UMOJA SHORTS — March 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — March 2021

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85 Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders. The New York Times Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the civil rights leader and...
UMOJA SHORTS — January / February 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — January / February 2021

Madison Region Economic Partnership: Announces Jason Fields as next CEO The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) Board of Directors has selected Jason M. Fields, CCRS, CFEI to succeed Paul Jadin, CEcD as president and CEO of the economic development...

UMOJA SHORTS — December 2020

Democrat Samba Baldeh is the First Muslim Elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature WISN-TV Voters in Madison have elected the first Muslim to the Wisconsin Legislature. Democrat Samba Baldeh currently represents Madison’s 17th District on the Common Council. He has...

UMOJA SHORTS — October/November 2020

James C. Graham Jr., former CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison The Urban League of Greater Madison (UGLM) announced former CEO James C. Graham, Jr., passed away. According to the Sept. 4 release, James collapsed while on his way to dinner celebrating his...

UMOJA SHORTS — August 2020

Farewell Aunt Jemima And Uncle Ben—Brand Symbols Are Falling— Written in Forbes  Announcements by the companies that own Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Uncle Ben’s rice, Eskimo Pies ice cream bars, and many others, that they will be “retiring” brand names and visual...

UMOJA SHORTS — July 2020

Mario White Appointed Dane County Circuit Court Judge Mario White is Dane County Circuit Court judge. He was appointed in June by Gov. Tony Evers to fill a vacancy created by Judge William Hanrahan’s resignation.  “I am humbled and honored to be appointed to the...