African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
An independent evaluation of Safe & Sound by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers shows its community safety team strategy improves neighborhood safety.
A documentary about the Young Farmers program run by Groundwork Milwaukee details the benefits to students and their impact on the Metcalfe Park neighborhood.
After a dialogue between residents and police in Metcalfe Park, participants said the discussions could open the door for better relations between police and the central city’s black community.
Next Door and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan offered screenings, information and healthcare resources to parents at a recent health fair.
Danell Cross is interim executive director of the Metcalfe Park Community Bridges Neighborhood Association. She served as Metcalfe Park coordinator of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a federally funded initiative. She writes that blacks and Latinos should join together to fight for their common interests.
The recent Arms Around Us event in Amani celebrated “hope, unity and change” in Amani, Metcalfe Park, Sherman Park, Washington Park, Lindsay Heights and Walnut Hill.
Wisconsin Black Historical Society director Clayborn Benson asked artist George Gist to replace the building’s mural with one that illustrated black contributions to Wisconsin.
Members of a MICAH youth organizing group are working to address racial and economic disparities for young people living in the 53206 ZIP code.
Ajamou Butler hosted the fifth annual “Heal the Hood” block party in Harambee last Saturday and Sunday to promote peace in the community.