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.
Damon Eubanks was born with an active imagination and developed a passion for travel and an appreciation for experiences, qualities that have allowed him to follow his dreams as an adult.
Anthony Olden has never settled down in one place, but that doesn’t mean he’s unsure of where he’s going.
Novion Bailey, who grew up without much money or his father, has had to create his own goals and vision for his life.
Life hasn’t been kind to Mostafa Saifula lately, but he remembers what a “normal life” used to feel like.
Pookie (pseudonym) walks briskly down W. Chambers St. at the south end of Clinton Rose Park as the sun begins to set on Juneteenth Day. A gaggle of Milwaukee police turn down a nearby alleyway but Pookie walks on, un-phased. “Born and raised here, right here on the east side,” he says. “I didn’t have no momma — momma was a crackhead — so, you know what I’m sayin’, I sold drugs.”