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Community members deem new mural a racist stereotype; artist apologizes

Published Sept. 21, 2016

This weekend, after months of preparation and a seven-day installation process, Black Cat Alley officially opened to the public. One of the murals, a larger-than-life painting of an African-American man wearing an orange prison suit, has inspired passionate critique on social media.

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State rep arrested in Sherman Park says police focus needs to change

Published Sept. 2, 2016

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and Jarrett English, a youth organizer and police accountability associate at the ACLU of Wisconsin, were arrested and briefly detained by the MPD in Sherman Park Tuesday night, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee Talks Race: Community Baptist Church's Demetrius Williams

Published Aug. 31, 2016

Demetrius Williams has three advanced theology degrees from Harvard Divinity School, saw racial struggles (and solutions) in Boston and has more than 30 years of ministerial experience. The pastor at Sherman Park's Community Baptist Church shared his thoughts on his neighborhood and race in Milwaukee.

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Civil rights advocate says don't blame Kaepernick

Published Aug. 30, 2016

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a stand on a pre-season game this past Friday by staying seated during the National Anthem. Kaepernick was not making this about him because it is not about him; it's much larger, writes Madison365.

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10 big dreams that could help heal Milwaukee's racial divisions

Published Aug. 25, 2016

The ability to talk about race is behind the plan for OnMilwaukee's ongoing series of Milwaukee Talks: honest and frank discussions, unedited and focused on the issues of equality and justice. It's also the time for big dreams for the city.

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Reader blogs:

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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