The online media source Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has been operating for three years, with support from places such as the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, and Marquette University.
Among outlet’s missions has been to cover hyperlocal neighborhood stories that are often missed by larger publications with broader scopes.
But has that ambition been realized? And how does the Neighborhood News Service itself figure into the work of community building?
Tyreik Jackson protests outside Barney's flagship store, accusing the store of racial profiling, on October 30, 2013 in New York City. On April 29, 2013 Trayon Christian, 19, was detained and then arrested by undercover police after buying a $349 belt at Barney's.
We have discussed some of the myriad causes of racial discrimination. And some have spoken about what they see as racially discriminatory practices at several levels. While some lump that concept in under the umbrella term, “racism,” our first guest this morning would urge you to understand the distinction between the two concepts.
Doctor Imani Perry is professor at Princeton University’s Center for African-American Studies – she was one of Marquette University’s three Metcalfe Chairs this semester and talked about the persistence of racial inequality last week in Milwaukee.
Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, believed that virtue is entrenched state of character, it is dispositional, and it produces virtuous actions that are appropriately motivated and guided by practical reason.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews education analysts Paul Hill and Michael Casserly.
The time of transition continues in Milwaukee Public Schools. The state’s largest school district is looking for a new superintendent after the announcement earlier this year that Gregory Thornton is leaving to run the public school system in Baltimore.