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.
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For white people, especially those who say they are committed to racial equity in this country, it is impossible to show up around this work powerfully and authentically without coming to terms with your whole self — and that includes the parts of yourself that are rooted in racism.
On March 12, 2020, Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency because of COVID-19. We asked our neighbors what lessons they’ve learned about their community, their city and themselves during the pandemic.
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.
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.