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Thursday, July 20, 2017

SAM BELTON - Enterprising Businessman and Jazz Musician


Sam Belton, Owner

CITY.NET Café, Milwaukee's passport to great coffee is an abode for the cultured and a hub for the jazz lover. Indeed, CITY.NET Cafe is unique, and its distinctive appeal can be attributed to owner Sam Belton. Mr. Belton encompasses all that his shop represents. CITY.NET Café is in two locations, 306 E. Wisconsin Ave. and the lower level of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Mr. Belton is not only a jazz lover; he is a jazz drummer and percussionist. Hence the atmosphere is an extension of him. The walls of the coffee shop are decked with pictures, posters and signs of jazz greats. The air is filled with the captivating sounds of Coltrane, Miles and Hancock. Willingly or not, listening customers are wooed into a world of rhythm and spontaneity as they enjoy coffee or a meal. In addition to the powerful jazz presence, Belton exposes patrons to his experience as a world traveler. He shares this through pictures of skylines in cultural hotbeds such as Philadelphia, New York, and Paris. In fact, Belton explains that the idea for an internet cafe came from his exposure to such cafes during travels to Paris, London, and Amsterdam.

Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial quest, Mr. Belton served the youth of Milwaukee's inner city as a music teacher. Through his tutelage, several students have gone on to become professional musicians. Countless others have been inspired to study and appreciate music as a true form of art. Belton's own educational background is impressive. He has earned a Bachelor's of Music from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Master's of Education from Lesley College.

When Mr. Belton is not managing the affairs of CITY.NET Café or playing at local events, he pastors Spirit of Truth World Ministries along with his wife Lazonnie Belton. There he teaches with passion and expresses the importance of a life of discipline, love, and faith. And if Mr. Belton's stated multi-dimensionality isn't enough, he is the proud father of three adult children and five grandchildren. Milwaukee is privileged to have a model citizen such as Sam Belton in the community. His altruism is and has been demonstrated through his service on the educational, business and faith-based levels. Mr. Belton's foresight is admirable. His style is irreplaceable. His heart is genuine.


CITY.NET Café, is Milwaukee's Jazziest Coffeehouse located in three locations across Milwaukee including downtown at 306 E. Wisconsin Ave., in the Milwaukee County Courthouse and the Rite-Hite YMCA. It allows patrons to escape to a world of easier times.

The melodic harmonies of jazz greats like John Coltrane and Miles Davis fill the cozy space, while the vintage artful pieces on the walls allow guests to stamp their mental passport and travel to beautiful places abroad. Proud owner Sam Belton picked up many of his ideas for the coffee house through his world travels to many countries in Africa and Europe as a minister at Spirit of Truth World Ministries. He operated his first coffee shop on 72nd and Burleigh for several years prior to the move on Wisconsin Ave. and currently, operates a total of three cafes with an additional location planned for early 2015.

Belton is a drummer and the cafe offers a variety of opportunities for Belton to showcase his passion for music and for people to slow down and connect. Live Jazz night at the Wisconsin Ave. affords guests to unwind on Friday's and hear Sam Belton and Friends, a quartet jam out to soulful original smooth sounds. CNJC is also available for book clubs, live poetry and other groups to meet.

Visit CNJC at one of four Milwaukee locations:

Courthouse, Lower Level: 901 N. 9th St.                 Hours: M-F - 7:00am - 2:00pm
Rite Hite YMCA: 9250 N. Green Bay Rd                  Hours: M-F - 6:30am - 2:00pm
Behavioral Health Division:                                    Hours: M-F - 6:30am - 3:00pm
       9455 W Watertown Plank Rd
Downtown: 306 E. Wisconsin Ave.                          Hours: M-F - 6:00am - 3:30pm
                                                                                                        Sat - 7:00am - 2:00pm
Call Us:  414.336.1723

Sunday, July 16, 2017

GARFIELD DAY - Saturday, July 15, 2017, Year 18

Saturday Fun on Garfield Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 15, 2017

July 16, 2017
Milwaukee ||  The 18th year celebration of Garfield Day brought hundreds out to enjoy Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Art, and summer foods.  It was also a time to view African impression clothing, jewelry, oils, scents, chatting with friends and neighbors of varied age groups.

It was also time for the older adult to "cut a step or two" to the Blues song of Johnny Taylor - "Last 2 $Dollars".

