Johnsons Park had fallen into disrepair until an initiative spearheaded by the Center for Resilient Cities transformed it into a space for sports, recreation and entertainment.
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Wisconsin filed a federal class action lawsuit that claims Milwaukee police stop and search Milwaukee residents, particularly people of color, without cause.
The Green Tree Community Garden, established in 2013, boasts vegetable gardens, green space, a pergola and a rain garden. Neighborhood residents say it has improved the sense of community in Havenwoods.
A city infamous for significant racial segregation and high rates of incarceration of African-Americans, Milwaukee is also home to a successful community of black professionals seeking social events, networking opportunities and career advancement. Success, they say, requires building strong relationships.
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.
The Milwaukee Christian Center, whose senior center is located near 14th Street and National Avenue, has created an atmosphere of support, encouragement and education that helps struggling individuals access opportunities.
Bobby Drake performed his “Never Say Die show” at the Black Arts Festival, which concludes Sunday at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center.
Veteran drummer Ramone Malone’s band MIC is set to perform at the inaugural Black Arts Festival.
Musical prodigy Pierre, who uses no last name, is jamming with his band at the first Milwaukee Black Arts Festival on Saturday, Feb 18.
Legendary Milwaukee artist Mary Davis and her band are among the featured artists at the inaugural Black Arts Festival, which runs today through Sunday.