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A lack of enthusiasm: How Milwaukee’s Black voters could determine the national election

Lower turnout in Wisconsin’s biggest city helped Trump to victory in 2016, and Joe Biden must engage Black voters and overcome voter suppression to carry the crucial state’s electoral votes....
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Trump Nation: The real “Suckers” and “Losers” are the Americans who voted for a charlatan

What is America really fighting over in the upcoming election? No particular issue. Not even Democrats vs. Republicans. The central clash is over Donald J. Trump. Before Trump, most Americans were...
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Thea Bowman Institute launches in Milwaukee to promote academic enrichment for Black women

Alverno College launched the Thea Bowman Institute for Excellence and Leadership on September 23, a program designed to serve Black women through academic and leadership programming. The Institute...
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Alverno College to build campus greenhouse for providing students with hands-on learning experience

Alverno College has partnered with the A. O. Smith Foundation to construct a greenhouse on campus, offering students an exciting new opportunity to engage in hands-on learning and explore new career...
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Wisconsin’s sports industry takes an economic hit due to a summer of coronavirus

When the NBA suspended its season over the coronavirus pandemic in March, it became clear it would be a long spring for sports fans. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Brewers returned to action...
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“Bring It Home” campaign continues economic push to promote Milwaukee as a future business destination

VISIT Milwaukee has put a call out to all business and community leaders, as well as any residents who are active in local, regional, or national chapters and associations, to ask that they look to...
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African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin gets state grant for Milwaukee office renovation

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes joined Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AACCW) CEO Ossie...
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Art lovers will remain unaware of Milwaukee’s Black artists until they make an effort to find them

By Della Wells • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Over the years, I and other African American artists in Milwaukee have been approached countless times by people, particularly from the white...
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Voice the Vote: Milwaukee nonprofits work to make voting more accessible for people of color

Wisconsin Conservation Voices and their partners held a “Voice the Vote” press conference on National Voter Registration Day to bring awareness to the work they are doing in helping...
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The many benefits of voting by mail are still subject to numerous logistical difficulties

By Luke Perry, Professor of Government, Utica College More than 8 in 10 Americans – all voters in 43 states – will be able to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election, the most ever. And more...
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Making ballots legitimate: The security features that protect mail-in votes from fraud

By Charlotte Hill, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; and Jake Grumbach, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Washington Voter fraud is very...
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Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 092520

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...
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Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 092520

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...