Residents expressed a desire for a better future, yet doubt that a system which hasn’t worked for them in the past will change. Rick Banks, a community organizer and central city native, hopes to bring that perspective to the Wisconsin legislature.
Vaun Mayes talks about growing up in the South, the importance of empathy and the forces — including racism, profiteering and crime — at work in Milwaukee.
By supporting each other, and creating deeper relationships, we can heal the wounds that divide us.
Losing both of his parents in the span of less than two years has given Denzel Jacobs an appreciation for the simple things in life.
Early on, Steve Hampton’s lifestyle was harming others and himself. While serving a 10-year prison sentence, he found a reason for hope.
As a child, Martha Freeman fought for those who couldn’t fight for themselves. She has continued that fight, only in a different way.
TaskFriend, an app developed locally by Kevin Nam, lets community members connect with each other to work, and get work done.
Keiarra Travis came to Milwaukee as a child because her mother couldn’t support all six of her children. Now a teenager, she’s learning to care for herself and her family.
Growing up on Chicago’s west side, Patricia Williams lived in almost-constant fear. When she became a mother, she decided it was time for a change.
A lot has changed since Tony Tyra was a boy growing up fatherless in Milwaukee’s central city. But so has he.