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Saturday, December 30, 2017

SHOW 52 -- KWANZAA Refresher for 2017 by Dr. William Rogers

Dr. William Rogers
- Talk Show Host, Atlanta, GA; Historian and past professor of UW-Milwaukee (24 years)

December 30, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || Dr. William Rogers gives a rousing and philosophical structure for Kwanzaa.
His "Refresher on Kwanzaa" sets the stage of why and how the 7 principles of Nguzo Saba came about.  

Yes. The Founder is Dr. Maulana Karenga. It was created in the 1966-1967 year.  Dr. Rogers gives us the basis for Dr. Karenga's creation that dates back to include Charter schools for African American children, the philosophical leadership of famous African Americans like Marcus Garvey and Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, and the segregation of Jim Crow of the 1960's. 

The seven (7) Nguzo Saba principles are:

  • Unity
  • Self-Determination
  • Collective Work and Responsibility
  • Cooperative Economics
  • Purpose
  • Creativity
  • Faith. 

He further gives the seven (7) layers of cement that are needed for the 7 Nguzo Saba bricks.  They are:

  1. Truth
  2. Justice
  3. Righteous
  4. Harmony
  5. Balance
  6. Reciprocity 
  7. Order.

This is also the last show of the year and Mr. Rickey Potts, Resident Commentator, leaves for a heavy commitment in BID 39.

Take a Listen.

DAY 4 - UJAMAA - Cooperative Economics & DAY 5 - NIA - Purpose -- R E S T O R A T I O N

#4 UJAMAA & #5 NIA

December 29-30, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE ||  This is Kwanzaa Week.

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and profit from them together.

The Fourth Principle is Ujamaa and is essentially a commitment to the practice of shared social wealth and the work necessary to achieve it. 

Nia (nee-AH)
To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Practice Nia every day!

Principle #4-Ujamaa

Ujamaa means Cooperative Economics. This means that we should build and maitain our own stores, shops, and businesses. We should profit from them together.

Principle #5-Nia

Nia stands for Purpose. Our purpose should be to make our people and communities as great as they can be. We can do this by taking care of our homes and communities and developing the skills and knowledge of all our people.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Day 3 -- UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility

Day 3 - Collective Work and Responsibility
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.

It is December 28, 2017.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

KWANZAA 2017 - Umoja-KUJICHAGULIA-Ujima-Ujamaa-Nia-Kuumba-Imani

December 26-January 1 Annually
KWANZAA - Remembering my Culture and the enrichments that have made the African American race RESILIENT - Still We Rise.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Salvation Army Christmas Feast - December 25, 2017

December 26, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || The Xmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017.  Below is the Salvation Army Dinner Invitation.

The 28th Annual Christmas Family Feast on Christmas Day. A tradition in Milwaukee for 28 years, Christmas Family Feast is free and open to the entire community.
“We’re preparing to feed 8,000 to 10,000 people on Christmas Day. This wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of this year’s sponsors and program partners. The Christmas Family Feast is the largest feeding program hosted by The Salvation Army in the country on Christmas Day,” said Major Steven Merritt, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.
This year’s meal will consist of ham, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, dinner rolls, an assortment of desserts and beverages. Guests will receive complimentary gifts while supplies last.
To support Christmas Family Feast by making a financial contribution, please click here.
Times: 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Admission: Free to all!
Below are photos of many engaging Volunteers and guests.
Our THANKS to the Salvation Army - The organization with the Red Kettles.
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Volunteer John - 15-year Volunteer
Mama Rose

Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus w/ a little Elves

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Romans 16:25-27 -- A Reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Sunday, December 24, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || Today's Reading by Mary Glass, Lector, at Mass on Christmas Eve at the Cathedral of St. John.

Brothers and sisters:
To him who can strengthen you,
according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret for long ages
but now manifested through the prophetic writings and,
according to the command of the eternal God,
made known to all nations to bring about the obedience of faith,
to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ
be glory forever and ever. Amen. 

