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An invisible community: When the struggles of Milwaukee’s Burmese Rohingya immigrants go unseen

More than 25% of all Rohingya living in the United States reside in 53221, 53204, 53215, and 53207. The Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin (BRCW) has for the last 5 years attempted to address many of the needs of this recently arrived refugee group. The nonprofit has struggled to fulfill the vital services as a volunteer-run grassroots organization. Added to the difficulties are the recent military coup in Burma, the pandemic, and local efforts to purchase and launch a community center. However, the organization remains undeterred in its mission to empower and advance the Rohingya community in Milwaukee. Over...

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Adria Zuccaro: Commander of 128th Air Refueling Wing reflects on her service during Women’s History Month

When Colonel Adria Zuccaro took her place as the 13th commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing September 2020, she made history by being the first female to ever hold that position. Through her inclusive leadership and willingness to start the year off strong, she has made it clear that the milestone of her gender would not be her only legacy as the leader of Milwaukee’s Brew City Tankers. “My vision for this wing is pretty simple – that we remain in business; that we are here 50 years from now; and that we are part of our nation’s...

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Wauwatosa’s curfew ends but new video shows “out of control” violence by law enforcement continues

The city of Wauwatosa issued a legally questionable curfew on Wednesday, October 7 after Milwaukee County District Attorney announced that no criminal charges would be filed against Officer Joseph Mensah in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside of Mayfair Mall on February 2. Over the following days, Wauwatosa Police – with the support the Wisconsin National Guard and other unidentified law enforcement units that were militarized – brutally clashed with peaceful protestors. Clearly identified news reporters were detained without provocation and ACLU legal observers were targeted with chemical weapons. Numerous media accounts, eyewitnesses statements, and livestream videos,...

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Deshea Agee: Why the King Drive project is good for its neighbors

With a rich legacy of nearly three decades, the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID #8) has been working to improve the district by fostering a culture of revitalization that has attracted local entrepreneurs who embrace the commitment to hard work and strong character that the area was founded on. Now experiencing an unprecedented growth in commercial and housing development, the quality of life has never been better and continues to grow every day. The work to ensure equity, access and opportunity continues, along with a supported vision to ensure the same investment and support visible in the...

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Teen vigilante accused of traveling to Kenosha to “hunt protestors” is charged with homicide

A white, 17-year-old who was reportedly obsessed with law enforcement and a loyal supporter of President Donald Trump was arrested on Wednesday, August 26, in the killing of two people during a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, about 15 miles from Kenosha, was taken into custody in Illinois on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in the attack Tuesday that was largely captured on cellphone video. The shooting left a third person wounded. “I just killed somebody,” the gunman could be heard saying at...

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