March 2024

Features:

Since 1987, each March we have the opportunity to recognize Women’s History Month in the United States – a recognition of cultural heritage whose earliest roots can be found 115 years ago...
In February of this year, Vanessa McDowell Atlas announced that she would be stepping down as CEO of YWCA Madison...
Madison real estate consultant Tiffany Malone understands homeownership can help families build wealth and gain security.
Verline Gee-Fleming was a name that resonated strength, resilience, and wisdom in the hearts of those who knew her.

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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.

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March 2024 — Strength

Cover Artist: Desere Mayo Desere has the gift of creativity and imagination and it shows in her work. She has been perfecting her craft since an early age and has [...]



From the UMOJA Desk: Strength, Power and Global Impact

Since 1987, each March we have the opportunity to recognize Women’s History Month in the United States – a recognition of cultural heritage whose earliest roots can be found 115 years ago...



Vanessa- “Loop”-ing Strength and Empowerment

In February of this year, Vanessa McDowell Atlas announced that she would be stepping down as CEO of YWCA Madison...



Tiffany Malone is strengthening families by building generational wealth through homeownership

Madison real estate consultant Tiffany Malone understands homeownership can help families build wealth and gain security.



Verline Gee-Fleming:

Verline Gee-Fleming was a name that resonated strength, resilience, and wisdom in the hearts of those who knew her.



Sweet Recipe for Strength & Success

Some might say that Terrianna Bradley has developed the recipe for sweet fulfilment in life.



Elevated Strength

The Hon. Lena Taylor, a 20-year veteran of the Wisconsin State Legislature was appointed by Governor Tony Evers to be a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in January.



Marketta Roberts, DNP: 

Five months ago, Marketta Roberts’ decision to move her nursing career from the emergency department to administration brought her to Madison.



Uchenna:

When Uchenna Jones jumped from her burning apartment building on February 3, 2003, a new life began.



Starting Out Right 1972

In the early 1970s, a group of Madison women took action to improve children’s access to good books about Black people.



Boys and Girls Club – Youth of the Year

January 31, 2024



Heart and Soul Ball – Deltas

February 10, 2024



Circle of Women – YWCA

February 15, 2024



Voices Across America — March 2024

Black History from Afar UMOJA Staff Although not in Madison during the winter, villager Chuck Billings has been planning a Black History Program for the past 5 years in the [...]