Akua Oladunjoye remembers her late husband, Muhammad Sabir, a teacher, man of faith, community leader and sensei at his dojo, Sabir’s Karate and Fitness. Sabir died May 1, 2020.
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Brenda Marie Banks shares her poem “Alone” as well as how she channeled the experiences of Judge Derek Mosley and her adopted brother during COVID-19 to create the piece.
Riya Bhasin writes about the daunting challenges survivors of human trafficking face trying to reintegrate into the community and to reclaim their identity.
Leaders of Milwaukee’s health care providers write a letter to the community with suggestions on how everyone can help in their response to COVID-19.
Nicholas Kane, who grew up in West Allis, shares lessons he’s witnessed seeing an effective response to COVID-19 play out in South Korea.
A group of community leaders argues four core issues must be addressed in order for Milwaukee to adequately respond to the COVID-19 global outbreak.
“We know that COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, but racialized U.S. public policy has for centuries, in ways that now leave black and brown people more vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic.”
Pardeep Singh Kaleka reflects upon the disparate responses to COVID-19 and the personal commitment he’s made to learning through the crisis.
Antonio Ramirez shares his outrage at a gun dealer in his neighborhood who appears to be profiting from the COVID-19 crisis.
A grassroots coalition representing residents, community groups and unions calls for justice and equity focused action to deal with the pandemic and the socioeconomic crisis it will exacerbate.