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.
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OPINION: Communities of color must stand united to win fair representation for all
Christine Neumann-Ortiz argues that the recently approved aldermanic maps are a loss for both Milwaukee’s Latinx and Muslim communities.
OPINION: It’s not just a Latino thing when it comes to redistricting. Milwaukee’s Muslim community needs representation, too.
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.
OPINION: We must stop prioritizing business interests over people’s lives during the pandemic
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.
‘Our voices will unite with the rhythm of equality’: 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest winners share their powerful words
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.
OPINION: We need to preserve our county parks. Here’s how.
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.
OPINION: More than a resolution: Community members set intentions for 2022
Don’t waste time. Fight for education. Find balance between work and life. Community members share reflections on 2021 and their intentions for 2022.
OPINION: A look at 2021 through ‘Community Voices’
Take a look at 2021 through the lens of opinions and personal essays from your neighbors.
OPINION: Our neighborhoods are drowning in liquor stores — and it connects to rates of violence
What message does the high volume of liquor stores give to our communities, especially those highly impacted by violence? What message does this give to our children, who see advertisements on various alcoholic brands in these same neighborhoods?
OPINION: Wisconsin’s report cards for schools are bending the truth
Milwaukee parents deserve to know the score when it comes to school quality and student achievement, but the scoreboard is broken exactly when we need it most.
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