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The harsh truth about progressive cities

Published Sept. 16, 2015

Madison, Minneapolis, Austin, Portland, San Francisco. These are America's most progressive, forward-thinking, open-minded and social-justice-focused cities. According to a report from Madison365, they also have the worst racial disparities in the nation and some of the worst racial segregation.


"Black Lives Matter" slogan draws conservative criticism

Published Sept. 10, 2015

"Black Lives Matter" is a slogan born after Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman a couple years ago in Florida. After a number of killings of young black men and women since, the slogan has grown in the public consciousness. One of the most interesting things about it is the angry and fearful and dismissive reaction of it by so many prominent white people.


Take a lap with the Riverwest 24

Published July 25, 2015

The Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike races through the Riverwest neighborhood, enters its 8th year and welcomes 1,200 riders and several hundred volunteers. It's popularity has remained at something of a fever pitch despite the only prizes being ice sculptures with hot dogs inside.


Ordering up a venti coffee and some forced race conversation at Starbucks

Published March 24, 2015

I went to Starbucks the other day to see if they would ask me about race - testing out the company's much reported and quickly cancelled new program where baristas are supposed to strike up conversations about race with customers - and ended up mortifying my 9-year-old kid.


Rapper Milo brings his music - and his hopes - back to Milwaukee

Published March 1, 2015

Rory Ferreira, aka Milo, has always been on the move. When he was a kid, he moved around a lot. Here, he moved up in the local rap scene, and with his name growing clout, he moved yet again - as many hopeful young artists do - to Los Angeles. And as many hopeful young artists do, he soon found the cold part of the industry. It became time to move again, back to the town he previously left: Milwaukee. So far, he's picking up right where he started.

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Losing The Race

Monday January 21st, 2013 – Fox Lake, IL    Today is Martin Luther King Day, and that stirs up many thoughts from many people. Nobody wants to admit it, but race relations are no better today than they ever were. Sure, there may have been some half baked attempts made to smooth...

Texas Mix 'Em

"(Race or ethnicity) should not be considered when applying to the University of Texas"  Abigail Fisher (1)Miss Fisher, who had been rejected for admission to the University of Texas  (UT) in 2008,  has asked the US Supreme Court to rule that the policy of UT  that c...

Milwaukee needs a Doughman!

I was motivated by a recent episode of the Travel Channel's Man v. Food (Durham, NC episode), and want to challenge our lovely city of Milwaukee to a similar feat. Durham hosts an annual (2 years thus far) Doughman Challenge. It's part Ironman, part eating competition: "charity quadrathlon w...

An Open Conversation with Eric Holder

  I am Black and I don't agree with Eric Holder. I think Americans, North and South and everywhere have open and honest conversations about values and ideas of groups with different skin colors, and other traits of diversity. They talk about black-on-black crime, the lost generation of young...

Race Day Tomorrow

Race day is finally tomorrow! I have been busy getting ready for the big day.  The Pink Cosmos team has really come together pulling in donations throughout the team.  Our top fund-raisers are:Mary Vollmer at $350.00Christine Zielinski at $315.00Kate Petrosky at $300.00 Here are so...

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