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Dining - Nov. 16, 2019
Meet the man behind Coffee Makes You Black
Bradley Thurman has always been about business. His most well-known venture is the Coffee Makes You Black coffee shop, which he and his wife, Laurie, opened at 2803 N. Teutonia Ave. in 2001, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Oct. 19, 2019
"It's getting out of hand": Teens, community leaders speak on violence in MKE
Twelve gun-homicides since Aug. 30, all but one on the city's North and Northwest Sides, have left residents traumatized, attendees at a community forum said last week, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Marketplace - Sept. 14, 2019
Dressed for success: A bustling fashion scene builds along Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Mention the Cesar E. Chavez Drive commercial district, and it's likely the iconic Mercado El Rey grocery store comes to mind, along with restaurants featuring south-of-the-border flavors. Now think again, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Marketplace - Sept. 7, 2019
Sherman Perk: How a piece of the city's past became a community gathering spot
Since opening in August 2001, the coffee shop has emerged as a community gathering spot in one of the most racially, religiously and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Aug. 19, 2019
Sherman Park voices: Three years later: "It's still a warm and welcoming place"
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service spoke with three long-time homeowners and one who had recently purchased a house in the neighborhood about why they chose to invest and live in Sherman Park, how they remember the events of three years ago and how their neighborhood feels to them now. 
#RaiseMKE - Aug. 7, 2019
Could Wisconsin be the next "sanctuary state" for undocumented immigrants?
Two bills authored by State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera would ban using Wisconsin facilities to detain immigrants and would effectively make Wisconsin a "sanctuary state" for those who are undocumented, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - July 28, 2019
"What are we waiting for?" Service is a family affair for Haywoods
Alike and different, the Haywoods exude drive and a serious commitment to bringing improvements, each in his own way, to Milwaukee and Wisconsin, especially to the African American community where they live, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - July 17, 2019
Meet Milwaukee's youngest champion for mental and behavioral health for kids
Derell Sultan, 9, and his mom recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak up for mental and behavioral health for kids at the Children's Hospital Association Family Advocacy Day, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - June 29, 2019
Keisha Krumm leaving Common Ground; new successor named
Keisha Krumm, executive director of Common Ground, will step down this week after leading the organization for eight and a half years, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Kids & Family - June 23, 2019
MPS centers help connect students to college
Four MPS College and Career Centers around the city are open this summer to help students navigate the steps to higher education and jobs, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - June 16, 2019
Potawatomi community celebrates $50 million redevelopment on Near West Side
In May, the Potawatomi community celebrated the renovation of the Wgemas building, 944 N. 33rd St. It is the fifth of six historic renovations on the Wgema ("chief") Campus, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - June 1, 2019
Group aims to elevate fellow Asian Pacific Americans
In May two years ago, three Milwaukeeans of Asian descent launched a Facebook page that highlighted little-known facts about Asian American heritage, history and culture. Now, that's grown into ElevAsian, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Buzz - May 18, 2019
"It's long overdue": Bronzeville business owners welcome streetcar extension
When building a streetcar was first being debated, Lilo Allen had concerns. But now that the first section of The Hop has been built and is operating Downtown, she wants to see a proposed extension into Bronzeville happen, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Kids & Family - May 11, 2019
Meet the best mothers in Milwaukee
To help get in the spirit of the holiday that celebrates the women who brought us into the world - or who took on the mother role - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service asked several young people, ages 9 to 27, what their mothers mean to them.
#RaiseMKE - April 29, 2019
What you need to know about the St. Joseph Hospital controversy
Mention St. Joseph Hospital, and you are bound to hear grumblings from some residents who are upset about the hospital, located at 5000 W. Chambers St. in Sherman Park, cutting services in recent years, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - April 13, 2019
How a Milwaukee violence prevention program hopes to reduce gun violence
Ten interrupters trained by Cure Violence, a successful violence prevention effort based in Chicago and implemented in multiple cities around the world, started working on the city's north side in November, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Feb. 24, 2019
Taking on the "digital divide" one computer at a time
When he and his MSOE classmates built a computer lab in a rural Kenyan village school in 2010, Jeff Hanson learned firsthand about the inequalities that exist in access to technology. After returning, he began to understand that similar disparities exist in Milwaukee as well, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Buzz - Nov. 18, 2018
Adams Garden Park expected to open by summer
A year and a half after they acquired three vacant city-owned lots next to a building and land they already owned, Sharon and Larry Adams have changed the plan for their Lindsay Heights development project, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - Sept. 1, 2018
"Soapbox" project invites city residents to discuss social issues
A Lisbon Avenue gathering was the last in a series of experimental social conversations called Soapbox Milwaukee that took place in city neighborhoods in August, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
#RaiseMKE - July 14, 2018
Former Finney Library to come back to life as retail market
Three small business owners recently signed leases for space in the building that housed the Finney Library for 50 years - and which has been vacant since 2003 - Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
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