Residents are questioning whether the Riverworks-led Harambee NID, which has consistently eroded accountability measures since its inception in 2017, truly has their best interests at heart. Continue reading Riverworks-led Harambee NID flouts own accountability requirements at annual meeting
As poverty and lead poisoning continue to afflict Milwaukee’s central city communities of color, downtown boosters are setting out on a campaign to raise $1.5 million in the next year to cover the Hoan Bridge in lights. Continue reading Group seeks millions to light Hoan Bridge, as Milwaukee communities suffer
Harambee residents expressed distrust of a city process to solicit feedback about a potential expansion of the downtown streetcar and development of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive after city employees did not answer questions about the project’s timeline, and who is being engaged. Continue reading No guarantee of streetcar expansion fuels resident suspicions
Despite the deaths of loved ones, and a near encounter of her own, Jeneane Roberts finds life in her family and doing what she’s always loved. Continue reading “I’m gonna die in this house”
An unofficial civilian council has called on the City of Milwaukee to remove all remaining lead lateral service lines, of which at least 70,000 still exist in Milwaukee homes. The Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC), comprised of community members including Milwaukee NAACP President Fred Royal and MICAH President Willie Brisco, said high levels of lead disproportionately affect poor and minority children, and have for years.
“Milwaukee … has been in an undeclared state of emergency,” Brisco said at a recent town hall meeting.