Select Page

Author: Op Ed

WHEDA helps make the dream of homeownership a reality for Milwaukee residents

As executive director of WHEDA, the WI Housing and Economic Development Authority, Wyman Winston has spent his career helping communities by investing in families. This Op Ed expresses the condition of his organization and its impact at state and local levels. More people are now working in Wisconsin than ever before. Employment is at an all-time high, reaching 3,090,200. Unemployment is at a near record low of 2.9%. Median Household Income is up by 15.94% from 2010- 2016. These strong economic indicators mean that for many Wisconsinites, homeownership isn’t just a dream, but a truly attainable goal. Constantly striving...

Read More

A Shift in the Wind: Alderman Russell Stamper’s Message to the African American Community

“We must take pride in ourselves. We must take inventory of what we do and how we can intensify our efforts to turn the tide in our community. Too many times we have relied upon others to come to our rescue. Too often we have relinquished control of our destiny. These times must be no more.” | I am reminded of something Dick Gregory once said, “When there is a raging fire, the only thing that will save you is a shift in the wind.” Our community is on fire and we are the powerful shift in the wind...

Read More

Op Ed: Milwaukee can never desegregate under America’s Oligarchy system

“American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it is pumped by the oligarchs who run the country, and who control the nation’s ‘news’ media. The United States, in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious ‘electoral’ and ‘democratic’ countries. We were not formerly so, but we clearly are now.” – Eric Zuess The United States is dominated by a rich and powerful elite. This is the conclusion of a 2014 study, produced by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin I Page, Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups,...

Read More

Online patriots too lazy to honor troops by actually attending Veterans Day Parade

Anyone in Southeastern Wisconsin who complains on social media about how Veterans are dishonored should have actually made the effort to honor them on November 4. The ongoing protest by NFL players during the National Anthem has generated a great deal of online controversy. Many in Milwaukee feel that the actions by athletes are a dishonor to veterans. However, for all the time these individuals have to vent their opinions on Facebook and Twitter, they made no time to attend this year’s Veterans Day Parade. The event’s name was a bit of a clue as to its purpose. Veterans...

Read More

Milwaukee’s wave of “change” is more like a merry-go-round of the “same”

“It’s long overdue, as far as I’m concerned. We’ve needed a resurgence of activity in our city for a long time. We’re finally starting to see it with all this construction.” – Sam Belton, owner of City.Net Café [1] The New York Times (NYT) recently detailed the building boom in Milwaukee for a featured article about the city. There is a lot to love and much to be proud of. The news story published photos of the new gleaming skyline, and offered the usual historical timeline with statistics. At the peak of its population, Milwaukee had 741,000 residents in...

Read More

No longer the only voice of power, white men feel oppressed

“I signed up to fight Nazis 73 years ago and I’ll do it again if I have to. Hatred, bigotry, and fascism should have no place in this country.” – John Dingell, former Michigan Congressman Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression. Nobody is trying to legislate away their right to marry. Nobody is trying to make them buy insurance to pay for ‘male health care.’ The law never enslaved their great-grandparents, robbed their grandparents, imprisoned their parents, shot them when unarmed. There is no massive effort at the state and local level to disenfranchise them of the...

Read More

Photo © Notice

Original images published on this news platform are the editorial content and the exclusive property of the Milwaukee Independent. All usage is forbidden.


MI Weekly Photo



2sep1:00 pm- 3:30 pmH-D 115 Anniversary Parade

8sep11:00 am- 4:00 pmHarbor Fest 2018

Show More Events

Subscribe to our news highlights

Every week we compile a list of our daily news features. Join our mailing list to have these links delivered to your inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!