Vaun Mayes and other community members have been working to provide disadvantaged youth in Sherman Park with food, programming and guidance, but a 6 p.m. curfew makes their work more difficult.
Roy Evans, an attorney in private practice and an advocate on issues related to the rights and responsibilities of the African-American community, calls for an end to systemic racism and benign neglect in an open letter to Mayor Tom Barrett. Evans has been a resident of Sherman Park for more than 35 years.
Early this summer, Vaun Mayes, 29, and his colleagues founded Program the Parks to bring organized activities and role models to Sherman Park.
Alex Runner, a Sherman Park resident who serves on the board of Historic Milwaukee, writes about the burning frustration building in young men of color who see prosperity in their neighborhood, but have been unable to attain it.
Wearing blue shirts and brown pants, 11 members of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team took to the streets of the Sherman Park neighborhood to offer counsel and prayer to residents and others in the wake of the fiery social unrest there. Kenny Vaughn, the chaplain coordinator for the project, said local churches invited the […]
In the wake of violent protests in the Sherman Park neighborhood, two spoken-word poetry groups joined together to host an open-mic event there.
Will Tchakirides is a Ph.D. candidate in United States History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His dissertation explores race and policing in Milwaukee from the vantage point of African-American officers and the communities they serve. He and his family live in the Washington Heights neighborhood. Late Saturday night, August 13, Milwaukee leaders organized an impromptu […]
The sometimes-violent demonstrations that erupted in Sherman Park after the police killing of a 23-year-old black man are the result of long-standing tensions, say residents and community leaders.
Describing their feelings about the weekend events in Sherman Park, several residents also speak about what should be next.
Venice Williams is the director of Alice’s Garden and The Body & Soul Healing Arts Center. A lay minister, teacher, healer, and facilitator who works to improve the lives of young people, formerly incarcerated people and others in the central city, Williams says the recent violence in Sherman Park is not about the incident that sparked it.