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



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.

MPS School Board

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.


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!


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!!


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)


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:



Peace Family,


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.


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

District 3-Bonds


District 5-Miller


District 8-Holman


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

By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel


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

 milk mayor

 Board Memebers


Pack the Hall


Dollar Tree does a Rope-A-Dope or Milwaukee Black Community comes through with the right hook….

While we wait on a few key statements from the mayor and others there are important meetings and notices you need to be aware of. We at the Drum want to give you this information post haste.

6th District Meeting


First off if Dollar Tree moves forth it is in large part because Black Milwaukee did not seize its “AH HA” moment. The power is now in the hands of Black Milwaukee and Black Milwaukee alone.

SIGN THE PETITION, CALL THE MAYOR/GOVERNOR & DOLLAR TREE (Does it really take that much time? For something that will impact us for generations to come). Hell there is an online petition how hard can it be to make your power felt? You don’t even have to move out your house.

After talking with Common Council President Willie Hines (and we will quote him more at a later date), we feel very confident Alderman Hines is respectfully allowing Alderwoman Coggs to lead the council and respect her authority in the matter. “We are listening to the people!” said Hines and I do believe him.

However we have yet to hear from the mayor despite repeated attempts to communicate with him and the governor. He got till tomorrow before “in person” visits start. We ain’t the Journal. I ain’t got no journalistic rules or codes and he owes us!!

Contact Mayor Barrett:

Office of the Mayor

200 E. Wells Street/City Hall Rm.201

Milwaukee, WI 53202     Phone: (414) 286-2200

FAX: (414) 286-3191/Email: mayor@milwaukee.gov

Calm yourselves, peep game…Yes the shelves are filling up but that might be tactic and strategy. So do not let that stop you from signing petitions, going to meetings, calling the mayor and using your power.

Dollar Tree Ownership wants you to feel defeated. This is the led astray, bamboozled, etc… strategy and some are falling for it. Don’t be fooled people. BUT DO NOTICE WHO IS NOT HERE TO HELP OUR CAUSE!! Representatives and organizations who claim to have our back around election time. You need to remember their absence in this! This is an important moment in our time because every group and community has an economic power base in our city EXCEPT BLACK MILWAUKEE!! WHY? YOU KNOW WHY!! It was taken away by Mayor Hoan and kept away by Mayor Barrett if he refuses to help us now!!!!

Contact Dollar Tree



So attend a meeting, share information, sign petitions, collect signatures, get involved and be a part of history! Do not let our “ah ha”  moment pass us by!

Online Petition Information:


Collect Signatures and Download the Petition:

Dollar Tree Petition

Worth sharing…

Some of the online petition comments have been outstanding so I want to share them:

“Cheap foods, high medical costs” (I hope Republicans are taking note)

“Dollar Tree has been accused of treating workers very poorly”

“Dollar Tree goes against everything family/community is”

“Fresh foods…eat to live”

Peace Family,



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

Candle Light Vigil For 2011 Homicide Victims In Milwaukee Decmeber 30th at 6 pm

Candle Light Vigil For 2011 Homicide Victims

Tabernacle Community Baptist Church

2500 West Medford, Milwaukee WI

Friday, December 30, 2011   6:00pm

Mother’s Against Gun Violence (MAGV) is an organization in this community trying to help stop the violence in our community. Please join us in supporting these families and praying over them and saying ENOUGH bloodshed in our community.


A Letter from Mayor Barrett:

A Call for Action to Fight Crime and Reduce Violence Dear Friends: Warm weather typically brings an increase in violent crime, and I believe it is critical that we act early and aggressively to provide law enforcement with the tools they need to keep Milwaukee neighborhoods safe. Many of these tools require the approval of the State Legislature, and the time to act is now – before summer arrives. We need tougher consequences for felons and others who think little of using, carrying or selling illegal guns to terrorize our residents; we need specific legislation to deal with illegal guns; and we need appropriate resources so law enforcement has the manpower and technology it needs to crack down on illegal guns and the criminals who use them. Specifically Chief Flynn, District Attorney Chisholm and I believe the State Legislature must adopt legislation that will address the following: Minimum Mandatory sentences for felons and individuals with prior criminal records in possession of a weapon. Tougher sentences for crimes committed with firearms. Mandatory background checks on all sales of handguns. Adoption of micro-stamping technology legislation. Funding for Community Prosecutors, Drug Prosecutors and Violent Crime Prosecutors in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. Direct the 911 emergency surcharge collected within the City of Milwaukee to help pay for police, firefighters and paramedics in the City of Milwaukee. The Legislature has convened Special Sessions to address the state budget and the Great Lakes Compact. I believe fighting crime and reducing violence in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin are equally worthy of a Special Session. The governor has been an ally in the mission to keep Milwaukee safe, and I know he shares my strong belief that gun violence must not be tolerated. Gang members, felons and other criminals who choose to commit violent crime in Milwaukee must face serious consequences for their reckless acts. It’s time to toughen the message, enforce stiff penalties and fund the prosecutors and police needed to put away the bad guys. The time to act is now, and I ask the State Legislature to provide the tools to make Milwaukee safer.


