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Fred Royal

Fred Royal, the president of the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP.

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Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Advocates oppose Evers’ projection of two years to close Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup
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Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup

Group includes diverse representation from community leaders seeking to recommend intergovernmental solutions to County funding challenges

Special Report: MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes
Special Report

MPD Slow to Respond to Violent Crimes

But response times for all types of calls have dropped an average of 32 minutes since 2015.

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Community leaders hope ACLU suit’s settlement will improve cops’ interactions with minorities.

Murphy’s Law: Police Video Gets National Attention
Murphy’s Law

Police Video Gets National Attention

Police confrontation with Bucks player gets national headlines, raises troubling questions.

Black-Led Groups Get Fewer City Grants

Black-Led Groups Get Fewer City Grants

Report finds more Community Grants for white-led non-profits in black neighborhoods. Why?

ACT II Programming Returns to Milwaukee Repertory Theater as Part of <em>Until The Flooed</em> Production
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ACT II Programming Returns to Milwaukee Repertory Theater as Part of Until The Flooed Production

With Community Guest Responders and Facilitated Dialogues Lead by the Zeidler Center For Public Discussion

ACLU Study Finds Racism By Police

ACLU Study Finds Racism By Police

About half of all traffic and pedestrian stops failed to show "reasonable suspicion.”

“Until The Flood” Begins Performances at Milwaukee Repertory Theater March 13 – April 22
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“Until The Flood” Begins Performances at Milwaukee Repertory Theater March 13 – April 22

Until The Flood explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

Forum Attendees Demand Local Police Chief

The also call for rebuilding trust between community and police.

Community Form Tonight on Hiring of New Police Chief
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Community Form Tonight on Hiring of New Police Chief

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to attend tonight’s Town Hall meeting, Creating Constructive Public Dialogue for Selecting Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police

County Creating Community Centers

County Creating Community Centers

Will focus on black employment, education. MPS may collaborate.

Three Environmental Justice Groups Ask Court to Block I-94 Expansion
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Three Environmental Justice Groups Ask Court to Block I-94 Expansion

WisDOT is refusing to include necessary public transit expansion as part of the project.

Learning From Cincinnati’s Police Reform

Learning From Cincinnati’s Police Reform

Can its collaborative, community-oriented approach be a model for Milwaukee?

Blacks Slammed by Municipal Court Fines

Blacks Slammed by Municipal Court Fines

73% of municipal court fines hit city’s African Americans, totals $23 million over four years.

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

Promising effort employs minorities in construction, needs more monitoring and funding.

Citizens Condemn Proposal for More Cops

Citizens Condemn Proposal for More Cops

Different practices, not more police needed, community groups tell aldermen at city hearing.

Tainted Water: Action Needed on Lead in Drinking Water
Tainted Water

Action Needed on Lead in Drinking Water

City and DNR officials agree on need, Barrett says current approach just a “band-aid.”

Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan
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Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan

We are writing on behalf of an array of community groups to express our serious misgivings regarding the recently released draft “Public Safety Action Plan.”

Marquette Law School to host conference on public policy and American drinking water
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Marquette Law School to host conference on public policy and American drinking water

This conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the water-related legal, scientific, engineering and environmental issues that fill today’s news and touch all of our lives.

City “Can’t Police” Away Its Violence

City “Can’t Police” Away Its Violence

Local leaders call for comprehensive solution to gun violence in Milwaukee.

Larson Announces First Appointment as Milwaukee County Executive
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Larson Announces First Appointment as Milwaukee County Executive

Says he will appoint Jonette Arms Director of Department on Aging

MATC Board Politicized by GOP and Chamber of Commerce
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MATC Board Politicized by GOP and Chamber of Commerce

Reverend Julian Jasper, a former MATC board member, said, “The legislative changes drafted by the MMAC are undemocratic.”

Black Leaders Demand Changes to Address Poverty

Black Leaders Demand Changes to Address Poverty

State and county criticized for not addressing high city poverty and black unemployment.

Milwaukee fights back against school takeovers with “walk-ins” at more than 100 public schools
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Milwaukee fights back against school takeovers with “walk-ins” at more than 100 public schools

Thousands of parents, educators, students and community leaders held “walk-ins” at more than 100 public schools across the city of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests

Headliners include actors Raven-Symoné and John Ashton; documentary subjects April Carrión and Moziah Bridges; award-winning directors Chad Gracia and Stanley Nelson

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels

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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels


Chicago Tribune film critic, Michael Phillips, to deliver Keynote Address;
 Panels on Policing and Education highlight the imperative and topical nature of festival documentaries

Racial Justice Supporters tell DNR: “We Oppose Water Diversion to Waukesha”
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Racial Justice Supporters tell DNR: “We Oppose Water Diversion to Waukesha”

The groups object to the application because diverting water to the suburbs will worsen segregation and racial disparities in the region.

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Coalition of 22 groups assails state plan giving county exec power over struggling schools.

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

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