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Barrett 's Bait & Switch with the Labor Department rendered Milwaukeeans sterile

BAIT-N-SWITCH - No Skin in the Game for the People

July 13, 2017

“Milwaukee continually demonstrates innovative workforce development. I’m incredibly proud we are leading this newly created regional consortium. This will provide a tremendous opportunity for all of our urban partners to learn from each other and share ideas,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “I would like to thank the leadership of all of the Midwest Urban Strategies partner cities for their commitment to regional workforce development, and Christine Quinn from the U.S. Department of Labor for her support of this initiative.” 
July 7, 2017

BAIT N SWITCH with the Face of Color

For Midwest Urban Strategies - Milwaukee Partner - Employ Milwaukee, it failed to bring the key benefactors to the table for planning and problem solving for kick-off to create the model appropriate for core values and enthusiasm in growth.  To create a groundswell of HOPE.

MUS/Midwest Urban Strategies failed to include the citizenry for the creation of plan as well as short and long-term goal-making.  

First-step BUY-IN and neighborhood authenticity is necessary for historic presence by those with skills and those documenting transparency for accountability and multi-generational growth.

We vigorously encourage self-tasking, self-maintenance, and self-sufficiency by the stakeholders - EndUsers.  Anything less, creates a "CRACK" in the foundation and the deliverables.

This alleged model has the monopoly-oligopoly stench of Tim Sheehy, MMAC-Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce, MEDC-Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation, Greater Milwaukee Committee and Milwaukee 7; i.e., Dan Bader - Bader Philanthropies.

Tom Barrett and Friends have again found more DOL/Department of Labor funds and resources to steal from the People/Milwaukeeans with the assistance of Black Faces; i.e., Earl Buford and Willie Wade.

Not this time.

We will at the very least notify Ms. Christine Quinn - Chicago and others of DOL in Washington, DC for a "Call to Order".

More to come.

Friday, June 30, 2017

SHOW 26 - Post-Conviction in New Orleans w/Attorney Adrienne Wheeler

June 30, 2017
CITY-WIDE Milwaukee | Today's Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company on WXRW Riverwest Talk Radio 104.1 FM will talk with Attorney Adrienne Wheeler, Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana.

Attorney Wheeler is the spokesperson for the Re-Entry and Expungement Teams of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Items of discussion for Post-Conviction at JAC includes:

  • History of JAC
  • Composition of Teams 
  • Mission
  • Successes and challenges
  • Incarceration Population
  • Updates and surprises

Riverwest Talk Radio
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3:30pm - 4:30pm

Re-Entry & Expungement in New Orleans


Thursday, June 29, 2017

THE VI AMENDMENT - Derwyn Bunton, Defenseless

Derwyn Bunton - Chief Public Defender - New Orleans
A lawyer poorly resourced can cause irreparable harm to a client,” says Chief NOLA Public Defender Derwyn Bunton.

“You do your best, but a lot of times you can’t provide the kind of representation that the Constitution, our code of ethics and professional standards would have you provide.” Derwyn Bunton

Derwyn Bunton has been head of the New Orleans Public Defenders’ office for the last eight years. The 52 lawyers on his staff are responsible for representing more than 20,000 people a year who are unable to afford a private attorney.

You know feeling like you’re always coming up short. Um, you know, the first 1,000 clients, you feel terrible. The second 1,000 clients, you feel awful. The third 1,000, 3,000 in, it doesn’t feel so bad anymore. One morning I woke up and I just felt like, “I’m not even angry about this anymore.” It’s just everyday to me. Everyday my clients are going away for a decade. And I just move along to the next client.
Nine current and former New Orleans public defenders admit they do not have the time or the budget to adequately represent every client.

Lindsay Samuel was an ex-Public Defender attorney in the office of Public Defender Chief Bunton. 

She said 3000 cases in.  These are 3000 human beings with civil and legal rights on paper.  In law.  In Amendment VI of the Constitution. 

