A Milwaukee County supervisor and an immigrant rights activist say Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has been a drain on public resources, amid investigations and potential lawsuits for deaths at the Milwaukee County Jail.
The Common Council recently passed a resolution calling on the county, state and federal government to prioritize prevention to address crime and violence.
Investigators working for his family and residents of the immediate area are saying it is likely that Jermaine Claybrooks, killed in an officer-involved shooting in March, was unconscious and already wounded when he was shot to death.
Despite the recent release of a City of Milwaukee report on lead contamination, community leaders are saying officials have not done enough to educate the public or allocate resources to address the issue.
Alejandro Narvaez, 37, who grew up in Milwaukee, talks about how Puerto Rican culture and music have been a large part of his life.
Erica Kohl-Arenas, a professor, nonprofit researcher and author, recently presented new research on social movements, prompting local nonprofit leaders to say organizations must act differently if they hope to eliminate structural inequalities.
After a dialogue between residents and police in Metcalfe Park, participants said the discussions could open the door for better relations between police and the central city’s black community.
The owner of a gas station destroyed during August demonstrations in Sherman Park is hoping to rebuild but, at a recent community feedback session, residents raised serious concerns about the business.
In the wake of a decision by the Milwaukee County Board to create Community Restoration Centers, which will provide employment, health care and educational services, officials said additional resources and collaboration are necessary to address the needs of underserved communities.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum, established in 1984 but forced to operate without a physical location since 2008, will return to Bronzeville, pending a successful capital campaign, as part of a $17 million mixed-use development.