Milwaukee residents have an opportunity for their voice to be heard in prioritizing the focus of federal funds coming to our city.
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Portia Cobb, a professor at UWM and a filmmaker, writes about how a $6 purchase at what used to be one of her favorite east side eateries has led her to reassess how she navigates between segregated and privileged communities.
Conversations between SDC and Ascension St. Joseph Hospital have been uncomfortable at times. But the outstanding quality of St. Joe’s medical care has never been in question. We must use the hospital.
A Milwaukee poet reflects on the unrest three years ago in Sherman Park.
A Sherman Park resident reflects: “We had heard sirens and some smoke rising a few blocks up from our house, but we thought little of it.”
“I still haven’t processed what I felt on that complicated weekend, but an hour or so after receiving that call, we heard people were gathering peacefully in Sherman Park. It felt like the place to be.”
Two local lawyers make an impassioned case for action after the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, including a legal history lesson on gun legislation in the United States.
In an open letter to the Milwaukee community, Ascension Wisconsin says it’s invested in its Ascension St. Joseph campus as an anchor for healthcare and community in the Sherman Park neighborhood and the greater Milwaukee community.
What is the impact of language hostile to immigrant communities? Several leaders from the local Sikh community reflect on recent statements from the president, an unspeakable tragedy in their community and an upcoming play that explores these dynamics.
The criminalization of Black people remains remarkably resilient. Understanding the historical roots of today’s realities are essential if we are to forge worthwhile reforms.