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.
From growing up in one of Milwaukee’s most challenged neighborhoods to running a business of her own, Kathy Kingcaid has lived her life with no regrets.
Raised by entrepreneurial parents who pushed her to follow in their footsteps, Lori Hill has forged a path of her own.
Mohamud Suleiman, who has braved the waves of inopportunity and is taking on the responsibilities of fatherhood, still believes his time will come.
Clayborn Benson, founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, talks about the importance of preserving history, the true meaning of family and the power of discovering our hidden potential and identity.
Novion Bailey, who grew up without much money or his father, has had to create his own goals and vision for his life.
Growing up in a legally segregated Milwaukee, Larry Hicks didn’t give a second thought to certain realities until he was older.
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.
Leonard Gage Jr. has lived through challenges some could not even imagine. In the process, he learned from past failures and found a reason for hope.
Nathaniel Wright leans against a white railing while speaking with family on an Autumn afternoon. Wright wasn’t born in Milwaukee but many of its neighborhoods, like the one he’s standing in, are familiar. Violence, he says, is what links Milwaukee with his birthplace of St. Louis, Missouri. “You tend to follow in the footsteps of the older ones in the neighborhood, and it’s just recycled on down,” says Wright. “You know, some is lucky to get out, some ain’t.” Nathaniel comes from a large family — 13 children, in all. He’s the second youngest. “Just imagine 13 of your siblings all in the same house and you all want something different,” he says. But, from all accounts, his family was a good one. Wright refers to his mom and dad as “workin’ people.” His mother was a registered nurse at the John L. Doyne Hospital, formerly Milwaukee County Hospital; his father got a job at A.O. Smith — where he worked until he retired — after the family moved to Milwaukee when Nathaniel was 9. …