Born in the Soviet Union, raised in Milwaukee and currently in Ukraine, Victor Valionta reflects on the chaos created by the Russian invasion and how it connects to Milwaukee.
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The mockery of democracy is currently on full display in Wisconsin, with courts volleying decisions back and forth while the right to vote hangs in the balance.
Here I stand, in the doorway of my first development. I pray that I am given the resources to create jobs, food and entertainment for generations to come within the heart of the city.
The cure for what ails MPS cannot be worse than the disease and we are concerned that the proposal from Sen. Alberta Darling, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and others, while laudable in its intentions, has the real potential to make a bad situation worse.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz argues that the recently approved aldermanic maps are a loss for both Milwaukee’s Latinx and Muslim communities.
Muslim community leaders worked diligently and had multiple meetings with leaders in the Hispanic community to see how we can support their aspirations without damaging our own aspirations. It is crucial that BIPOC groups not be divided.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the deep structural inequities experienced by Black people every single day. Current elected and appointed officials continue to exacerbate these issues by prioritizing business interests over people’s lives.
For the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest, local students responded to the theme, “We Must Speak.” We’ve collected essays from the six age category winners spanning elementary to high school.
There is immense energy, countless people loving our parks and a movement that has been building for decades to save this incredible asset that is a defining feature of our county.
Don’t waste time. Fight for education. Find balance between work and life. Community members share reflections on 2021 and their intentions for 2022.