12 Days of Christmas in July

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Gift of Reinvestment 7/13-20

Below is a list of some of the businesses that will be participating in this year's Gift of Reinvestment. Visit these locally black-owned businesses and recycle the black dollar. Receive a "I Reinvested" sticker at any participating location and tag us in your picture

@ALIVE Inc. Milwaukee (Facebook) or @alivemilwaukee (Instagram)

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Twisted Plants

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"We wanted to spread our love of vegan comfort food to others and Twisted Plants was born. In the Spring of 2019, we launched the vegan/plant-based comfort food trailer, visiting various locations and events in the Milwaukee area. In the Spring of 2020, we were delighted to move into our permanent brick-and-mortar location in Cudahy. Come get twisted with us."

Locations

4905 S Packard Ave Cudahy, WI 53110

1233 E Brady St Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am - 7pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am - 8pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Phone

(414) 800-4005

Website

www.twistedplants.com

America's Black Holocaust Museum

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"America’s Black Holocaust Museum was founded in 1988 in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin storefront by Dr. James Cameron, the only known survivor of a lynching. In 1992 Cameron acquired a spacious free-standing building, which he renovated and opened on Juneteenth Day 1994 with expanded exhibits and staff.

The museum attracted many local, national, and international visitors. Many took guided tours led by “griots” (docents) who interpreted the exhibits and promoted dialogue with and among visitors.

Dr. Cameron also spoke daily with most visitors about his survival experience – making for a very special encounter with living history. "

Location

401 W North Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53212

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Closed Monday

Phone

(414) 209-3640

Website

www.abhmuseum.org

Trusted Kicks

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"Sneaker Store Located In The Heart Of Downtown Milwaukee."

Location

532 N Water St. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am- 8pm

Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Website

www.trustedkicks.com

Confectionately Yours

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"Where the love of baking and art created an amazing edible love story. From my heart to your palate. providing pure goodness."

Location

3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave Milwaukee, WI 53216

Hours

Tuesday-Thursday: 11 am - 4 pm

Friday: 11am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Sunday-Monday Closed

Phone

(414) 617-7575

Website

Confectionately Yours

The Q

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"Mr. Thomas Ashley, Jr. took the leap of faith to leave his job of nine years at A.O. Smith in 1961 to begin “Ashley’s Drive-In Barbecue” at 1501 West Center Street. His slogan, “When better Bar-B-Q is made, I will make it” reflected the dedication Thomas put into his barbeque “hobby.” Now, fast-forwarding to 2014, the legacy continues with his son, Darnell, who currently owns Ashley’s Bar-B-Q. Darnell proudly shares with you the same recipe and passion that his father developed over 50 years ago."

Location

2730 N Dr Martin Luther King Junior Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am - 12 am

Sunday: 1 pm- 8pm

Phone

(414) 519-1792

Website

www.milwaukeeq.com

Project Hope Inc.

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 "Project Hope, Inc. began as an undergraduate research project wherein Dr. Hendricks identified an unmet need in the 53206 zip code.  She planned and implemented a summer enrichment program at the Church of the Living God, CWFF for children that provided tutoring and free hot meals during the summer of 2000 through the assistance of dedicated volunteers. Students received tutoring from Springfield College’s undergraduate students. They were also provided a hot breakfast, a morning snack, a hot lunch, and an afternoon snack through a partnership with the Social Development Commission (SDC). This research project led this group to file for Articles of Incorporation from the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution in 2001.  Project Hope, Inc., was incorporated on April 24, 2001, as a not-for-profit, community-based organization committed to improving the lives of needy families in Milwaukee, with the assistance of dedicated volunteers.  Project Hope’s vision was to provide educational programs and free meals to all participants regardless of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin."

Location

Project Hope, Inc. PO Box 170494 Milwaukee, WI 53217

Hours

Monday- Friday: 9 am- 5 pm

Phone

(414) 763-4405

Website

www.projecthopeinc.com

Roll Train

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"Roll Train is a roller dance class for exercise and FUN! Not only will this workout give you fierce abs, glutes, and legs while increasing your flexibility and functional movement - it will bring a JOY to your life like nothing else. Roller dance is an art form, a creative expression of individuality as unique as each skater. At the same time, it is a unifying force among different people who all have one thing in common – pure love for skating. Roller dance didn’t die with disco, it's alive and well and we want you to experience it, all while getting in fantastic shape."

Location

2012 E North Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Hours

Class dates and times may vary please visit the website for more info: www.rolltrain.com

Phone

(414) 803-1570

Website

www.rolltrain.com

Signature Sweets Bakery 

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"Specialty cake and dessert shop with something to fit any occasion. We are known for customized cakes from the traditional torte to a 3-D sculpted masterpiece. You bring the ideas and we bring them to life. Let us make your event special with our sweet creations!"

Location

3801 N Oakland Ave. Shorewood, WI 53211

Hours

Thursday-Friday: 12p - 6pm

Saturday: 10pm - 4pm

Closed Sunday-Wednesday

Phone

(414) 539-3181

Website

Signature Sweets

Nino's Southern Sides

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"Welcome to Nino’s where we serve generous portions of southern comfort cuisine that warms the heart since 2015.

