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FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, slain teen Jordan Edwards' mother Charmaine Edwards, left, speaks to supporters with son Vidal Allen, right, and husband Odell Edwards during a protest outside the courthouse in Dallas. The trial of former officer Roy Oliver, indicted on a murder charge, is scheduled for August 2018 in the shooting death of Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old who was riding in a car with four other black teenagers, one of the high-profile cases in recent years in which police were charged with shootings of black people. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

Since 2015, police officers have fatally shot at least 135 unarmed Black men and women nationwide, an NPR investigation has found.

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Old World Third Street likely to become Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with unanimous Milwaukee Common Council support

Old World 3rd St. in Milwaukee, from W. McKinley Ave. to W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee’s downtown, would finally be renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


Biden Revokes Trump’s 1776 Report That Downplayed Slavery

President Biden removes inaccurate history lessons from education systems. Furthering the push for The United States to move towards an honest understanding of American History, in order for all of its’ residents to flourish.

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Women of Color Were Shut Out of Congress For Decades. Now They’re Transforming It.

Black families, especially mothers, are struggling economically with the CoVid-19 pandemic.


ABHM and WBHS Combine to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Clayborn Benson, Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, and Dr. Robert S. Smith, Resident Historian at America’s Black Holocaust Museum,  converse about Dr. King’s travels to Milwaukee and Wisconsin. They also discuss his brilliant intellect and simple but not simplistic ways of articulating the call for civil rights.

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Initial data show majority of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Milwaukee County have gone to white, younger residents

The vast majority of people being vaccinated right now are white and in younger age groups — figures that need to change in the coming weeks.

Willie Johnson, co-owner of Promised Land Farm in Port Wentworth, Georgia. (Photo: Ashley Ford/Atlanta Black Star)

Elderly Brothers Continue Black-Owned Land Legacy of Feeding Community Through Historic Steele Farm Property

An American tale of two brothers and their self sustainability through farming. This story highlights a need for perseverance in farming. Successful black farmers highlight their industry and its’ importance to their immediate community.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – US police three times as likely to use force against leftwing protesters

New data from a non-profit that monitors political violence around the world shows Police in the US are far more aggressive with left leaning protesters, regardless if the protests remain peaceful or not.


Learning from the Failure of Reconstruction

The riot at the Capitol was reminiscent of the overthrow of Reconstruction, which was accomplished by violent assaults on elected officials. Dr. Eric Foner, an expert on the Reconstruction era, shares his analysis.

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154,000 Black Women Left The Workforce In December Alone

Black families, especially mothers, are struggling economically with the CoVid-19 pandemic.

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Denial Is the Heartbeat of America

White terrorism is a cornerstone of American history but leaders and citizens alike continue to deny this reality.


Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Racial Double Standard of Capitol Police Draws Outcry

Black Lives Matter activists across the country expressed outrage at what they said was a tepid response from law enforcement officers to mostly white protesters, saying it stood in stark contrast to the aggressive tactics they have endured for years.

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White Mobs and Capitol riots are American to the Core

A Black woman and former Republican Sophia A. Nelson reflects on the terrorist attack that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Nelson insightfully analyzes the objectives of the attack and its’ repercussions, dutifully highlighting the fact that the attack is a pristine enactment of White Privilege.


Justice Department Makes Moves to Undo Certain Civil Rights Protections

Changes to the way organizations who prevent discrimination are funded through the Civil Rights Act is causing some people to worry.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – ‘We’re not stopping’: Community organizers are focusing on local policy changes for 2021

Entering into the new year of 2021 Wisconsin’s community organizers have vowed to keep pushing for meaningful, local change.

“It is unusual for us to provide adequate resources to Black people,” said Nkenge Harmon Johnson, the president and chief executive of the Urban League of Portland.Credit...Tojo Andrianarivo for The New York Times

A Covid-19 Relief Fund Was Only for Black Residents. Then Came the Lawsuits.

Coronavirus has sickened and killed 2-3 times more black people than whites. Black business owners are losing their livelihoods, as stay-at-home orders are put into place. Due to decades of racial segregation, they did not have valuable houses they could tap for capital. So Oregon earmarked $62 million of its $1.4 billion in federal Covid-19 relief money to provide grants to Black residents, business owners and community organizations struggling due to the pandemic. Now the state faces lawsuits from groups who feel left out of this “affirmative action.”

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – In 2020, Protests Spread Across The Globe With A Similar Message: Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement became an international phenomenon in 2020. As protesters took to the streets in cities across the U.S. in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, Minn., so did demonstrators in other countries — all with a similar message: Black lives matter.

Design Your Future” is built on the outreach work of groups like MPS’ Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement, or BLMA. Here participants of BLMA pose after a screening of “Black Panther” in 2018. (Photo provided by MPS)

Contest Allows Students to Pitch Ideas on Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Males

The “Design Your Future” contest seeks to improve the educational outcomes of young Black males in Milwaukee. Individual students or student groups may enter proposals. Once five proposals are selected in January, the ideas will be implemented next school year after being developed over the spring and summer.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Ohio police chief calls for termination of cop who killed Andre Hill

Chief Thomas Quinlan of the Ohio Police Dept. released a video statement on Thursday (Dec. 24) informing viewers that Officer Adam Coy will be charged with critical misconduct and should be terminated.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Body Cam Footage Of Cop Murdering Unarmed Andre Hill Has Been Released; How He Tried To Cover It Up

The body cam footage from the Columbus police officer who murdered Andre’ Hill was released. It shows Hill while he was walking out of a garage with only a cell phone in his hand.

Jenn Ponder and Daniel Hertzberg have been strict with their pandemic quarantine protocol because 5-year-old twins Isaac and Lincoln have asthma, along with their mother. Credit...Jon Henry for The New York Times.

How Black Parents Survived 2020

As this difficult year of racial reckoning and a global pandemic draws to a close, six African American families share how they have coped.