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Black Lives Matter

It’s been told to me that being black and gay is like having two strikes against you. As I wrote previously in my column, “You have to fight for acceptance and validation.” Read more

Black, Blue and Rainbow

A statewide campaign to cut incarceration is unveiled, while UW-Madison faculty come to town to speak about reducing poverty. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

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Former Sheriff David Clarke may be out of office, but the need for reform remains, argues candidate Earnell Lucas. Read more

News Features 2 Comments

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Advice and moral support from an “old” social and political activist to the young activists campaigning currently for stricter gun control measures in the U.S. Read more

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What’s behind the new-found conservative attraction to free speech? It seems Republicans have their own radical extremists to defend these days: neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. Read more

Taking Liberties 2 Comments

Last weekend’s nationwide, second annual Women’s March bore testament to America’s ongoing commitment to causes ranging from women’s rights to LGBTQ rights, voting rights, racial equality in policing and AIDS research. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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Photo Credit: Abe Van Dyke

Milwaukee filmmaker Erik Ljung’s documentary on the Dontre Hamilton killing, The Blood Is at the Doorstep, is the centerpiece of this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Read more

Film

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s career was based on stirring up outrageous ideas on right-wing talk radio. Here’s hoping this is the last column anyone ever writes about him inflicting damage on the lives of others. Read more

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

With sacrificing his inherent whimsy, Milo wrestles with ugly truths on his incensed new album, “Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?" Read more

Music Feature

The energy around Milwaukee’s Black Lives Matter is abundant, organizers say. The resources to capitalize on that energy, less so. Read more

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As an idealistic, progressive voter, I’ve voted for plenty of losing candidates over the years. But there’s never been a U.S. election before where I’ve considered the results clearly un-American until now. Read more

Taking Liberties 29 Comments

I can’t help wishing Peter Feigin, the new president of the Milwaukee Bucks, hadn’t scrambled quite so quickly to soften his tone and soothe feelings over his totally frank outsider’s assessment of the racial atmosphere in Milwaukee. Read more

Taking Liberties 9 Comments

The personal and the political intersect on New Boyz Club’s rousing debut EP. Read more

Music Feature

Many of Milwaukee’s LGBT organizations have predominantly white membership and do not reflect the true demographics of our city. A glimmer of hope and awareness comes from Eric Peterson of the SSBL (Saturday Softball Beer League), who has r... Read more

My LGBTQ POV 1 Comments

A quick personal note: I've been out of the country this month, and I can't say how heartbreaking and surreal it was following the Sherman Park news from abroad. It's during times of crisis and turmoil that rap music is needed the most—when words .. Read more

On Music

Beyond spotlighting Milwaukee music, the Strange Fruit music festival looks to stoke conversation and create true community. Read more

Local Music

Oneof Milwaukee’s most exciting live acts right now is New Boyz Club, an ensemblecomprised of members of more accomplished Riverwest acts than even the band members themselvescould probably list. So far, however, the band has been slow to relea.. Read more

On Music

Everyone feels a little tingle of fear when stopped by a traffic cop. But no white person in America ever feels his life is in danger. Read more

Taking Liberties 28 Comments

Wisconsin voters will cast ballots in the presidential primaries on Tuesday, April 5, so the Democratic debate was a kick-off of sorts for the campaigns for the April primary. Read more

News

There were good reasons for the anger and skepticism of many of the 700-plus people packing a public hearing last week as the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into the policies and practices of the Milwaukee Police Departme... Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

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