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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.

When society is itself the tyrant: Understanding why America has never been a Democracy of the people

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Un-Whitewashing MLK: Seeing a true legacy that heroification has kept long hidden

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Same old “Lost Cause” Myth: We should stop pretending that the “Big Lie” is something new in America

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REGGIE JACKSON: 5x 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.

We Need Imagination: A glance at my 2020 bookshelf

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Art as War: Bringing attention to the class struggle through creative activism

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The Milwaukee Flyers: Up in the air but still soaring

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Dominic Inouye: 2x Award Winner in Best Column category from the Milwaukee Press Club

Dr. Kenneth 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.

Reopening Schools in Wisconsin: The dilemma of returning to normal during abnormal times

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Shorewood residents worry that proposed Atwater Beach fee could restrict recreational access

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When Silence Kills: What has your inaction done to stop the deaths of innocent black people?

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Kenneth Cole: 2x Award Winner in Reporting categories from the Milwaukee Press Club

Pardeep Kaleka is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, published author of The Gifts of Our Wounds, award-winning columnist with Milwaukee Independent, and a clinician specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed approach to treat survivors and perpetrators of assault, abuse, and acts of violence.

Year In Review 2021: Finding a strategy for giving up our confinement to fear

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America’s vitriol after 9/11: Remembering the innocent victims of our misguided patriotism

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Saaya Unveiled: Milwaukee author offers insight into the mental health issues of the South Asian diaspora

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

The rejection of empathy: Why MAGA Republicans would have canceled Jesus for His ministry of love

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Year In Review 2021: The Biblical irony of Christians who denounce the message of Christ

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A Love of Guns: When pro-life Christians find joy in uplifting high-powered weapons designed to end life

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

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