A stretch of Fourth Street between Capitol Drive and St. Paul Avenue is now Vel R. Phillips Avenue. Bronzeville Week included the dedication ceremony, food and entertainment events, and opportunities to support local business.
MPS board approves plan to restructure 53206 schools, increase North Division enrollment
Milwaukee Public Schools is moving forward with an initiative to reconfigure schools in the 53206 ZIP code, creating a feeder system for North Division and Douglas, which will become a middle school.
Black arts and culture festival comes to Summerfest grounds on Aug. 4
The inaugural Black Arts Fest MKE will feature visual, dance, literacy and other art forms focused on African-American and African heritage.
Heal The Hood block parties, spoken-word classes promote violence prevention
Heal the Hood founder Ajamou Butler focuses on violence prevention and community-building at events such as the recent block party and resource fair.
North Division committee calls for independent African-American board to run failing school
A group of North Division High School alumni, neighborhood residents and students known as the Call to Action Committee is seeking more control for African-American community members when the high school becomes a “community school” in the fall.
On the Block: Responding to God’s call
Mother, author and Harambee resident Arlene McLaurin has had many experiences in life and believes she is destined to share them, especially with black men and women.
Rapper Coo Coo Cal’s new video ‘a love letter to Milwaukee’
As Coo Coo Cal’s first major single since 2001, “Home” has been seen by more than 10,000 YouTube viewers and drawn the attention of fellow rappers.
Who was Juan Bernal?
Friends and associates reflect on slain poet’s impact as police continue search for killer.
Vigil sparks conversation about relationship between shootings, domestic violence
A vigil at the Sojourner Family Peace Center honored survivors and victims of gun violence, while advocating for stricter gun policies.
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