Romans 16:25-27

Saturday, December 23, 2017

SHOW 51 - PP w/Mary Glass & Company - 2017 Xmas Show


City-Wide Milwaukee || Show 51 - 2017 Xmas Show for Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company was around happy cheer and remembering.  The show:

Team Member - Richard Kauper, Architect Commentator
Team Member - Zusia Rosenthal, Intern Sound Engineer
Guest - Candidate for WI Governor Mike McCabe
Guest - Dr. William Rogers, Historian, Atlanta, GA Talk Show Host & Past Professor of UW-Milwaukee

Candidate McCabe and Dr. Rogers CALLED-IN to share
their Season Cheer to the audience.
Richard Kauper remembered his childhood and family.
Zusia Rosenthal gave his Jewish holiday celebration.
Mary Glass also remembered her grandparents and the

love of Xmas and Jesus Celebration.

Remembering and sending special thoughts to ALL. 
Show 51
Take a listen.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

TINN - TEAM Internet-Net Neutrality Initiative Video I

DECEMBER 21, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC released its first TINN - TEAM Internet-Net Neutrality BROADBAND Initiative Video today.  

It is 4:16 minutes of INTRO about the NEW Urban and Rural Broadband access, literacy, and usage for the "Underserved" populations in Milwaukee, Racine and Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin.

It is a BOLD initiative.
Take a listen.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

UBLAC Response to US AG Jeff Sessions in Milwaukee - December 18, 2017

Click Photo to Enlarge - UBLAC PROTEST
December 19, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE | UBLAC - Uplifting Black Liberation and Community led a protest in front of the Federal Court Building in Milwaukee to speak truth to power against US Department of Justice AG Jeff Sessions in Milwaukee.

Sessions spoke with law enforcers about the uptick in crime in Milwaukee and an announcement of 2 federal prosecutors being added to the Eastern District.

In the protest was State Rep. David Bowen.

UBLAC Response Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2017
Contact: Markasa Tucker, Lead Organizer of UBLAC and Director of the African American Civic-Engagement Roundtable, 414- 699-5195, Markasa@WisconsinVoices.Org
UBLAC and the African American Roundtable Responds to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Visit to Discuss Violent Crime in Milwaukee
(Statement read this morning)
My name is Mahnker Dahnweih and I’m here representing UBLAC, a coalition of Black Women, Trans and Queer people working to Uplift Black Liberation and Community and the African American Roundtable that exists to improve the quality of life for African-American community in Milwaukee and surrounding areas.
I stand here today in utter disgust at the audacity of Mr. Sessions to visit Milwaukee to speak about violent crime with Sen. Johnson.
Jeff Sessions is a white man from Alabama who has built his entire career on the exploitation of Black families and other marginalized groups. When he had power as US Attorney for Alabama, he used it to prosecute three African Americans for defending their rights to vote. He also used his power to make sure that predominantly Black schools continued to receive less funding than predominantly White schools within the state.
When he had power in the US Senate, he used it to vote against paths to citizenship for immigrants and to prop up mass incarceration with his outdated and ill-informed opinions on cannabis.
More recently, in his role as Attorney General, he has again used his power to exploit Black families when he ended the Department of Justice’s collaborative reform initiative which investigated the Milwaukee Police Department in order to make our city more safe.
Mr. Sessions, you have no right to come into our city and claim to care about violent crime. You have called us the “N” word and referred to the KKK as an “OK” group. We don’t want you here.
You have said, in reference to violence prevention that public safety should remain in local control and local accountability. I agree with you on that front. Let community organizing groups with respect and love for our people continue to facilitate Community Led Town Halls and seek community centered solutions to promote safety.
Let us be guided by our own values of Black love and liberation to advocate for the Milwaukee we want to see for ourselves and generations to come.

Mahnker Dahnweih

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - TINN Goes on the Road w/Broadband Access for the UNDERSERVED

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TINN – TEAM Internet-Net Neutrality Initiative goes on the Road w/the Broadband access for the UNDERSERVED – urban and rural Wisconsin
Collecting Data for internet Connectivity for neighborhoods and unincorporated areas with SMART Infrastructure

December 19, 2017
MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC ANCHOR Team, Mary Glass – Project Administrator, Richard Kauper – Architect and Melody Villanueva – Net Neutrality Activist, have begun meeting with sources for creating specialists, citizen panels and research bodies for information that will help provide Broadband industry knowledge, research, recommendations, rules and regulations of/for government services and options for addressing Net Neutrality Post-Repeal Phase II.  TINN calls on the Federal Communication Commission and Wisconsin Public Service Commission to REBOOT their Infrastructure and Lifeline promises to Broadband.

