MPS will soon receive $506 million that can change the fabric of our city. While MPS claims to want input from the community on how to spend these dollars, its actions indicate otherwise.
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From the marathon of dialysis treatments to the uncertainty of multiple transplants, Saryea Murchison shares her journey with kidney failure.
Dr. Javier Tapia traces the history of critical race theory, as well as the recent backlash against it.
We need to be OK with having uncomfortable conversations about unpleasant topics. We have to recognize that there may not be any easy answers or fast resolution to societal and systemic problems. That doesn’t mean we don’t try.
To the people most offended by the idea of Milwaukee being called “terrible,” I have this to say: If you care about Milwaukee, you need to care about the Amani and Clarke Square neighborhoods the same way you care about the lakefront.
While it may be the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that freed African Americans, let us continue to observe Juneteenth Day as our day of reflection and freedom, acknowledging that we still have a long way yet to go.
The March with Pride for #BlackLivesMatter brought hope that I had started to lose. It brought a sense of being proud to represent not only our LGBTQ+ community, but most important, my BLACK community under this beautiful umbrella.
We cannot be committed to equity if we are not honest about how the usual decisions have furthered the wealth, health and opportunity gaps within a majority Black and brown city. Black and brown folks should be valued.
After a year of tumult and protest following the death of George Floyd, community members reflect on what’s changed and what work remains.
Writer Frank Schneiger believes Milwaukee cannot return to the status quo of life before the pandemic and offers eight assumptions for a better, healthier, more peaceful community.