Entrepreneurs of color thrive despite Milwaukee's long history of segregation

Published Feb. 27, 2019

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?


4 diverse summer festivals to experience the real Milwaukee

Published June 19, 2017

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.


Black, white, baseball and Chris Rock

Published April 25, 2015

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."


Jo's Cafe keeps the sunny side up

Published Dec. 10, 2013

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.


First in line for MPS enrollment

Published Jan. 9, 2012

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.


Some of Milwaukee's most diverse bars and restaurants

Published Aug. 21, 2011

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.


Thumbs up to the Bronze Fonz

Published June 17, 2008

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.