Madison 365

Study shoots down narrative about hip-hop and violence

Fights, damage to property, assault, rampant and obscene alcohol abuse. The downtown campus area in Madison - especially State Street and Langdon Street - has kept police departments very busy every night and every weekend for decades and decades. The…

12 on Tuesday: Patrick Farabaugh

Patrick Farabaugh was an up-and-coming magazine designer in New York City before he came to Madison and founded Our Lives, the city’s first magazine by and for the LGTBQ community.  

12 on Tuesday: Caliph Muab-El

Chicago native and longtime Madisonian Caliph Amiri Muab-El has many irons in the fire, always with an eye toward justice and improving the lives of young people of color.

29 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin, Part 5

This is the fifth in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector. 

29 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin, Part 4

This is the fourth in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector. Read Part 3 here.Michael Hernandez is Principal…

29 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin, Part 3

This is the third in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.

29 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin, Part 2

This is the second in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector. 

29 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin, Part 1

This is the first in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things and made a real impact in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.

12 on Tuesday: Zandra Hagberg

Zandra Hagberg is co-founder and owner of JMC Business Solutions, a full service consulting practice that provides assistance to small businesses and non-profits with a focus on implementing the best solutions for business intelligence and operational excellence.

12 on Tuesday: Israel Lopez

In his day job, Israel Lopez is a business attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions for Madison-based law firm Nieder & Boucher. He's also the founder of Chins Up Foundation, an organization that pairs college athletes with at-risk kids in a penpal relationship. The Milwaukee native came through a stint of homelessness to attend Concordia University – Saint Paul on a football scholarship, graduate with honors, and attend the University of Wisconsin Law School.

100State on the Move

Wisconsin's biggest co-working community will get a bigger space as they join the bustling tech hub at 316 W. Washington Ave.

Wisconsin's biggest co-working community will get a bigger space as they join the bustling tech hub at 316 W. Washington Ave.

Badger Rock builds resilience, sustainability on Madison's south side

Hedi Rudd uses her many talents to make a difference at Badger Rock Neighborhood Center

"I don't know if we are the best-kept secret in Madison," says Hedi Rudd, manager of First Impressions at Badger Rock Neighborhood Center on Madison's south side, "but there's a whole lot going on here."

12 on Tuesday: Keetra Burnette

Chicago native Keetra Burnette currently works as the senior director of community impact at United Way of Dane County. She formerly served as chief operating officer of the Urban League of Greater Madison, president of the Madison Network of Black Professionals, education specialist with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and several other professional and volunteer roles.

UW Odyssey Project hosts 'Night of the Living Humanities'

It will be a chance to meet amazing historical figures like Maya Angelou, Frida Kahlo, and Frederick Douglass while also supporting a great cause on Thursday at the University Club in downtown Madison as the Odyssey Project will host its 2nd annual "Night of the Living Humanities" fundraiser.

'Passing the Mic' celebrates hip hop in Madison

The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) and the Wisconsin Book Festival will present "Hip Hop Education in the Classroom, the Community and Beyond"

35704052The University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives will host its annual Passing the Mic event this weekend that will celebrate the transformational potential of hip hop arts in the Madison community and on the UW-Madison campus. This is the 12th annual Passing the Mic event, which is one of the truly diverse, multicultural events that the city of Madison will see.

Fund for women looks to change game

The fund is laser-focused on economic empowerment, and has made a decision to make larger, more impactful grants to a smaller number of agencies capable of working toward that goal.

12 on Tuesday: Aaron Perry

Aaron Perry has dedicated himself to the health of African American men as the founder and CEO of Relabanced-Life Wellness Association, which recently announced it will offer health education resources inside JP Hair Designs, the first such partnership in the country.

12 on Tuesday: Jennifer Leavitt-Moy

Jennifer Leavitt-Moy is an economist and economic consultant who works with  multi-national consumer product companies. She co-founded The Good Life Organization and a co-authored of the Fulfill the Dream (FTD) curriculum, and was involved in the founding of the young professional group Magnet as its first executive director.

Justified Anger coalition will give community update

Justified Anger has been busy developing collaborative approaches and strategies to combat the tremendous racial disparities that exist in Madison and Reece is hoping the community will come out to attend "State of Our Madison: Justified Anger General Update" that will take place Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Fountain of Life Covenant Church on Madison's south side.