Local admirers remember Nelson Mandela

Tracey Joubert, the South African chief financial officer of MillerCoors, will never forget the moment when President Nelson Mandela walked onto the Johannesburg pitch at the final game of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Dressed in the jersey of the Springboks, South Africa’s traditionally all-white rugby team — in the year after the fall of apartheid — the former political


The quiet before the sequester storm

The holiday season is upon us. While some are crossing items from their shopping lists, there are those across America who are wondering how they will heat their homes, purchase food or pay for child care. The year 2013 was difficult, but according to the Center for American Progress, 2014 will be worse.

As a member of the House Budget


23 members of Congress attending Mandela memorial service in S. Africa

At least 23 federal lawmakers are traveling to South Africa to attend a memorial service for the country’s former leader Nelson Mandela, who died last week at age 95.

The service will be held Tuesday in Johannesburg at a soccer stadium that can hold roughly 95,000 people.

A government aircraft carrying 22 members of the House and one


Continuing the Push for Integrated Employment

Why Not

I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.

I had the opportunity to meet with Representative


Rep. Gwen Moore: Supreme Court needs to ‘rule on the side of women’

Rep. Gwen Moore said Wednesday she hopes the highest court in the land upholds an Obama administration rule that requires larger firms to insure birth control, saying secular companies cannot impose their religious views on employees who consider contraception a key part of women’s care.

“I am very confident that the Supreme Court will rule on the side of women. 


Third Ward stores welcome shoppers on ‘Small Business Saturday’

MILWAUKEE — Saturday became a day well worth the wait for small business owners, like Broadway Paper’s Kate Strzok.  Her Third Ward store was one of thousands participating in the  nationwide Small Business Saturday.

“We’re hoping for even more… Better sales, better foot traffic,” Strzok said.

Last year’s event was one of the biggest days of the year


More is Moore

Before Gwen Moore took the podium at the Washington Park Senior Center for a speech this fall, she did a little dance and blew a kiss to the audience. “It’s such a privilege and pleasure to serve you,” the Congresswoman says as her gargantuan earrings danced in the light.

Brenda Moore, Moore’s sister and staffer, is always telling her


Standing Up for Victims of Domestic Violence — the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act

Just over a year ago, our country mourned for the tragic loss of Zina Daniel. Zina was shot and killed by her estranged husband while at work in the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She was a mother of two daughters and was well loved by her family and the community. Last month, I met with Zina’s brother,


On ENDA, Dems plan on playing the ‘shame’ card

House Democrats have a plan to advance a gay rights bill that Speaker John Boehner has already declared dead: shaming Republicans.

It’s a strategy that has worked well for Democrats in the past. A campaign to pressure Republicans into reauthorizing an expanded version of the Violence Against Women Act forced the leadership to put the bill on the floor