Here’s a rundown of events celebrating Black History Month in Milwaukee.
Over the summer, NNS photographer Sue Vliet captured images of murals around town, from lesser-known artworks to familiar favorites to pieces whose paint is still wet.
By all accounts, Quanita “Tay” Jackson was someone trying to make a difference. On Saturday, the 20-year-old helped organize a three-on-three basketball tournament that drew a large crowd to Moody Park for hoops, food and music. A day later, she was shot and killed near the park.
A neighborhood of “cumulative disadvantages” is how a new report from the UW-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development characterizes Milwaukee’s 53206 ZIP code area.
The Milwaukee nonprofit PeppNation uses sports to show kids they can be winners off the field as well as on.
Light & Unite Red kicked off its 2019 prevention campaign during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, providing educational games and resources at COA’s family fun night.
Donna Johnson would like to see her 12-year-old grandson benefit from the role modeling and mentoring of Andre Lee Ellis’ “We Got This” program.
This gallery features festively decorated homes in each of the 18 neighborhoods NNS covers.
At the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can receive food, furniture and clothing at no cost and with no questions asked. Sister MacCanon Brown works to help them understand that they have worth and dignity.
The Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum held an open house last weekend to celebrate 30 years of serving the Milwaukee area by offering lessons on Milwaukee history and highlighting black culture.