Evanston, Illinois, is compensating victims of housing discrimination. Big questions remain about whether and how reparations should be handled.
Applicants complain of confusing bureaucracy and long waits as the agency handles thousands applications over the phone. A Milwaukee woman details her struggle to connect.
Single fathers in Milwaukee have something they want you to know: Not every black man is a deadbeat Dad. And many are taking care of their kids.
Historical redlining, racial covenants and modern-day barriers including lower incomes keep most residents of color in Wisconsin from owning homes.
People of color in Wisconsin have higher incarceration rates than whites, which means many jobs and opportunities remain out of reach for them.
The real difference comes in the proportion of those loans that are in default. In ZIP codes where most residents are people of color, 21% of the loans are in default, compared to just 6% in majority-white areas.
Mayor Tom Barrett calls bill passed by the Senate that requires the Fire and Police Commission add members selected by the police and fire unions “a vicious attack on local government.”
Organizers hope to invigorate the business corridor along South 13th Street, increase safety and better connect residents and amenities in the surrounding neighborhoods.
In Milwaukee, Black residents accounted for about two-thirds of curfew citations. Kenosha and Wauwatosa defend curfew arrests in federal court.
For Laura Manriquez, community service has often centered around making sure her neighbors, especially children, have enough to eat every day.