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Ali Velshi: How Fake News Grows in a Post-Fact World

“If you wish to avoid the purveyors of fake news who live in dark alleys, stay out of the dark alleys. Trust and support traditional journalism which is devoted to research and fact-checking and in-depth investigation of issues.” – Ali Velshi As a journalist, Velshi began his career to “speak truth to power.” Now he worries that fake news has subverted the meaning of truth, and talks about how the public willingly feeds the problem in his TEDx talk. Ali Velshi is a journalist and anchor with MSNBC, and economics correspondent for NBC. He has also worked with CNN...

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Moving beyond what’s “On the Table” to building “A Bigger Table”

“I still seek a Church that is not the least but the most diverse place on the planet. I still dream that the life of Christ can be fully incarnated in the people who bear his name. I want this faith to produce something more redemptive than choosing sides and building silos and pointing fingers. I want it to generate hope and yield goodness and produce mercy in ways that defy description and explanation and denying.” – John Pavlovitz While the city considers what’s “On the Table” in the upcoming community event promoted by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, author...

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Social enterprise event raises $170K for Milwaukee homeownership

Barbara Hudson rented a home from her brother until he became ill and lost the home to foreclosure. She wanted to purchase the home on West Galena, but her credit history was a roadblock. One day she found an ACTS Housing Orientation flyer on her door. Three years after attending an ACTS orientation, Barbara owns her home. On September 28, ACTS Housing celebrated Milwaukee families who, like Barbara, have completed the ACTS process and now own their own homes at the “Longest Neighborhood Table” event. ACTS Housing, founded in 1995, has empowered over 2,200 families to become homeowners—167 in...

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Memorials with ghost shoes highlight escalating pedestrian fatalities during Walktober

In response to an epidemic of pedestrian fatalities not seen in five decades, Share & Be Aware declared the month of October as Walktober. The organization is taking to the streets with a month of pedestrian safety activities and events. The initiative attended the final mile of the annual “100 Miles in 100 Days with Mayor Barrett,” which included a message of awareness and warning for pedestrian safety. Walktober is kicking off with Remember Pedestrians, where a crosswalk action and a memorial for each of the 17 pedestrians sIain in Milwaukee will be erected at the intersection where they...

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Senator Chris Murphy: Congress more afraid of NRA benefactors than gun epidemic

On the same day as the worst mаss shооting in modern American history, the GOP still plans to vote on NRA-backed legislation that eases gun restrictions. Mаss shооtings and acts of domestic terrorism are becoming so common in America that it seems like the news media need only recycle headlines and just substitute the current location. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) released a statement on October 2 in response to the shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than 50 people dead and hundreds injured. “My heart goes out to the victims, their families, the first responders, and the...

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