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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ms. Viola Desmond - Halifax Canada

February 28, 2017
Viola Desmond
Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946. Wikipedia
BornJuly 6, 1914, Halifax, Canada
DiedFebruary 7, 1965, New York City, NY
Viola Irene Desmond (July 6, 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946. She refused to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre and was unjustly convicted of a minor tax violation used to enforce segregation. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada.
In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The government of Nova Scotia also apologized for prosecuting her for tax evasion, and acknowledged she was rightfully resisting racial discrimination.  

In 2016, the Bank of Canada announced that Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on the front of a banknote. She is slated to appear on the $10 bill in 2018.o

Creating SOLIDARITY in 2017 with Our Seniors helps drive our NOW and Future Growth in Milwaukee

September 21, 2012 
Bethesda Senior Center
Above is a snapshot of an event sponsored by Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC in 2012 for healthcare at Bethesda Senior Center.  CLICK

February 28, 2017
MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC calls out the efforts of our wise minds of our Seniors to guide our Infrastructure and set sail on a path that allows historic remembrances over the last 50 years.

Recognizing the decades of hands-on entrepreneurship, leadership, make-do, and creative experiences of African American Seniors along Fond du Lac Avenue of Amani that has/is being given to Amani, Metcalfe, Harambee, Riverwest and nearby contiguous neighborhoods.

The RE-BOOT includes the creation of the Amani Book and Garden Club to connect all age groups, especially the seniors and youth in the enrichment of the various environments and minds.  The community has two resources to draw leadership.  

It also seeks the quality of life and economic development comment and commitment of residential and commercial stakeholders that rent, lease and own real estate as well and subsidies all taxes incurred in the area.

"My work with Worthington Horton, past Executive Director of Bethesda Senior Center, 2845 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, back in the 1990's served the Fond du Lac Corridor well with a place for the daily programming for the seniors and a place for community programming for economic development and quality of life to help encourage self-sustainability", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO/CVO, MPA LLC. 

53rd Anniversary
MOTHER Liller Bates - Founder, Bethesda Senior Center
Sunday, February 18, 2017
3854 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Sunday, February 18, 2017
3845 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53210

We recognize and join with the seniors in calling upon our elected-appointed-hired-and donor for hire government representatives to work with us going forward in INDIVISIBLE - Milwaukee, The Hub, to make sure that we plan and make the decisions that will support business and technological attainment, an industrial and education attainment framework that is connected to each neighborhood by the citizenry.

We see Urban Health as a priority.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

BLACK HISTORY Week - Take a Look Trailer & Book

Sunday, February 26, 2017
89th Oscar Awards - Los Angeles, CA
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2016 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 2017. Wikipedia
DateFebruary 26, 2017, 5:30 PM PST

Some trailers for African American dominated actors.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Supreme Court Justice, Candidate for MPS school board, attorney, Producer Team Members on Public Policy - SHOW 7

To right-down and left:  Justice Rebecca Bradley, Dr. Tony Baez, Attorney Andrew Arena, Reggie Woodward - Producer and Ricky Potts -Producer
Friday, February 24, 2017
Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company
Riverwest Radio, WXRW, 104.1FM

SHOW 7 - Law and Order, Education and the Public Square

We will kick-off Show 7 with Brian Culbertson, Let's Get Started - the theme song.

The guests for this show will cover many Hot Button issues.  They are:

JUSTICE REBECCA BRADLEY - Wisconsin Supreme Court 

DR. TONEY BAEZ - Candidate for MPS School Board District 6

ATTORNEY ANDREW ARENA - Law offices of  Arena


RICK POTTS - Team Producer


Show time
3:30pm - 430pm
WXRW 104.1 FM

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paul Ryan is a target of INDIVISIBLE MILWAUKEE The Hub - He Is Fundraising Off Health Care While Working to Kill It for Millions

The Ole Gun - Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) holds a reporter's audio recorder that he knocked to the floor during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 16, 2017. Paul Ryan is determined to raise as much money as possible to fuel his own rise, and his party's, no matter how many people's health may suffer in the process. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times)

Paul Ryan Is Fundraising Off Health Care While Working to Kill It for Millions

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
By Richard EskowPR Watch | News Analysis

House Speaker Paul Ryan has a reputation for policy wonkishness, which he doesn't deserve. He also has a reputation for raising boatloads of cash, which he does deserve. Care to guess which one's driving his healthcare priorities? For bonus points, name the two billionaire brothers who are glad to see him do it.

