53206

Regional
6:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Young Black Men in Milwaukee Ditch Sneakers and Jeans for Tuxedos

Walter Gladney and his mentor David Crowley in their tuxedos.
Elliott Torrence​

A grassroots movement is underway in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code to improve the lives of young African American men who live there.

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Economy & Business
1:32 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Why the Predicted Revival of Milwaukee's Poorest Zip Code Hasn't Happened

Zipcode 53206 – bounded by I-43 on the east, 27th street on the west, North Avenue to the south and Capitol Drive to the north
Credit Google Maps

new study paints a bleak economic picture for Milwaukee's 53206 zip code.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Milwaukee Man Starts Mentoring Program for Black Youth in 53206

Young men working to clean up their neighborhood this summer
Credit LaToya Dennis

People living in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code face tough problems, but on Saturdays, things are different.

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Regional
1:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Inner-City Milwaukee Teens Reflect on Life Among Crime, Poverty

WUWM and MPTV held a panel discussion in Milwaukee on the state's high rate of black male incarceration.
Credit Susan Bence

In the final phase of our Project Milwaukee series on black men in prison, we’re examining efforts to reduce the numbers.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Black Male Incarceration Devastates Milwaukee Neighborhoods

Dennis Walton is helping to start a new neighborhood association in 53206.
Credit Erin Toner

There’s a part of Milwaukee where every residential block has multiple numbers of men who’ve served time in prison - the 53206 zip code on the city’s north side.

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Project Milwaukee
5:23 pm
Thu May 8, 2008

53206, The Evolution of a Zip Code

Barbara Moore (red shirt) talks to Mary Pickens as she stands in front of her house in the Amani neighborhood

WUWM has begun a series of reports on youth violence in Milwaukee. That’s in light of the upcoming summer months, which are often a rough time for the city. Friday, we visit what is arguably the most dangerous zip code area for both kids and others. 53206. In 2005 and 2006, 51 homicides were recorded there. That’s more than twice as many as in neighboring areas. A few decades ago, residents say 53206 was thriving. WUWM’s LaToya Dennis explores the changes that have taken place.

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