A City of Milwaukee foreclosure renovation program that launched to heavy criticism from residents at the beginning of the year has encountered roadblocks that have slowed progress and cast doubt on its potential for success.
The city has programs to help prospective homebuyers purchase and rehabilitate city-owned foreclosed properties, but could do better at getting the word out.
Stacey Cooper talks about her experience with renting, home ownership and what matters when it comes to maintaining neighborhoods.
The Coalition for a People’s Sheriff is beginning to create alliances across social movements in an effort to unseat Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
In the wake of the shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans Jr., city residents are calling for proactive steps to address the root causes of violence.
A new generation of black leaders, who are carrying on the work that started during the Civil Rights Movement, say the focus must change to achieve true equality.
The Milwaukee Health Department is working to reduce childhood lead poisoning and inform the public of the risks, but residents and officials agree that more must be done.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Welford Sanders Lofts touted the job opportunities the $21 million development has provided but officials and residents said more needs to be done for the unemployed.
Grassroots leaders who gathered in Sherman Park after a not guilty verdict came down for the killer of Sylville Smith, said the black community must unite to fight for change and a better tomorrow.
Community leaders doing grassroots work in impoverished Milwaukee neighborhoods said solutions to crime, unemployment and incarceration must be resident-led and supported with resources.