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Sunday, June 17, 2018

My African American History - JUNETEETH Day, June 19th -Still I Rise

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC invites you to, STILL I RISE (taken from Dr. Maya Angelo - American Poet, Renown Author, Singer-Actress, Civil Right Activist & Mother.
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The fact that Caucasians used brute force and greed to enslave African American is/was reprehensible.  It is time for the DREADED enslavement history of America to be told, criticized, and demeaned.
That the horrific past of brutality was born out of GREED, DISCRIMINATION, CAUCASIAN -PRIVILEGE, LAWS OF BIAS and leaky-brain thinking of superiority. 

In spite of the huge odds and humongous deficits, African Americans took nothing and made something SUPERIOR to Caucasians in math, science, the arts, medicine, education, history, and on and on in spite of the givens.

They did not seek a revenge to brutalize, kill, maim, or terrorize - and they surely could have.  They simply wanted to be treated as human beings, given their just do, respected and give respect, and enjoy quality of life and economic development in the American way. 

It is important to recognize the efforts of some Caucasians to do the right thing - to fight in the Civil War to FREE the slaves - for Abraham Lincoln, Caucasian and the 16th President of the USA to sign the document of Freedom called the Emancipation Proclamation.




Ending Slavery in America, the USA
Juneteenth is American celebration denoting the day June 19th and the 3 years later after the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, the freeing of the ENSLAVEMENT of African American.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  
Juneteenth
Emancipation Day celebration - 1900-06-19.jpg
Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas, on June 19, 1900
Also calledFreedom Day or Emancipation Day
Observed by
Residents of the United States, especially African Americans
TypeEthnic, historical
SignificanceEmancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States
ObservancesExploration and celebration of African-American history and heritage
DateJune 19
Next timeJune 19, 2018
Frequencyannual
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Its name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration.[1][2]Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states.[3]
Today it is observed primarily in local celebrations. Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing", and reading of works by noted African-American writers such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou.[4] Celebrations may include rodeos, street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, park parties, historical reenactments, or Miss Juneteenth contests.[5] The Mascogos, descendants of Black Seminoles, of CoahuilaMexico also celebrate the Juneteenth.[6 Wikipedia
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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
Among the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, seven Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the U.S. to form the Confederate States of America or the South. The Confederacy grew to include eleven slave states. The Confederacy was never diplomatically recognized by the United States government, nor was it recognized by any foreign country (although the United Kingdom and France granted it belligerent status). The states that remained loyal to the U.S. (including the border states where slavery was legal) were known as the Union or the North.
Seven (7) Succeeding States
The Confederacy was originally formed by seven secessionist slave-holding statesSouth CarolinaMississippiFloridaAlabamaGeorgiaLouisiana, and Texas—in the Lower South region of the United States, whose economy was heavily dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and plantation system that relied upon the labor of African-American slaves.[2  - Wikipedia
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Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free

Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. 

The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. 

Another is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still, another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. 

All of which or neither of this version could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln's authority over the rebellious states was in question   For whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.
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Join us.
MONDAY, June 18, 2018
Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company
Riverwest Radio 104.1 FM - riverwestradio.com
Time:  3:30  pm - 4:30pm

Guest:
Dr. William Rogers, Atlanta, GA Talk Show Host, and African American Historian

2018 Ms. Juneteenth Representatives
- Alexandrea English
- Lisa Gooseberry

SHOW 73

Friday, June 15, 2018

MPA LLC takes on DUE DILIGENCE for 1 year Starbucks BIAS Follow-up and the Initiative will MARRY THE MARKETPLACE for Change



JUNE 15, 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC
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Notable Film Maker Stanley Nelson - The Story of Access is our beginning of your awareness.

MPA LLC Researcher Mary Glass has INTRO videos for awareness.
She is also making her initial contact with the Starbucks location - Licensed and Corporate. 