All dishes are prepared daily from scratch and composed with distinctive attention to detail. We strive to be timely and efficient, which will allow you to focus on more important things. We hope that you will come and visit us soon."

Location

4475 N Oakland Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Hours

Sunday-Thursday: 11 am- 7 pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am - 8pm

Phone

(414) 964-3663

Website

www.ninos-southernsides.com

Sherman Phoenix

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"In 2016, violent unrest broke out in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee after a fatal police shooting rocked the community.

 

In the weeks following, community conversations identified the need for safe, welcoming neighborhood spaces, and certain leaders in the community decided to take matters into their own hands in order to foster change. In the hopes of moving forward — the idea for the Sherman Phoenix was born.

 

The Sherman Phoenix transformed the fire-damaged BMO Harris Bank building located at the eastern gateway to the Sherman Park neighborhood into a high-quality space for small businesses of color offering diverse foods, wellness services, and cultural activities. Updates to the neighborhood include much-needed community spaces to curate art exhibits, film showings, and cultural events.

 

Rising from the ashes and harnessing the spirit and assets of the neighborhood as a catalyst for unity, this is the Sherman Phoenix."

Location

3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53216

Hours

Hours vary by business

Phone

(262) 228-6021

Website

www.shermanphoenix.com

Washington Franklin
Law Offices

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"Washington-Franklin Law Offices is a boutique firm with a specialized focus on family, civil, criminal, and personal injury law. We take a sophisticated approach to each case to better understand our clients’ needs. We place the client at the center of every action we take, and handle each situation with compassion and empathy, being sensitive to our client's individual, unique needs. Together, our lawyers have over thirty years of experience representing clients with a variety of issues from small claims to more complex legal affairs."

Location

10425 W North Ave Ste 302, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Phone

(414) 444-4260

Website

www.washingtonfranklinlaw.com

Embody Yoga

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"Embody Yoga was founded by Joanna Brooks in Milwaukee in 2015. At the time, Joanna noticed that there were very few people of color practicing yoga. So she started Embody Yoga with a mission to share the practice of yoga with people of color. Since its founding, Embody Yoga has served hundreds of people, the majority of whom identify as people of color. Embody Yoga offers classes that are accessible, affordable, culturally relevant, and welcoming to all. Whether you are experiencing pain or simply want to improve your physical and mental wellbeing, Embody Yoga provides a healing and friendly environment in which to do so."

Location

4650 N Port Washington Rd Suite 180 Milwaukee, WI 53212

Hours

Class dates and times may vary please visit the website for more info:www.embodyyogamke.com

Phone

(414) 810-6150

Website

www.embodyyogamke.com

Sam's Place Jazz Cafe

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"Sam’s Place is truly a reflection of Belton’s legacy and passions. Born in Milwaukee, Belton earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and his teaching certification in music education from Alverno College. While teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system, he went on to receive a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. Belton has been an educator for over 40 years, and a jazz musician for even longer."

Location

3338 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53212

Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 7am - 4pm

Live Entertainment Fri - Sat: 6pm - 9pm

Closed Monday

Phone

(414) 837-5127

Website

www.samsplacejazz.com

BP on Atkinson

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Gas station and kitchen+grill spot

Location

807 W Atkinson Ave Milwaukee, WI 53206

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 5am - 12am

Sunday: 8am - 8pm

Kwik Bites - Mon-Sat 12pm - 8pm

Phone

(414) 265-8529

Findley Foundation Inc

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"The Findley Foundation was founded by concerned individuals who work in the Construction, Finance, and Non-Profit; Political and Public Service Sectors. It was through the groups shared passion for economic development, education, and assisting the community that they formed the Findley Foundation. In their discussions, they discovered that a key component of improving the economic quality of life for many— lies in the development of quality workforce solutions that provide a combination of work readiness training, soft skills, and financial literacy education. However, as the foundation's members began to craft their mission and assess the needs of the community they realized that many people were disadvantaged, unemployed, or underemployed because they didn’t have access to the supportive services they needed to acquire to sustain gainful employment."

Location

10721 W Capital Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53222

Hours

Visit the website for Office and Clinic hours

Phone

414-839-6383

Website

www.findleyfoundation.org

Gifted Hands Car Wash

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Car wash

Location

4401 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Hours

Monday- Saturday: 8 am- 5 pm

Jizzles Sandwich Shop

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Sandwich Shop

Location

2611 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone

(414) 447-9780

Website

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Rerocc

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"We started ReRocc because we believe everyone deserves to wear shoes that make them feel like a king or queen. This is why Friday Steals is so important to us. It allows us to offer the hottest sneakers on the market at prices most can afford. And for those who are wondering what our name means...

Recycle Everyone's Rare Objects Cash& Consignment"

Location

773 North Jefferson Street Milwaukee, WI 53202

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Phone

(414) 800-4369

Website

www.rerocc.com