Russell Stamper II
Christopher Stone
THE MYTH of the Absent Black Father
Cedrick "The Entertainer"
Guide to Healthy Living
The player:
Devin Lamar Harris
(born February 27, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Harris attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Harris was selected with the fifth pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.
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T H E  M O V E M E N T 
Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

We take two full servings of 100% natural whole-grain oats and add a touch of cream. Loaded with red and green apples, cranberries and two varieties of raisins. And you can have it just how you like it, with or without brown sugar.
The 20 Day Water Challenge
Man to Man: Heart to HeartFitbit trackers use a 3-axis accelerometer to understand your motions. An accelerometer is a device that turns movement (acceleration) of a body into digital measurements (data) when attached to the body. 

By analyzing acceleration data, our trackers provide detailed information about frequency, duration, intensity, and patterns of movement to determine your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep quality.

 The 3-axis implementation allows the accelero-meter to measure your motion in any way that you move, making its activity measurements more precise than older, single-axis pedometers.
WATER improves skin complexion, moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, glowing and smooth. gets rid of wrinkles.
It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!

WATER maintains regularity, aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.

WATER is a natural headache remedy, helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

WATER prevents cramps & sprains, proper hydration, helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so
joint pain is less likely.

WATER saves money! Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar and fat-filled latte!
The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. A rule of thumb, 2/3 of your body consists of water, and it is the main component of human body. that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluid. Your brain consists of 90% water, if you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get headaches or migraines. Next time, if you feel fatigue and headache, it may be the sign of dehydration.
Alkaline Antioxidant Water is the
Healthiest (PH 7 or higher)

WATER increases energy & relieves
Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert.

WATER promotes weight Loss – removes
by-products of fat, reduces eating intake,
reduces hunger, raises your metabolism
and has zero calories!

WATER flushes out toxins – gets rid of
waste through sweat and urination which
reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

WATER puts you in a good mood – when
the body is functioning at its best, you will
feel great and be happy!
Shawn Carter
Living in The Now, Working for Better Future
Shawn Yak Carter, a father to college bound teenagers, inspirational fitness enthusiast and Milwaukee native has a familiar story many of our young men can relate to. Having grown up in a once impoverished neighborhood and searching for a substantial income illegally, Carter found himself on the wrong side of the law. After the judicial system decided his fate for nearly a decade, Carter found a way to positively and mentally escape his reality. With an unwavering family support system, eagerness for a better life, daily push ups, pull ups and dips, he was able to re-enter society with a new found mission -inspiring others through fitness.

FELLAS: When did you realize exercising was something you enjoyed?
Carter: Well you know, growing up in the projects,all we did was exercise. We either played football or basketball, or ran around in the streets, I remember being a part of the Spartan’s Football and Basketball teams and loved playing; that kept me out of trouble for a while.

FELLAS: Did playing sports propel you into having a fitness routine?
Carter: Actually no, it came from me being incarcerated. It’s pretty much one of the only activities you can do when you’re put into a setting like that. You can play basketball, go to the library or go to the gym. I resorted to fitness because it was something physical I could do alone.

FELLAS: Is it safe to say working out was an escape for you?
Carter: Oh it was DEFINITELY an escape! It kept me out of trouble and focused. It became something I needed to do everyday.

FELLAS: Now that you’ve re-entered society and fitness has become a passion, what can you say it’s done for your life? Do you believe fitness has the ability to change the lives of others?
Carter: Ya know, it made me realize that as long as you eat right and workout, it truly makes you feel better. It inspires other people to see me in the gym everyday doing the right thing and it makes others want to do the same. They other gym goers or individuals from the past) see me being consistent. Consistency is really one of the main problems people have when they begin to workout. It’s the most important when you want to see results. You can’t just workout one day and think you’re gong to be fit! With anything you want to achieve, consistency is key.

FELLAS: So you believe consistency transfers over into other life situations?
Carter: Of course, especially if you’d like to be on the right path. The younger generation needs to know this. If only they did something positive, it can lead to better things within their life.
If we look into the past of each our lives, we will find mistakes, learning experiences and core memories that often dictate our futures.
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Alderman Russell W. Stamper II is a lifelong Sherman Park resident and public servant. The son of an educator and a judge, Alderman Stamper’s family instilled in him a legacy of service and a commitment to strengthening Milwaukee’s communities while empowering its residents.
One in five people living with diabetes suffer from damage called diabetic
nerve pain. Comedian, actor and host Cedric the Entertainer is personally connected. Cedric’s father, who is currently living with diabetes, has diabetic nerve pain (diabetic peripheral neuropathy) – often felt as a burning, shooting pain in his feet and hands.
Each testimonial, with such amazing progress like Cliff, is powerful to me because it fills me with so much confidence and belief in the formula: 80% Nutrition + 20% Fitness.
Q. How do you feel right now?
A. For a long time, I have been feeling very well both physically and spiritually. Daily I seek to do those things that contribute to health and well-being.

