While it may be the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that freed African Americans, let us continue to observe Juneteenth Day as our day of reflection and freedom, acknowledging that we still have a long way yet to go.
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The March with Pride for #BlackLivesMatter brought hope that I had started to lose. It brought a sense of being proud to represent not only our LGBTQ+ community, but most important, my BLACK community under this beautiful umbrella.
We cannot be committed to equity if we are not honest about how the usual decisions have furthered the wealth, health and opportunity gaps within a majority Black and brown city. Black and brown folks should be valued.
After a year of tumult and protest following the death of George Floyd, community members reflect on what’s changed and what work remains.
Writer Frank Schneiger believes Milwaukee cannot return to the status quo of life before the pandemic and offers eight assumptions for a better, healthier, more peaceful community.
I am running for Miss Wisconsin because winning this prize will help me further my journey to create change in Milwaukee.
Students at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School recently met with rising filmmaker Marquise Mays to learn about his film “The Heartland,” which inspired them to reflect on their own aspirations.
While there has been progress under the Biden administration, it is unconscionable and immoral to delay reform at a time when immigrant essential workers have been risking their lives to feed and keep others safe.
Students at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School have been busy reading lately, using books from local and national authors to ask important questions of themselves and the community.
Teaching our children is arguably the most important thing that our society does. Let’s take pride in getting back to how we do that best.