CLICK - MARY GLASS @ Red Arrow Park - Milwaukee

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So far the Starbucks locations visited for INTRO include:
Licensed Locations
Hilton Hotel                          – Hotel
Marriott Hotel                        Hotel, East Wisconsin Avenue
Metro Mart                            – Kroger Food Chain - Van Buren
Metro Mart                             Kroger Food Chain - Shorewood
Pfister Hotel                           Hotel, East Wisconsin Avenue
St. Luke                                 – Aurora Health Milwaukee

Corporate Locations
EAST POINTE
DOWNER 
FARWELL/BRADY
MIDTOWN                          – Once licensed – by Magic Johnson
RED ARROW                      – Dontre Hamilton killed
SHOREWOOD                    – Santa Monica/Silver Spring
THIRD WARD                      Water Street
WISCONSIN /17th               – Marquette University Students
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To be continued.
Updated:  June 16, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Creating a Milwaukee Neighborhood-Friendly Television Media Model


JUNE 10, 2018
SUNDAY AFTERNOON || Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC announces its focus MODEL for media to show Neighborhood-Friendliness in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee lacks a Neighborhood-Friendly model for OPTIKS when television Media visit and broadcast its reports on the quality of life and economic development in neighborhoods of African American, American Indian, Asian, and Latino. 

We frown on media headlines, teasers, captions, or social text at the citizenry expense.  

BIAS Reporting
Competitiveness in reporting ought not to forget that the Broadcast network is part of the city network of neighborhoods and the advertisement is meant for the People to support.  Releasing a blanket statement of guilt due to the reporting of only the Milwaukee Police is just unacceptable due to their documented behavior - profiling, bullying, brutality, shooting-murdering, and cover-up of police behavior when in or dealing with African American and other People of Color.  

Reporting with name-tags, code words, stereotypes, and biases convicts before trial and puts forth a perception not based on fact. It leaves a psychological imprint in the marketplace.  This is "Convicting in the media and the public square", increasing BIAS and creates/promotes stereotypes - unacceptable.


 Act in the best interests of their clients and put their clients' interests above their own
Fiduciary Rule
We, the People expect the broadcasting networks to do due diligence before reporting - from a lost baby to a mass shooting in the neighborhood.  We look for and expect "exact circumstances behind the incident" that has been verified.

We ask the television directors of WDJT/58, MPTV/10 WISN/12, WTMJ/4, FOX6 or whoever makes the decision of what is sent out on their airwaves are mindful of the importance of "Bias CHECK-and-VERIFY" reporting.  It is NOT enough to just report what the police may say.  The report must give due diligence of the station to collaborate with others on the scene, those involved - family members, neighbors, business owners, and bystanders.  Investigation in the reporting.

Lastly, we ask that BIAS Training is part of the HR training of the entire staff at each of the broadcasting stations. 
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Just as MPA LLC is conducting a follow-up of Starbucks Bias Training, an upcoming JUNETEENTH MONTH Smart Media Conversation will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  MORE to come.






STARBUCKS followup of BIAS TRAINING by Researcher Mary Glass



Published on Jun 10, 2018

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC has kicked off a one-year Follow-up of Starbucks BIAS Training in Milwaukee and nearby areas, i.e, Shorewood, WI

mpapublicpolicyreview.blogspot.com


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain - The Free Spirit who brought World Ambience into your space in each episode of 'Parts Unknown



JUNE 9, 2018
SATURDAY MORNING | On Friday, June 8, 2018, we awoke to the news of Anthony Bourdain's death - It is an apparent suicide.

1-800-273-8255 - National Suicide Prevention

I am a longtime fan of Parts Unknown w/Anthony Bourdain, seen on CNN.  The shows for me were a means of discovery and escape to another place, with unknown families and their friends, street terrains in foreign lands and USA, forms of transportation, lots of walking and talking, boat rides, types of railroad travel,  by manual and powered bikes, environments of the marketplace in the streets, on farms, in homes, on hillsides, in ruins, in backyards, patios and points of interest eating with his fingers, chopsticks, bread and other food utensil - being at well-known and fine dining eateries/restaurants across the world, always having conversation with the locals, going to strip joints for entertainment and nightlife hot spots, to reverent places of history was the norm - a fun-filled man, always eating a little of everything culturely prepared and washing it down with lots of wine-beer-liquor of the area.  Once he attended a special society in Europe of men and for 9 hours they drank and ate.


