Jason Biernat, who grew up on S. 7th Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Manitoba, reports that he sees progress in the efforts to overcome the divides in Milwaukee’s 14th aldermanic district.
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Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, urges Milwaukeeans to visit the current exhibit at the Jewish Museum, which tells the story of Holocaust survivor Esther Krinitz through collage and embroidery.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, highlights the creativity of diverse Milwaukee poets at a recent state poetry conference.
Middle-school students on the Auer Avenue School News Team discuss the pros and cons of the new MPS requirement that students wear uniforms to school.
Raina J. Johnson, a freelance writer in Milwaukee, writes that the new HGTV television show “My Flippin’ Friends” could encourage diverse millennials to plant roots in the city.
Bridget Robinson, a human resources professional and executive director of BlankSpaceMKE, offers a tasty metaphor for efforts to celebrate Milwaukee’s diversity.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, attended a recent poetry reading at Woodland Pattern Book Center, where she learned about a hidden marker — and about invisible history.
Reverend Willie E. Brisco, president emeritus of MICAH (Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope) and president of WISDOM, writes that transit must be a priority for the Milwaukee to thrive.
Violet, a high school junior at Escuela Verde, community activist and feminist argues that all-gender restrooms create a better learning environment for all students.
Raina J. Johnson is a freelance writer in Milwaukee. As the mother of a black son, she writes about the importance of seeing black boys for who they really are.