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As an award-winning Senior Columnist for the Milwaukee Independent, Reggie Jackson covers a range of African American issues. He is also a Consultant with Nurturing Diversity Partners, and volunteers as Head Griot for America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) in Bronzeville.

Systemic Racism 401: The Myth of American Meritocracy

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Reparations 101: Repairing the damage from generations of concentrated disadvantage

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Stop using White discomfort to silence the truth: An open letter to Brett Favre and Tommy Tubberville

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REGGIE JACKSON: 5x Award Winner in Best Column categories from the Milwaukee Press Club

As a teacher for over twenty years, Dominic Inouye helped students to develop their reading, writing, critical thinking, and, most of all, their voices. He worked as The Pfister Hotel Narrator, a one-year appointment, and currently manages the ZIP MKE project that photo documents the city to promote cultural understanding.

We Need Imagination: A glance at my 2020 bookshelf

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Art as War: Bringing attention to the class struggle through creative activism

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The Milwaukee Flyers: Up in the air but still soaring

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Dominic Inouye: 2x Award Winner in Best Column category from the Milwaukee Press Club

Dr. Kenneth Cole is a Licensed Psychologist who has spent the past two decades helping members of the community in developing the ability to bring about positive change for their lives, and empowering those individuals to advocate for themselves.

Reopening Schools in Wisconsin: The dilemma of returning to normal during abnormal times

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Shorewood residents worry that proposed Atwater Beach fee could restrict recreational access

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When Silence Kills: What has your inaction done to stop the deaths of innocent black people?

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Kenneth Cole: 2x Award Winner in Reporting categories from the Milwaukee Press Club

Pardeep Kaleka is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, published author of The Gifts of Our Wounds, award-winning columnist with Milwaukee Independent, and a clinician specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed approach to treat survivors and perpetrators of assault, abuse, and acts of violence.

Pardeep Kaleka: What the heartbreaking COVID-19 crisis in India can teach us all here in Milwaukee

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Pardeep Kaleka: The need to build a systematic strategy that prevents mass shootings

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Pardeep Kaleka: Letting go of a familiar friend by giving up our Fear for Lent

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PARDEEP KALEKA: Winner in Best Blog category of the 88th Annual Milwaukee Press Club Awards

What Might Have Been: The inexplicable path that kept me from ending up as another angry White man

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Political Tribalism: Why people who were willing to inject bleach are refusing the COVID-19 vaccination

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It is hard for people who do not suffer from mental illness to understand people who do

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John Pavlovitz: Winner of Best Blog at the 89th Annual Milwaukee Press Club Awards

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