His attire was, as a rule, casual t-shirt/shirt and jeans.

"Anthony, you have brought many hours of adventure to me and millions.  I am saddened by your death.  I go to your hour of death and I hope you did not suffer.  You were/are ONE OF A KIND", Mary Glass.

Good Thoughts to Anthony's daughter and family.

The Free Spirit who brought World Ambience into your space in each episode of 'Parts Unknown.


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Thursday, June 7, 2018

SOUNDING THE ALARM OF Juneteenth DUE DILIGENCE by Mary Glass


JUNE 7, 2018
CITY-WIDE JUNETEENTH ||  
This is SOUNDING THE ALARM.

THIS IS THE MONTH OF JUNETEENTH - FREEING FROM SLAVERY.

MPA LLC is "sounding the Alarm" for LEADERSHIP-Stewardship by residential and commercial stakeholders of Milwaukee that make up its population.

Your city is in the process of "SEIGE" by those of favor and given privilege with your charter, laws and most of all your tie-in to FEDERAL FUNDING and FEDERAL GUIDELINES.

THERE ARE GROWING "well-known"-"well-positioned" CAUCASIAN MONOPOLY-OLIGOPOLY GROUPS ON A COURSE OF GREED, GENTRIFICATION, WIDE-SPREAD DISCRIMINATION, REAL ESTATE TAKEOVER, CITY COFFERS AMENITIES AND CONTINGENCY FUNDS, AND DISRESPECT BY VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT.

HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!

FOLKS, talking amongst yourselves without ACTION PLANS of Solidarity for REMOVAL OF elected and appointed officers who have failed their OATH OF OFFICE (time-and-time again) is a recipe for continued disparities. 

MPA LLC starts with People of Color BLOCKING and carrying water for CRUMBS.  Those voting for Resolutions and laws to meet the goals of those who live in the neighboring suburbs.

The turncoats and Spooks by the Door must be unveiled, called out and given their Walking Papers.  NO ONE IS EXEMPT.

It is important that I note that we MUST scrutinize those at the helm of various offices within the neighborhood NON-PROFIT sector (this includes donor organizations within the neighborhoods) that are doing the reprehensible WILLIE LYNCH tactics and the wrongful bid of those who are in city hall and those at the county courthouse for starters.

African Americans and People of Color selected as a figurehead with support for an annual fundraiser, those sitting too long on various appointed committees and boards, those on BIDS (doing nothing), and those being invited to the A-list endeavors have gotten super crazy.

We have CORE CONSTITUENTS consumed - mired in Enduring Concentrated Poverty, who have been displaced, missed soft- and hard skills, without access, literacy, and use of Broadband ARE WAITING for those of us "in Leadership" to LEAD with a mandate that connects the dots of today's economic advantage.

THINK ABOUT WHAT I HAVE SAID.

CHECK IT OUT IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE
BY ALL MEANS, DO YOUR PART.

I will be back.


Mary Glass - Researcher


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bias Training, Common Sense, Law and Respect Initiative - Media, Starbucks & government employees in Milwaukee


Bias Training - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CEO Kevin Johnson

JUNE 5, 2018
CITY-WIDE BREAKING NEWS || Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC announced its 5th Initiative for public policy INFRASTRUCTURE growth and enlightenment on May 22, 2018.
It is Bias Training - Common Sense, Discipline, and Respect.  

