UMOJA Shorts — New School Year Issue 2022

UMOJA Shorts — New School Year Issue 2022

Meet Megan Piphus Peace, Sesame Street’s First Black Woman Puppeteer Girls United Sesame Street is still making history despite having been on the air for 53 years. In 2020, the acclaimed children’s show hired its very first Black woman puppeteer. Megan Piphus Peace...
UMOJA SHORTS — Creative 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — Creative 2022

First African American Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell retires after 32-year career Spectrum News 1 After more than three decades on the job, July 8 marks the final day for Wisconsin State Patrol’s highest-ranking officer.  Standing...
UMOJA Shorts — New School Year Issue 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — Finance 2022

Madison’s Hip Hop Architect Gets Major Award and Creates His Own Hieroglyphics The Wisconsin State Journal The work of Michael Ford is meant to stand out, inspire and engage. The Madison architect is in the midst of designing the space for the Universal Hip Hop...
UMOJA Shorts — New School Year Issue 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — March 2022

Jeffrey Norman Sworn in as Milwaukee’s New Police Chief Wisconsin Public Radio Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman was appointed to a full, four-year term on Nov. 4 wrapping up more than a year of turmoil over the city’s top law enforcement...
UMOJA Shorts — New School Year Issue 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

Black women will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for the first time CNN The National Inventors Hall of Fame lineup is full of familiar faces: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers and Eli Whitney, along with many other mostly...
UMOJA Shorts — New School Year Issue 2022

UMOJA SHORTS — August/September 2021

UW–Madison’s Ladson-Billings elected as a fellow to The British Academy The British Academy elected 84 new fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the SHAPE subjects — the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Among this year’s cohort of new...