July / August 2024

Features:

Nearly 12 years ago, Otistine “Tracey” Jackson of Verona visited a friend in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She spent two weeks in the city and fell in love with it.
Grammy-nominated musician and composer Patrice Rushen collaborated with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for their July 3 Fanfare on the Square program, featuring her piece
Countertenor Darryl Taylor is renowned for his captivating performances and exceptional vocal talent.

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Put your artwork on a UMOJA cover! Works selected will fit the monthly editorial topic and reflect the county’s unique stories, history, and people.

UMOJA Inside:


Serving from the Shadows: Mental Health and Fatherhood in Black Men

The mental health of Black men is a critical issue that significantly impacts their roles in their communities.



Joe McClain 96th Birthday Celebration

June 1, 2024



Black Women’s Wellness Block Party

June 20, 2024



YWCA Women of Distinction

June 20, 2024



Foster Funeral Home 10yr Anniversary

June 30, 2024



Community Leaders Great and Meet

June 30, 2024



Reese Gaines Madison Hall of Fame

May 29, 2024



Juneteenth Ceremony

June 15, 2024



The Forum

Dane County Executive Forum took place at the Urban League near the new Black Business Hub. 



July / August 2024 — Breezin’ Through the Summer

Artist:DarRen Morris Please visit DarRenmorris.art for more information.



TruStage Community Impact Day

In May of 2023, then CUNA Mutual Group was undergoing the biggest change in the organization’s  close to 90-year history.



The Determination To Succeed 

The Determination to Succeed Back2School summit is a dream come true, and this is personal for me.



The Black Business Hub Celebrates Grand Opening with 10th Annual Unity Picnic and Summer Pop-Up Market

Housing tenants since late 2023, the Black Business Hub (2352 S. Park St.), the Madison area’s premier enterprise center devoted to incubating, accelerating and networking Black and other BIPOC entrepreneurs, is officially open to the public.



Breaking Ground: 

Construction of The Center for Black Excellence and Culture (655 W. Badger Rd.) began on Juneteenth, Wednesday, July 19 with a ground-breaking ceremony and celebration.



Uncle Izzy’s Call for Community

A lot of my friends’ kids call me Uncle Izzy,” Isadore Knox, Jr. laughs, the noon sun making his dimpled cheeks brighten during a coffee break from a recreational continuing ed math class.



Countertenor Darryl Taylor Shines with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Countertenor Darryl Taylor is renowned for his captivating performances and exceptional vocal talent.



Patrice Rushen: A Harmonious Collaboration with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Grammy-nominated musician and composer Patrice Rushen collaborated with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for their July 3 Fanfare on the Square program, featuring her piece "Fanfare and Fantaisie."



International educator Tracey Jackson leads pupil services at Dubai school

Nearly 12 years ago, Otistine “Tracey” Jackson of Verona visited a friend in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She spent two weeks in the city and fell in love with it.