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Wisconsin National Guard mobilizing to support August election amid escalating COVID-19 crisis

Governor Tony Evers announced on August 5 that the Wisconsin National Guard will assist local election officials as poll workers for the August 11 primary elections across Wisconsin. The...
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National leaders and local labor groups renew call for legislation to protect workers from COVID-19

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined renewed demands for passing legislation to protect workers from COVID-19 in response to disturbing and widespread reports of unsafe workplaces that have caused...
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Senator Tammy Baldwin helps introduce resolution to declare racism a public health crisis

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin joined her colleagues led by Senators Sherrod Brown, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris to introduce a Senate Resolution on July 23 to declare racism a public...
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Bounce Milwaukee takes public health initiative by closing temporarily over growing pandemic concerns

Due to the massive increases of COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks, Bounce Milwaukee has decided to temporarily close to the public. Owners said that the prioritization of profits over public...
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Masks and Distancing: Democratic National Convention outlines safety plan for Milwaukee event

Everyone attending the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next month will have to wear a face mask, consent to daily testing for COVID-19, fill out questionnaires and maintain a physical...
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MATC’s Promise program expands computer and internet access to increase digital equity for students

Milwaukee Area Technical College announced an expansion of the MATC technology scholarship program on July 14 which has supplied Chromebooks to students who lack computer access needed to...
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Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 052120

Voices in Union: with Reggie Jackson and Maria Hamilton – is a weekly podcast that focuses on the African American Diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It connects local concerns to national trends on social justice, and educates the general population on the...

How much is a Black Life worth to White America?

White friend, how much is your father worth to you? Your son? Your sister? Your spouse? Your mother? Would they be worth stopping traffic if they were suffocated in the street? Would they be worth a riot, if they were executed with their faces pressed into the...

A Tale of Two Coopers: How White complicity fuels racism

Racism is a prolific killer. We’re seeing that right now. It is entrepreneurial in its malice and it will use whatever means necessary to eliminate those it is threatened by and fearful of. The breadth of its arsenal and the scope of its tactics are staggering. It...