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.
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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.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, applauds Black History Month celebrations that highlight leaders in Milwaukee’s African-American community.
Danell Cross is interim executive director of the Metcalfe Park Community Bridges Neighborhood Association. She served as Metcalfe Park coordinator of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a federally funded initiative. She writes that blacks and Latinos should join together to fight for their common interests.