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#RaiseMKE - Jan. 11, 2017
Sherman Park residents voice reservations about new city housing program
An informational meeting Monday at City Hall disappointed city residents hoping to take advantage of a new program that will sell city-owned foreclosed properties for $1. Only developers can purchase the properties, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Dec. 25, 2016
Personal challenges make Heal the Hood founder a better leader
It was his experience as a black man and the birth of his son when Ajamou Butler was 21 that helped shape who he would become, known by many as founder of Heal the Hood, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Buzz - Dec. 17, 2016
Community members commend charge in Sylville Smith case, renew calls for footage
In the aftermath of the decision to charge former MPD officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown in the August shooting of Sylville Smith, many are renewing calls to release body camera footage of the incident, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Nov. 10, 2016
Cincinnati's collaborative police reform effort offers model for Milwaukee
At a recent event hosted by the Community Coalition for Quality Policing, Cincinnati representatives talked about their city's collaborative police reforms called "one of the most successful ... efforts ever undertaken," Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Kids & Family - Oct. 19, 2016
After OSPP victory, MTEA sets sights on increased funding
Despite the recent news that the Milwaukee Public Schools district is not subject to the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program in 2016-17, MTEA President Kim Schroeder said the work is not done, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Oct. 9, 2016
Community organizations to Common Council: "More police is not the answer"
Community organizations sent a clear, unified message to the Common Council at a recent Public Safety Committee hearing, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports: More police will not be sufficient to reduce violence and crime in the city.
#RaiseMKE - Sept. 23, 2016
300+ Strong rally encourages unity, amplifies black voices
The sun finally broke through the rainy clouds over Sherman Park as a host of orange balloons ascended into the bright blue sky. The balloon release, a tribute to Eric Von, was a fitting opening to the 300+ Strong rally, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
#RaiseMKE - Sept. 17, 2016
Turnkey homes combat foreclosure, but challenges remain in Layton Boulevard West
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) recently broke ground on its first new-construction Turnkey Renovation Home, building on a formerly bank-owned lot in Burnham Park, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Sept. 2, 2016
State rep arrested in Sherman Park says police focus needs to change
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.
#RaiseMKE - Aug. 27, 2016
Curfew leaves Sherman Park youth with "nowhere to go"
Nearly two weeks after demonstrations and violence swept through the Sherman Park neighborhood, a 6 p.m. curfew remains for the park, imposed by the Milwaukee County Sheriff on Aug. 16, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Aug. 13, 2016
Community leaders say Milwaukee "can't police" its way out of violence
Local leaders called for a comprehensive solution to gun violence in Milwaukee during a recent conversation exploring strategies to combat the issue, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports. The solution, they said, must address the root causes of violence.
#RaiseMKE - July 30, 2016
White allies show solidarity with Black Lives Matter
As sirens blare through the warm summer air on a recent Milwaukee night, a group of about 40 demonstrators gathered on the corner of North 7th and West Ring Streets near a pedestrian overpass spanning the I-43 freeway, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - July 22, 2016
Black residents share stories of police misconduct, demand accountability
Black residents shared stories of police misconduct during a recent listening session on police-community relations convened by the Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs (OAAA), Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - May 13, 2016
Carmen, Pulaski attempt to form common identity but roadblocks remain
A partnership between Casimir Pulaski High School and Carmen Schools of Science and Technology is underway, but questions persist about whether Pulaski students and teachers are sufficiently involved in the process, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
#RaiseMKE - April 6, 2016
Job fair connects central city residents with career opportunities
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that America Works, a nationwide organization that connects job seekers and employers, recently held its first large-scale job fair in Milwaukee's central city on March 30.
#RaiseMKE - March 22, 2016
Gun violence survivor, teens speak out at Neighborhood House summit
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports Neighborhood House recently hosted the third annual LET MY CHILDREN GROW: Youth Summit on Gun Violence, an event organized by center youth as a way to give young people a voice on the issue of gun violence.
#RaiseMKE - Feb. 16, 2016
Recovery district commissioner says tough decisions, more dollars needed
Demond Means, who was recently appointed commissioner of the OSPP, said additional financial investment in education will be necessary to move education forward in Milwaukee and the state, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
#RaiseMKE - Jan. 26, 2016
Mentoring program gives at-risk boys guidance, role models
Rodney Bourrage saw a need for role models, particularly males, in the central city. So, in 2006, Bourrage founded Operation DREAM, a mentoring program for at-risk boys, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Jan. 20, 2016
Wells Fargo grant brings long-awaited resources to Washington Park
According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will receive $225,000 toward physical improvements in the Washington Park area, as part of a nationwide Wells Fargo program.
#RaiseMKE - Dec. 24, 2015
New storytelling fellowship hopes to get people talking about race
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that Ex Fabula, a local storytelling organization that began in 2009, created a new storytelling fellowship focused on privilege and oppression that hopes to help create a citywide conversation about race.
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