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

In order for there to be DEMOCRACY (a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections) and SANCTUARY (safety,  a place of refuge and protection) each one of the OWNERS of America must subscribe to the laws that protect its people in America.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

RON JOHNSON - Senator from Wisconsin is a FRAUD, A CHARLATAN

Ron Johnson - WI Republican Senator 
Saying one thing, doing another to get moral points.  We see thru the con.
Ron Johnson, Republican Senator of Wisconsin, LESS THAN integrity, false rhetoric and disingenuous narrative to give unwise Wisconsinites, the public at-large, and Chuck Todd on Meet the Press he is in favor of discussions of the Affordable Healthcare to solve the issues with the backroom plan by Mitch McConnell and the 13 misfit group.  

That’s not what he has been saying.  
It is not what he said while running for office.  
His lines have been drawn on, REPEAL, REPEAL Obamacare.  Period.  

He has put himself on the "NOT YET LIST” to pass the Senate bill.  
It is a ploy.  

If Johnson was legitimate, his comments would say he’s not voting "yes" until there are full discussions and necessary changes on behalf of Wisconsinites and the people of America.  Not the bull that the Affordable Healthcare is falling under its weight.  It is weight with the heavy foot of the Republicans on the scale.

If he and his Republican cronies had joined the other U.S. Congress persons to correct the “risk corridor” in the insurance care and provided the Insurance companies with a path forward rather than no response, the Insurance companies, and premiums would have a path forward for serious agreements.  They are using the 2-year wait after the REPEAL to give the impression that things will not change.  

Not true.
They are lying about the pre-existing risk.  
They are lying about NOT increasing insurance cost.
The seniors in nursing homes will NOT have funding.  
Women will not have reliable prevention care. 
Over 23 million folks will fall through the cracks for needed healthcare.
The McConnel and gang of 13 plan have a cap on payments (the present Affordable Healthcare does not).  Each person will be given a certain amount, if you exceed the amount, too bad.  You are on your own.

He’s full of it.  Watch how fast he votes this week with all the others.
He’s a charlatan (a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.).
If you believe the charlatan, go jump off the nearest bridge to never return.  Take Paul Ryan with you.

The “double talking” of Ron Johnson, represents the clueless senior senator that is a Republican from Wisconsin with the high-risk talking points. 

He likes to call on the fact he’s from Oshkosh, WI from the manufacturing industry as an accountant of compassion - with great concern of leaving something for our children’s future.  

Earth to clueless Ron Johnson, the children will most likely be healthcare dependent seeking high-cost emergency hospital care, drug-dependent without serious preventive healthcare AND dead, dead.

Stop the violence, Johnson!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Enslavement through Social Controls and Oppression in the City of Milwaukee - Part I

June 22, 2017
CITY OF MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC continues in its public policy leadership quest to provide state of the art information for Informed Decision-Making by Milwaukeeans, the Core Constituents.

CORE CONSTITUENTS are the people who live, work, invest in real estate, grow families, grow businesses, worship and create the population of authority within the 96.8 square miles of the city of Milwaukee.

Social Controls and oppression by elected-appointed-hired and donor for hire has gone viral and African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged residential and commercial stakeholders are the target. 


For the last 12 years, the economic face of Milwaukee has ruthlessly been changed without the inclusion and permission of the population of authority in Milwaukee.  It is clear that the have-nots were more and more marginalized.
Some notables are:
  • The mayor of Milwaukee has engaged in wrongful "outsourcing" of the city coffers without authorization from the citizenry of Milwaukee.
  • The mayor, Tom Barrett, has helped form and reinforce the Milwaukee 7 and the board of MEDC/Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation and gave the GO LIGHT to disenfranchisement of the majority population of Milwaukee.
  • Laws and authorities have been formed by/for Caucasian groups.
  • The use of funding aimed for African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged seized:
    • tax credits.
    • a 30-year Involuntary Servitude of MEGA commitment to the Milwaukee Bucks.
    • MEGA developments by neophte developer Rick Barrett tied to transportation.
    • MEGA discriminatory Bublr Bike deal.
    • Unnecessary East/West BRT and streetcar.
    • MCTS Removal of Route 279 and failure to connect employment of Milwaukeeans by public transportation.
    • MCTS Reneged and HALT to Go Pass - 2019 BROKEN promise for seniors, disabled and low/no income.
    • Earmarks meant to "empower" low-income citizenry and census tracts of poverty.   
In 2005, Tom Barrett - mayor of Milwaukee and Milwaukee 7, co-led by Gale Klappa - We Energies, created a monopoly-oligopoly enterprise made up of Caucasians only that is a platform for mega dollar economic development using the largest urban city, its land mass, federal resources and its population. 

