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The most successful PrideFest and Pride Parade yet in Milwaukee reflect progress for our city. Read more

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Elected the first women president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Stephanie Bloomingdale has more than two decades of experience in labor as an organizer, negotiator, trainer and activist. Read more

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After the midterm elections, a rainbow wave of diversity has crashed over the country, as LGBTQ politicians have been elected to various positions of power. Read more

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The Shepherd Express endorses several candidates for national, state and local offices for the election taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Read more

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Besides assuring urban voters Tony Evers won’t be openly hostile to them like Scott Walker has always been, Mandela Barnes speaks to the struggles of families in all neighborhoods in Wisconsin. Read more

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In his campaign for reelection, Scott Walker already appears to be giving up on presenting a kinder, gentler image. Read more

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Mandela Barnes has experience, vision and energy. Barnes, a former state legislator from Milwaukee, ticks all the boxes you need in a great candidate and state official. Read more

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We strongly urge Shepherd readers to vote for Mandela Barnes in the Aug. 9 Democratic primary for Senate District 4. Read more

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Here’s a roundup of candidates you’ll find on the Aug. 9 and Nov. 8 ballots. Read more

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State Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) called for a halt in Food Share’s new time limits, saying they would cause a hunger crisis in the city just before the holidays. DHS could do so by requesting a waiver from the federal government. Read more

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The Lethal Violence Protective Orders bill authored by state Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee) and state Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) would allow a friend or family member who’s witnessed someone threaten to harm themselves or othe... Read more

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The Milwaukee Common Council voted to delay a measure that would vastly reduce the fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Alderman Nik Kovac cited the ordinance’s enforcement as contributing to the city’s racial disparities. At the... Read more

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Ekistics is a new nonprofit organization devoted to empowering ex-offenders as they return to the community. It will be hosting a community meet and greet tomorrow with state and local representatives, including state Rep. Mandela Barnes, Milwauke.. Read more

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Yet again anothercontroversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed.Last Friday, before theMemorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibusvoter suppression bill, which, among other thi.. Read more

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The good news is that after giving everyone a big scare this past year, state Rep. Tamara Grigsby is in good health and “feeling wonderful.”The bad news is that Grigsby Read more

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It seemed preposterous that 2012 could match the high drama of 2011 in Wisconsin. But we were proved wrong. This year had as many sudden developments, twists and turns, conspiracies and surprise endings as last year Read more

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Milwaukee Democrats resoundingly rejected race baiting, school vouchers, talk-radio party-liners and do-nothings in yesterday's primaries. <br /><br />Down the line, all of the Democrats who won were more progressive than their opponents. And they.. Read more

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In the hotly contested race to represent Senate District 6, the Shepherd's endorsement goes... Read more

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Even though racism remains one of the most intractable social problems in America, the politics of race... Read more

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The redrawn Assembly District 11 now stretches further north and east into Glendale, taking in areas that had been in Districts 10 and 12. Longtime AD 10 state Rep. Jason Fields faces newcomer Mandela Barnes in the Democratic primary to be held on.. Read more

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