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Mural inspired by Jim Crow era “Negro Motorist Green Book” to be installed overlooking Lake Michigan

A newly commissioned large-scale wall mural and sculptural installation will be unveiled October 29 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Created by Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams, Our Time Together...
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A distrust of the health care system: How to confront vaccine refusal in communities of color

The United States has more access to COVID-19 vaccines than perhaps any other country on the planet. We went from being one of the hardest-hit by the virus in 2020 to leading the world in vaccine...
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A Right to be Forgotten: Largest American news agency changes policy for crime reporting to do less harm

By Maggie Jones Patterson, Professor of Journalism, Duquesne University; and Romayne Smith Fullerton, Associate Professor, Information and Media Studies, Western University When the names of...
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Made in the USA: Homegrown terrorism has existed throughout American history

“This land is your land and this land is my land From California to the New York island From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me” Woody Guthrie’s 1944 folk...
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Strain on the System: COVID-19 cases continue to climb with Wisconsin hospitals filling to capacity

Hospitals in northeast and central Wisconsin are nearing capacity as COVID-19 infections spike in the region. It is a heartbreaking situation whenever an ICU needs to transfer a patient, according...
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New data shows decline of poverty in 2020 as a result of COVID stimulus funds

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing spike in unemployment, poverty in the U.S. declined by roughly 2.6% from 2019 to 2020 as a result of the federal government’s expansion of the social...
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God and Country: The “Right” religion is one that makes us more empathetic human beings

In organized religion, one of the central questions has always been and continues to be “Who has it Right?” For millennia, billions and billions of human beings spanning the planet have...
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An Unrighteous Cause: How the radicalization of faith has become a cultural poison for America

With armed militia groups trying to take down our democracy, from January 6th to invading state capitols, things seem bad, maybe even Civil War bad. But if they hook up with the Christian right,...
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Corporate Welfare: When Republicans punish the poor with “Capitalism” and reward the rich with “Socialism”

Much of the news from Republicans in Congress has been about their attacks on the agenda of Democrats, with abundant false claims of scary “socialist” policies. We do have socialism in...
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A Ponzi Scheme of Prosperity: The American pattern of development only creates the illusion of wealth

The North American pattern of development is an unprecedented experiment. For thousands of years, humans around the world built their habitat in similar ways, at similar scales, in patterns still...
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Deadly Profit: Big Tech companies continually put revenue over the safety of their users

Are social-media companies killing people? President Biden recently said they were. But then he clarified his remarks, explaining that misinformation was the real threat. It is actually the...
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David Crowley: A Day in Photos during the Pandemic with the County Executive

With a love of community and lifelong determination for helping people, David Crowley is part of a new generation of empowered political leaders that answered the call of making Milwaukee County a...
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