Glass said, “We are pleased to announce that our recent outreach of Smart Conversations to look at Milwaukee Public Library system as an anchor site; Michael Hahn, Executive Director and Kevin Muhs, Deputy Director as a source for planning; Mayor Cory Mason of Racine, Wisconsin on Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company WXRW 104.1 FM - riverwestradio.com as a NEW city leader; Attorney Thomas Devine, Mt. Pleasant property owners/stakeholders; and, Petra Duecker - MPL and Miguel Sanchez - Americorp Public Ally, Mitchell Street Library Maker Space tour as outcomes from ‘hands-on’, ‘all hands on deck’, and ‘boots-on-the-ground’ efforts to close the digital divide while creating an infrastructure with a footprint led by-and for outreach for the UNDERSERVED citizenry of urban and rural environments in southeastern Wisconsin.”

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TINN COUNTRY - MARY GLASS visit to Foxconn Exhibit - From Surveillance to Medicine optics

Left to Right:
Mary Glass - Chief Visionary Officer & Deb Milimaka Miles - VP, HR, Head of Global HR - Foxconn
SOUTHEASTERN WI || TINN COUNTRY is looking at the NEW possibilities in Broadband for the UNDERSERVED.  The opportunities are vast. 
We expressly seek the opportunities of the NEW technology 
in the Wisconn Valley for historic presence and growth of Broadband for the UNDERSERVED in the Mt. Pleasant and Racine census blocks/tacts.

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is working for advantage with human talent and ideas and do not expect this Exclusive and Premiere opportunity to take off without proper fitting at the census tract level for rural and urban Broadband for the UNDERSERVED.

"MPA LLC is keen on seeing that African American, other People of Color, the Work Challenged and Caucasians are working together to ensure that the opportunities from the Taiwan Manufacturing Company are NOT dismissive of ALL being a good neighbor in Social Responsibility.  Therefore, we will extend a hand of Inclusiveness for growth and success as we lay the foundation of GOODWILL and TRUST", said Mary Glass, Chief Visionary Officer, MPA LLC and author of the TINN - TEAM Internet-Net Neutrality Initiative.  

At the White House, Gou made no reference to the number of jobs the facility would create. And in a news release, Foxconn was notably more measured than Walker was, using the word "potential" in saying the plant would "create3,000 jobs with the potential to grow to 13,000 new jobs."Jul 27, 2017
"We have work to do.  The promise of 3,000 jobs at what ongoing ballooning price? Given Walker Act 10 law and his discussion with Trump for expansion of Act 10 labor limits for other states, they (Walker, Trump, Hou, Ryan) must be licking their chops.  WAKE UP Milwaukee - Wisconsin," said Mary Glass, Chief Visionary Officer, MPA LLC.

CLICK - Slide Show


Sunday, December 17, 2017

SHOW 50 - Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company - Racine Mayor Cory Mason & Champagne Toast Show 50

SHOW 50 - Mayor Cory Mason
Racine, Wisconsin
SUNDAY, December 17, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company 50th Show was true to its mission of state-of-the-art information to its weekly audience on Riverwest Radio 104.1 FM and riverwestradio.com.   

3:30 Guest
Exclusive Guest, Mayor Cory Mason, was the guest to provide an Introduction of his NEW position as the mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, our neighbor 30 minutes away south.

For approximately 20 minutes, Mayor Mason shared with Mary Glass, host, Rickey Potts and Richard Kauper, resident commentators and the audience fact points of his 1 month and 8 days reign as mayor of Racine, Wisconsin.  They included:

  • His "special" Election to the position of Mayor;
  • Family background of 6 generations in Racine;
  • His wife, an attorney, and his 3 children;
  • His 11-year reign for District 66 as WI State Representative of Racine;
  • His leadership in the care of the Great Lakes - Root River and Lake Michigan; while being mindful of an "aging infrastructure and safe lead levels" for a healthy city of Racine;
  • A champion for the UNDER-employed and UN-employed;
  • Looking at the Infrastructure needs of the area for 21st technology that calls for "charging stations" as part of the automatic grid;
  • Being excited about the opportunities for Racine County that the advent of the high-tech Foxconn manufacturing company can bring;
  • His due diligence looking at how best to use a catalytic project to fulfill the gap of employment;
  • He revealed his outreach to see what the Bucks and Northwestern Mutual Insurance have done to employ the Un- and Under-employed.
  • 4:00 pm - Toast & Open Mike
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The second half of Show 50 was kicked-off with a special Champaign "toast" by Mr. Potts, Chair BID 39, Principal of Center Street Nail Bar, and Senior Weekly Commentator for Public Policy w/Mary Glass and Company.

