HOODwinked!


School board members showing their true colors and hidden agendas….and you baby ain’t one of them!

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HOODwinked!

Save MPS, Save our Inner City Schools!

Say No to Resolution 1314R This Thursday 6:30 PM @ Central Offices WE NEED YOU!!

I warned people with the last school board election that major changes would produce rotten fruit for MPS and now that sadly is coming true. HOWEVER we have a chance to try and change things THURSDAY NIGHT 6:30 at Central Offices located on 5225 W. Vliet in the Donald J. O’Connell Memorial Auditorium. We need to support our vision, to invest in central city schooling and curriculum rebuilding. Now is the time we need to defend MPS!! It is not Choice nor Governor Walker, or Republicans we must fight.  The enemy is revealing themselves. The enemy comes from within the system itself.

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Firstly Dr. Michael Bonds has been working closely with Dr. Gregory Thornton and the district to reinstill necessary curriculum and programs. Some of these things include Driver’s Ed, Physical Education, Job Training & Placement, and the Fine Arts. They also have been fighting for grants and funding for critical programs that teach our kids to resolve matters using peaceful techniques instead of guns and violence. You know the things they enjoy in the outer regions of the district and out in the suburbs. Things we do not have any more in the central city. These things are critical to help our kids to meet national Core Curriculum expectations and expand essential Multiple Intelligences. These things were ripped out of our inner city schools. If you notice the loss of these programs coincide with the increase in violence and discipline problems in our schools and the decrease in educational achievement. Take away necessary disciplines and you leave a district in peril. Hence current day MPS.

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Certain board members with clear agendas that certainly are not children first, want to take your $43 million surplus and keep it out of the classroom. They want to give it to consultant pals, conduct “testing” and do nontransparent/union directed, politically motivated things. The answer is clear. Choice knows it, education reformers know it, teachers and MPS know it. Give it back to the teachers and classrooms where it is desperately needed!

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Whatever your personal thoughts about Thornton and Bonds we can agree they have done much more for our inner city than any other two Superintendent/Board President combo then I have ever seen. We are hard pressed to find a more committed pair of brothers who know and understand that lives are on the line in Milwaukee. They are not perfect but they are better than what is out there waiting to come in!!

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To be clear, Board member Larry Miller (District 5) and Board Vice President Meagan Holman want to see the $43 Million surplus given to fund things outside our classrooms. Annie Woodward, who is supposed to be on our side, is in full agreement with the enemy. Today she called into WNOV’s “The Forum.”  Sherwin Hughes took her to task, what did she expect? Why is she on the board? At this point should we question the status of her mental health? She sounded real confused and didn’t seem to have her facts straight. She clearly does not know what is going on in Milwaukee Public Schools. $43 million is not a “small item” or a “distraction” Ms. Woodward. Unless you know something we don’t. Maybe she has friends in the IRS. That is a big ticket item to me and I think most teachers and administrators would happily accept the gift!

Here you will find a link provided courtesy of Sherwin Hughes 860 AM WNOV’s “The Forum.” It is from the School Board Meeting May 30, 2013. Here Bonds clearly fights the battle to keep his presidency his alone. He was elected by a clear majority. Now he is left to fight lies, deceit, and hidden agendas exposed by certain members of the board. Why must everything, including our precious children be politics as usual in Milwaukee?

Roll to mark 32:00 (The battle is towards the end of the meeting)

http://www4.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/boardgov/audio/2013/06-20-13_LRP_Meeting.mp3

If you fight against Choice, and Governor Walker, than I expect to see you tomorrow night just as loud and angry.

This is more Milwaukee BAMBOOZLING that goes to show if you can’t win change the game. Can I count on you to help our kids?  Let’s help Dr. Thornton and Dr. Bonds save our babies. Save MPS, SAY NO TO RESOLUTION 1314R-001. We need the $43 million back in the schools not back in the hands of the “have’s!”

To Call Board Members and let them know how you feel:

Please check in if you call and let us know what they say in the comments box below!!

Dr. Michael Bonds 520-3890

Larry Miller 414-469-9319

Meagan Holman 414-475-8284

Annie Woodward (414) 510-9079

http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/governance/ or call 414-475-8284

The Resolution can be found here:

http://board.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/attachments/fd9a95a7-9c48-4489-90a9-7a0fd02e7b44.pdf

governance@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Peace Family,

WW

Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger and Chair of The Umoja Project, a Black Conservative Movement in Wisconsin.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.

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As you can see each member’s area tells you how “vested” they are in the district, specifically the inner city.

District 3-Bonds

http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/governance/pages/districts/detail_D3.pdf

District 5-Miller

http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/governance/pages/districts/detail_D5.pdf

District 8-Holman

http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/governance/pages/districts/detail_D8.pdf

MPS board committee approves some constraints on president (Journal Sentinel Story)

By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/212492461.html

And by the way, where is our M.I.A. Mayor who once had so much to say about MPS and its dealings????

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MILWAUKEE BLACKS BAMBOOZLED!


MILWAUKEE BLACKS BAMBOOZLED!

