#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

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Alvin owens serves community with 'collective' https://youtu.be/5XlqV7ARfQ0 KENOSHA ⏤ Known for his amazing haircuts and involvement in local activism supporting communities of color, Alvin D. Owens has done it all. He’s from cut hair in his front yard, worked in public relations, and has been employed in the education field.  Regimen Barber Collective A resident [...]

Local leader to take part in ‘Trace the Line’ panel

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenoshan Porche Bennett-Bey will serve as a panelist at an event drawing Midwest leaders together to talk about moving forward in 2021. The event, based around the new film "Trace the Line", takes place on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. The virtual event is free and open to those who pre-register at http://www.wearebravebird.com/conversations. [...]

‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

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KENOSHA — On Friday, Jan. 29, Rev. Jonathan Barker of Grace Lutheran Church completed 100 Fridays of fasting in order to support increasing green energy initiatives around the nation. As a result, Barker held a press conference at the church, 2006 60th St., welcoming speakers including County Board Supervisor Andy Berg and state Rep. Tod [...]

‘We need more love in this community’

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‘Building Hope’ panelists discuss changing roles in 2020 unrest, hopes for 2021 KENOSHA ⸺ “We need more love in this community.” After an hour-and-a-half-long conversation, Ald. Anthony Kennedy boiled down the vast issues facing the city into a missing component in its core: Love. “You don’t have to like me,” the Dist. 10 alderman said. [...]

Alderman, supervisor and artist spend days ‘Freezing for a Reason’ for Grace Welcome Center

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The week of Jan. 18, Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, County Supervisor Andy Berg and artist Katy Wallner spent several days and nights in the cold. Their efforts were part of the "Freezing for a Reason" food drive donation drive to benefit Grace Welcome Center, 2006 60th St. in Kenosha. And in looking at the room that [...]

Kenosha County DA will not charge officers in Blake shooting, details evidence

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KENOSHA — On Jan. 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced KPD officer Rusten Sheskey would not be charged in shooting Jacob Blake in August. Graveley explained his decision in detail, offering new information which arguably changes the circumstances of the Blake situation. Watch the full conference below. @import url(https://theuptownobserver.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/css/front-flex.min.css); #pgc-1264-0-0 { width:100%;width:calc(100% - [...]

Kenosha activist among Time’s ‘Guardians of the Year’

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KENOSHA ⏤Time Magazine has chosen a local activist as one of its Guardians of the Year for 2020. Porche Bennett-Bey, aka “Mookie Bey”, has been a staple of local protests. In fact, if you haven’t seen Bennett-Bey, it’s likely because YOU haven’t been somewhere. Bennett-Bey is among one of the many local Black leaders who have [...]

Art and activism: Beautifying, adding meaning to the aftermath of social unrest

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KENOSHA ⏤ While the word saw Kenosha as a warzone, many young activists used art to beautify the areas that had been destroyed by riots in August 2020. 'Kenosha is a warzone' That is the perception that has been presented in many reports, comments and opinion pieces written since riots claimed Downtown and Uptown businesses [...]