Torre Johnson talks about growing up on Milwaukee’s North Side, the importance of building Black ownership and spaces in Milwaukee and what it will take for people to come together around that goal. Continue reading Podcast: Torre Johnson
Days after another incident in Sherman Park, demonstrators are holding strong on their call for a boycott of a local gas station.
In the evening hours of Tuesday, July 19, an employee and son of the owner of the BP station at 3114 N. Sherman Blvd. discharged a shotgun twice outside of the business, according to accounts. About 40 Black youth, including young children were assembled in the parking lot on the corner of Sherman Boulevard and Burleigh Street when the shots were fired.
“I can’t leave here until my people tell me I can leave here, until my people feel … like they got justice,” said Frank Sensabaugh, one of the protest leaders also known as Frank “Nitty,” who hasn’t left the spot since Tuesday night.
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Black Love Matters, a community task force associated with the Safe Zones initiative, marched down Lisbon Avenue with about 40 residents of Washington Park on Saturday. The march was part of a “20 weeks, 20 blocks” campaign to raise awareness of black-on-black violence with the goal of “[eradicating] violence in the Black Community.” Continue reading Black Love Matters marches for an end to violence