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.
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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.
Venice Williams is the director of Alice’s Garden and The Body & Soul Healing Arts Center. A lay minister, teacher, healer, and facilitator who works to improve the lives of young people, formerly incarcerated people and others in the central city, Williams writes that she will pray for the new president for the sake of his mother.