Community members came together to share stories about Milwaukee’s civil rights history at the finale of the MKE Monumental series. Participants also created memes to connect the city’s past and present.
Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee storytelling organization, partnered with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School to give fifth-grade students the opportunity to participate in storytelling workshops and a story slam.
Anthony Bolden said living in Harambee for more than 40 years is like building a family. He doesn’t have any brothers and sisters, but he likes to be out and about in the neighborhood to greet the people he knows.
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLKEDC) has announced a new program, “MLK Homes”, designed to purchase and rehabilitate single-family homes and duplexes in order to resell these properties to owner-occupants in the Harambee neighborhood.
After opening a pop-up shop in Harambee through Pop-Up MKE, four black women business owners have obtained a month-to-month lease for the space and created a collective where black and brown entrepreneurs can collaborate.
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. held the grand opening celebration for its new world headquarters on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The move is intended to spark investment in the surrounding neighborhood.
Jose Ruiz says despite the violence his four daughters continue to witness through their childhoods, there’s hope for ending it.
Two redevelopment projects in historic underutilized and vacant buildings are bringing new residents to a North Side neighborhood experiencing significant growth.
Pam Mann, who works at a Subway and an adjoining liquor store on Holton Street, said regular customers from both sides of the street protect her when someone gives her a hard time.
The museum is still scheduled to open next month, but Doors Open showed what the space will look like.