The team, Rickey "Mr. Potts",  Richard Kauper - Architect,  and "Xav" - Station Manager recognized the half-of-a-hundred plateau of PP w/Mary Glass & Company with a SURPRISE toast of MOET ('mo-wett',) & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rosé.

PP w/Mary Glass and Company entered the airwaves of Riverwest Radio, WXRW 104.1 FM, riverwestradio.com on January 6, 2017.  

Our annual birthday show is being celebrated on Show 53 (January 5, 2017) and Show 54 (January 12, 2017) - MARK YOUR CALENDAR.

Take a listen.

There is "chatter" before Show 50 starts.  
The show starts at the 1: 00-minute mark.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Show 50 - Exclusive with Mayor Cory Mason - Racine, Wisconsin

Mayor Cory Mason - Racine, WI

December 11, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || SHOW 50 - Mayor Cory Mason will be an Exclusive Guest
         this Friday, December 15, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:00pm, on Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company, RIVERWEST Radio WXRW 104.1 FM and riverwestradio.com
Mark your calendar.

Hear about the Newly elected Mayor of Racine (Sworn in November 7, 2017), his decade as a state legislator and the advent of Foxconn, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

DEADLINE || Net Neutrality - December 14, 2017

December 11, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || Today's Deadline Notice is the Countdown to December 14, 2017. Have you called your elected officials and asked that they contact the office of Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission?

We ask that you call directly to his office and deliver the message on behalf of you and your family, "Do Not Repeal Net Neutrality".

Friday, December 8, 2017

6-Day Count Down for YOUR SUPPORT of Net Neutrality

December 8, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || The Clock is Ticking for each of us to reach out to the FCC/Federal Communication Commission Chair Ajit Pai and call for CEASE and DESIST of his actions to Repeal NET NEUTRALITY.  

December 14, 2017, is the day Pai has scheduled for "repeal".

Having Net Neutrality, WE ARE ALL able to use the Internet without the monopoly stranglehold of who can use the internet and for what cost by the BIG vendors like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc.

Now is your turn to pick up your telephone and call to say, DO NOT TOUCH Net Neutrality.

Call Chair Pai and lend-your-voice at:  202.418.1000

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SHOW 48 - Economic Development in SE Wisconsin - James Carlini

December 5, 2017
Latest Episode
#48:  JAMES CARLINI - Economic Development in SE WISCONSIN

Friday, December 1, 2017, was the airing of Show 48 for Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company.  The discussion was about opportunities in Racine, Wisconsin and Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin that require invest for the long-term and how Foxconn can be an ideal catalytic project for growing opportunities from destination spaces to improved tax-base. 

The Reason why Net Neutrality is Important

Melody Villaneuva - Activists, Milwaukee
December 5, 2017
The reason why Net Neutrality is important is because it is part of Our US Democracy and its the envy around the world due to the Free Equal Access and speed to the Internet for We the people of the United States no matter of one's finances. 

Net Neutrality is Open and a free internet experience that is unlimited, educational, and informative.  It has become a necessity like water, air, and public land.

It has become a part of our Constitutional Freedoms like our freedom of expression, freedom of press, and freedom to protest peacefully. 

Net Neutrality is part of our democracy.
On December 14, 2017, Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC-Federal Communication Commission will vote to distinguish what We the People have access to when it comes to the internet.

The change would feel like living in a Dictatorship like Russia and North Korea - the government in these two countries control what their citizens watch, read, hear, and see.  It is a form of suppression and oppression of the internet.

