Dasha Kelly Hamilton has a way with words, and the City of Milwaukee is honoring her for that gift as the poet laureate for the Milwaukee Public Library. Kelly Hamilton has a history of using her writing as a springboard to help others express themselves.
Doors Open Milwaukee celebrates city’s history, architecture
A signature program of Historic Milwaukee, Doors Open Milwaukee is the city’s largest open house. It relies on 700 volunteers to shine a spotlight on 150 buildings, parks and businesses in area neighborhoods.
Civil rights murals mark entry to new Harambee park
Local artists created murals depicting the struggle for fair housing for a new park in the Harambee neighborhood, created through a public-private partnership.
Día de los Muertos celebration includes piñatas for first time
Pinatas and the Day of the Dead don’t ordinarily go together, but they did this weekend. A group of volunteers created piñatas for the Dia de los Muertos holiday as part of a community-building effort.
Hair styling is therapy for one Milwaukee mental health worker
Dorothy McCollum is a professional social worker by day and a hair stylist at night.
Rehabbed foreclosures improve outlook for N. Sixth Street
A cluster of tax-foreclosed homes in the Harambee neighborhood are undergoing renovation through the city’s “scattered sites” program.
A museum pops up at the Silver City International Food & Art Walk
South Side festivalgoers shared and celebrated their diverse heritage at the Silver City International Food and Art Walk.
Brothers bring art of community building to Bronzeville
Vedale and Darren Hill have opened an art studio in Bronzeville that offers free afterschool and summer art programs for neighborhood children.
Curbing violence in Milwaukee will “take a village”
At a town meeting on gun violence, leaders and citizens agreed that community members have to take back their own neighborhoods.
MPS students to experience the history of Freedom Summer firsthand
MPS students are taking to the road this summer to learn more about voting and civil rights. They’ll travel to Alabama, Tennessee and Jackson, Miss., to attend the Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference Day.
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