Q. While going through your situation, what did you find out about yourself that you didn’t know?
A. I found out that I could face a life-threatening disease without worry or anxiety because of my faith in God and in His promises. Two of the biblical verses that were very help fulduring my trial are found in Philippians 4:6-7 and reads as follows: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
 Examining the book
“Going through the Storms of Life”
O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2
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When the public reacts to the deaths of young black men in Baltimore and Ferguson and Sanford, we often hear about a “crisis” among black fathers—namely, that too many of them are absent from their children’s lives. But that “crisis” may not be real at all. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that black fathers are just as present—and sometimes more so—in the lives of their children than dads of other races, defying the stereotype that black fathers simply aren’t around to give their kids guidance and support. 

The study provides a telling look at fatherhood among black, Latino and white men. The CDC found that a higher percentage of black fathers living with young children (up to age five) did daily activities like sharing meals, dressing their children, and reading to them than other fathers. Across the board, black dads did just as much as white and Latino dads, whether they live with or apart from their children.
Devin Harris
Commitment to his city’s youth
How important is family to you?
Family is the single most important aspect of my life. It is my center. Everything I do revolves around my family. Without family support, encouragement and motivation I would not be the man I am today.

What do you want your son to say about you today?
I want my son to say “you are the best, dad.” That I am fun to be with. That I listen to him. I also want a big hug from my little dude, and to hear him say “I love you dad.”
His Passion Off The Court
34 Ways To Assist Foundation
Father & Son | Deshea & Son
By Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH Staff Physician, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Professor Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
When you go to the doctor to talk about your blood pressure, remember that you have to deal with blood pressure 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Your doctor is only going to be there for 15 or 20 minutes, 2 or 3 times a year. So you are the one that needs to be in charge of your health – you will be the one that has to do all the real work – taking pills, watching your
diet, and keeping active. 

Your doctor is an expert advisor, but you need to make sure you learn as much as possible from this advisor while you are in the office. Here are some tips to make the visit worthwhile.
“Education is not a way to escape poverty – It is a way of fighting it!” said Julius Nyerere, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Given the current economic position of the City of Milwaukee (being the second poorest city in the United States), you would think Nyerere’s statement would carry a hefty amount of weight in the city’s revitalization. However, surveying the educational landscape statewide, this just doesn’t seem to be the case. There is an intentional attack on public education taking place in the state legislature that is completely sickening.

The more legislation of this type that is created and presented, the more I can see why the state of Wisconsin was voted “the worst state to raise African-American children.” This type of action simply glorifies privatization and capitalism.

Keeping a specific group uneducated in order to establish a system that amasses wealth for others at that group’s expense sounds eerily familiar to me. Privatizing education spells doom for democracy and further pushes the initiatives of plutocracy, thus contributing to the problem of the “haves vs. have not.” Coincidentally, Walker stated that education is his top legislative priority.

I would assume so, since education in Wisconsin
has been turned into a “get rich quick” scheme.
Attack on Public Education
by: Julius Nyerere
The Republican agenda has drained MPS of its funding and resources for years, but then Republican politicians expect the parents and supporters of MPS to believe they have MPS’s best interest at heart? If that were the case, Republican legislators would consider the poor socioeconomic conditions over 80 percent of the students live in and begin creating programs that fit the needs of both the students and the parents. But that would represent a level of socialistic proclivity that we all know they would never be able to support.

In addition, there is an expectation that teachers— who have been attacked and vilified under this same agenda, yet are only required to have a bachelor’s degree and work experience to receive a teacher’s license — will properly educate nearly 40 students per class with limited resources and little to no support. And let us not forget the perils and misconceptions of culturally biased standardized testing that takes away more time for teachers to educate our children.

You would have to be a master of the art of naiveté to not understand the difficulties these proposals present to educators, students and parents. Bob Petersen, former president of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, in learning about the proposal from Darling and Kooyenga, stated that “for two white suburban legislators to propose that the white county executive appoint a ‘commissioner’ who will have parallel authority to the school board is a racist attack on the democratic rights of the citizens of Milwaukee, the majority of whom are
black and brown,” and he was spot on! Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn how to read, you will forever be free,” yet this deplorable attack on public education seems to be consistent withoppression and subjugation.

To add insult to injury, Walker’s budget eliminates public oversight and makes Wisconsin the only state without student protections at for-profit colleges. Ironically, what demographic is most represented in these predatory colleges? Low-income
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