Net neutrality is just as important as our constitutional freedoms. Imagine if your child goes to school and is injured or diagnosed with cancer and can't go to class for about a month or more, there's an internet option where a child can learn from home and still have a classroom experience through the internet.  This is one example of how important net neutrality is to public education and higher education. 

Would it be fair for those who depend on the Internet for school, business or entrepreneurship to be limited or deprived access to the internet because of one's finances? 

We, The People, cannot allow an administration who seems to be determined to dismantle our US Democracy for Vladimir Putin's playbook of propaganda and tyranny.

We, The People, of the USA cannot stand idly by while the FCC majority dismantle our Democracy on December 14, 2017.  We must Protect Net Neutrality as it is a "necessity"  and part of We The People's USA Democracy.

Call FCC to tell them to Keep the internet Free and Open.  To protect Net Neutrality.  Call 202.418.1000 - It is the office of Chairman Ajit Pai Federal Communication Commission. This article is by Melody Villanueva, December 5, 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tony Zielinski is Running for Mayor of the City of Milwaukee

December 4, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || 14th District Alderman Anthony "Tony" Zielinski has thrown his hat into the ring for the 45th mayor of the city of Milwaukee.

Taking an assessment of what Alderman Anthony "Tony" Zielinski provided for his coming out statement was a sense of commitment to Running a Campaign for to Win.  He came out with the pursuit of "Mayor only" rather than his aldermanic seat and mayor.  He also gave his campaign a real shot in the arm of a $100,000 loan.  According to his financial amount in his campaign finance report, he has $50,000 in his campaign coffers, that makes a minimum of $150,000 startup.  

He gave some Talking Points for his candidacy, however, he will need to look at his behavior as Chair of the Licensing Committee and voting practices at hearings and standing committee meetings.

The place he chose to make his announcement - Milwaukee Police Association - has a historic black mark that has not improved over the years for African American and People of Color - the MAJORITY of the Electorates in Milwaukee.

Flashback of brutality, mistreatment, discrimination, disrespect, US DOJ study, and murders of African American and People of Color has yet a bad taste.  His pledge to a 21st Century police chief is too generic and does not speak to the NEEDS  of Milwaukeeans.  Then there is the lack of seriousness of quality of life and economic development to replace the mired condition of  Enduring Concentrated Poverty.  There was NO mention of Broadband Internet, Incarceration Reform and public transportation for the working unemployed and working underemployed.   Over the two years, he has much to do to WIN.  

ELECTION SEASON - Who are you? What do they bring to the table?

December  4, 2017
CITY-WIDE MILWAUKEE || Spring 2018 Election
City-Wide Milwaukee || It is ELECTION TIME 2018
December Kick-off for the 2018 Election is on the way.  It includes the following offices:
  • ·       All Milwaukee County Supervisors
  • ·       Supreme Court
  • ·       Court of Appeals – District I
  • ·       Circuit Court - Branch 8, 17, 20, 23, 28, 38, 39, 43
2018 SPRING Election is a banner year for change.  
We must CHECK credentials for office.
We must CHECK behavior and misconduct.
We want to know about "Sexual Harassment", "Bullying", and "Non-Disclosure clauses of ALL types.
Events in the public square around the election process and those who wound up in office with discriminatory acts against those of us of Color is to be addressed at the BALLOT Box.
We can NOT fail to know WHO is running.  Ask for their platform, let them know what you expect for your vote and your advocacy to REMOVE the ones with "arrogant and bullying" conduct during their previous tenure or past experience.  
Since Incarceration is at the top of the ladder for addressing the racial injustice and the disengagement of Families of Color, placing inndividual in office that will represent you, your family, neighborhood and city is the candidate for office the next 5-10 years.
We must look closely at who is running for the Supreme Court, Appeals Court and Circuit Court - where they live, where they come from, who they associate with, diversity of life and today's environments of support.
To visit meetings of candidates held in the area.
To set-up meetings for candidates in the area.
To be Registered to Vote and know where and when to Vote.
Milwaukeeans - No one Exempt
This is the time for ALL Milwaukeeans with VOTING privilege, those of us within the 98.63 square miles to scrutinize the candidates and check your list and mark it twice by viewing the profile of those running, see where they stand on Incarceration Reform, evaluating their ads and the messages being sent.
You Vote.  You make sure others Vote.