Twenty-five summers after a deadly heat wave hit Milwaukee, the city stands at the intersection of two public health crises: COVID-19 and climate change. Is Milwaukee ready for future extreme heat?
On Aug. 13, 2016, the neighborhood was thrust into the spotlight after violence erupted following the death of Sylville Smith, who was fatally shot by a Milwaukee Police Department officer.
Although Black women in Milwaukee have remained active in protests, some say they feel left out of the overall narrative of the importance of Black lives.
Through marches, murals and speeches, LGBTQ+ members of the Black Lives Matter movement are leading crucial conversations in the community.
Although they already face obstacles, the real challenge for young people in New York’s youth justice system comes when they return home. Leaders say “aftercare’ helps ensure their success.
Advocates say the key to New York’s Close to Home initiative involves a shift from the traditional idea of “corrections” for young people.
The closing of Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons will affect the future of our state’s most vulnerable youths. Many leaders say New York is a model for how young people should be treated. We travel to the Big Apple to see if there are lessons we can learn for Milwaukee.
Three years ago, unrest in Sherman Park put the neighborhood-and our city-in the national spotlight. But what’s happened to the community since then? That’s the question we seek to answer this week – and our focus for the remainder of the year.
Three years ago this week, unrest in Sherman Park put the neighborhood-and our city-in the national spotlight. But what’s happened to the community since then? That’s the question we seek to answer this week – and our focus for the remainder of the year. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s vehicles patrol Sherman Park as park-goers enjoy the […]
The Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, a project of the Zilber Family Foundation, recently drew to a close. The 10-year initiative worked to improve the quality of life in Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square and the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park. The foundation is a key funder of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.