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Entertainment: Celebrate Juneteenth at Milwaukee’s Annual Celebration
Entertainment

Celebrate Juneteenth at Milwaukee’s Annual Celebration

Plus: Summer Soulstice is back, Eagle Park celebrates its fifth anniversary, and much more.

Milwaukee to Celebrate Independence Day in 2022
Press Release

Milwaukee to Celebrate Independence Day in 2022

Tradition of City Celebrations to Continue with Community Activities

WPR’s Dr. Jonathan Øverby Inducted Into Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Hall of Fame
High School Advanced Placement Struggles With Race, Diversity

High School Advanced Placement Struggles With Race, Diversity

Milwaukee school offers AP course in African American studies.

Earnell Lucas Statement On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Press Release

Earnell Lucas Statement On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Lucas pledges to adhere to Dr. King’s legacy

WisDems Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Comes As We Face Renewed Challenges to Freedom to Vote for All
City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
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City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

The disease burden in the City of Milwaukee this week is 593.2 new positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over seven days and remains in the “extreme transmission” category.

Special Programs to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wisconsin Public Radio
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. street renaming ceremony set for Monday, January 17
Common Council approves of ARPA funding for MLK Library development
Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition Brings Community Together as County Executive David Crowley Proclaims Falls Prevention Awareness Week
Op Ed: The Fight Against Voter Suppression
Op Ed

The Fight Against Voter Suppression

How the right to vote is being attacked and what you can do to fight it.

Could Guaranteed Income Close Racial Wealth Gap?

Could Guaranteed Income Close Racial Wealth Gap?

Wisconsin cities, including Milwaukee, are participating in guaranteed income pilot program.

Community invited to enjoy 50th annual Juneteenth festivities
Reuben Harpole Found His Purpose

Reuben Harpole Found His Purpose

One of Milwaukee's most connected residents talks about his life and community.

Sen. Larson Statement on outcome of Derek Chauvin trial
Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the renaming of Old World Third Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive:
Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King
Press Release

Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 22, 2021

City Hall: Council Proposing To Rename Old World Third Street To MLK Drive
City Hall

Council Proposing To Rename Old World Third Street To MLK Drive

Extending Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. would correct an "injustice."

Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Op Ed: Republicans Remake Martin Luther King
Op Ed

Republicans Remake Martin Luther King

In their version he’s a raceless moderate sent to forgive white people.

Black History and the Trump Uprising

Black History and the Trump Uprising

UWM professor traces the roots of a mob storming the Capitol with Confederate flags.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley on honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state
Statement from Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley
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Statement from Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley

Superintendent Posley addressed MLK Day celebration throughout the district

Rep. Stubbs is Keynote Speaker for YWCA Rock County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Meet the Martin Luther King Essay Winners

Meet the Martin Luther King Essay Winners

Stirring words from young people in grades 2 through 12.

Entertainment at a Distance: Virtual Discussion of MLK Boulevards Around the Country
Entertainment at a Distance

Virtual Discussion of MLK Boulevards Around the Country

Plus, an event celebrating the legacy of MLK, a winter beer garden and Florentine Opera performances.

Op Ed: Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor
Op Ed

Trump, Ron Johnson Stained With Dishonor

Republican Liz Cheney says Trump 'formed the mob, incited the mob, lit the flame.'

Aggressive Police Escalate Violence at Protests?

Aggressive Police Escalate Violence at Protests?

Research shows this, experts say. Former Madison police chief calls on cops to ditch riot gear and tear gas.

Milwaukee Walks: A Forest in a City
Milwaukee Walks

A Forest in a City

Havenwoods State Forest is an overlooked gem, with six miles of trails.

Plenty of Horne: 40 Years Helping Ex-Cons Rejoin Society
Plenty of Horne

40 Years Helping Ex-Cons Rejoin Society

Milwaukee's trailblazing group Project RETURN celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Raises   $1 Million for the Legacy Campaign
In-person early voting starts today
Early voting starts today in Milwaukee
Statement from Mayor Dennis McBride
Press Release

Statement from Mayor Dennis McBride

October 7, 2020

Palzewicz Goes Progressive in Deep Red District

Palzewicz Goes Progressive in Deep Red District

Democrat opposing Fitzgerald in 5th Congressional District backs guaranteed annual income.

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

City fears legal challenges of sites not approved at June emergency meeting.

Op Ed: Why Unions Matter More Than Ever
Op Ed

Why Unions Matter More Than Ever

All unions need to reexamine their role in this time of racial reckoning.

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Pro sports facilities will serve as two of the city's 18 early voting sites.

Murphy’s Law: Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?

His planned visit to Kenosha seeks to make urban unrest the key issue of campaign.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Winner of scholarship contest expresses importance of eliminating barriers to freedom
Back in the News: Father Says Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed
Back in the News

Father Says Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed

He has "eight holes" in his body. "What justified these shots?"

Registration now open for Bronzeville Week drive-in movie night
Op Ed: Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color
Op Ed

Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color

His plan includes investments in housing, child care, jobs and small business.

The Summer of Glenn Grothman

The Summer of Glenn Grothman

Wisconsin representative’s latest brainstorm: suggesting anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist speak to Congress.

Remembering John Lewis
Press Release

Remembering John Lewis

Joint statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 20, 2020

Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas Mourns the Passing of Distinguished Minister and Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian
Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Pioneer and American Patriot Congressman John R. Lewis (D-Ga.)
Public Works Committee to take up park renaming for late Council member
Support for Black-Owned Businesses Rising?

Support for Black-Owned Businesses Rising?

Studies show Black owners disproportionately hurt by pandemic.

State’s Police Forces Have Military Arsenals

State’s Police Forces Have Military Arsenals

Including 42 mine resistant vehicles, 2,300 semi-automatic rifles, dozens of night vision tools.

Op Ed: If Not Now, When?
Op Ed

If Not Now, When?

Never has America been more poised for change. Do more. Say more. Keep the pressure on.

Marquette professor of English receives Way Klingler Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
Bronzeville Week capped off tomorrow with Art Walk featuring local artists
Press Release

Bronzeville Week capped off tomorrow with Art Walk featuring local artists

The Art Walk takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.