On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, found out that the Civil War was over and that they were free. The ensuing celebration became known as Juneteenth Day.
Many Bronzeville business owners believe The Hop will spur economic development, allow better access to downtown and create pedestrian-friendly streets.
A shoe factory turned apartment and office building is the latest development of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, which seeks to reinvigorate a thriving community in the blocks surrounding King Drive.
During the Black History Month Read-in, Leonard Glover, his two children and a modest group of community members enjoyed poems and stories about African-Americans, by African-Americans.
Milwaukee has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country. So when men leave the prison system and return home, the Alma Center helps them navigate a pathway to success.
Lorenda Smith, a mother of three with a baby on the way, works hard for her money. But it’s barely enough to take care of her family. Under a resolution by Ald. Tony Zielinski, Milwaukee would officially support Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to increase the minimum wage in Wisconsin to $15.
Guest readers make Black History Month come alive for children and their families during the fifth annual Black History Month Read-in at Martin Luther King Library.
Though the organization’s programs and facilities have evolved and expanded, the mission of Running Rebels to support Milwaukee youths with positive relationships and opportunities has remained strong for more than 38 years.
Community members, elected officials and students filled the ballroom of the Italian Community Center on Jan. 21 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Rozalia Hernandez-Singh, daughter of muralist Reynaldo Hernandez, is in the process of painting new murals at the COA Riverwest Center, including one featuring local sports figures.