The 1-year case study was prompted as a result of the out-of-order and overreaction incident in Philadelphia, PA at a Starbucks by Philadelphia Police. Chairman Howard Schulz and CEO Kevin Johnson of Starbucks took to the airwaves with damage control - apologies, strategies, meetings and the announcement of the Bias Training on May 29, 2018.

The police were called by a Starbucks' employee.

Reason for Call
Two African American men who asked to use the restroom were seated, did not order service and waited for their guest.  During their wait, police officers arrived and they were arrested.  Their guest arrived prior to them being arrested.

STARBUCKS
On May 29, 2018, for four (4) hours staff and invited guests were in their first BIAS training for Starbucks.  The training was an outgrowth of police being called when 2 African American men entered a Philadelphia Starbucks, used the restroom and sat waiting for their meeting guest.

For the May 29, 2018 session, Starbucks reported 8,000 corporate-Starbucks locations were involved - approximately 175,000 employees attended the staff training.

Starbucks has about 7,000 licensed locations in hospitals, airports, retail stores, grocery stores, and hotels.  The licensed stores were NOT part of the corporate training.

Milwaukee
In Milwaukee, Mary Glass has selected 8 Starbucks locations to followup and evaluate for the Bias training the next 12 months.

So far, the initial visits have started with 1 corporate site (East Pointe), 1 licensed hospital (St. Luke's), 1 licensed hotel (Hilton/Wisconsin Avenue) and 1 licensed grocery store (Metro Mart-Van Buren).

A common thread for both the corporate and licensed locations was "Concern and Participation".  The licensed location, all but one had their own Bias Training during the designated afternoon timeframe.  It was conducted by the HR department and/or a member of the management team of the site.

Since Starbucks has history with a call that took Donte Hamilton's life, Milwaukee Police has a history of bias/flawed thinking about African American and People of Color, we will look at the Milwaukee Police, Fire and Police Commission, the behavior of Police, the discipline of police and laws for discipline.

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MILWAUKEE - Starbucks & Milwaukee Police
April 30, 2014, Donte Hamilton was killed at Red Arrow Park (Milwaukee) as a result of a call to police BY a Starbucks employee and "overaction" of a police officer.  

Donte was awakened while asleep at the park.  He was shot 14 times and killed by police officer Christopher Manney.  

The investigation was carried out by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, a statewide agency, but the lead agents for the investigation were former Milwaukee police officers.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office conducted an investigation. In December 2014, District Attorney John Chisholm found the use of force to be in self-defense and declined to prosecute.
A federal investigation took place, and was closed in November 2015, with federal authorities determining that there was insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against Manney. Wikipedia
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MILWAUKEE POLICE - Bad Actors


The Interim Police Chief has a role in the way Milwaukee Police are held accountable and discipline.  He is  Alfonso Morales.


Fire & Police Commission of Milwaukee
Glass will bring in the role and responsibility of voices of our elected, appointed, hired and donor for-hire government officials to address the overreaction and lack of discretion shown by the Philadelphia officers and the bad actor behavior we have seen time and time again by Milwaukee Police.  


Keisha Butler was recently appointed by Tom Barrett, mayor, as the Chair-Fire & Police Commission, and confirmed by the common council.  Only 1 Citizen Participation meeting was held in District 12.

Sterling Brown - Member of Milwaukee Bucks
In the media is Sterling Brown miscarriage of justice. Milwaukee Police Department failure to disclose the truth about the incident.

It was followed by "lock-step" lying by Milwaukee Police as well as mocking, planning statements to justify-coverup wrongful incident and the failure to release the FULL video.

"I’m very proud of the fact that Milwaukee was and continues to be a leader in the use of body-worn cameras," Barrett said in a statement. "What we need to do now is conduct an analysis of best practices as to the release of the video and work to establish a policy locally."

Statements like the above charter officer responsible for Milwaukee Police is WHY we will also recommend BIAS training for Mayor Tom and all city of Milwaukee employees.




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MEDIA
We will also look at the role media - television, video, blogs and radio reporting can impact BIASES.

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