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Residents of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood and city officials are expressing outrage that a Dollar Tree store is opening at W. North Ave. and N. King Drive, instead of the full-service grocery store that had been promised.

At a meeting of about 80 residents last week, District 6 Ald. Milele Coggs said she will work with residents and city officials to try to stop the dollar store.

“Let’s be real clear. This is what was presented to me for a year and half,” she said, holding up a rendering that read “M.L.K. Supermarket.”

Then two weeks ago the “coming soon” banner went up over a new Dollar Tree sign, she said.

“We can’t stand for a bait and switch,” Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of City Development, told the crowd. “We are very, very upset about what’s happened here.”

He said he’s exploring what action the city might take, but the property is zoned for retail.

“Dollar Tree is a reputable national retailer, but that’s not what we wanted at this location,” he said.

The corner, which was occupied by a Walgreen’s that has moved to a new location, was supposed to be an independently operated, locally owned grocery store, and that’s what property owner Anup “Andy” Khullar promised, he said.

The city helped Khullar put together a loan through the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp., a nonprofit that works closely with the city to put together low-interest loans.

“It’s a critical location and a significant corner,” Marcoux said.

Taken from the Journal Sentinel’s Georgia Pabst

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/milwaukee-residents-plan-to-fight-new-dollar-tree-store-on-king-drive-b9923444z1-209865971.html

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Again the Black Community was promised…

The problem with the Dollar Tree moving in on the corner of MLK and North Avenue is that we were told that the business would most likely be a Black owned grocery store. It would help the community, the Bronzeville community, “sankofa” (reach back) and connect to its roots of its former self and continue the trend of growing a Black  Economy in the area. We could promote Black business and empower the Black community that has been dying in this economy. Our mayor is stuck on choo choo trains, forestry, cleaning up, and etc… and refuses to do much to help Blacks find employment or $$ opportunity. Alderwoman Coggs has been a one woman force going it alone and here we see her going it alone in this fight too. WHERE IS OUR MAYOR????

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We do not want a Dollar Tree on the corner of MLK & North Avenue! Bronzeville was specifically designed to energize and stimulate the Black economy in the inner city. Dear mayor you have to continue to nurture that. You cannot turn your back on that or us. We want what we were promised and we want Mayor Barrett to get involved and make this right. Dollar Tree is a very community destructive business. It is not Bronzeville worthy. It wants to bring tobacco and harmful products to the community, as well as crime and violence. It is also not Black owned. Thankfully Alderwoman Coggs shut down liquor licensing which is why the deal with Mr. Khullar took a turn for the worse to begin with. He found out he could not turn the corner of MLK & North into another hustle. This is why Khullar took his low-interest government loan and gave it to Dollar Tree . Dollar Tree  was more than happy to take the money and bring in their cheap products and canned food. We want fresh fruit, meats and quality goods just like everyone else!! We won’t settle for crap and if Mayor Barrett and Dollar Tree  think the community is going to stand for this we are planning to Nate Turner this one on ya.

So be warned we are taking the fight to you and we are about done with talk. Maybe you want to live by violence and all the things Dollar Tree  brings with it. Maybe it is time you experience what we have to live with! I know one thing; this Dollar Tree may open because it swooped in too fast for anyone to do anything legally to stop it. But if this mayor does not help Alderwoman Coggs to close it and restore the promises made to our community, he will regret the day. Is this city already not stressful enough for you? Or do you need more things on the city agenda? MPD? FPC? Hello? As for Dollar Tree , we all know what it is and what it stands for. Sure desperate folks will patronize it, rob it, and rob those who work in it and those shopping in it. However I urge everyone to take a stand and show you have an ounce of respect. Take your money, quest, whatever the hell and go down the street to Growing Power!! Black Owned!!!

Stay out that damn store Kings and Queens!!!!

And by the way since our county supervisors are part of the economic process it sure would be great if they stepped in and offered assistance, and where is Willie Hines in all of this? Seems to me that Alderwoman Coggs should not be fighting this battle all by herself when we have all these Black elected willing and able. You all made promises right? State elected you all are almost out of session so you have time to come help too!!

Funny when Chris Larson wants something from Negros he is here fast and in a hurry but when we need something he is m.i.a. Well Senator, where ya at? So Black elected time to get behind the esteemed Alderwoman and back her up!!! #BLACKAGENDA!!

Here is the Online form the petition. Please sign it and get involved!!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-dollar-tree-in-bronzeville.html

Download A Petition to take and collect signatures:

Dollar Tree Petition

Peace Family,

WW

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Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger and Chair of The Umoja Project, a Black Conservative Movement in Wisconsin.

She is a proud member of the JustUs League!

She has her own blog site at http://www/wonder2woman.blogspot.com

She also contributes to The Milwaukee Drum, the Black Convo Network, Insane Asylum Blog, and Black Bloggers Connect.

Contact info:

wonder2woman (Twitter)/411wonderwoman@gmail.com

BETRAYED: Mahlon Mitchell Supports Scott Walker on Residency Requirement


BETRAYED: Mahlon Mitchell Supports Scott Walker on Residency Requirement

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“Mahlon Mitchell, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin who ran unsuccessfully against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in last June’s recall, says he’s backing Gov. Scott Walker in his effort to end residency rules statewide.”

