Alds. Milele A. Coggs, Nikiya Dodd, Chantia Lewis, Russell W. Stamper, II, Ashanti Hamilton and Khalif J. Rainey issued a joint statement Wednesday afternoon noting that Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales will face a performance review with the Fire and Police Commission this month and encouraging the public to submit input.
The Milwaukee Bucks, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have officially launched a first-of-its-kind partnership - MENTOR Greater Milwaukee - to provide support to mentor organizations and programs across the city and to help meet the demand for quality mentors in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Public Schools, in collaboration with the City of Milwaukee, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Promise Zones, announced a new early childhood education initiative Thursday morning at Gwen T. Jackson School, 2121 W. Hadley St.
Earlier this year, my former OnMilwaukee.colleague Aaron Perry, who is an alderman in Waukesha, wrote to say that he was "breaking bread" at an East Tosa restaurant with Tosa Alderman Bobby Pantuso, West Allis Alder Michael May and Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. This time I went along.
When news broke that Milwaukee had reached an agreement to sell water to Waukesha, one could almost hear a gasp of surprise heard across the region. How is it possible that leaders were able to reach across the "divide"? The answer is surprising because it is so simple: change.
According to some, the Isaac Nelson Building, 4416-20 N. 27th St., on the edge of Garden Homes, is in decent shape. But others would like to see it razed. That's why several neighbors are seeking temporary historic designation to halt demolition.
Last year, Madison365 published its first Black Power list, naming 28 of the most influential African-Americans in Wisconsin, with the hope highlighting the beauty of the diversity in our community. Here is part one of 2016's list.
After a request from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, the operators of the Onyx Social Club & Restaurant voluntarily surrendered their alcohol and entertainment licenses on Monday.
Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton announced that the free 300+ Strong Movement Rally - hosted by a collective of grassroots and youth serving organizations - will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. at Sherman Park.
Alderman Khalif J. Rainey is calling on Milwaukee fathers by the hundreds to attend a special news event on Friday, June 17 at Moody Park to make a commitment to helping end violence in Milwaukee. This event is part of Milwaukee's 500 Fathers initiative.
In a carjacking incident last week, police arrested two 12-year-old boys, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy. You don't have to be a public policy expert to see that the system is broken and it's going to take influence, power and money to get it fixed.
A group of South Side youths set their sights on a foreclosed nuisance property at 1931 S. 6th St., choosing to utilize art to transform the long-neglected duplex into a neighborhood symbol of hope, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton released the following statement concerning MPS' Black Lives Matter initiative, as well as the My Brother's Keeper program.
As the black community in Milwaukee has fallen further away from the American dream, we have heard lots of talk and seen little action in efforts to remake the landscape and solve some of these persistent problems. Abele hopes to change that.
Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton will host a news conference Wednesday morning May 4 at 10 a.m. to launch his new effort to eliminate severely blighted properties in Milwaukee's central city.