-housing-medical-voting privileges-working as poll workers and employment support after incarceration to be at the top of the discussion.

We expect a thorough review of "parole" guidelines for nuisance and harassing measures.

We expect a strict review with root-cause changes in behavior of those we have hired and will hire as law enforcers.

We expect RESPECT-4-RESPECT from those we pay salaries and represent our government as law enforces.  

We expect swift (with law and enforcement of law) actions to discipline and commence removal of those law enforcers that are caught profiling-using excessive force-bruatalizing-discharging of weapons and killing and murdering of the citizenry in Milwaukee.


We expect the laws to be clear and concise when it comes to the training of law enforcers.

We expect the laws of punishment of law enforcers to be clear and concise so as to not cause "any" misconception or promotion of misuse of firearms and the use of excessive and deadly force when dealing with a human being.  Zero tolerance.  

The laws must have a continual visit for betterment - with immediate actions when there is the appearance of misuse and deadly force by law enforcers.

We expect our legislators to insert those in protected class (usually first violated) as a precaution to make sure that the jurisdiction they represent is included in writing the law; and, so it is clear and concise regarding law enforcers use of firearms, excessive force and deadly force  when dealing with a human being.

We have a culture that is contaminated with "racial" ABUSE, MISUSE of fireams, excessive force, and lack of standards when apprehending and arresting African American and People of Color that must change now.

Strong and rigorous Stewardship by the People for the enforcement of transparency, accountability and punishment of law enforcers and decision makers in positions of authority that fail to enforce the law and found to be obstructing justice is tantamount to everyone's safety - this includes the weight of "hate crime" review when dealing with rogue officers, law enforcement officers that engage in patterns of discrimination, bruality and exploitation of African American and others relative to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Amendment 13 and Amendment 14th.  
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Updated:  Saturday, July 12, 2014


MPA LLC RAISED GARDEN Project - DAY 94

MPA LLC RAISED GARDEN PROJECT
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CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE | DAY 94 |  Today, July 9, 2014, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC rollout includes MPA LLC D-2-D Youth TEAM Garden Project.  It is a joint collaboration with LIKE-MINDS within and outside of the 15 Districts of the city of Milwaukee to help Re-Design, Re-Brand and UN-Trap hidden talent and vetted businesses through "beautifying" vacant lot landscape - "one-RAISED-Garden" at a time.  The gardens start off with three (3) types.  They are:
  • Food/Vegetable Garden
  • Flower Garden
  • Both (apartment, porch, balcony, verandah, yard)
We have started the collaboration off with DMZ COMMUNITY GARDENS, President - Dawn Powell and Vice President - Marna Windbush.

Giving your neighborhood "growing power" is their slogan.

Our first garden project together with DMZ is on the corner of 5th & Locust - across the street from Savoy's.

DMZ has agreed to add 3 more RAISED beds and MPA LLC will provide 5 cubic yards of  "soil" through collaborative partners.

"Investing in nature and beauty at the vacant lot level with one-RAISED-Garden at a time" is MPA LLC slogan.
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On this Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5th & Locust, the Youth PEACE garden will be gifted 3 additional RAISED beds and 5 cubic of soil through DMZ and MPA LLC.  Come out and help us make this a D-2-D neighborhood EVENT.

Time:  11 a.m.

Learn about options through this video - Be creative.  Share with your neighbor.

MPA LLC TEAM Amani - Beehive Pollination promotion for Amani - Ground Zero Next Door Network in Milwaukee

July Promotional
CITY CENTER MILWAUKEE | DAY 94 |  Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC AHOD/All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Action Initiative open the promotional door for recruitment during the month of July with TEAM Amani.


TEAM Amani are those members already and newcomers reaching out into their defined areas (home, block, block watch, organization and ad hoc group) to recruit - tell others of the social network and the convenience of "information sharing".

"We have a customer-neighbor constituency group of over 5000 folk, residential and commercial, to bring to the table.  Ongoing "promotional campaigns" are necessary for recruitment and marketing.  I have named the various blocks 'beehives' and the sharing is called, 'beehive pollination', said Mary Glass, Founder, Amani - Ground Zero.