The 20-week campaign seeks to connect and support residents in five Milwaukee neighborhoods.
By supporting each other, and creating deeper relationships, we can heal the wounds that divide us.
TaskFriend, an app developed locally by Kevin Nam, lets community members connect with each other to work, and get work done.
A lot has changed since Tony Tyra was a boy growing up fatherless in Milwaukee’s central city. But so has he.
Lisa Kingery moved to Milwaukee from New York City more than 10 years ago and found a true community, one that helps to give her life meaning.
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.
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.
Daniel Kwasigroch, who lost his mother at a young age, has struggled with addiction for much of his life. Now, with the help of another woman in his life, he’s working toward a better future.
Carolyn Bradford walks down an empty 42nd Street at dusk. Bradford’s gregarious personality complements her ostentatious appearance — patterned glasses, a leopard-print jacket and dangly earrings decorate a personality defined by exuberance. “My childhood was great,” she says. “Bein’ a military brat, it was great. Until I got older, and then my parents got divorced when I was young. Now, they’re both deceased.
Vanessa Plant sits on a yellow, vintage sofa in the living room of her first-floor Riverwest apartment. Plant, whose multi-colored hair and bright, flowered chest tattoo give a bold first impression, has lived around the world but eventually came back to her childhood neighborhood to put down roots. “I was born on Pierce Street, in a home,” she says. “Homeschool and church, those were my things. I mean, I was 6 so I don’t remember a ton — mostly just from old home videos.”