The Milwaukee Health Department is working to reduce childhood lead poisoning and inform the public of the risks, but residents and officials agree that more must be done.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Welford Sanders Lofts touted the job opportunities the $21 million development has provided but officials and residents said more needs to be done for the unemployed.
Grassroots leaders who gathered in Sherman Park after a not guilty verdict came down for the killer of Sylville Smith, said the black community must unite to fight for change and a better tomorrow.
Community leaders doing grassroots work in impoverished Milwaukee neighborhoods said solutions to crime, unemployment and incarceration must be resident-led and supported with resources.
A Milwaukee County supervisor and an immigrant rights activist say Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has been a drain on public resources, amid investigations and potential lawsuits for deaths at the Milwaukee County Jail.
The Common Council recently passed a resolution calling on the county, state and federal government to prioritize prevention to address crime and violence.
Investigators working for his family and residents of the immediate area are saying it is likely that Jermaine Claybrooks, killed in an officer-involved shooting in March, was unconscious and already wounded when he was shot to death.
Despite the recent release of a City of Milwaukee report on lead contamination, community leaders are saying officials have not done enough to educate the public or allocate resources to address the issue.
Alejandro Narvaez, 37, who grew up in Milwaukee, talks about how Puerto Rican culture and music have been a large part of his life.
Erica Kohl-Arenas, a professor, nonprofit researcher and author, recently presented new research on social movements, prompting local nonprofit leaders to say organizations must act differently if they hope to eliminate structural inequalities.