Mayor Barrett

MICAH, a church-based organization, sponsors non-denominational prayer vigils as part of their “Holy Ground” campaign at the sites of homicides in Milwaukee. To be put on the phone tree to be notified of the time of these vigils, please call Marna of Mothers Against Gun Violence at 414–372–4358.

Please note that this count of homicides in the city of Milwaukee is for all homicides in this year. The Holy Ground Campaign count of homicides, which comes to MICAH from the Milwaukee police department does not coincide with the official count of the city of Milwaukee. The official count of the city of Milwaukee excludes some homicides involving a vehicle (vehicular homicides), some on or near county grounds in the city, and homicides resulting from police shootings.


Listing of those Murdered in 2011

January 8, 2011

1. Adam Jon Sobel (age 41) male body found in an alley in the 2800 block of N. 50th Street.

January 18, 2011

2. Dedrie A. Kelly-Baldwin (age 39) female was slain in the 3900 block of N. 28th Street.

January 20, 2011

3. Trinitee Carson (age 2) female suffered multiple injuries at a home in the 9000 block of N. 75th Street.

February 6, 2011

4. Rufino-Dominguez-Rosas (age 34) male was struck by a car in the 1000 block of S. Cesar Chavez Drive.

5. Jarrell D. Johnson (age 25) male.

February 7, 2011

6. Kewondo Boyd (age 30) Female was stabbed to death in the 900 block on N 28th in a domestic violence incident.

March 6, 2011

7. Scott Benton (age 40) male died in a fire at 500 N. 29th Street.

8. Jesus Carlos (age 50).

March 7, 2011

9. Oscar Vega (age 18) male was shot during a robbery in the 1900 block of W. Galena.

March 8, 2011

10. Bruce Jerzey (age 38) male shot and killed inside a house in the 500 block of E. Potter. A 15 year old also was shot at that location but injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

March 11, 2011

11. Michael J. Grabowski Jr. (age 30) male was helping a pedestrian who was hit by a car when he was struck by a vehicle in the 3300 block of W. Lincoln.

March 15, 2011

12. Diamaris Gonzalez (age 23) female shot.

March 18, 2011

13. Yvontae S. Young (age 18) died in a shooting in the 4700 block of W. Rohr. A 15 year old also was shot but suffered only non-life threatening injuries.

March 19, 2011

14. Robert L. Horne (age 60) male was stabbed to death in a transitional living facility in the 4300 block of N. 27th Street.

15. Daniel L. Thompson (age 25) male was shot to death in the 3200 block of N. 26th Street.

March 25, 2011

16. Oshay D. Shaffer (age 17) male was shot outside a friends house in the 500 block of W. Maple Street.

April 2, 2011

17. Kamari J. Curtis (age 2) boy beaten at 2224 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

April 7, 2011

18. Brandon C. Thomas (age 26) shot and killed in an apartment in the 1300 block of W. Locust Avenue after a quarrel.

April 10, 2011

19. Joseph Johnson (age 27) was shot from an argument during a basketball game at O’Tiefenthaler Park near N. 24th and W. Cherry Street.

April 12, 2011

20. Dominique Greenwood (age 21) male shot at the intersection of N. 53rd and W. Fairmont Avenue.

April 19, 2011

21. Alvin Fuller (age 34) male shot to death in the 6000 block of N. 63rd Street.

April 23, 2011

22. Tajun L. Spencer (age 29) shot in the 3200 block of N. 11th Street.

April 24, 2011

23. Norma L. Williams (age 47) female killed in the 4600 block of N. 27th Street.

April 26, 2011

24. Meanie M. Jones (age 38) female shot to death in the 5800 block of N. 38th Street.

25. Cleveland D. Walker (age 37) male shot to death in the 5800 block of N. 38th Street.

April 27, 2011

26. Benita Castro (age 23) male was shot while driving in an alley after an altercation in the 2400 block of W. Mitchell Street.

