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Computer science senior at Bradley Tech High School awarded STEM Scholarship

Bradley Tech High School senior Malyun Ali was recently awarded a $2,500 2019 STEM Forward Elizabeth Brauer Scholarship by STEM Forward and the Brauer Family. Each year, STEM Forward awards a...
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Sixteenth Street helps Latinos overcome barriers to successful substance abuse treatment

An estimated 80% of people needing treatment for substance abuse in Wisconsin are not either seeking it or receiving it. Latinos in particular experience a number of barriers to care for a number of...
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Allow the Outraged: Exposure to repeated trauma should never be accepted as commonplace

Something often happens to people exposed to repeated trauma. Gradually, they become conditioned to accept the horrors as commonplace. Time and brutality starts to wear down their defenses and sap...
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Prevention campaign promotes benefits of PrEP pill that reduces risk of contracting HIV

By Allison Dikanovic • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Kenneth Wade said he has always valued his health. He eats healthy foods. He works out. He drinks plenty of water. In 2015, when some of...
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New Digital Divide: People who trust their lives to algorithms vs. those who opt out

By Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms – from choosing what route to take...
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Data insecurity drives economic injustice and sharpens financial distress for low-income families

By Michele Gilman, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore Congress may finally be on the verge of passing a comprehensive federal privacy law after almost a half-century of trying. Even...
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“Bank On” grant to improve the accessibility of financial services for underserved communities

The Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA) recently announced it was awarded the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund’s (CFE) Bank On Fellowship. One of the five sites in the...
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Generational shift continues impacting economic tradition too dependent on soaring housing markets

By Jimmie Lenz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance, University of South Carolina It used to be that everyone wanted to buy a home, seeking pleasure and security, as well as the potential for...
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Massive neighborhood infrastructure part of next phase of redevelopment for Westlawn Gardens

By Mark Doremus • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service The 75-acre site where Wisconsin’s largest public housing development once stood is roaring back to life. About 1,000 mixed-income housing units...
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Local Hmong experience cultural tensions as modern generations confront old traditions

Hmong people make up the largest group of Asians in Milwaukee. In fact, the Hmong population across Wisconsin is the third largest in the country, behind California and Minnesota. Chia Vang, a...
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Justin Roby: Healing the Hood in Milwaukee one block party at a time

Founded in 2012 by Ajamou Butler, also known as Brother Heal the Hood, the mission was simple: “heal the hearts, heal the homes, heal the hood.” Now in their eighth year, the block...
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As a nation built on slave labor, it is time to finally talk about reparations

We are two months away from the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved people arriving in what would become the United States of America. It is time to renew the public discussion about reparations...
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