Vaun Mayes talks about growing up in the South, the importance of empathy and the forces — including racism, profiteering and crime — at work in Milwaukee.
Vaun Mayes — recently indicted for plotting to firebomb a police station in 2016 — was released from federal custody last week after a judge struck down an appeal from the United States Attorney’s Office that sought to keep him in custody during the trial.
The 20-week campaign seeks to connect and support residents in five Milwaukee neighborhoods.
The yearly festival, which celebrates the freeing of the last slaves, attracts thousands with quality local music, food and business.
A group of protesters have taken up residence outside a BP gas station in Sherman Park and are asking community members to take their business elsewhere after an employee dispersed a crowd of Black youth Tuesday night with gunshots.
Milwaukee Police said six protesters were arrested Thursday night at a rally for Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park for using voice amplification equipment. Nate Hamilton, Dontre’s brother, Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of Wisconsin Jobs Now, and two individuals who were targeted by police late last year for organizing protests in Milwaukee’s central city were among the arrestees. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said the protesters did not have a permit.