In the wake of the shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans Jr., city residents are calling for proactive steps to address the root causes of violence.
Local organizations are working to make it easier for community residents to take advantage of bicycle trails in the wake of a recent study confirming that low-income neighborhoods have unequal access to bike and walking trails.
Diversity on the Milwaukee Common Council has improved since Vel Phillips was the only woman and non-white representative in 1967. But Council President Ashanti Hamilton is only its fourth non-white president. No woman has held that position.
Responding to a report by the Public Policy Forum, local state representatives are urging legislators throughout Wisconsin to support changing state laws to allow Milwaukee to raise revenue from new local taxes.
The new Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement was created to address failures in educating young men of color, but critics say lack of student involvement thus far is hampering the department’s likelihood for success.
A new generation of black leaders, who are carrying on the work that started during the Civil Rights Movement, say the focus must change to achieve true equality.
Community members developed the concepts portrayed in a new Sherman Park mural created by artist Tia Richardson.
Barbara David Salas, a marcher in the open housing protests in 1967-1968, reflects on racial injustice in Milwaukee a half-century later. She is shown here with her mother, Mildred David (left).
Following the success of the first Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in Washington Park, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is taking the program to two more neighborhoods.
The Milwaukee Health Department is working to reduce childhood lead poisoning and inform the public of the risks, but residents and officials agree that more must be done.