The Milwaukee County Transit System sponsored the first-ever Rosa Parks Tribute Scholarship essay contest, asking high school students to respond to the Parks quote, “Each person must live their life as a model for others.’’ We’ve collected the three winning essays by MPS high school seniors.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service invites community members to submit opinion pieces of 500-800 words on topics of interest to central city Milwaukee. To send a submission for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed are solely those of the authors.
New Fire and Police Commissioner Amanda Avalos reflects on the challenging nomination process, her vision for her role and what she’s learned so far.
Rick Banks, Annia Leonard and Dom Portis pay tribute to Milwaukee’s rich Black history, sharing people, places and projects they want you to know about.
Students from the Vel R. Philips Juvenile Justice Center School share their thoughts on the lessons and inspiration they took from their recent conversation with rapper and actor IshDARR.
We continue to see unacceptable levels of youth engaging in crime, violence, reckless driving and more. These are not new issues, nor is the work needed to solve them. We need a community-driven approach that takes advantage of our collective strengths instead of relying solely on individual programs.
The redistricting process should provide Native Americans with as much opportunity to elect candidates of their choice, recognizing that past federal policies make that objective difficult.
For a group of white kids in Milwaukee, growing up just when he arrived in 1954, Henry Aaron’s impact went well beyond baseball.
As we begin an historic Inauguration Day, we asked community members what messages they have for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
For the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest, students around southeastern Wisconsin responded to the theme, “Keep Moving Forward.” We’ve collected inspiring essays from the six age category winners spanning elementary to high school.
As parents and students struggle with the demands of online schooling, two South Side medical professionals propose new goals for school-aged children and their families.