Ryan did a fundraising "physicians and dentist industry" breakfast on February 1 of this year, (here's the invitation obtained exclusively by the Center for Media and Democracy) and the suggested contributions were worth more than a cup of coffee and some scrambled eggs: $10,000 for a "sponsor," $5,000 for a "host," $2,500 for a political action committee, and $1,000 for an individual attendee.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Call for My People - Slavery by Another Name Day - The Window for Real Equality - Due Process of Public Policy

My People by Mary Glass
Today is Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC continues with the All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative to seek changes in the Infrastructure for quality of life and economic development.  To address first-hand discrimination and lack of respect by those who are elected-appointed-hired-and donor for hire representatives (philanthropic bodies, donor raisers, wealthy individuals, endowments, etc.).

MPA LLC announced this day as -
the Call for Slavery by Another Name Day - February 21, 2017.

If it is to be, It is up to me - Mary Glass
It is always impossible until it is done - Nelson Mandela

The above two quotes require us to dig deep and always remember. 
To Always remember.  Always remember the African American shoulders you are standing on in American History - To remember what they gave up for our present privileges and that each GENERATION of African American boys and girls - men and women have no choice but REMEMBER and DO.


Kwanzaa - December
Black History Month - February
Juneteenth - June

We REMEMBER by telling the stories - by REMEMBERING the stories - by SPEAKING out and up when we are LEFT OUT the true history of building this America and its wealth - starting with Cotton and the Coal Mines.

We open the National Museum on September 24, 2016.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Justice Rebecca Bradley - Friday, February 24, 2017 - Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Company, Riverwest Radio

Supreme Court


Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley

Justice Rebecca G. Bradley
Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, a Milwaukee native, was elected to the Supreme Court in 2016 after being appointed by Gov. Scott Walker in 2015. She is the first Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice to have served as an intermediate appellate court judge as well as a circuit court judge. Before joining the Supreme Court, Justice Bradley served as a District I Court of Appeals judge (appointed 2015), a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge (appointed 2012, elected 2013) and worked as an attorney in private practice (1996-2012).

Justice Bradley graduated from Marquette University in 1993 with an honors B.S. in Business Administration and Business Economics and received her juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1996.

Justice Bradley is a member of the Supreme Court Finance Committee; the Board of Advisors of the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society; the Board of Governors of the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society; the Wisconsin State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and the Wisconsin Trial Judges Association. 

She previously served on the Wisconsin Juvenile Jury Instructions Committee; the Wisconsin Juvenile Benchbook Committee; and as a member of the Milwaukee Trial Judges Association. While in private practice, Justice Bradley served as an American Arbitration Association Arbitrator and Chairman of the State Bar Business Law Section.

Justice Bradley's current term expires July 31, 2026.
BornAugust 2, 1971 (age 45 years), Milwaukee, WI

WXRX, Milwaukee Riverwest Radio 104.1 FM

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Meet Melody Villanueva - PP Intelligence Analyst

Melody Villanueva - Intelligence Analyst 
Public Policy w/Mary Glass & Indivisible - Milwaukee The Hub

MILWAUKEE | Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company has 2 announcements today.  

It has expanded 30 minutes in showtime and added Melody Villanueva as the Intelligence Analyst for Indivisible - Milwaukee, The Hub and the radio show.

Melody brings to the table a varied background from her Occupy Wall Street advocacy in New York.  

She will specialize in outreach and education regarding the knowledge of the citizenry for the foreign intelligence impact on the Trump administration, especially Russia (hacking, rise ad fall of Michael Flynn - National Defense Advisor), and other countries.

Stay tuned.
Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Riverwest Radio WXRW 104.1
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Remembering Al Jarreau - Hometown Jazz, R & B Genius

Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017), better known by his stage name Al Jarreau, was an American singer and musician. He received a total of seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. Jarreau is perhaps best known for his 1981 album Breakin' Away. He also sang the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting, and was among the performers on the 1985 charity song "We Are the World".

Here's to Al - The Legendary Musician - Professor - "Acrobat of Scat" from Milwaukee

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company Radio Talk Show on Riverwest Radio Expands to 1 Hour starting Friday, February 17, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm Riverwest Radio WXRW-LP 104.1 FM

Mary Glass - Executive Producer/Host

MILWAUKEE | Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company Radio Talk Show launched its premiere show on Friday, January 6, 2017, 3:30pm-4:00pm, on Riverwest Radio WXRW-LP 104.1 FM.  It’s new time is:  3:30-4:30pm.