The city of Milwaukee comes with the largest population, huge "land-riched real estate", tax credits, development packaging, housing funding, tax increment financing, special EB-5 and foreign investments, Department of Labor support, HUD support, Department of Transortation, WHEDA and other financing on the backs of and federal empowerment resources earmarked for African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged of the city of Milwaukee.  

African American, other People of Color and Work Challenged citizenry make up over 3/4 of the population of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee 7

Milwaukee 7 is made up of Caucasian leaders of 7 counties (Kenosha, Milwaukee, OzaukeeRacineWalworth, Washington, and Waukesha) in southeastern Wisconsin.

Milwaukee 7 was/is operated through Caucasian corporations led by Tim Sheehy, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce and its staff.

Milwaukee 7 is made up of Caucasian leaders of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.

The GMC/Greater Milwaukee Committee made up of primarily Caucasians that were/are selected members of community organizations, philanthropic organizations, law firms, real estate barons, colleges, and universities, i.e., UW-M, Marquette, MSOE, Alverno and Cardinal Stritch. 

Milwaukee 7 formed an alliance that barred African-American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged from its decision-making, planning, and governance.  

Willie Hines, ex-Common Council President at Milwaukee 7 gathering 
Figurehead, Willie Hines (ex-Common Council President) became the poster card for African American involvement - ZERO, a sellout.

Social Controls and Enslavement
Part II - Enslavement through Social Controls and Oppression will address four documented processes called GIMS.   They are:
  • Gentrification 
  • Involuntary Servitude
  • Monopoly-Oligopoly
  • Subjugation
The above four enslavement tactics are Caucasian-based governed by Lutheran-Catholic-Jewish and James Company non-profits.

The take-over and control started downtown and it has creeped to Amani, WAICO/Y, Midtown, Sherman Park, Williamsburg Heights/United Community, and Harambee.  The census tracts neighborhoods  are in Districts 6 -- Milele Coggs - Alderwoman, District 7 - Khalif Rainey - Alderman, District 10 - Michael Murphy - Alderman, and District 15 - Russell Stamper - Alderman for starters. 
Click link below.

You can see the original Caucasian contributors, donations as high as $1 million by We Energies.

The legal formation of Monopoly-Oligopoly.

We the People must NEVER give up our legal-human-civil rights by failing to STAND UP with a STRAIGHT BACK and speak to power of all kind.   We must remember from WHENCE we come and the millions who have died, have suffered and died, for our marriage with FREEDOM.                    Mary Glass 6-22-17

Monday, June 19, 2017

NEW on-line Magazine ANNOUNCEMENT - JUNETEENTH MKE - The Emancipation Magazine


JUNE 19, 2017
JUNETEENTH MKE – The Emancipation Magazine
Historic timeline and a close look at ongoing methods of Enslavement in the Public Square in Milwaukee

City Hall Milwaukee | Neighborhood Town Hall Meetings | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is announcing a NEW, in-color, on-line and in-print JUNETEENTH MKE – The Emancipation Magazine.  A bi-monthly Introductory on-line version is released June 19, 2017.  On June 30, 2017, a SPECIAL EDITION will be released on-line and in print with advertisers and writers.

This innovative magazine design brings to Core Constituents of the city of Milwaukee timely state of the art information for guided leadership, stewardship, entrepreneurship, mentorship, partnership, citizenship and fellowship while identifying practices of involuntary servitude identified in routine ROBBING of the city coffers through practices of arbitrary and capricious executive and legislative charter officers tied to monopoly-oligopoly, subrogation, gentrification, conflict of interest and relentless discrimination.  CORRUPTION.  Yes.  Corruption

JUNETEENTH MKE – The Emancipation Magazine will highlight land-rich areas, neighborhood leadership, historic engagements of African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged in the arts, quality of life and economic growth. 