April 28, 2011

27. Royality Sanders (age 10 months) boy died in the 5100 block of N. 47th Street after the infant was fed morphine and oxycodone.

May 2, 2011

28. Devon J. Butler (age 17) male was shot before he crashed a SUV at the corner of N. 38th and W. Fond du lac Avenue.

29. Shelton D. Smith (age 16) male shot to death in a scrap yard in the 9000 block of W. Fond du lac Avenue.

May 7, 2011

30. Anthony F. Brown (age 25) male killed in a shooting in the street in the 2300 block of N. 15th Street. A 44 year old women was also shot but she is expected to survive.

May 16, 2011

31. Luz E. Cardona-Baez (age 31) female fatally shot in the 1500 block of S. 23rd Street.

May 23, 2011

32. Lee E. McTiller (age 31) male shot to death in the 2400 block of N. 49th Street.

May 24, 2011

33. Luis E. Santiago (age 30) male was fatally shot during a bar fight inside LaPiazza at 1504 E. North Avenue. Another 28 year old man was wounded his injuries not life threatening.

May 26, 2011

34. Antonio L. Stewart (age 20) male shot.

May 28, 2011

35. Derrick Marquez (age 10 months) boy died after being hit with a video game controller.

36. Javonte Bohanan (age 18) male killed in a vehicular accident at the intersection of N. 35th and W. Townsend Street.

37. Ahmed N. Cooper (age 52) male died from blunt force trauma on a porch in the 2000 block of N. 37th Street.

May 29, 2011

38. Kenlance Wherry (age 34) male was shot in an alley in the 2700 block of N. 38th Street.

39. Gennie Cooks (age 50) male was shot on a porch in the 2300 block of N. 15th Street.

June 8, 2011

40. Jenaya Hicks (age 1) girl died of blunt-force injuries of the torso. Her death was ruled a homicide.

June 16, 2011

41. Shelton Atterberry (age 36) male stabbed during a fight over the relationship in the 2800 block of W. Meinecke Avenue.

June 17, 2011

42. Kenda M. Baker (age 25) male shot and killed in the 1700 block of W. Mineral Street after an argument.

June 26, 2011

43. Latare Nixon (age 37) male was killed by police in the 3100 block of N 44th Street.

June 29, 2011

44. Rebecca Manzke (age 34) female stabbed by her boyfriend in the 7300 block of W. Burdick Avenue.

July 10, 2011

45. Ashantia L. Lindsey (age 19) male shot inside a house in the 1300 block of W. Madison during an ongoing feud with the suspect.

July 11, 2011

46. Kenneth Cunning (age 26) male shot in the 3500 block of N. l0th Street by his friend.

July 13, 2011

47. Curtis J. Walker (age 18) male was shot several times and killed outside a home in the 5500 block of N. 34th Street during an ongoing dispute.

July 17, 2011

48. Cordell Robinson (age 22) male was shot in the 1800 block of W. Kearney Place.

July 19, 2011

49. Terrence Leverson (age 27) male died of gunshot wounds at a family barbecue in the 3500 block of N. 23rd Street.

July 20, 2011

50. Antrell C. Blake (age 22) male was shot and killed in the 2800 block of N. 24th Place.

July 26, 2011

51. Johnny Jordan (age 43) male thrown into the river from the Wisconsin Avenue bridge during a fight and drowned.

July 30, 2011

52. Terry Jordan (age 53) male shot during domestic violence in a home in the 3800 block of N. Humboldt Blvd.

August 2, 2011

53. Darrin L. Moore (age 19) male shot to death while driving a van in the 3200 block of N. 15th Street.

August 7, 2011

54. Sharon Staples (age 34) pregnant female who was shot during a robbery.

August 13, 2011

55. Charles Evans (age 32) male 3300 block of N. 9th Street.

August 20, 2011

56. James L Currin (age 26) male was shot to death in the 2100 block of N. 26th Street.

August 21, 2011

57. R V Boyd (age 71) male who was beaten August 10th died from his injuries.

August 22, 2011

56. Rickie D. Blaeske (age 58) male stabbed to death in the 2800 block of N. Fratney Street.

August 23, 2011

58. Lawrence C. Allen (age 30) male was shot multiple times in the 2400 block of N. 1st Street.

59. William E. Washington (age 54) male died in the 3700 block of N. 13th Street.

September 1, 2011

60. William C. Roberson (age 28) male of Waukesha died after a stabbing in the 100 block of W. Mitchell Street.

September 11, 2011

61. Dwight H. McCoy (age 35) male a local producer shot in the 4600 block of N 54th Street.

September 13, 2011

62. Carmen M. Santana (age 30) female was found dead at a house in the 6100 block of W. Medford Avenue in a domestic violence-related homicide.

