At its meeting last night, the Madison Board of Education voted unanimously to rename Falk Elementary, located on the city’s west side, in honor of Milele Chikasa Anana. Chikasa Anana was a trailblazing Black Madisonian who, among a host of other accomplishments, was the first Black person to be elected to Madison’s school board. The […]
Damita Brown talks with Eugenia Highland, Restorative Justice Director from YWCA of Madison about Latinx issues in our community, how they relate to the issues faced by other minorities, and what we can all do to work together toward justice. Remembering Miss Milele Chikasa Anana, founder of Umoja Magazine and beautiful and beloved elder of […]
Milele Chikasa Anana, a prominent leader in the Madison community and longtime publisher of UMOJA Magazine, passed away last week. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow and Hedi Rudd offer a radio tribute to Ms. Milele’s incredible life and legacy, with a wide range of listeners calling in to share their own stories […]
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Milele Chikasa Anana, a prominent leader in Madison’s Black community and mentor to so many, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86. For three decades, Ms. Milele was publisher and editor of UMOJA, a monthly magazine highlighting achievements and positive stories in Madison’s […]
Today on Monday September 16th on APA we remembered the historical March on Washington in 1963 with some very special guests. Our host John Quinlan was joined by three distinguished community leaders–all lifelong advocates for civil rights and social justice, and all present at the 1963 March on Washington–reflect back on that historic day and its resonance with today. These guests were UMOJA publisher Milele Chikasa Anana, Wisconsin civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips, and social activist/physician Gene Farley.
There are so many emotions still surrounding the acquittal of George Zimmerman – anger, sadness, distrust and a feeling of injustice. Milele Chikasa Anana, President of Umoja Magazine, Haywood Simmons, Owner of Phitness Plus, and Jackie and Darius Hunt joined Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the legacy of this verdict.