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Civil Rights leader Velvalea “Vel” Phillips spent years fighting for equal rights across Milwaukee, marching across many of its streets, so it only makes sense that a street would be renamed in her honor. more

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In the coming months, Milwaukee officials will have to answer a central question: Is gentrification actually happening in Milwaukee? If it is, is it essentially a good thing? If it’s not a positive for the city, then what can be done to prevent it? more

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The draft of Ald. Bob Donovan’s Public Safety Action Plan, released two weeks after a Milwaukee police officer fatally shot Sylville Smith, has not yet had a public hearing and at least one influential Milwaukee Common Council member—Financ... more

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We are asking Shepherd readers to support some very accomplished candidates for Milwaukee Common Council in the April 5 general election. more

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Some local events tohonor Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The 30th Annual Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth inour community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speechand writi.. more

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Although its mission is to grant Milwaukee residents oversight of the fire and police departments, the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) is coming under fire for its lack of public input—specifically, its limited public vetting of nominees t... more

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“Willie: Do the Right Thing” read one sign held aloft at a “people's public hearing” convened by the Milwaukee... more

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Will Lake Michigan water allow Waukesha to develop at the expense of minority residents of Milwaukee and low-income workers?That’s likely, according to a new report by the ACLU of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Midwest Environmental Advo... more

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There was a time when African-American men in matching suits and women in diaphanous dresses singing praises to the Lord in impassioned harmony were major concert draws in urban churches and other venues. The prominence of soul gospel quart... more

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