If the starting point for addressing any problem or challenge is naming it, here is what strikes me as some very important ones that are now so “normal” in Milwaukee that most people don’t even see them anymore.
NNS update: Rest in peace, Jose Vasquez: Remembering a mentor and active community member
Milwaukee is mourning the death this week of Jose Vasquez, a mentor and active community member whom we wrote about four years ago
From the archives: Single black fathers fight ‘deadbeat Dad’ stereotype
Single fathers in Milwaukee have something they want you to know: Not every black man is a deadbeat Dad. And many are taking care of their kids.
Survey seeks input from residents near Ascension St. Joseph Hospital about their health care needs
A new survey asks Milwaukee residents who live near Ascension St. Joseph Hospital about their health needs and experiences at the hospital, with hopes of informing new investments in the community.
Milwaukee artist achieves lifelong dream of directing a film
Zach Lathen-Williams has always been a creative. He recently achieved his ultimate goal of producing a film.
5 things to know and do the weekend of April 29
Check out Henna Night at Ma’ruf; help with tree maintenance at Havenwoods; learn about federal adoption regulations for Indigenous children; shop locally for Mother’s Day; and apply for college scholarships.
Journeys: How DeMar Walker built a career out of dance
DeMar Walker has been creating dances since he was young. Now, he’s living his passion as a choreographer. Walker talks about the road from neighborhood dance instructor to Ko-Thi artistic director.
How organizations are trying to make Milwaukee’s waterways more accessible to all
Leaders point to lack of equipment and transportation as impediments for some Milwaukeeans to experience the city’s waterways.
‘It hurts’: Milwaukee drivers find pain at the pump
As prices increase, North and South Side drivers take different approaches to get through their daily lives while burning gas.
Program that doubles FoodShare spent at farmers markets under consideration for funding through 2024
The Milwaukee Market Match program doubles FoodShare dollars spent at farmers markets up to $20 per card per day. Approval from Milwaukee County for $1 million would fund the program through 2024.
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