Thanksgiving 2023

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This past June 15, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In the decision, the Supreme Court noted that the “Indian Child Welfare Act did not emerge from a vacuum.
For the last 2 Madison summer seasons, community leader and artist, Lilada Gee has used her Concerts on the Square table to host one concert with a special group of women—African American breast cancer survivors.
Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in town is that Mr. Terrance Williams has spent the last three months here onboarding for his position as president and CEO of TruStage (formerly CUNA Mutual Group).
November is traditionally a month for giving thanks. But Will Glenn Sr. of Madison is thankful every day. He is thankful for his family and friends, his job and community. He is happy to be alive and thriving.

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Thanksgiving 2023 — Embracing Thankfulness

Cover: Mahalia Cover Photographer:Robert Jackson



From the UMOJA Desk: A Note About Thanksgiving

This past June 15, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision related to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In the decision, the Supreme Court noted that the “Indian Child Welfare Act did not emerge from a vacuum.



Grateful Survivors, Thankful Thrivers 

For the last 2 Madison summer seasons, community leader and artist, Lilada Gee has used her Concerts on the Square table to host one concert with a special group of women—African American breast cancer survivors.



“All We Sell Is a Promise”:

Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in town is that Mr. Terrance Williams has spent the last three months here onboarding for his position as president and CEO of TruStage (formerly CUNA Mutual Group).



Meet Will Glenn Sr.

November is traditionally a month for giving thanks. But Will Glenn Sr. of Madison is thankful every day. He is thankful for his family and friends, his job and community. He is happy to be alive and thriving.



What Thanksgiving Means to Me

I believe that we should all always strive to treat people with grace and gratitude. A smile or a small pause to acknowledge someone matters. At the very least, to [...]



My Framily Values

As we are getting settled into the last quarter of the year, there are plenty of things to look forward. For me, this time of year brings about warm things: sweaters, beverages and blankets.



Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Affects Madison’s Colleges

On June 29, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling across two cases: Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina that effectively ended affirmative action in college and university admissions processes.



“Coping with Holiday Blues: Practical Tips for EmotionalWell-Being”

The holiday season is often said to be the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ however, navigating the holiday season often entails more than the joyful facade that’s advertised.



Urban Cabaret

10/6/23



Harmony In Black

10/13/2023 & 10/25/23



The Trilogy Tour

If you don’t know Brian Culbertson, just listen to “The Secret Garden” song on his “Somethin Bout Love” album from 1999.



Expo Gala 2023

10/21/23



UMOJA Voices Across America — November 2023

Yes, we know that your momma makes “The Best” sweet potato pie for the holidays, but when we saw Patti Labelle’s recipe (yes, that Patti Labelle) on BlackPeoplesRecipe.com blog, we could not resist sharing it!



Don’t Forget To Remember.

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