Kenneth Walton talks about a childhood experience that greatly affected the way he sees the world.
Safe Zones, a community policing initiative that emerged from Dontre Hamilton’s shooting death in 2014, has worked to combat violence and conflict in two challenged neighborhoods — with documented success.
A meeting for potential developers interested in buying homes in the Sherman Park area for $1 under a new city program drew hundreds of neighborhood residents concerned that the program will lead to more absentee landlords and fail to create enough jobs for residents.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporters covered a wide range of stories in 2016. NNS reporter Jabril Faraj explains why these stories, originally published in August and September, are his favorites among those he wrote this year.
Ajamou Butler, 25, a spoken-word poet and founder of Milwaukee’s Heal the Hood block parties, says the challenges he’s faced — even recent ones — have put him in a position to assist individuals who find themselves in similar situations.
Violet Young, 38, talks about what it was like when her mom had cancer.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s decision to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the August killing of Sylville K. Smith earned cautious praise from neighborhood residents and community leaders, but some say prosecutors didn’t go far enough.
Nonprofit employees at a recent workshop discussed what their organizations need to do to address the root causes of issues such as poverty and segregation.
Russell Green, 61, talks about the importance of helping other human beings.
Bradley Tech High School’s second annual career day allowed students to explore the skilled trades hands on, with the hope of helping them find their passion and connect with industry professionals.