Jarrett English, senior field organizer of ACLU Wisconsin, writes that as wonderful as the 49th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration is, it’s clear, as the 50th anniversary approaches, that black Milwaukee has many more chains from which to free itself.
Rain did not stop community members from attending the 47th annual Juneteenth Day festival, where they honored black culture and history while calling for change.
This summer, 17 businesses will cycle through locations on the North and South Sides as part of the Pop-Up MKE program, which provides grants to small-business owners.
Two events celebrating the completion of the building housing the museum and the Griot Apartments are slated for June 18 and 19.
Multiple community partners planned the recent cleanup day in Harambee, where residents cleaned streets, connected with each other and celebrated with free food and music.
Tecola Strong moved to Milwaukee seven years ago. Since then, she has become close with her neighbors on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, but still worries about neighborhood crime.
Community Warehouse, which supplies rebuilding materials and other discounted products at two city locations, has launched a new program to prepare formerly incarcerated individuals for work.
Mi Casa Su Cafe is one of more than a dozen restaurants participating in the third annual Black Restaurant Week, taking place through April 21.
Kimberly Hillard, 20, talks about why the environment is important, and how it affects people’s lives.
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs said she is pleased with Common Council action yesterday approving two projects that will help breathe new life into underused properties in the 6th Aldermanic District.