Deer District was bustling with activity, and the large crowds were reflective of the diversity that can be found in our great city - which usually may be harder to spot.
Despite the unfavorable reputation, Milwaukee's community of color is in the midst of an energizing entrepreneurial boom. How has the city's reputation of geographic and social segregation affected business owners of color in their mission to launch, grow and thrive - and how can we improve?
Milwaukee's own Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, will explore the integration of America's pastime and diversity in the game from 1945 through today during a special talk on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.
One of the unfortunate consequences of our segregation here is that some festivals buried deep in the core of our city have never been experienced by some lifelong Milwaukee residents. Here are four tastes of diverse Milwaukee you shouldn't miss.
The future of film - much like the future of this country - is diversity, and while Hollywood's been slow on the uptake, 2017 has made that reality impossible to ignore. Now Marcus Theatres is hoping to do its part with a brand new film festival.
The timing of a couple press releases today brings up the question of whether or not the images showing a revamped The Shops of Grand Avenue embrace diversity.
Chris Rock may not be a baseball expert, but he's a fan and his thoughts on the game are entertaining and fairly spot on. He shared them recently on one of my favorite shows, HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."
Once again, Milwaukee was recently ranked as the overall most segregated metropolitan area in the United States. This is something most of us would like to see change, and one way to do this is to recognize and support the truly diverse establishments in the city. Jo's Cafe, 3518 W. Silver Spring Dr., is one of these places.
After more than two decades as the national CEO of Public Allies, Paul Schmitz is moving on. But luckily for Milwaukee, he's not moving out.
John Legend filled The Riverside to capacity Monday for a sultry night.
OK, so there wasn't really a line at all. But I'm proud to say I was the first to enroll our youngest child at our eldest child's MPS school this morning. The district's three-choice enrollment period for the upcoming school year begins today and runs through Jan. 27.
Here are three more of Milwaukee's most diverse bars and restaurants.
Milwaukee has been called a segregated city, and although this might be a true statement, the city still has its share of drinking and dining establishments that welcome people from a variety of races, ages and fashions.
On Easter Sunday, 1975, I came downstairs to find a large basket filled with eggs, a hollow chocolate bunny and a rolled up blue T-shirt adorned with the smiling portrait of Arthur Fonzarelli.
The State of Milwaukee's Black Union (S.O.M.B.U.) was launched recently by local TV host Troy Shaw, and the group hopes to have a profound effect on the city.