From the personal to the pillars in our community, Milwaukeeans tell us why they are grateful.
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In this season of gratitude, we asked contributors to our “Community Voices” column to honor a local person, organization or institution for which they feel thankful.
The City of Milwaukee is set to receive its second installment of American Rescue Plan Act Funding. Ryeshia Farmer of the African American Roundtable explains why the money shouldn’t go toward the police budget and how residents can ensure it doesn’t happen.
Due to a shared pain and a shared struggle, we were able to use culture as a bridge between our communities in order to begin building a unified struggle.
Every time I am in the community, people talk about the number of people who run stoplights, speed or pass recklessly on the streets. We must act.
Last year, if you told me that I would go from being a full-time teaching artist to a life insurance agent, I would have surely laughed in your face!
Shannon Ross shares how he kept his mind sharp, developed his vocabulary and became a better citizen through reading and writing, all while serving 17 years in prison.
We call on city leaders to act now on behalf of children and youths in our city with an immediate investment of $30 million of ARPA funding.
The Chaney center has long been considered by men who resided there to offer the best support for a successful return to Milwaukee in contrast to the state’s other facilities.
Every single indicator of our poor health and access to care can be linked to racism, which is synonymous with control. Having our freedom and being able to control what happens to our bodies are one in the same.