In the wake of a decision by the Milwaukee County Board to create Community Restoration Centers, which will provide employment, health care and educational services, officials said additional resources and collaboration are necessary to address the needs of underserved communities.
Irie Zulu is one of the eateries participating in the second Black Restaurant Week, running from April 17 to April 23. The restaurant brings together grandma’s cooking with African and Jamaican cuisine. See more coverage of MKE Black Restaurant Week here.
Caribbean dances performed by the Panadanza Dance Company and butterfly-themed crafts helped kick off the Milwaukee Public Library’s MKE Big Read program on Saturday, focused on the novel “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez.
For the first time in 15 years, Washington High School made it to the state chess tournament. Head coach Micheal Moore has his eyes on a championship.
Daddy’s Soul Food, at 754 N. 27th St., is one of the eateries participating in the second Black Restaurant Week, running from April 17 to April 23. See more coverage of MKE Black Restaurant Week here.
Residents of seven Near West Side neighborhoods highlighted the area’s assets — including diversity, local businesses, parks and walkability — as well as concerns such as gentrification and the perception of crime.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum, established in 1984 but forced to operate without a physical location since 2008, will return to Bronzeville, pending a successful capital campaign, as part of a $17 million mixed-use development.
The Innovations & Wellness Commons, Johnsons Park Revitalization project and the Historic Wally Schmidt Tavern, all located in Lindsay Heights, walked away with MANDI awards, which recognize the “unsung heroes” of Milwaukee neighborhood development innovation.
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES!), a youth immigrant advocacy group, provided a strong impetus for the “safe haven” resolution that the Milwaukee school board recently passed unanimously.
The Adams Garden Park, a mixed-use garden center and community gathering place, is being developed by Larry and Sharon Adams, founders of Walnut Way.