As one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by foreclosures, Harambee has an chance to benefit from the mayor’s plan to revitalize housing stock.
Guided by two city development experts and Milele Coggs, 6th District alderwoman, a group of residents and others toured Bronzeville.
A Bronzeville property owner’s decision to lease space to Dollar Tree for a discount store rather than operating a grocery store puts the project in limbo and taxpayer dollars at risk.
A commemorative civil rights march and a “Youth Voice Stage” on Juneteenth Day helped bring the civil rights movement to life for young Milwaukeeans.
Residents of the area near 9th Street and Ring enjoyed fellowship and fun at Heal the Hood event.
TEDxHarambee focused on using the arts as a tool to foster creativity and innovation in addressing societal issues.
Welford Sanders, executive director of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp., has earned praise for his work to restore the King Drive neighborhood.
While Harambee may not be known as the center of Milwaukee’s innovation scene, the upcoming TEDxHarambee conference may help change that.
For the first time in 2012, the City of Milwaukee set aside a specific percentage of contracting dollars for black-owned companies. However, an NNS analysis of city data shows that the ordinance benefited few such firms.
The city hopes that a consultant can breathe new life into the long-anticipated Bronzeville redevelopment project.