September 17, 2011

63. DeWayne W. Harris (age 30) male was found dead at a house in the 2300 block of N. 44th. Street.

September 25, 2011

64. Jarvis J. Nash (age 29) male found shot in a house in the 6500 block of W. Villard. Shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.

September 26, 2011

65. Louis A. Candelaria (age 19) male shot during an altercation at E. Ring and N. Palmer Street.

66. Millie Joi Smith (age 11 months) baby girl died from abuse.

September 27, 2011

67. Darnell M. Kendricks (age 17) male shot while waiting to see a fight between two other students and collapsed in an alley behind MATC in the 900 block of 72nd Street.

September 28, 2011

68. (age 19) male 1500 block of N. 39th.

October 1, 2011

69. Willie L. Boyd (age 28) male shot in the 2700 block of N. 21st Street.

October 6, 2011

70. Maritza Ramirez-Cruz (age 23) female who was killed, in the 1600 block of S. 7th Street along with her unborn infant in a fetal abduction.

October 9, 2011

71. Aaron Allen, Jr. (age 22 months) boy died after being suffocated with a sock by his father.

October 16, 2011

72. Billy W. Murray (age 63) male was found strangled to death in a room at the Village Inn at 3001 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

73. Marshall K. Johnikin (age 22) male was fatally shot in an alley in the 2400 block of N. 23rd Street.

74. Mitchell A. Oshkenaniew (age 17) male was shot and killed in an altercation in the 2300 block of W. Becher Street.

October 22, 2011

75. George R. Yensh (age 70) male died of heart attack after a robbery at 2919 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

October 28, 2011

76. Shawn J. Jenkins (age 41) male found shot to death at Midtown Auto & Metal Recycling 3211 W. Burleigh Street.

November 6, 2011

77. Frances Pizzaro (age 49) female was pronounced dead after a drunken driver who fled hit her and her son Edward G. Lindsey. She was crossing the street in the 1400 block of W. Greenfield Avenue.

November 11, 2011

78. Shante D. Alford (age 31) male shot and killed by police in the parking lot between George Webb after a robbery on Old World 3rd Street.

November 14, 2011

79. Neal A. Tellis (age 24) male died from gunshot wound in the 3000 block of N. Buffum after an quarrel over a jacket.

80. Michael L. Scott (age 21) male died from a gunshot wound in the 2700 block of N. Palmer.

November 15, 2011

81. Edward G. Lindsey (age 20) male died as a result of a hit and run drunken driver while crossing the street with his mother Frances Pizzarro in the 1400 block of W. Greenfield.

82. Marvin Thomas (age 37) male was shot after a brief quarrel in the 3200 block of N. 9th Street.

November 18, 2011

83. Darryl L. Ramsey (age 34) male was stabbed to death after an argument with his girlfriend.

November 21, 2011

84. Barbara McIntosh (age 58) female died in a motor vehicle accident near 34th and W. Forest Home by a teen driver chasing another vehicle.
85. Dararlle J. Addison (age 32) male shot while on the porch of house in the 2200 block N. Hubbard Street.

November 22, 2011

86. Harvey Johnnies (age 35) male was shot and killed inside a residence in the area of S. 37th and W. National Avenue during a robbery and home invasion.

87. Thomas Watson (age 25) male shot in the 4800 block of W. Meinecke Avenue.

November 24, 2011

88. Jiyto Cox (age 36) male stabbed to death on Thanksgiving day after past arguments with a tenant in the 4900 block of N. 55th Street.

November 29, 2011

89. Jesse Greer (age 61) male 5004 N. 39th St. homicide victim of undetermined cause.

December 5, 2011

90. Andrew Tyler (age 24) male shot inside a residence in the 4400 block of N 50th Street.

December 13, 2011

91. John M. Astenborski (age 35) male found inside a vehicle in the 7200 block of N. 7th St.

92. Joseph A. McBeath (age 26) male shot to death inside a car on N. 46th & W. Lisbon Avenue.

December 15, 2011

93.Charles A. Hart (age 34) male shot in an alley near N. 53rd Street & W Auer Avenue.

December 19, 2011

94. Clementina Hernandez (age 65) female hit by a vehicle while pushing a child in a stroller across S 6th Street.