The New Opportunities for Milwaukee proposal would roll out the red carpet for charter schools, but the heads of two successful area charters warn that the plan may not be in the city’s best interest.
Lennis McDuffie talks about how a years-long struggle with drugs came to an end.
Terry Ellis, 44, who is an oldest child and spent time in group homes, talks about coming to understand his mother’s past struggles.
A day-long summit, organized by state Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd, brought together organizations involved in violence prevention and enforcement to start a conversation about how to make Milwaukee better for everyone.
Patricia Huff, 57, was molested as a child and became a drug addict and alcoholic. She’s been clean for nine years.
Residents near 14th and Wright played an active role in creating Gillespie Park, which city officials hope can be a blueprint for future sustainable projects.
Corey Nash, 17, talks about a random shooting at a house party that killed a friend of his.
Preston Jones, who is staying at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 N. 19th St., talks about why he hasn’t gone to family members for help.
Almost three years after a local group, in a “guerrilla act,” revived a once-forgotten public space under Holton Street by creating a swing park, the city has taken control of the space, but questions still remain.
A billboard celebrating young black men in Milwaukee was recently unveiled by “We Got This” at 12th and Walnut. Founder Andre Lee Ellis emphasized the need for a community approach to parenting, especially when it comes to young men without fathers.