Residents who live near a North Side facility that is accused of improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials urged city and state officials to better regulate companies that pose potential risks.
The Milwaukee TechForce Training center, created by a $1.3 million federal grant, has brought together public and private partners with the goal of educating and retraining individuals to provide access to family-sustaining careers in the information technology industry.
According to individuals familiar with the local manufacturing industry, people from underserved communities will need increased access to education, exposure to technology and a “growth mindset” to access the opportunities of the future.
Larry Hicks, 64, talks about his experience in a racially segregated Milwaukee Public Schools system.
A districtwide uniform policy recently passed by the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors attempts to address bullying and reduce costs for low-income families, but critics say it does not get at the root cause of those issues.
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Wisconsin filed a federal class action lawsuit that claims Milwaukee police stop and search Milwaukee residents, particularly people of color, without cause.
The Milwaukee Christian Center, whose senior center is located near 14th Street and National Avenue, has created an atmosphere of support, encouragement and education that helps struggling individuals access opportunities.
In response to recent anti-immigrant federal actions, local immigrants and advocates are organizing a “Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees” to protest the implementation of policies they say would criminalize non-citizens.
The Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs will pursue a bipartisan legislative agenda focused on improving conditions for black city residents.
Crime in the Amani neighborhood has decreased at greater rates than the city, a trend residents, local agencies and law enforcement attribute to resident engagement and relationships.