In the wake of the shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans Jr., city residents are calling for proactive steps to address the root causes of violence.
A new generation of black leaders, who are carrying on the work that started during the Civil Rights Movement, say the focus must change to achieve true equality.
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.