‘Modern-Day Leper’    A “modern-day leper.”  Those are his words. Ventae Parrow is branded by the state of Wisconsin as a “homeless sex offender” and, by many in society, an outcast to be feared, warned about, and shunned. He’d have more rights to move freely if he’d killed someone. He’s served his prison sentence (again), but the elaborate network of Milwaukee city ordinances places almost insurmountable restrictions on how and where he can live. Milwaukee sex offenders who fall under new ordinances pretty much can’t live anywhere, except – the map shows anyway – Jones Island wastewater treatment plant, and a few other places that are tiny dots on the map...  Continue reading

‘Modern-Day Leper’

A “modern-day leper.”

Those are his words. Ventae Parrow is branded by the state of Wisconsin as a “homeless sex offender” and, by many in society, an outcast to be feared, warned about, and shunned. He’d have more rights to move freely if he’d killed someone. He’s served his prison sentence (again), but the elaborate network of Milwaukee city ordinances places almost insurmountable restrictions on how and where he can live. Milwaukee sex offenders who fall under new ordinances pretty much can’t live anywhere, except – the map shows anyway – Jones Island wastewater treatment plant, and a few other places that are tiny dots on the map... Continue reading

Aftermath of Officer-Involved #FalconsHeightsShooting captured on Facebook Live   (with transcript)  The aftermath of an officer-involved shooting was captured via Facebook Live in a graphic 10-minute video late Wednesday evening...  Continue reading

Aftermath of Officer-Involved #FalconsHeightsShooting captured on Facebook Live (with transcript)

The aftermath of an officer-involved shooting was captured via Facebook Live in a graphic 10-minute video late Wednesday evening... Continue reading

UW-Milwaukee students safe after London terror attack    After four people died in a London attack Wednesday, UW-Milwaukee confirms all of its students studying abroad in the city are accounted for and safe...  Continue reading

UW-Milwaukee students safe after London terror attack

After four people died in a London attack Wednesday, UW-Milwaukee confirms all of its students studying abroad in the city are accounted for and safe... Continue reading

For Angela Yee And Other Silent Cisgender Black Women   Where was Angela Yee when Janet Mock needed her?   “This might sound messed up and I don’t care, but she dying.”   Weeks ago, best-selling trans author and activist Janet Mock appeared on The Breakfast Club, by invitation of co-host Angela Yee, to discuss her new memoir  Surpassing Certainty  and speak on her experience as a trans woman...  Continue reading

For Angela Yee And Other Silent Cisgender Black Women

Where was Angela Yee when Janet Mock needed her?

“This might sound messed up and I don’t care, but she dying.”

Weeks ago, best-selling trans author and activist Janet Mock appeared on The Breakfast Club, by invitation of co-host Angela Yee, to discuss her new memoir Surpassing Certainty and speak on her experience as a trans woman... Continue reading

Tens of Thousands Rally at the State Capitol    Considered the largest state protest since Act 10 of 2011, tens of thousands of Latinos, immigrants and pro-immigration supporters from around the state packed the Capitol Thursday morning against what some describe as state anti-immigration legislation...  Continue reading

Tens of Thousands Rally at the State Capitol

Considered the largest state protest since Act 10 of 2011, tens of thousands of Latinos, immigrants and pro-immigration supporters from around the state packed the Capitol Thursday morning against what some describe as state anti-immigration legislation... Continue reading

13-year-old Tyre King dad after officer-involved shooting on Columbus    A Columbus police officer will receive psychological support counseling and time off after fatally shooting and killing 13-year-old Tyre King, according to the Columbus Division of Police...  Continue reading

13-year-old Tyre King dad after officer-involved shooting on Columbus

A Columbus police officer will receive psychological support counseling and time off after fatally shooting and killing 13-year-old Tyre King, according to the Columbus Division of Police... Continue reading

What It's Like To Experience Black Pain In Milwaukee    It is Saturday morning and I have spent all weekend packing up my belongings from my parents northside Milwaukee home into my first apartment. Nina Simone’s “Baltimore” is on repeat. My best friend and now roommate is on the opposite side of town doing the same; it will be her first time living on the northside...  Continue reading

What It's Like To Experience Black Pain In Milwaukee

It is Saturday morning and I have spent all weekend packing up my belongings from my parents northside Milwaukee home into my first apartment. Nina Simone’s “Baltimore” is on repeat. My best friend and now roommate is on the opposite side of town doing the same; it will be her first time living on the northside... Continue reading

JazzyRaé Jewels Creates Sanctuary Space for Black Women    It doesn’t take much to get JohnRaé Stowers talking. The vibrant owner of JazzyRaé Jewels & Accessories is passionate about the role her business and black women play in the community...  Continue reading

JazzyRaé Jewels Creates Sanctuary Space for Black Women

It doesn’t take much to get JohnRaé Stowers talking. The vibrant owner of JazzyRaé Jewels & Accessories is passionate about the role her business and black women play in the community... Continue reading

#SOS is not Save our Ship, it is Sisters of Solidarity    What began as an ordinary Facebook group between friends has turned into the early stages of a local grassroots organization...  Continue reading

#SOS is not Save our Ship, it is Sisters of Solidarity

What began as an ordinary Facebook group between friends has turned into the early stages of a local grassroots organization... Continue reading

UWM’s Johnson Explains Instagram Resignation, Suspension Details    A warm smile and a round figure greeted the student journalists the moment they stepped out of their car in the small town of Beaver Dam. One would have never guessed this was the man who just two days ago resigned as the voice of UW-Milwaukee’s Men’s basketball program after 16 seasons. Radio announcer Bill Johnson, 50, recently gained national attention after slamming the UWM Athletic Department’s leadership on various social media platforms...  Continue reading

UWM’s Johnson Explains Instagram Resignation, Suspension Details

A warm smile and a round figure greeted the student journalists the moment they stepped out of their car in the small town of Beaver Dam. One would have never guessed this was the man who just two days ago resigned as the voice of UW-Milwaukee’s Men’s basketball program after 16 seasons. Radio announcer Bill Johnson, 50, recently gained national attention after slamming the UWM Athletic Department’s leadership on various social media platforms... Continue reading

Officer Who Shot Sylville Smith Charged With Felony Sexual Assault   The police officer who shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith in the Sherman Park neighborhood in August, sparking days of unrest, allegedly sexually assaulted a man and told him he “was the boss and there are no limitations on how [he] lives”...  Continue reading

Officer Who Shot Sylville Smith Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

The police officer who shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith in the Sherman Park neighborhood in August, sparking days of unrest, allegedly sexually assaulted a man and told him he “was the boss and there are no limitations on how [he] lives”... Continue reading