As a new sheriff unveils reforms at the Milwaukee County Jail, community leaders are calling on the county to do more to decrease incarceration and invest in communities.
Following a rash of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers, in Milwaukee and across the nation, members of Milwaukee’s Jewish Voice for Peace chapter said Jews need to do more to support marginalized groups.
A day of boycott and protest organized by Milwaukee’s Latino and immigrant communities demonstrated united local opposition to recent federal actions.
Milwaukeeans gathered at City Hall to voice opposition to a recent Trump Administration executive order that suspended the entry of refugees into the country, denies entry to anyone traveling from seven Muslim-majority countries and indefinitely bans Syrian refugees.
In response to the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States a diverse crowd of demonstrators gathered to promote equality and inclusivity, and protest what attendees said are exclusive policies of the new administration.
The Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC) has called on the City of Milwaukee to replace 70,000 lead service lines primarily concentrated in the central city, saying poor and minority children are at the highest risk of suffering damaging effects.
Milwaukee candidate for district attorney Verona Swanigan has taken money from right-wing individuals and appealed to Republican voters in her attempt to unseat incumbent John Chisholm.
A group of protesters have taken up residence outside a BP gas station in Sherman Park and are asking community members to take their business elsewhere after an employee dispersed a crowd of Black youth Tuesday night with gunshots.
Elected officials, city officials and community leaders gathered with youth at Sherman Park in a demonstration of support after a violent standoff the night before between Milwaukee youth and police, but when police detained a young teen tensions flared.
A recent event at McGovern Park brought a crowd of 100 people together to pray for Milwaukee, but an invocation of homosexuality as a “plague” demonstrates the stigma that LGBT individuals still face within the church.