If the aim is to improve the “relationship” between the police and the residents of Milwaukee, I would encourage the police department to look inwardly and seek radical change in its investments in racist systems of surveillance and regulation.
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OPINION: Hope is the key to unlocking Milwaukee’s vast potential and moving our city forward
If the starting point for addressing any problem or challenge is naming it, here is what strikes me as some very important ones that are now so “normal” in Milwaukee that most people don’t even see them anymore.
OPINION: Here’s why Milwaukee needs a new movie palace to replace the Oriental Theatre
Despite many Milwaukeeans cherishing the Oriental Theatre as a place to gather and experience quality cinema, the Oriental’s name and design perpetuate racist exoticism of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern cultures.
OPINION: Black Americans still lag in COVID-19 vaccination rates. We must use culturally attuned strategies to address the issue.
Representing nearly 13% of the U.S. population, the Black community is one of our country’s communities hit hardest by the COVID pandemic. We must fix this.
OPINION: I killed a man. But is my sentence based more on revenge when it should be about redemption and rehabilitation?
Our judicial system is based on revenge when it should be about redemption and rehabilitation.
Inside the NNS Newsroom: Got something meaningful to say? We want to hear from you
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service wants to give seldom-heard voices a platform. Here’s what we are looking for.
OPINION: MPS needs to be fixed now, and the mayor must lead the effort
Mayor Johnson simply can’t play the Barrett playbook and ignore schools for the next decade. The district must be fixed, now, and there is no other leader with the responsibility, political ability and moral authority to do it.
OPINION: MPS board rewards Itself – but for what?
The district’s academic record does not warrant MPS Board’s decision to give its members a 4.7% pay raise.
OPINION: ‘The goodness continues’: How the new Table Vocational Center answers a call to serve our community
At 5305 W. Capitol Drive, we are launching The Table Vocational Center. It will focus on both the inner work, and the outer work, humanity needs to be restored to wholeness.
OPINION: Why I want to be ‘Mixx Wisconsin’
As the first nonbinary contestant (that I know of) running in this Wisconsin state pageant, I want to put some respect on my identity and my journey.
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