Tuesday, May 31, 2016

1st Annual MILWAUKEE Juneteenth Jaboree Get Excited

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MAY 31, 2016


A Celebration of speeches, fun, food, music, dance and frolic.

June 19, 2016 is JUNETEENTH DAY.  

This year, we have Juneteenth coming in on Sunday.
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC sent out a Call for ATTENDANCE to those who find it significant to their heritage to JOIN US - to where they see themselves in the global sphere in year 2016 - their historic responsibility to claim the day, to remember the worth of the day, to contribute mightily to where a People called African American became free through an Executive Order by Abraham Lincoln, 16th President but it was 2 1/2 years later in Galveston, Texas that African American were freed.  Reason said - it took the Union officer Gordon Granger and the Union soldiers 2 1/2 years to arrived in Texas with the message of the law, the Emancipation Proclamation. 

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  

Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with 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.
The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. In a single stroke, it changed the federal legal status of more than 3 million enslaved people in the designated areas of the South from "slave" to "free".



As a Member of Candidates Caucus

MAY 31, 2016

As a member of Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC sponsored CANDIDATES CAUCUS, you are part of two (2) groups of individuals from the neighborhood-community pool of citizenry in the city of Milwaukee and its Milwaukee County.  

The two groups are:  
  1. a self-appointed and concerned Peoples’ group representing one of the 15 districts in the city of Milwaukee, and 
  2. an individual from the citizenry that chooses to run for “elected” office. 

Peoples' Council - Milwaukee
Members of the Peoples' Council are residential and commercial representatives that live and/or work within one of the 15 districts of the city of Milwaukee and concerned about the growth of the largest city in Wisconsin that is the gateway for Wisconsin and who is mired in Enduring Concentrated Poverty.

Candidates for Office
Individuals - especially Millennials and seasoned individuals are welcomed to step up and forge a campaign to change the lock-step and do-nothing atmosphere in the public square.

We just completed a city of Milwaukee run with 6 candidates that joined CC and fought hard and learned a lot about the specifics of an election process.  They were:
  • JAMES METHU - Mayor
  • JACKIE IVY - Alderwoman District 2
  • ANDREW SHAW - Alderman District 4
  • MAJUNGARAY WATTS - Alderwoman District 6
  • RANDY JONES - Alderman District 7
  • BIANCA WILLIAMS - Alderwoman District 15 

We also have two (2) candidates for the August Election.  They are:
  • VERONA SWANIGAN - Milwaukee County District Attorney
  • MARCUS HART - Representative District 17 

This is a newly formed group in 2015 to address first-hand the inclusion of issues and candidates that seek inclusiveness of education and engagement of the citizenry in their solutions to quality of life and economic development.

We provide a self-help and fellowship format.

Candidates Caucus is a non-partisan group that serves the public interest by fostering engagements that are innovative, with safety in mind and implementing Inclusiveness for all Milwaukeeans in its leadership and stewardship – especially African American, other People of Color and Work Challenged (un- and under-employed, un- and under-financed businesses, disabled, re-entry from incarceration, war, retirement and degreed individuals with high education debt and low-income).