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/201078521.html

As the old cliché goes “politics makes for interesting bed fellows.” So is the case of Scott Walker and once rival challenger Lt. Governor Mahlon Mitchell. Mitchell has left the reservation of the Democratic stable to support the Republicans and Governor Walker in lifting the residency requirements statewide.
(Residency Requirement-city employees must live where they work.)

I am not for lifting the residency requirement. We are barely maintaining now in the inner city. We need the economic stimulus that is generated from our city employed neighbors to sustain the community until we get this mayor and this governor to create a sustainable economic base.
Lifting the residency would cripple our already strained inner city economics especially. The mayor and his minions are stuck on a damn trolley and not so keen on the inner city. Yes it is purely about preserving our community for me regarding the residency requirement. Mr. Mitchell ran to every Black radio show, every Black town hall, meeting and etc… during the recall elections selling a pack of lies about the importance of Black economic growth and Black job creation as priority #1 that he would initiate personally. How would you have done that when you are now advocating for your EMPLOYEED FIREFIGHERTER BRETHEREN who want to move? They knew the requirement when they applied for the job. And one other tidbit they have many don’t have in the inner city, A WELL PAYING JOB! So where are your priorities Mr. Mitchell? Did you lie to us all that time? You cannot serve two masters, sound familiar?
As an aside I do know there are some good white folks who want to stay. I am not directing this at them.
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Sure some white folks will sneak in for the occasional Jake’s Corn beef fix or a dash to Speed Queen but that is about it. Those who are “forced to work/live here” actually have to mingle with us and help us fix Milwaukee. Damn shame! They also realize Milwaukee is not as bad as some would have us to believe. It sure ain’t Chicago!! Those so quick to leave, well I am sure they have their reasons but you took the job knowing the requirement in the first place. And hey Milwaukee is a great place on a great lake right!!??
Secondly, pure and simple people tend not to take an interest in things they do not see or have to deal with. Out of sight out of mind! We will no longer be an issue they HAVE to care about.
If the residency requirement is lifted we all know what it means, many whites will get the hell out of dodge and the only thing they will leave behind are scummy landlords who collect on the first of the month and do little else.
It is no surprise to me that the onetime side kick of Tom Barrett revealed his true color now and sides with the Republicans on something so vital to the Black community. This is not Mahlon Mitchell’s first time being exposed as a fraud. Another such time, Media Trackers showed he had never even voted before 2010 despite his big sermons to Blacks that WE needed to be responsible. Come again? He had not been civically responsible himself. How the Democrats even came to choosing him I will never understand and why he continues to come up as a relevant political figure is even more mystifying. About a month ago he mentioned motherhood as not a real job. Now this? What next for Mr. Mitchell?

http://mediatrackers.org/2012/06/01/gab-database-indicates-mahlon-mitchell-skips-voting-prior-to-2010-2/

At least we now know it was politricks as usual. However many did give him their precious vote. If he has his way, working with his new pal Scott Walker he will help shut us down. I hope he knows he is not welcome around these parts again. We need to vet our candidates better before we give them our blessing. There are many good leaders out there we must do better recruiting, training, and mentoring.
Peace Family,
WW

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TMD Heard: Political Musical Chairs in Milwaukee


TMD is checking with another source before releasing details (and names) of what will surely be the biggest political news of the year. If what we heard is true, look for major shakeups in Milwaukee politics. Look for some to possibly take  appointments and then the musical chairs will begin. That’s all that we can say at this time until we can confirm the information we received.

Common Council Press Release: Elementary School Playgrounds


September 5, 2012                                

 

Common Council Sets Standards for Elementary School Playgrounds

            On a unanimous vote, the Milwaukee Common Council today passed a measure (see attached PDF) that will require all new elementary schools in the city to provide a minimum amount of safe, open play space to help children stay healthy and active.

“To combat the epidemic of childhood obesity and high rates of diabetes, this legislation is providing an opportunity for all children to take part in physical activity during the school day,” Alderman and primary sponsor Michael J. Murphy said. “Academic research has shown a direct correlation between healthy minds and strong bodies. Now is the time to ensure our children have access to a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderman Robert J. Bauman co-sponsored the measure.

The measure requires new public, private and parochial elementary schools to provide at least 75 square feet of outdoor play space for each child using the space at a given time, and to surface the area underneath playground equipment with a soft, energy-absorbing material such as loose sand, pea gravel, mulch or shredded rubber, based on manufacturer’s recommendations.

Concrete or asphalt surfaces under climbing equipment and slides will now be prohibited.

For new elementary schools that do not have the necessary outdoor play space on the premises, the measure allows schools to provide that space somewhere off-site. In order to qualify for that exception, the school must apply in writing and demonstrate a plan for the outdoor play space, including the means of transporting students to the space, that adequate supervision will be available, arrangements to meet children’s toileting needs and that the area is safe and free of any hazards.

“This measure represents a great step forward for children’s health and safety,” Alderman José G. Pérez said. “Once they’ve safely spent some of their youthful energy on the playground, our students can return to their books with clearer heads and better focus.”