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Women’s Rights still not recognized by Constitution 40 years after ratification of ERA failed

By Deana Rohlinger, Professor of Sociology, Florida State University Over nine decades, efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to recognize women’s rights have faced major challenges. Congress...
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Celeste Contreras takes over as Mitchell Street Library’s 2019 Artist in Residence

Gathering Art Stories and Place (GASP) begins its second year with Milwaukee’s Día De Los Muertos Parade founder as the 2019 Artist-in-Residence. Erick Ledesma was selected as the first...
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Rozalia Hernandez-Singh: Youth center murals share a family’s passion for public art

By Edgar Mendez • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service By the age of 3, Rozalia Hernandez-Singh was already trailing alongside her father, well-known muralist Reynaldo Hernandez, as he worked...
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Montgomery: A trail of memorials connecting the civil rights struggle to Milwaukee

This article is part of a series that connects Milwaukee’s current social conditions with efforts in Alabama cities to publicly recognize their racial histories, to document the 1960’s Civil Rights...
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Personal challenge grant issued to help fund Dr. James Cameron’s dream of a Black Holocaust Museum

Milwaukee philanthropist and County Executive of Milwaukee County Chris Abele, personally issued a $100,000 challenge grant on January 8 to support the reopening of America’s Black Holocaust Museum...
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Federal Judge strikes down early voting restrictions approved in lame-duck session

Unconstitutional legislation that restricted Wisconsin voting rights, passed by Republicans and signed into law by former Governor Scott Walker in the December lame-duck session was tossed out on...
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Corey Fells: 100 Womxn Project uses portraits to share empowering stories about women of color

100 Womxn Project has been presented as a celebration of diversity, resilience, and womanhood. Inspired by his late mother, Corey Fells set out to document 100 minority millennials from across the...
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M-cubed education initiative reports progress on sending MPS students to college

In its first two years, the M³ (pronounced M-cubed) initiative – which brings together Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – has...
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A Flawed Democracy: United States fails to make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index

A new index released recently offered a sobering look at how the style of democracy in the United States is classified compared to other countries. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist...
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Milwaukee Torrent launches new soccer league with new head coach

The Milwaukee Torrent men’s outdoor soccer team announced on December 18 that it was among an established group of 11 clubs across the United States that have launched a new league with all...
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A Knockout Event: Amateur boxers help Zoological Society’s fundraising efforts

Some of the best amateur boxers in the country, arranged by the Future Olympian Boxing Association, will duke it out in three-round bouts at the January 17 fundraiser for Zoological Society of...
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Wisconsin faces a growing crisis with maintaining its health care workforce

The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) recently released its 2018 Wisconsin Health Care Workforce Report, which provides recommendations to ensure the state’s workforce remains up to the challenge...
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