Hired to replace the retiring Sharon Adams as executive director of Walnut Way Conservation Corp. in June, LaShawndra Vernon has been voted out by the organization’s board of directors.
Darryl Johnson, executive director of Riverworks Development Corp., has led several major projects that have helped to change the outlook in Harambee.
JCP Construction, an African-American-owned company that has worked on several recent high-profile projects including the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the Commons, has been hired as the general contractor for Bader Philanthropies global headquarters. The $9.5 million headquarters will be built in Harambee.
Milwaukeeans joined the thousands who traveled across the country to join protestors at Standing Rock.
The Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program aims to help youth expunge criminal records that hamper their ability to find employment and quality housing.
Fernando “Fernie” Orozco, 31, recently moved back to Milwaukee and reflected on the work smells that remind him of his childhood.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporters covered a wide range of stories in 2016. NNS reporter Edgar Mendez explains why this story, originally published on Nov. 21, is his favorite among those he wrote this year.
Judging by the number of warrants withdrawn and payment plans arranged, “Warrant Withdrawal Wednesdays” was a success, though many said the process failed to identify those who can’t afford to pay fines.
Located on the city’s South Side, West Greenfield Avenue has become the city’s main prostitution hub, and a place where prostitutes and residents alike are victimized.
Milwaukee Municipal Court data for a 4-1/2-year period from 2012 through May 2016 shows that four out of every five cases in which money is owed to the city involved African-Americans, whose judgments totaled $23 million.