This article is a prelude to an upcoming written series and public presentation by Reggie Jackson called “The 2.2 Million: An in-depth look at the creation of the largest prіsоn system in modern history.” In stark contrast to other high-rise buildings in downtown Milwaukee, there is a state prіsоn on the corner of 10th and Highland. It is called the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF). Most Milwaukeeans have no idea that the 12-story building is a medium security correctional facility right next to I-43. MSDF is emblematic of the role incarceration plays on the every day lives of Milwaukee’s...Read More
Author: Reggie Jackson
Imagine a world where the most highly anticipated movie in the country is about a black superhero. Then look at the racial climate of the country over the past two years. This is 2018. America has gone from celebrating the nation’s first black president to having a man occupying the same office who refused to repudiate white supremacist in Charlottesville, South Carolina exactly six months ago. Now there is a movie based on a comic book character that shares a name with a group that was designed to protect blacks from racism. The first appearance of the character in...Read More
As a city that was completely founded by immigrants, Milwaukee has been swept up in the recent surge of anti-immigration posturing by the President, which has led to heated debates about immigration and questions what America is and stands for. Trump infused race more deeply into the conversation by reportedly referring to Haiti and African nations as “sh*thole” countries. Those remarks, as well other anti-Muslim statements and disparaging words about Mexicans, show how powerful a role race, ethnicity, and religion are playing in the current discourse about immigration policy. Contrary to what most of us know about the history...Read More
Milwaukee joins America in celebrating what should be the 89th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15. This man is a giant in American history. Yet most of us only know a few words he spoke at the end of a public address during the summer of 1963, known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. He was so much more that soundbite. His legacy has been stuck on that hot August day, nearly five years before his life was taken by an assassin’s bullet fifty years ago. Those famous words he spoke have...Read More
“This is where we’re implementing it now. It’s been across the entire area, so outside of those zip codes we’ve already been doing this kind of a process. Now, we’re doing it consistently because we’re regionalizing.” – Patty Flowers, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross of Wisconsin In the most segregated metropolitan area in the nation, the American Red Cross of Wisconsin is segregating its response to helping families in need. A new policy, which apparently went into effect last week, was not announced to the public until December 27. The local Red Cross will now force residents...Read More
We are currently living in a time that offers proof that the era some called Post-Racial America is an absolute myth. After the election of a bi-racial Barak Obama, many shouted that his election proved that we as a nation had finally transcended race. This was supposedly evidence that we had reached the place where Dr. King’s dream had been realized. How quickly things have changed. The racial divisions are as deep as they have been in a long time. Divisiveness along racial lines was the catalyst that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. His continual efforts to...Read More
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Come to a gathering to
Come to a gathering to support peace in the Korean peninsula, including dialog without pre-conditions between the U.S. and North Korea as well as South Korea. We oppose all threats of military action and nuclear weapons in the area. Join us also to experience a taste of Korean culture through snacks and tea and traditional music. Learn how Korean people have been responding to the recent developments. Hear Korean and U.S. born supporters of peace including Rev. PyungAhn “Pastor Peace” Kim, Associate Pastor at Whitefish Bay UMC, and Jim Carpenter of Peace Action Wisconsin’s End the Wars committee.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay
819 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin 53217
On March 24, the kids
On March 24, the kids and families of “March For Our Lives” will take to the streets from Washington DC to Milwaukee to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. March with us on March 24, and the collective voices of the “March For Our” Lives movement will be heard.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Join Discovery World for a
Join Discovery World for a robot and technology invasion. This event will feature robots of all shapes, sizes, and uses with a chance to meet their makers. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, university students, and professionals will be showcasing their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, industry, and entertainment.
28 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - 31 (Saturday) 4:00 pm CST
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202