Being a Brown Beret is written in my DNA. They are a group of Chicano folks who strive to protect La Raza (the people) from police brutality and conserve our history.
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Before indulging in shallow celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month, perhaps we should instead consider how Milwaukeeans can deem a population vital while allowing them to suffer so greatly.
The work to ensure equity, access and opportunity continues, along with a supported vision to ensure the same investment and support visible in the south end of the King Drive business district is equally visible and felt on the north end.
One has only to point to the Brewers Hill and Halyard Park neighborhoods to see clearly what lies ahead for our affordable 5 Points neighborhood as the MLK business improvement district expands.
As we prepare to bring students back to school in some form this school year, we need to think creatively about how we catch them up academically and also support their social and emotional well-being.
Don’t assume that African American and other artists of color are not making strides in their career because you don’t know about their work.
Detaining people struggling with poverty, housing insecurity, mental health issues and addiction issues for alleged rule violations is at odds with common sense approaches to justice.
There are many qualities that I hope to see in our next chief, but first and foremost, that chief needs to bring a community-minded perspective to his/her work in Milwaukee.
As the pandemic looms over our decisions in the coming months or years, one constant to bank on is that families will be confronted over and over with new decisions.
Ronald Reagan should not be an emblem for a future America that he did not advocate for — especially when it’s built off of the diversity he tried to gut.