Saturday, May 20, 2017

UMOS Mural Unveiled In The Southside Of Milwaukee

Deal, a community artist and students from ArtWorks for Milwaukee unveiled historic UMOS mural in the Southside of the city.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 20, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Saturday, Raoul G. Deal, a community artist and students from ArtWorks for Milwaukee unveiled their historic United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) mural at the Butters-Fetting Co. building wall facing W. Historic Mitchell St. and S. 1st Street. The mural took about 1 year and 6 months to finish, according to Deal.
The theme of the mural included the Wautoma marches for migrant rights, the UMOS social service agency advocacy for social justice, higher education, civil rights and struggle including protests to change the discriminatory hiring practices by the local breweries and the foundry jobs that attracted the Latino work force to the city.
Seven members of the Latino community were included in the mural, Jesús Salas, the first former executive director of UMOS and one of the key leaders of the educational and Latino civil rights movement in the 1960's and 1970's; Ernesto Chacon, the executive director for Latin American Union for Civil Rights; Roberto Hernández, an instrumental leader in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall takerover on August 27, 1970 that led to breaking down the barrier of a discriminatory policy that kept Hispanics from enrolling at the university; Graciela de la Cruz, a UWM student in 1970 who later became a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools; Dante Navarro, the first Latino candidate to run for public office in Milwaukee, created the first LULAC council in Milwaukee and was a Spanish language radio host as well and Marla O. Anderson, an instrumental leader of the UWM takeover as well. Anderson's decision to join Salas and Chacon in 1970 led to the active participation of hundreds of families to back, join and march in support of the UWM takeover to gain access to higher education for Latinos and their children. Anderson later graduated from the School of Education at UWM with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1978.
Salas, Hernández and De la Cruz were students at UWM of only 14 Latinos attending compared to 25,000 Whites students enrolled in 1970. Navarro, Anderson and Salas were among those that included Gregorio "Goyo" Rivera and José Luis Huerta-Sánchez who were arrested at the UWM chancellor's office at Chapman Hall on August 27, 1970 for refusing to leave his office. Also Lupe Martinez, the current UMOS President and CEO who has 47 years of service at the non-profit agency was featured in the mural too.
The UMOS mural depicts just a small piece of the Latino community historical activism roots that influenced change to better the quality of life for Hispanics in the city of Milwaukee and state for decades to follow. 

Jesús Salas explained the meaning of the mural. Salas is a former executive director of UMOS and one of the key leaders of the 1960's and 1970's educational and civil rights movement in Milwaukee, WI.

Remarks by Raoul G. Deal at the UMOS mural unveiling presentation

Mariachi Juvenil presentation at the UMOS mural unveiling in Milwaukee

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. To Resign And Join U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sheriff Clarke will join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security next month.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 17, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. announced during a conservative radio talk show with Viki McKenna on WISN 1130 AM, that he will accept an assistant secretary position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) next month. Clarke will join the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the DHS.
What does it mean for Milwaukee County? Sheriff Clarke's acceptance of the position will no doubt void the 287g ICE enforcement agreement request by Clarke and it will no longer be applied at the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin.
It seems that Sheriff Clarke jumped the gun and unofficially confirmed that he accepted the position with DHS, but the DHS sent out a tweet that "Sr. positions are announced when made official by the Sec. No such announcement w/regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made."
Governor Scott Walker (R) can appoint another replacement for Sheriff Clarke.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) first Tweeted on March 22, that Sheriff Clarke was expected to resign from his position when it was learned from a credible source that Clarke would actually resign.
Currently, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has reported multiple inmate deaths and one of them, Terrill Thomas had his water turned off in his cell and he died from the lack of drinking water.
At least seven Milwaukee County Correction officers are facing criminal charges by the district attorney's office after a grand jury recommended charges.
The seven county officials who may now face charges in connection with the Thomas death by withholding water for seven days are Milwaukee County jail commander Major Nancy Evans, Lt. Kashka Meadors and corrections officers Jordon Johnson, Thomas Laine, James Ramsey-Guy, John Weber and Dominique Smith.

Victim Of Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Veterans Park In Milwaukee Identified As Jay Estrada

Estrada died on early Wednesday after crashing his motorcycle on a median near Veterans Park.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 17, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, Jorge "Jay" Estrada, 30, was reported killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a median while driving south on N. Lincoln Memorial Drive near Veterans Park around 2:00 a.m., according to police.
Estrada suffered severe injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Update: The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office (MEO) reported that Jorge "Jay" Estrada, 30, died from blunt force trauma after losing control of his motorcycle at the 1000 block of N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. According to MEO, Estrada was speeding, lost control, struck a median and his body was ejected and struck a light pole severing in left lower extremity. Estrada lost his left leg and was found about 100 feet from his body. Also, police found a helmet about 20 feet from Estrada's body and police believe that he was wearing it at the time of the accident. A handgun, multiple tablets of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine were recovered at the crash scene, according to police.
Estrada was riding along with two other motorcycle riders who stayed at the scene of the accident, but have not been to cooperative in providing information to police.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin Announced That "Todos Somos Perú" Fundraiser Recipient Received $8,034

