On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Sylville Smith, his family hosted a “Back to School Bash.” The event provided an outlet for community members to celebrate Smith’s life and get students excited to go back to school.
The renovated teen center at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club provides a computer lab, theater performance area, game area and a place to study.
Mariah Robinson-Page started going to the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park when she was 5 years old. Now she is a member of the staff.
Grassroots activists launch the Marcus Garvey Community Garden on 37th Street.
Community members attending a discussion about the aftermath of the violence in Sherman Park last summer called for better police treatment of African-Americans, more engagement with youth, and improved education and housing to prevent future unrest in central city neighborhoods.
The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School at the UWM Department of Architecture is compiling stories of neighbors and architecture in Milwaukee for the sixth straight year.
A new redevelopment underway in the Sherman Park neighborhood stands as a model for healing Milwaukee by generating positive economic and social returns in communities of color.
Community members developed the concepts portrayed in a new Sherman Park mural created by artist Tia Richardson.
African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
Grassroots leaders who gathered in Sherman Park after a not guilty verdict came down for the killer of Sylville Smith, said the black community must unite to fight for change and a better tomorrow.