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As a former Milwaukee Police Officer and co-founder of, Pardeep is author of The Gifts of Our Wounds, and a Licensed Therapist specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed approach to treat survivors of violence. He is also the Editor and a Community Relations Writer for Milwaukee Independent.

Pardeep Kaleka: Patriotism and complacency are not synonymous

Our President uttered an infamous “go back to where you came from” slur.

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PARDEEP KALEKA: Winner in Best Blog category of the 88th Annual Milwaukee Press Club Awards

As an award-winning Senior Columnist for the Milwaukee Independent, Reggie Jackson covers a range of African American issues. He is also a Consultant with Nurturing Diversity Partners, and volunteers as Head Griot for America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) in Bronzeville.

Reggie Jackson: Desecration of Emmett Till’s Memorial shows the Civil War has still not ended

Emmett Till was 14-years old when he was kidnapped thirty-seven miles from my hometown in Mississippi in 1955.

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REGGIE JACKSON: 3x Award Winner in Best Column categories from the Milwaukee Press Club

As a teacher for over twenty years, Dominic Inouye helped students to develop their reading, writing, critical thinking, and, most of all, their voices. He worked as The Pfister Hotel Narrator, a one-year appointment, and currently manages the ZIP MKE project that photo documents the city to promote cultural understanding.

A litany of names for another week of mass shootings

On August 5, 2012, a gunman entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek and killed six.

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Dominic Inouye: Winner in Best Column category of the 89th Annual Milwaukee Press Club Awards

Dr. Cole is a Licensed Psychologist who has spent the past two decades helping members of the community in developing the ability to bring about positive change for their lives, and empowering those individuals to advocate for themselves.

Being honest about which kind of America we celebrate on July 4th

This 4th of July as flags unfurl, which America will you celebrate?

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Kenneth Cole: Winner in Best Multi-Platform Reporting category of 89th Milwaukee Press Club Awards

Invoking racist trope “Love It or Leave It” is not how we find peace or inspire reform

“If you don’t like this country, then leave” is the tired refrain sung by supporters of this President.

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Save those “thoughts and prayers” because your political fear is killing us

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The dangerous white lie about migrants of color that is hindering America’s greatness

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John Pavlovitz: Winner of Best Blog at the 89th Annual Milwaukee Press Club Awards


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