Activists and former inmates said incarceration is part of a “systematic design” that destroys families and traumatizes communities of color.
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.
Though political prospects to fully legalize marijuana on the state level remain grim, local efforts in Milwaukee could send a message to legislators.
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.
Ackkaamayah Yahoudah, who was raised in the inner city by a single mother, has set out to correct the record.
If we don’t ask where we have been, if we don’t listen, we won’t be able to grow in the way that we should. We won’t be able to move forward.