Students at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School have been busy reading lately, using books from local and national authors to ask important questions of themselves and the community.
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Teaching our children is arguably the most important thing that our society does. Let’s take pride in getting back to how we do that best.
For the third annual César E. Chávez Writing Contest, students around Milwaukee responded to the theme, “CommUNITY.” We’ve collected their inspiring essays from the four age category winners spanning kindergarten to high school.
Wisconsin needs history education now more than ever, and the new museum must serve the educational needs and bolster the cultural identities of current and future generations.
Authorities say the Atlanta shooting suspect, who is white, chose to go to Asian masseuses. That ties in with the stereotype of Asian women that labels us as hypersexual and submissive.
Politicians have created a broken system to undermine free and fair elections in Wisconsin — intentionally carving up our communities, drawing legislative maps so absurd and unequal that the leaders of our state Assembly, Senate and Congress are all but predetermined.
One thing is clear: Both parties are guilty of drawing the maps in favor of their political party rather than their constituents. We must do better.
President Joe Biden declared that by May, all adults will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But not everybody wants one, and there’s a reason why.
If we know that Black folks in Milwaukee are the most incarcerated, have the lowest wealth and wages, live in predatory housing and have no real access to health care and fresh food, why did it take so long for us to be prioritized?
Violence against Asians, or anyone else yoked with a group identity, is unacceptable. All human beings share an equal capacity to harm or heal. Violence happens when we convince ourselves otherwise.