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Thich Nhat Hanh: Remembering the influential Buddhist monk who taught me to be a better Christian

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders and pioneer of the modern mindfulness movement, died on January 22 at the age of 95. I had the unexpected honor of...
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FlexRide Milwaukee: MCTS begins on-demand transit service to connect workers with distant jobs

City of Milwaukee residents have a new way to get to jobs in the northwest suburbs, and employers have a new way to attract and retain workers, with FlexRide Milwaukee. FlexRide Milwaukee launches...
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Nigeria completes purchase of Talgo trains intended for unbuilt Milwaukee-Madison high-speed rail line

Two trains originally intended for a high-speed rail line to connect Madison and Milwaukee are headed for Nigeria. The governor of that country’s Lagos State was in Milwaukee on January 18 to...
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When society is itself the tyrant: Understanding why America has never been a Democracy of the people

“We’re tired of all this beatin’, we’re tired of takin’ this. It’s been a hundred years and we’re still being beaten and shot at, crosses are still being burned, because we want to vote. But I’m...
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An Immortal Dream: Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a mortal man with an immortal dream. During his lifetime, Reverend King sought to create common ground where people from all walks of life could join together to...
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Defending Democracy: Senator Tammy Baldwin details attacks on Wisconsin voting rights in Senate speech

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke on the Senate floor on January 19 in support of passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act, in order to remove barriers to the...
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Forcing voters from the polls: Senate filibuster blocks urgently needed Federal legislation

U.S. senators have undermined President Joe Biden’s push to defend voting rights against what Democrats have framed as an all-out assault by conservative states targeting racial minorities. Faced...
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A workforce dilemma: How Wisconsin’s labor shortage has transformed the jobs market for years to come

To understand how Wisconsin’s labor shortage has transformed the jobs market, look no further than an October 14 job fair to hire workers for expansions of Pierce Manufacturing’s production plants...
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Economists unsurprised that Black Americans still experience higher jobless rate despite market recovery

Even as economists celebrated a job market recovery seen from the beginning of the pandemic, when unemployment peaked at 14.8%, to November when unemployment was 4.2%, Black Americans have continued...
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The Tyranny of Generosity: When philanthropists think making sandwiches is enough to end hunger

By Ted Lechterman, Research Fellow, University of Oxford How should wealthy people respond to daunting problems like racism, economic inequality and climate change? Leading thinkers have long...
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An injustice ends after 38 years: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue finally extends into Downtown Milwaukee

After nearly four decades, the City of Milwaukee officially recognized the remaining section of 3rd Street into downtown as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, during a street renaming ceremony on...
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Milwaukee Film dedicates February to Black History Month 2022 with a focus on local experiences

As part of its nationally renowned Black Lens program, Milwaukee Film will once again devote film and event offerings in February to celebrate Black voices, culture, and experiences for Black...
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