The new Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement was created to address failures in educating young men of color, but critics say lack of student involvement thus far is hampering the department’s likelihood for success.
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 Wisconsin Bike Fed’s free bike repair program sends mechanics and trained high school employees throughout the city.
Two colorful, original murals aimed at spurring community conversations will be created by Milwaukee artists on large blank building walls in the Near West Side and Walker’s Point neighborhoods, as a result of an 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 WYMS-FM) initiative announced Friday.
Community members developed the concepts portrayed in a new Sherman Park mural created by artist Tia Richardson.
Barbara David Salas, a marcher in the open housing protests in 1967-1968, reflects on racial injustice in Milwaukee a half-century later. She is shown here with her mother, Mildred David (left).
Following the success of the first Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in Washington Park, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is taking the program to two more neighborhoods.
Leticia Maldonado, 43, would like to see something done about the prostitution on West National Avenue.
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.
Earl Bracy, a psychologist who participated in the open housing marches as a young man, says today’s young people are not as invested in social change as his generation.