Julio Guerrero is a Silver City resident and works as a financial adviser. He has been involved in Milwaukee’s nonprofit and political sectors for more than a decade.
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Although the ‘rich rich’ are buying their kids’ admission into college, it’s really black and brown people who pay the ultimate price when we remain indifferent to education.
Wisconsin has gotten used to being “the best of the worst.” It doesn’t have to be this way. Join us Sunday as we take actions to move forward.
The lesson from the failed Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons is clear: We cannot keep sending our young people hundreds of miles away, to be locked up without meeting their most basic treatment and healing needs. We need them in our communities where we can be intentional.
It’s time to end the War on Drugs. ALL drugs. The harmful effects of drug prohibition have accrued over three generations in Milwaukee since it was ramped up by Richard Nixon, who intentionally targeted minority populations and the anti-war movement.
A year ago today, 17 people lost their lives in the Parkland shooting in Florida. Despite calls to reform our gun laws, elected officials have exploited the issue. Now students in Milwaukee go to schools that resemble jails and criminalize students of color, a Milwaukee Public Schools student writes.
Ellen Gilligan, President & CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, reflects on the Sherman Park Phoenix, the model it creates and how philanthropy can support community-led developments.
Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley reflects on the personal significance of his longstanding commitment to sharing history throughout Black History Month. NNS will share his facts on Facebook throughout the month.
Tia Powell, a graduate of Aurora University who is currently completing a term of service with AmeriCorps as a College Possible coach, explains why she chose to join AmeriCorps.
Margaret Rozga is the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. Rozga, a poet, civil rights activist, professor emerita at UW-Waukesha and a regular contributor to the NNS Community Voices column, writes about the Milwaukee poetry community that inspires her.