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Ecosystem of Disadvantage: Report by Marc Levine details anatomy of disparity in 53206

The economic disparities between residents of Milwaukee’s central city and other parts of the metropolitan area are well known. The suburbs, in particular, show lower rates of poverty and...
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Once vibrant neighborhoods still suffer decades after highway system decimated the central city

As freeway routes were constructed in the 1960s, lots of Milwaukeeans were impacted. Houses were demolished and businesses had to relocate. Some communities still have not recovered decades later...
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Leaked database reveals efforts by ICE to target journalists who report on immigration

Secret database listed 59 advocates and journalists tied to the migrant caravan, according to leaked documents. Photojournalist Ariana Drehsler was stopped for a secondary screening three separate...
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Names of Milwaukee Archbishops who covered up sexual abuse removed from Catholic buildings

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee removed the names of two former Milwaukee Archbishops, William Cousins and Rembert Weakland, from buildings as part of the church’s response to sexual abuse by...
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New Saint Kate hotel to host downtown location for Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) recently announced the opening of a new site within Saint Kate, Wisconsin’s first-of-its-kind arts hotel to open this spring in Milwaukee. The new affiliation,...
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Dolls Like Me: New Berlin Mom creates toys for children with disabilities

There were no dolls with prosthetics or missing fingers or casts on their feet. None on the shelves reflected albinism or came with an attached blind cane. So New Berlin mother of three Amy...
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Gubernatorial powers restored for Tony Evers after judge blocks lame-duck session laws

A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary block on a series of laws signed by then-Governor Scott Walker in December that limited the powers of his successor, Tony Evers. In his ruling on March 21, Dane...
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Black Lives Black Lungs: How Big Tobacco used advertising to target communities of color

By Nelson Sederstrom • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service An estimated 45,000 African Americans die each year from tobacco-related illnesses, according to the National African American Tobacco...
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Hate over Faith: Our growing poverty of empathy for the welfare of other human beings

America is facing a growing poverty in these days. We are going broke an alarming rate, and we need to do something quickly to change our corporate fortunes. This is a national paucity of the...
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New business hub for minority entrepreneurs on schedule to open this summer along MLK Drive

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACCW) announced the development of “Legacy” last year, a new innovation and co-working space designed by and for African American...
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Legacy of Welford Sanders brings new life to Harambee community

By Allison Dikanovic • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Welford Sanders was the former executive director of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, an urban planner and a...
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“Huron Building” selected in naming contest for North Broadway development project

The Milwaukee-based real estate development and investment firm, J. Jeffers & Co., recently announced that its latest downtown Milwaukee project will be called The Huron Building. Located at 511...
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