"Her name on a Madison school will help make sure she is always remembered for how much she meant and did for all of Madison."
A committee previously recommended the school be named for Milele Chikasa Anana among three initial proposals. The group will consider a fourth name next month, though it could recommend Anana again.
The School Board is expected to vote for its choice in December.
The renaming group will present a petition to the Madison School Board Monday night, beginning the formal renaming process.
While our nation is rightly protesting the unjust killing of Black people, can we also include the unjust killing of our elderly?
"A rare and sparkling jewel bringing joy and light forever."
For 30 years, "Ms. Milele" was the publisher of UMOJA magazine and a prominent leader in Madison's black community. She was "short in stature but mighty in force."
With Ms. Milele’s passing, Madison loses “village storyteller” and “champion of positive black news.”
Yvette Craig took over for Milele Chikasa Anana as editor and publisher of UMOJA Magazine Jan. 7.
Milele Chikasa Anana recently received the Rotary Club of Madison's prestigious Manfred E. Swarsensky Humanitarian Service Award in recognition of her work on behalf of equality in the community.
From Aug. 12-19, those who live in and around Madison are encouraged to patronize black-owned restaurants, food carts, caterers and specialty shops.
A soul food restaurant, Anointed One, opened in mid-October on Junction Road and brought the tally of Madison area black-owned restaurants to 11.
This year, Black Restaurant Week returns Aug. 13-20. Diners will find drink and dinner specials and a soul food walking tour of the east side.
Lawmakers fielded questions about access to loans, mentorship opportunities and how the state can facilitate connections with investors.
Let’s not forget how the mainstream GOP leveraged racism.
There are no prix-fixe meals, it's just an effort by the Black Chamber of Commerce to highlight black-owned restaurants, food carts and catering companies.
Listening to mainstream hip-hop means not just hearing the n-word, but hearing it ad nauseam, infuriating those who have long fought the word’s use and dehumanizing meaning.
Martin Luther King Day is a time to remember how black Madisonians shaped our city, and to realize how current events are shaping history now.
Two similarly named awards handed out at the same ceremony by two governmental bodies was just too confusing, says a county official.
Probably best known as the publisher of UMOJA magazine, Anana has become one of Madison's most visible civil rights activists.