African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
Keith Stanley, executive director of Near West Side Partners since 2013, is spearheading redevelopment of seven communities with help from anchor institutions.
Near West Side Partners, Inc. held an open house bus tour to show homes for sale in Near West Side neighborhoods.
Christine James, 37, talks about raising her children on Vilet Street in the Martin Drive neighborhood.
A weeklong celebration of black-owned restaurants is taking place across the city through April 23. Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week features special deals at the various eateries.
Just over a year since the Near West Side Partners’ inception, neighborhood stakeholders look forward to continued community revitalization.
Milwaukee Police Department ambassadors joined Mayor Tom Barrett and Washington Park residents Tuesday for a one-mile walk through Washington Park, Metcalfe Park and Martin Drive, culminating in an ice cream social. Barrett is challenging Milwaukeeans to walk 100 miles in 100 days.
The Near West Side’s new logo, which represents a “neighborhood of neighborhoods,” was unveiled recently by government officials, neighbors and businesspeople.
Reggie Jackson of the Black Holocaust Museum puts the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the test in a lecture series that traces the history of devaluing black people in America.
Two months of effort by neighborhood leaders has resulted in the creation of a pavilion that can collect rainwater for the Martin Drive community, in addition to a space for groups to meet.