Kimberly Hillard, 20, talks about why the environment is important, and how it affects people’s lives.
During a presentation of a recently released report that shows the lopsided role white-led nonprofits play in neighborhood development, elected and appointed city officials and nonprofit leaders said that has to change.
The ACLU of Wisconsin, which filed suit against the Milwaukee Police Department last year for practices it charges are unconstitutional and racially discriminatory, recently released three reports community leaders say verify claims of improper police conduct that black residents have made for decades.
Despite Health Department efforts to combat lead poisoning that date back decades, community leaders say a plan, and better communication, are necessary for the city to move forward on the issue.
Young people of color from across Milwaukee spoke about the importance of building relationships, speaking up and being themselves.
An exhibit featuring art by middle and high school students focused on the dangers of human and sex trafficking of young people, in an effort to spread awareness about the issue in Milwaukee.
The Fire and Police Commission held a public forum to allow the two remaining finalists for the position of acting police chief to answer questions posed by community members, but residents said they did not get the answers they were looking for.
A new development on Historic Mitchell Street that includes a branch of the Milwaukee Public Library and 60 market-rate apartments has already sparked talk of change in the distressed neighborhood.
In the wake of revelations the Milwaukee Health Department may not have visited the homes of lead-poisoned children nor tested the water, aldermen and advocates are calling for an independent audit of the department.
Mayor Tom Barrett asked for Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker’s resignation in the wake of revelations that the families of children who were lead poisoned were not properly notified.