Summer 2023

Features:

As we welcome the summer season, we are excited to present to you our July/August edition of the Umoja Magazine.
Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Incorporated, has a new leader.
Earlier this summer, Madison resident and Assistant Chief of Operations, Art Price, celebrated his retirement from the City of Madison Fire Department after over 3 decades of service.
On a beautiful, sunny day sitting in a conference room atop UW-Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium editor Leotha Stanley and I got to meet with Marcus Sedberry, the Athletic Department’s Deputy Athletic Director.

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Women of Distinction Banquet



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Hosts Resource Fair for Mental Health Awareness Month

On May 20, 2023, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Psi Omega Chapter hosted a mental health resource fair at the Urban League of Greater Madison in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. 



THE FREEDOM SEDER

I originally heard about the Madison Freedom Seder last year, having just joined the African American/Jewish Friendship Group at Jerry (Gerald) and Merle Sternberg’s gracious invitation.



Juneteenth: Culture By Design



Juneteenth:Black Cultural Arts Fest



Juneteenth:Madison Symphony Orchestra



Juneteenth: Penn Park Celebration



Juneteenth: Soul Food Brunch



Juneteenth: Flag Raising at the Capitol



Tara Wilhelmi

If you are or have shopped with a small, woman-owned or BIPOC business in Madison you have probably heard of the UJAMAA Business Network.



On A Journey with MOSES

One June 3rd organizers from MOSES Madison and Wisdom Wisconsin held a meet and greet at Wingra Park to welcome incoming organizer James Morgan.



Dr. Diego Román

"What are the best ways to teach science to multilingual learners?” Dr. Diego Romàn has dedicated his career to this question.



CTM presents ‘The Wiz’ this fall

Children’s Theater of Madison (CTM) opens its 2023/24 season in October with “The Wiz,” an adaptation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” that brings the story of Dorothy and her journey to the stage in a celebration of Black culture and music.



UMOJA Voices Across America – Summer 2023

(BPRW) Thrivin’ in Color Presents a Cool Dad’s Point of View Black PR Wire Miami, FL – In honor of Father’s Day, episode 9 of Black PR Wire’s popular podcast, [...]



Summer 2023 — Joyful Expectations of Summer

Cover: Cover Photographer:Hedi Rudd Meet Daymitrius, a young entrepreneur who has been running his own lemonade stand for 3 years. During the summer months, you can find Daymitrius at local [...]



From the UMOJA Desk: Joyful Expectations of Summer

As we welcome the summer season, we are excited to present to you our July/August edition of the Umoja Magazine.



Keeping Up With Mr. Jones

Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Incorporated, has a new leader.



In the Right Place at the Right Time:

Earlier this summer, Madison resident and Assistant Chief of Operations, Art Price, celebrated his retirement from the City of Madison Fire Department after over 3 decades of service.



On a Mission to Make Things Better

On a beautiful, sunny day sitting in a conference room atop UW-Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium editor Leotha Stanley and I got to meet with Marcus Sedberry, the Athletic Department’s Deputy Athletic Director.



The Gospel Truth about the MG5K Foundation

Gospel means good news” tells Uchenna Jones, founder of Madison Gospel 5K Foundation and creating a run/walk for Madison’s diverse communities is a way for her to share the good news that she found for herself and wants to bring to the larger community.