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Meet the District 4 School Board Candidates

Meet the District 4 School Board Candidates

Aisha Carr and Dana Kelley both have a flock of endorsements.

Meet the District 5 School Board Candidates

Meet the District 5 School Board Candidates

Alex Brower and Jilly Gokalgandhi compete to replace outgoing school board director Larry Miller.

Op Ed: Local Black History You Should Know
Op Ed

Local Black History You Should Know

Including Marvin Pratt, Heal the Hood and the Young, Black & Opinionated podcast.

Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America endorses Darrin Madison Jr.
Press Release

Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America endorses Darrin Madison Jr.

DSA slate of candidates now includes three candidates on two boards

Our Demand Has Not Changed!
Press Release

Our Demand Has Not Changed!

 

MKE Black Announces New Executive Director
Press Release

MKE Black Announces New Executive Director

 

MKE County: Clancy Pushes $2.6 Million Cut to Sheriff Overtime
MKE County

Clancy Pushes $2.6 Million Cut to Sheriff Overtime

Supervisor proposes reallocating money to housing, parks, seniors and youth justice.

City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes
City Hall

Community Groups Propose Changes

Twelve groups invited to speak and push less spending on police and more on lead abatement, other programs.

Op Ed: Mayor’s Budget Doesn’t Divest From Police
Op Ed

Mayor’s Budget Doesn’t Divest From Police

We need real cuts, more spending on violence prevention. Come to Tuesday night budget hearing.

Community Trust in Police Is Broken

Community Trust in Police Is Broken

Activists say police profiling and violence in communities of color must stop.

Liberate MKE Pushing to Defund MPD

Liberate MKE Pushing to Defund MPD

Defunding advocates want money funneled to communities, not police.

Can Police Be Defunded?

Can Police Be Defunded?

Milwaukee spends 125 times more on cops than violence prevention. Chief Morales fights call to change funding priorities.

Support for Black-Owned Businesses Rising?

Support for Black-Owned Businesses Rising?

Studies show Black owners disproportionately hurt by pandemic.

Voter Purge Push Threatens 129,000 Names

Voter Purge Push Threatens 129,000 Names

State Supreme Court will consider approach critics decry as voter suppression.

Low-income Communities are Hard Hit by COVID-19

Low-income Communities are Hard Hit by COVID-19

Local African-American leaders lament the effect of COVID-19 on their communities.

Some Wore Masks, Some Didn’t

Some Wore Masks, Some Didn’t

Long lines at city’s polling places discourage many who walk away.

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

After low Milwaukee turnout in 2016 presidential election, both parties seeking support of black voters.

BLOC endorses Rebecca Kiefer in race for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
New App Promotes Black Entrepreneurs

New App Promotes Black Entrepreneurs

MKE Black promotes African American-owned businesses, startups.

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

BLOC looks to increase turnout, political power of city’s African American voters.

Another Big Endorsement for Ed Fallone
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Another Big Endorsement for Ed Fallone

 

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities announces slate of endorsements
City Hall: Stunned Council Grills FPC Director
City Hall

Stunned Council Grills FPC Director

"It all doesn't add up" two aldermen say, while Hamilton says questions were answered.

Op Ed: St. Joe’s Should Sign Community Benefits Agreement
Op Ed

St. Joe’s Should Sign Community Benefits Agreement

Ascension's non-profit hospital is last such institution on North Side and services are badly needed.

City Hall: Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process

Contribution to Alex Brower of $200

City Hall: Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process

Contribution to Alex Brower of $100

City Hall: Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process
City Hall

Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process

Numbers are daunting. City between a rock and a hard place when it comes to finances.

Transportation: City Advancing Riverwest Bike Boulevards
Transportation

City Advancing Riverwest Bike Boulevards

Open house in Riverwest to discuss proposal planned for July 11th.

Op Ed: The Fight Against Medical Redlining
Op Ed

The Fight Against Medical Redlining

Ascension's threat to downsize St. Joseph’s Hospital will leave city’s black population under served.

All the Election Data You Want

All the Election Data You Want

It was one for the history books, with many surprising results and newcomers.

Vote Tuesday: Candidates for Common Council
Vote Tuesday

Candidates for Common Council

Six candidates for 5th District in only primary contest.

Vote Tuesday: Democratic Candidate Guide
Vote Tuesday

Democratic Candidate Guide

Packed Democratic gubernatorial race and county sheriff contest are top items on Tuesday's ballot.

House Confidential: A Home Built for Entertaining
House Confidential

A Home Built for Entertaining

Owners of this riverfront home hold their share of Democratic fundraisers.

Edgar Lin Endorses Rick Banks for State Assembly
Press Release

Edgar Lin Endorses Rick Banks for State Assembly

"I am honored to receive Edgar’s endorsement."

Milwaukee DSA Supports Rick Banks for State Assembly, District 16
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Milwaukee DSA Supports Rick Banks for State Assembly, District 16

Among the candidates running in the Democratic Primary, Rick stands out for his commitment to building working-class power.

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

Gerrymandering and decline in number of candidates leaves 2.5 million residents with no choice.

Photo Gallery: Cannabis Marchers Demand Legalization
Photo Gallery

Cannabis Marchers Demand Legalization

8th annual March for Cannabis draws 200 people and speeches from six candidates for governor.

March for Cannabis – 8th Annual March to Legalize Cannabis in Wisconsin
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March for Cannabis – 8th Annual March to Legalize Cannabis in Wisconsin

SE WI NORML to hold 8th annual march to legalize cannabis in Wisconsin at MacArthur Square in downtown Milwaukee

Riverwest Bike Boulevard Gets Thumbs Up

Riverwest Bike Boulevard Gets Thumbs Up

Most attending public meeting support slowing traffic on N. Fratney and E. Wright streets.

Credit Union Targets Riverwest, Harambee

Credit Union Targets Riverwest, Harambee

Serving 53212 zip code, credit union elects board, seeks state approval.

17th Year On 17th Street

17th Year On 17th Street

Walnut Way’s annual Harvest Day street festival celebrates 17th “Golden Birthday.”

Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders

Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders

ACRE, established in 2005, works to increase diversity in development arena

ACRE Welcomes New Class of Minority Leaders for Successful Futures in Real Estate Development
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ACRE Welcomes New Class of Minority Leaders for Successful Futures in Real Estate Development

Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) aims to change the face of development in Milwaukee

Dining: Soul Food Success
Dining

Soul Food Success

Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille, a success on N. 27th St., will open second location in Harambee neighborhood.

How to Strengthen City Neighborhoods

How to Strengthen City Neighborhoods

Social service leaders hope new partnerships lead to stronger neighborhoods.

Edgar Lin Endorsed by Two Leading Milwaukee Newspapers
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Edgar Lin Endorsed by Two Leading Milwaukee Newspapers

Leading Challenger in 16th AD Race Continue to Rack up Endorsements

Effort to Create Harambee Improvement District

Effort to Create Harambee Improvement District

Neighborhood Improvement District would give grants to homeowners to make repairs, upgrades.

Housing Fair Offers Home Buyers Advice

Housing Fair Offers Home Buyers Advice

More than 40 experts from city and non-profits were at 5th annual fair.

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.

New Leader of LISC Aims to Improve City

New Leader of LISC Aims to Improve City

Laura Bray helped revitalize Menomonee Valley, oversaw Three Bridges Park.

Community Works to Reclaim Park

Community Works to Reclaim Park

Harambee neighborhood organizers looking for ideas to improve park at Burleigh and MLK Dr.