We are pleased to announce that the Program Manager, Martin Hallanger, has shared 30 more minutes to our show on Fridays.  A wonderful surprise for Valentine’s Day.  We now have 1 hour,” said Mary Glass, Executive Producer/Host.”  “For those who are regular listeners, you would hear me ask each week where did the time go and that we had run out of time.”

The show is created in Studio B with at least two (2) guests and a producer-critic commentator.  With the additional time, the executive producer/host will add more commentators and have time to bridge our guests' exchange and allow for more follow up comments.

Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company playlist consist of 6 shows.  To view:  go to:  


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) on YouTube

MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC newest Initiative is connected to the Indivisible Movement.  

"We see the Indivisible Movement as a giant collaboration effort with workable tools served up at the right time for solidarity", said Mary Glass - Chief Visionary Officer of MPA LLC.

Indivisible - Milwaukee, The Hub - takes the approach that is multi-faceted.  Yes.  Donald John Trump is a source of concern.   However, he is only part of the puzzle. All elected officers (local, county, school board, state and federal) are of concern for Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub).  We look at, follow the money and evaluate IMPACT.   

Wisconsin Public Education
For example, Milwaukee Public Schools is where We, the People, rubber and road meets for public education because MPS is the catalyst for all funds for public education - based on population.  However, we must address the decision-makers and who they appoint for results.  As it relates to Charter schools - the area of concentration of Betsy Devos, Trump's pick for Secretary of Education - our focus must take a look at the government representatives for Charter schools.  They include the city of Milwaukee (Tom Barrett, Mayor and 15-member city council) and UW-Milwaukee (Mark Mone, Chancellor).  Our area of IMPACT is local government and its representatives.

We must KNOCK on, SPEAK with, and VISIT all who represent the People.

JOIN us.
Make signs.  Make calls.  Make visits. 

Donate through PayPal at the top of this page.


February 10, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

INDIVISIBLE - Milwaukee (The Hub) Wednesday Talk @ East w/Prof. Soroush Aslani

Photos by:  Craig Jackson 
Professor Soroush Aslani - UW-Whitewater
MILWAUKEE | Professor Soroush Aslani was present for Wednesday Talk to speak with individuals learning about the Indivisible Movement.  A group of concerned activists and individuals curious to what the Indivisible Movement was about gathered for the first caucus session to make an assessment of who is out there and what we are doing to address the deeply troubling efforts of Donald John Trump.

The airwaves are filled with efforts in the federal courts to stop the Executive Order to Ban Muslims from America.  It has caused chaos in families that travel from their homeland to America, refugees, immigrants - those seeking or already have a Green Card, the heavy vetting of 2 years before eligible to come to America and live and/or go to school; as well as to become a citizen.  The Ban has turned everything topsy-turvy.

Professor Aslani shared some hardships and noted the Order was "blatant discrimination".

He was quite clear about how there has been a broad-brush" of negativity for all Muslim due to the condemned efforts of some. 

He reminded the audience of the wonderful achievements of the students coming to America and contributing to the academic world.  That, just as there are elements of wrong in all races and society, it should not label ALL of /from a particular group.

We send a SHOUT-OUT to Virginia Hirsh - Indivisible Bucking Beaver and fellow visitors that came to the earlier planning session, but, the time given was incorrect.

Tomorrow's event to support Professor Aslani and students is being held at UW-Milwaukee, Spaights Building, 11am - 1pm, on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  Join us in support.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WEDNESDAY TALK - February 8, 2017 - INDIVISIBLE MILWAUKEE (The Hub) - Guest Speaker Prof. Soroush Aslani

SOROUSH ASLANI - in foreground
Protest, Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Downtown Milwaukee

"I personally am watching this very closely," said Soroush Aslani, an assistant professor at UW-Whitewater, who holds a green card and has lived in the United States for almost nine years.   JSOnline

February 8, 2017 | Wednesday| MILWAUKEE 
Opening Remarks: UW-Whitewater Professor Soroush Aslani will share a testimonial - personal account - regarding the Muslim Ban ordered by Donald John Trump. The BAN is now being argued in the federal courts.


Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) is hosting its first WEDNESDAY TALK organizing meeting to bring together a collaborative effort that recognizes and support OUTREACH to potential VOTERS and for sure, those Born Frees and Millennials (largest voter/worker population) who are not connected to those that are in ELECTED OFFICE. 