Last month's organizers for Todos Somos Perú confirmed that a church organization in Perú has received $8,034 from a total of $8,500 raised in April.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 16, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Tuesday, Luz Sosa, the Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) announced that the recipient of the "Todos Somos Perú" fundraising event has received at total of $8,034 ($25,708 Peruvian Sols). Sosa confirmed that Omar Alonzo Sánchez Portillo, a priest at the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas (non-profit) had received the funds generated by the fundraiser.
According to Sosa, a total of $8,500 was raised, minus the costs for the money transfer and rental of the entire Wherehouse Nightclub, the remaining balance of $8,034 was sent to the Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas on Wednesday. The Todos Somos Perú fundraising event last month was a total success, according to Sosa. Sosa says, that Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which ACW is affiliated with had sent out information about the fundraising success to all its members via e-mail in a news letter dated May 7.
Sosa extended her appreciation to all the volunteers, restaurants, businesses, Latino media outlets that included El Conquistador Newspaper, The Spanish Journal-Azteca Wisconsin TV38, El Periódico Mañanero, Radio Caliente 97.9FM, Radio Latina 5.0/1500AM and Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA, a digital Internet news blog). Also, the Wisconsin Unidos por el Perú group co-sponsored the Todos Somos Perú event with ACW.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Armed Men Used Assault Rifle And Knife To Rob Unsuspecting Milwaukee Southside Tenants

The landowner of a Milwaukee Southside property reported on social media that several men armed with an assault weapon, handgun and a knife forced their way into a home to rob tenants.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 15, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Monday, several White male suspects heavily armed forced their way into a home near S. 13th St. and West Dakota St. in Milwaukee's Southside around 10:00 a.m., according to the landlord who would only be identified as Mr. Orozco, the Handy Man. Orozco says, that the suspects who were described as six feet tall kicked a door open and went inside an apartment catching the tenants by surprised while watching TV. 
The suspects took a wallet, cellphone and ransacked the apartment, Orozco reported. The assessed damaged to the door and hardware totaled about $500.
One suspect had an AK-47 assault rifle and the second suspect was carrying a handgun, a knife and an 18 inch screwdriver. The tenants were not injured.
The incident was reported to police.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

27-year-old Man Died After Getting Shot Inside The Whitehaven Neighborhood IHOP In Memphis

A live Facebook video of the aftermath was posted showing the shooting victim outside of a Whitehaven neighborhood IHOP suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 14, 2017

Memphis, Tennessee - On early Sunday, a 27-year-old man identified by family members as Devin Wilson was shot in the head multiple times during an altercation inside an IHOP restaurant in the neighborhood of Whitehaven located at 1277 E. Shelby Drive across from the South Mall shopping centre. The altercation happened after a female worker got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend and he began to choke her. Wilson and a security guard attempted to break up the altercation and the ex-boyfriend took out a hand gun and shot both men striking Wilson in the head multiple times and the security guard suffered a gunshot wound in the arm. Wilson walked out of the IHOP and Dbo Grape was able to video record live on his Facebook account the aftermath and where Wilson was crying out for help and that he couldn't see anymore.
A known suspect in the shooting left the scene and police are looking for him.
Police were the first ones to arrived and then the firefighter paramedics. Wilson later died at a local hospital, according to police.

Video: Aftermath of shooting at the Whitehaven neighborhood IHOP in Memphis

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boycott Harley-Davidson Corporation, They Openly Support Trump

The season of riding free on your Harley-Davidson began with the first H-D Museum Bike Night event in Milwaukee on Thursday, but a boycott is on against the H-D Corporation for openly supporting the bad hombre, Trump.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 11, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - A national boycott has been called against the Harley-Davidson Corporation (H-D) for openly supporting the bad hombre, Trump. This year, President Trump was scheduled to visit the H-D Corporate, but cancelled after thousands of Wisconsin residents threaten to protest at the H-D factory where Trump was scheduled to visit. So, the H-D Corporate officials went to the White House instead with motorcycles and openly supported the bad hombre, Trump who is attempting to repeal ObamaCare, is anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, doesn't respect women and definitely doesn't show any favorable action towards people of color.
There are 100's of thousands of male bikers and female bikers who ride an H-D motorcycle, but most were purchased before the H-D Corporate officials made the decision to support and back Trump. Well it was their choice to stand with Trump, despite public opinion to boycott all of Trump name products and etc.
So, lets show the H-D Corporation that as long as they stand with Trump, we as bikers of color will stand with the people and flex our trillion dollar purchasing power as Latinos and will not buy their products or attend any H-D funded event.
On Thursday, the H-D Museum held its first bike night set and displayed a defaced U.S. flag, which no doubt many will consider the act disrespectful.
Apparently, the H-D Corporation officials have become victims of their own ignorance. Boycott Harley-Davidson 2017!