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

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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.

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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

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

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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! – Body Cam Footage Of Cop Murdering Unarmed Andre Hill Has Been Released; How He Tried To Cover It Up

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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.

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Black male teachers can have a profound impact in the classroom. Unfortunately, they’re a rarity.

The story of Jarvis Ragland and his experiences as a teacher shed light on the importance of black teachers in schools.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – North Carolina police pepper spray, arrest peaceful protesters going to the polls

Graham protesters pepper sprayed on their way to vote

A peaceful rally and march to the polls in Graham, N.C. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 was cut short after pepper-spray was used multiple times by the police in the presence of children and elderly citizens. Several people were arrested.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – ‘The police are making us look bad’: Protesters march through Wauwatosa

Protesters marched again through the streets of Wauwatosa calling for justice for 17-year-old Alvin Cole and demanding change in the Wauwatosa Police Department and their community.

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‘Another form of redlining’: Milwaukee among cities named in lawsuit against Redfin, real estate firm

A popular online real estate brokerage service has engaged in racially discriminatory practices akin to modern-day redlining in Milwaukee and other cities across the country, according to a new federal lawsuit.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Police Retaliate Against Cole Family with Violent Attack Sending Mother to Hospital

On night 2 of peaceful protests against the decision not to prosecute the police officer who killed teenager Alvin Cole, police arrested and brutalized Cole’s mother and two sisters — and pulled others from their cars.

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What’s the Right Term: POC, BIPOC, or Neither?

What are the correct terms to use when referring to non-white people in the United States? POC, BIPOC? It depends upon who you ask.

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