Wisconsin Justice Initiative, a court watchdog group, is seeking audiotapes to determine whether Municipal Court is meeting its legal obligations, including to provide attorneys to defendants facing jail.
The county’s Office on African American Affairs brought community members together to speak about police-community relations in the wake of a week that saw police killings of two black men and the shooting deaths of five officers.
Pearls for Teen Girls, funded by United Way, is helping decrease the birth rate for teen girls through educational programs about pregnancy prevention. In the last 10 years the birth rate for Hispanic and black teen girls has decreased by almost half.
Tonda Thompson helped create the 5k HaRUNbee Walk/Run, to be held Saturday, Aug. 6, in Harambee to raise awareness about reducing infant mortality.
Several hundred community members of all races and ages attended a Black Lives Matter event organized by performing artists and activists.
Fresh from his appearance at the BET Awards Show, where he received an award for community service, Marcus Duke is reinvigorated as he continues his efforts to find a permanent home for his organization.
Milwaukee County has adopted the SEED initiative, which employs mobile markets, community gardens and food preservation to address the issues of hunger and urban food deserts.
The Housing First program has decreased the chronically homeless population in the county by 70 percent during its first year of operation.
A Safe Zones Initiative that began in Garden Homes last year with the goal of preventing and de-escalating violence is receiving increased attention as Milwaukee attempts to ratchet up anti-violence efforts.
Tyshun Wardlaw knew she belonged in film and television after her first summer working on a movie set at Miller Park. Now she’s making her own movie.