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Bouncing Back: Wisconsin sees economic recovery from pandemic while lawmakers undermine progress

Governor Tony Evers celebrated Wisconsin’s continued economic recovery and bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic on June 8 as the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released projections...
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Wisconsin’s labor market: The many problems with hiring people to fill jobs existed long before COVID-19

More than a year ago, Wonderstate Coffee was developing its third Wisconsin café, a location on the Capitol square in Madison. And T.J. Semanchin, the owner of the Viroqua-based coffee roaster and...
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Milwaukee’s Brain Drain: Task force recommends ways to help stop young professionals from leaving

With thousands of young Black and brown Milwaukeeans migrating every year to larger cities including Atlanta, Washington DC, and Houston, a group of young professionals has come up with...
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The silence of White moderates: Bystanders must take a stand against racists if we want to end racism

“I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have...
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From chattel slavery to Jim Crow: Juneteenth is now an unavoidable reminder that reparations are due

Weeks after the last cannon sounded and the gun smoke cleared in April 1865, slavery in most of the United States had come to an end, unless you were an enslaved person in Texas. It was not until...
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New study finds that racial bias makes White Americans more likely to support a war with China

By Vladimir Enrique Medenica, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Delaware; and David Ebner, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of...
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Juneteenth Independence Day: Milwaukee celebrates the end of slavery with 50th Annual Freedom Parade

Milwaukee is home to one of the longest held Juneteenth Day celebrations in the United States, and June 19, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the local commemoration. Juneteenth officially became the 12th national holiday, after President Joe Biden signed a bill to recognize the day that has commemorated the end of chattel slavery.

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Clarene Mitchell: An entrepreneurial pilgrimage from Milwaukee’s Bronzeville to Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

Take a mental trip back in time with me. A historical look back at some key dates in African American history. 1619: Africans were kidnapped and transported across the Atlantic Ocean and forced into...
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Angela Lang: The bittersweetness of Juneteenth’s recognition as a Federal holiday

Juneteenth has been the day we commemorate the end of slavery. As long as I can remember, my friends and family referred to it as “our 4th of July.” It’s always a day of fun, community, and...
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An Open Letter to U.S. Representative Tom Tiffany: How dare you claim Juneteenth fuels separatism

“Once again, House Democrats have used their majority to balkanize our country and fuel separatism by creating a race-based ‘Independence Day. There is only one Independence Day in America,...
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The War on Critical Race Theory: How America profits by projecting racism into foreign policy

David Ignatius recently had a piece in the Washington Post that uncovered the attempt of the Trump administration to reorder the Middle East along an axis anchored by Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
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In Defense of White Culture: Why rightwing media poisons the truth to deceive the public

I am struggling to explain why a Fox News host would say to the American people, “they’re trying to take down the white culture!” But first, let me back up. Democracies don’t turn into fascist...
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