Jamaal E. Smith, a community activist and chair of the education committee at the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, notes that violence will increase until more jobs are available for city residents.
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Howard Garber, president of the Milwaukee Center for Independence, explains that mental illness is a disease, like asthma or cancer.
Della Wells, an artist and community activist, argues that as a society we must invest in our children’s education.
Walter Bond, a managing director with Teach For America Milwaukee, argues that the discussion of black-on-black crime is a red herring, distracting from the issue of police killings of unarmed black men.
Raina J. Johnson, a freelance writer, discusses the need to improve birth outcomes for black babies in Milwaukee.
Jamaal E. Smith, a community activist and chair of the education committee at the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, reflects on the different reaction in the black community to black-on-black crime compared to white-on-black crime.
Denise Wooten, president of Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S., describes her experience at a recent community meeting about the proposed Milwaukee streetcar project. An old proverb states that silence is golden. You can be surprised with what you might learn by not saying a single word. Arriving first to any event certainly has its advantages and being […]
Keith Stanley, executive director of Avenues West Association/BID #10, explains the importance of business improvement districts (BIDs) to the city’s growth and development.
Glenna Holstein, branch manager of the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center, shares a personal reflection on her environmental education work in a city facing many challenges.
Megan Westra, a pastor at Transformation City Church and North Side resident, pauses amid the holiday bustle and a string of violent outbreaks to see the good in her community.