It will highlight elected-appointed-hired-donor for hire government representatives at the head of injustices.  They include:

  • Tax credits
  • Tax Increment Districts
  • Community Development Block Grant
  • Money centers 
    • Redevelopment Authority
    • Milwaukee Economic Development Center
    • Wisconsin Center District
    • WHEDA
    • Small Business Administration
    • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
    • Legacy Redevelopment Corporation
    • IFF
    • Commercial Team and BID Districts (i.e., Districts 8, 10, 21, 32)
    • Northwest Side Development Corporation
    • LISC
    • Zilber Family Foundation
    • Milwaukee Foundation
    • Bader Philanthropies
    • Bradley Foundation
    • Pettit Foundation   
  • Monopoly-Oligopoly
    • Milwaukee 7
    • Greater Milwaukee Committee
    • Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce
    • St. Ann’s, Johnson Park
    • Bublr Bike
    • Water Council
    • UW-Milwaukee
    • Marquette University 
    • City f Milwaukee Department of Administration ECO and its Conflict of Interest with the Milwaukee Food Council for starters.
                                                     # # #

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FATHER DAY REMEMBRANCE - Father Philando Castile

Philando Castile - 32 years, died July 6, 2016
The officer that killed/murdered him was acquitted of Manslaughter - ALL counts.
Below, his mother, Valarie Castile speaks to the INJUSTICE.


This is why YOU must be REGISTERED correctly and READY to vote for a candidate you choose to examine profile, call for transparency and accountability of those in office (federal to local government representative).

To beam in on legislation that "disallow" the present murder format by officers - rogue or otherwise.  The prima facie point is Black Lives like all of the privilege matters.  

We, the People, must lawyer-up, tactical plan, write, encourage, persuade, become an elected officer - look at the 2018 positions on the down ballots and roll up your sleeve for putting the right laws on the books with enforcement.  

This includes contacting Tom Barrett, the mayor and Ashanti Hamilton, Common Council President for review/updated committees, bureaus, boards and authorities that are stagnant and clogged with career appointees that have not a clue and VOTING against you.

To just get angry and do not FRAME the results for better outcomes, we will continue to see the Ms. Valeries' grieve and most of all bury their/your sons - children.

To just get angry and FAIL to know who the members of your executive, legislative and judicial representatives are for starters is asking for even more insensitivity and instances that say "African American lives do not count".

To just get angry or NOT get angered due to NUMBNESS, you must come out of the stupor and chart your course for RUNNING FOR OFFICE and WINNING with outreach, organizing and clear due diligence.

SILENCE is Not an option because NO Black is Exempt.
Also, as Ms. Valerie said, it is her son today, but they are coming for you, especially the children of mixed races.

We have been warned.
What say you?

Tomorrow is JUNETEENTH.  We will announce our next ACTION STEP.  We hope you join us.



Happy Father's Day to Dads incarcerated

Happy Father's Day to Gay Dads


Remember Our Pot Lifers This Fathers Day!!!

This Father’s Day, please pause to reflect upon the fathers in prison or those who might be a father, if they were not in prison.  It’s time to bring our POWs home.  Life for pot is a disgrace upon the principles in which this country was founded.  We are supposed to be intelligent humanitarians. Let's encourage our leaders to act like it.                                   Can-Do Foundation

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SHOW 24 - Bria Smith, Ms. Juneteenth and Dr. William Rogers, Scholar

June 16, 2017

Show 24 Focus on the Historic Day of Juneteenth, Monday, June 19, 2017.  The most celebratory day for African American history.  It speaks to the freedom of African Americans - that were slaves.

This was the byproduct of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America.

This was the byproduct of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America.

BRIA SMITH - Ms. Juneteenth
Sixteen years old, a sophomore who attends Franklin High School. Bria's aspiration includes majoring in journalism, mass communication, and broadcast.  The daughter of Bennie Smith and Angela Smith, the owners of Daddy Soul Food Grille, a soul food restaurant in Milwaukee.

Juneteenth sponsor:  Northcott Neighborhood

Dr. William Rogers is an educator, historian and community servant.  He holds advanced degrees in theology and history.  He is a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Dept. of Africology and Milwaukee Theological Institute.  He is also a frequent community lecturer and writer on the African American experience.  His research focus is on the black church and its role in family and community empowerment.  His approach is designed to explore ideas from the past which can be used as contemporary tools for rebuilding families and communities.  

His role as a community activist and leader has been extensive and varied.  He has served on governing boards for many educational, religious, and family development programs throughout America.  He is President Emeritus of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum and is chair emeritus of the Family House, Inc. of Milwaukee.

Ms. Juneteenth 2017 - BRIA SMITH
Scholar                      - Dr. William Rogers 

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