Sunday’s heat didn’t stop thousands of people from coming out for Milwaukee’s 45th annual Juneteenth Day Festival, a rich tradition honoring the day the last slaves were freed in 1865 and celebrating in the company of friends old and new.
Reporter Allison Dikanovic discusses the extent of human trafficking in Milwaukee, with a particular focus on the difficulties of apprehending and prosecuting those who purchase sex.
Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond equated evictions of low-income African-American women in Milwaukee to the mass incarceration of African-American men.
The Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee educates people about the problem plaguing the community and searches for solutions.
The commercial sex trade industry works like any other market, with supply and demand. Experts say that a stronger emphasis on deterring people from purchasing sex in Milwaukee would address a root cause of the problem.
Youth-led Dia de Los Muertos workshops and festivities at Escuela Verde charter school offered students insights into their culture and traditions.
A local middle school student pursues rap music as a way to positively influence his peers and build community.
Diana Condon, 67, picks up litter around her home and business every day, making herself a much-appreciated neighbor.
Local youth are prepping for a one-mile race at the Milwaukee Running Festival, which includes a marathon that takes runners through the central city.
The first shelter in Milwaukee County dedicated specifically to young girls coming out of sex trafficking opened recently to provide a unique kind of support.