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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.

America only cares about its Democracy: A few stories of other democracies overthrown by the United States

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

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.

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

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

As a former Milwaukee Police Officer and co-founder of Serve2Unite.org, 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: Engaging in “Artistic Absence” means that simply cutting off toxic people is not enough

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

Privileged Behavior: Mental illness is not why Trump became emotionally untethered from humanity

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Tragically Predictable: The coup by Trump’s Cult was not unexpected

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How Freedom defeated America: We lost an entire year from COVID due to phony patriotism and cheap liberty

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