Felipe “Flip” Martinez, owner of Flip N Styles Barbershop on West National Avenue, opened Motive8 clothing store next to his barbershop to create a hub for all things hip-hop.
The East-West Bus Rapid Transit line would serve as a high-speed alternative for commuters looking to travel across the center of the city.
For 200 consecutive days from August 1967 to March 1968, local civil rights activists protested racial discrimination in housing in marches across the city. The March on Milwaukee contributed to the national fight for civil rights for African-Americans and to passage of the federal Fair Housing Act in 1968.
The seventh annual Historic Mitchell Street Sun Fair provided an opportunity for people of multiple ethnicities to come together and embrace other cultures.
Resident groups from Clarke Square, Walker’s Point and Walker Square gathered to socialize and share ideas in a new initiative to strengthen their neighborhoods.
Community leaders doing grassroots work in impoverished Milwaukee neighborhoods said solutions to crime, unemployment and incarceration must be resident-led and supported with resources.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors’ Turnkey Home Renovation program recently put its first-ever new construction home on the market. Like previous homes in the program, it includes energy-saving features that will help keep it affordable for the new owner.
Community members participated in the 14th annual African-American Walk for Quality Health to call attention to the dangers of toy guns.
Milwaukee native Mikal Floyd-Pruitt has a robust creative life that includes serving as an artist-in-residence at Jazale’s Art Studio, as well as working with youth groups and serving as a creative consultant on public art projects.
For the first time, Heal the Hood, a community block party in its sixth year, is focused on providing resources and services for attendees. The event also has expanded from one to four neighborhoods.