The Running Rebels Youth Advisory Council is challenging media organizations to feature positive content about Milwaukee’s black community and youth.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service invites community members to submit opinion pieces of 500-800 words on topics of interest to central city Milwaukee. To send a submission for consideration, please email email@example.com. The views expressed are solely those of the authors.
Charles Robinson Sr., a mediator, college professor, former administrative law judge and member of Pastors United, write that ceremonies must be created to heal the sadness and grief of lives cut short by violence.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, finds hope in the progress that successful housing programs have achieved, especially in terms of finding paths to housing stability and affordability.
Denise Wooten, a community activist and graduate of North Division High School, writes of a special tribute to two beloved teachers, Sarah Grant-Rowe and Arlene Skwierawski.
Bill Christofferson, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and a member of Milwaukee Chapter 102 of Veterans for Peace, writes that in Milwaukee there is no place for peace on Veterans Day.
County Executive Chris Abele wrote the opinion piece below, expressing his views on the proposed county budget. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service invited County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb to respond.
Mark Rice, a Wisconsin statewide EXPO organizer and #CLOSEmsdf Campaign lead organizer, writes that it’s time for public officials to speak out about the need to close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF).
Alan R. Schultz, an EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing) state board member, community advocate and activist, argues that the Milwaukee Police Department’s data-driven policing doesn’t address the root causes of crime.
Carmen Pitre, president and CEO of Sojourner, reflects on how to spread peace during a time of so much violence and suffering. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, reflects on the role of public art in the battle for social justice.