VOL. 17 NO. 21 -- OCTOBER 17, 2022

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

Cover - Art Shegonee2

Mark your calendar! - World Community Day CWU Nov 4, 2022 -- Grace Church joins Mt. Zion Baptist Church to host an inspirational morning of fellowship, prayer, and song.

Date/Time:  Friday, November 4,   9:30 - Gathering,  10:00 - Program

Location: Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher Street, Madison

Keynote Speaker:  Rachel Kincade, President of MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equity, and Solidarity for Criminal Justice Reform)

Make plans to attend, and bring a friend!

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Who Is Ron Johnson? #2

It’s hard to get a grasp of who U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). It’s not like he hangs around where common, everyday folks hang out. From what I’ve seen, he’s never been to an Africa Fest, Juneteenth — in Madison, at least — a Fiesta Hispana type of event or any other ethnic festival. While I would occasionally see his Latino aide at a dinner or some other gathering, after a while, they are hardly a substitute for the real thing.

Ron Johnson just isn’t around. I do see reports of him speaking at the Milwaukee Rotary or some other business-type event, but he just doesn’t find the time to hang out with you and me. He does fly back and forth from his Florida mansion to Washington, D.C. on the taxpayer dime.

I have heard Ron Johnson talk about the January 6, 2021 invasion of the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters. But I do have to wonder if he and I watched footage of the same event. He is definitely living in a different reality than common folk.