WE seek the "many" to register to VOTE.
WE seek Born Frees, Millennials, first-time voters, re-entry war and from incarceration, retirees, first-time workers, and seniors.
WE seek individuals to RUN FOR OFFICE.


Join us.

Monday, February 6, 2017

SHOW 6 Black History - Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company - David Latona/MEDC & Attorney Jessica Klein

David Latona, President, Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation will share background and updates regarding Pete's Fruit Market being built at the Gateway of Bronzeville at North Avenue & Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.  He will also share the economic development provided for the predominately African American neighborhoods in 2016.

Attorney Jessica KleinLAW OFFICE OF JESSICA A. KLEIN, Oconomowoc, WI, is the Attorney for DAMIEN PAYNE, a man found "not guilty" but sent to prison.  She will visit Show 6 - Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company to provide insight.

Damian Payne & Megan Heath
Taken from JSOnline article by Gina Barton, February 4, 2017....
A jury found Damien Payne not guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and of carrying a concealed weapon.
But he was still sent to prison for more than three years.
That’s because Payne, who got out of prison in 2010, was being supervised by the Department of Corrections at the time. As a result, he was subject to a little-known department rule that says it doesn’t matter if ex-offenders on probation or parole are acquitted — they can be sent back to prison based on the same allegations.
Payne, 35, said he didn’t know his girlfriend’s gun was in the glove compartment of his car when he was pulled over in July. The jury believed him. His probation and parole agent didn’t.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Stephanie Rothstein has agreed to review Payne's revocation case and decide whether the department acted “erroneously, arbitrarily, capriciously and contrary to law,” as his attorney, Jessica A. Klein, contends.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company - SHOW 5, Dr. Rogers (Black History) and Mitch & Virginia (Bucking Beavers Indivisible)

SHOW 5 - Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company
MILWAUKEE - February 3, 2017

Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company Show 5 had 
Dr. William Williams, Educator, Historian and Talk Show host from Atlanta, GA (via telephone) to kick-off Black History Month with his in-depth background of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Week and the importance of sharing one's history.
Dr. Rogers has completed extensive work in Education - a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee after 22 years.  His hands-on outreach as a community lecturer, writer, and researcher has provided enhancements in leadership in well-known organizations like Wisconsin Black Historical Society and 100 Black men.   
His explanation of the success of a "Saturday School" concept prompted the host to commit to creating such a program during Black History Month - volunteerism with a commitment of leaders in the neighborhoods - for training youth and young adults.

L-R:  Mitch Haycock, Mary Glass, and Virginia Hirsch
Virginia Hirsch and Mitch Haycock, Bucking Badger Indivisible were the other two commentators for Show 5.  
The Indivisible Movement is an idea that mushroomed thanks to a Guide created by US Congress staffers.  It is an idea for individuals and groups of the citizenry to organize, and to form outreach to each other and elected officials to effectuate changes similar to the efforts of the Tea Party. 
L-R:  Virginia Hirsch & Mitch Haycock - Bucking Beaver Indivisible
Virgina and Mitch have in less than three (3) weeks met with others and taken testimonies.  Additionally, they have visited the offices of all 3 of Wisconsin federal elected officials - Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Tammy Baldwin and US Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
CLICK to "Listen" to this informative 30 minutes.

The Best Things in Life are Free - Sam Cooke

The moon belongs to everyone
Best things in life they're free
Stars belong to everyone
They cling there for you and for me
Flowers in spring
The robins that sings
The sunbeams that shine
They're yours and their mine
Love can come to everyone
Best things in life they're free
Moon belongs to everyone
The best things in life, they're free
Stars belong to everyone
They glitter there for you and for me
They are yours and me
Flowers in spring
The robins that sing
Sunbeams that shine
They're yours and their mine
Love can come to everyone
Best things in life they're free
All of the good things
Every one of the better things
The best, best things in life
They're free
SAMUEL COOK (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Influential as both a singer and composer, he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha FranklinBobby WomackAl GreenCurtis MayfieldStevie WonderMarvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder wrote that Cooke was "the inventor of soul music", and possessed "an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed".
Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, plus three more posthumously. Major hits like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", "Another Saturday Night", and "Twistin' the Night Away" are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the Civil Rights Movement.
On December 11, 1964, at the age of 33, Cooke was shot and killed by Bertha Franklin, the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. After an inquest, the courts ruled Cooke's death to be a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been called into question by Cooke's family.  Wikipedia