Results tagged with 'poverty'
Published July 31, 2016
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports signs have been appearing in the windows of businesses throughout the city, advising patrons not to give money to panhandlers, as a part of the "Keep the Change" initiative adopted by the Common Council.
Published March 14, 2016
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond recently spoke at Boswell Books about his new book, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," and the effects of eviction in cities like Milwaukee.
Published Feb. 2, 2016
Harvard's Matthew Desmond got his doctorate at UW-Madison and has used Milwaukee as a laboratory for his groundbreaking work on poverty and the relationship to eviction from homes for poor people.
Published Oct. 22, 2015
The Milwaukee Hi-Speed development train has left the station and is rocketing down the track, but not everyone has a ticket to get aboard And somebody somewhere has to point out that this train station might as well have a "Whites Only" sign on the platform.
Published Oct. 16, 2015
According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, a panel of community leaders at a recent meeting in the 10th Legislative District called for Milwaukee to invest in education, job training and job placement, especially for African-Americans, in an effort to address poverty.
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Over the past decade I have felt more Scrooge/Grinch than Cindy Loo Who or Tiny Tim. I used to love Christmas even though underneath the fake tree was empty most years. As a poor family we didn't have much. My mom did manage to buy gifts for us but my father's holiday spirit was misguided. He...
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