100 Black Men of Madison give away backpacks, supplies

Dean Mosiman:

After getting her free, new backback stuffed with notebooks, markers and other supplies, Yisela Gonzales said she’s ready to start the sixth grade in the Madison School District.
Gonzales was among more than 1,500 children from across Dane County to get a free backpack and supplies at 100 Black Men of Madison’s annual back-to-school picnic Saturday at Demetral Park on the North Side.
“It’s nice,” said Yisela’s mother, Maria. “Everything is so expensive nowadays. It helps.”
More than 2,500 children, parents and other family members were also treated to free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages and got a chance to socialize. Madison Police gave out baseball cards.

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  1. ya after i lived in madison,wi.all my life raised 4 kids there never to get anything for free!never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..i am irish american of course!us poor white folk dont get nothin for our kids.never have but people from chicago,detroit,milwaukee yearly do!@i moved to michigan…guess what the whole school of 97 percent white kids all got free back packs n school supplies is that wonderful or what????wisconsin sure could take a few lessons from michigan..michigan rules!shes the bomb.we love it here.everyone is treated the same no matter what the color there skin..wake up americanot just poor black folk out there!.

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