Milwaukee is getting a new creative hub called the Saint Kate Arts Hotel. The hotel will serve as a place for people to spend the night in the city while also being exposed to Milwaukee's diverse art scene.
Marquette University Law School Professor Andrea Schneider reacts to the deadly shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA that claimed 11 lives on Oct. 27. As former board chair of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and an active member of the local Jewish community, she sheds light on how people are turning their grief into action. Read her open letter: https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2018/10/30/op-ed-heartbroken-in-pittsburgh/
BLOC, or Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, was a response to local and nationwide criticism of low voter turnouts in African-American communities. Executive Director Angela Lang breaks down BLOC's educational canvassing program and their free ride to the polls initiative, which she hopes will increase voter turnout and overall civic engagement in Milwaukee's Black community.
Last week, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church hosted dozens of Sherman Park residents for a Building Bridges listening circle. Community members, young and older, were invited to meet their local law enforcement officers and to share any hopes or concerns for improving the Sherman Park neighborhood and the relationship between officers and residents
There’s something special about Kavon Cortez Jones. The 22-year-old spoken word artist speaks softly, but eloquently, making every word count. He’s a lifelong Milwaukeean, a graduate of Riverside High School, and has spent his adult life pursuing his three major passions: mentoring kids, cycling and, above all, penning poetry.
On July 31, public housing across the nation went smoke free. The federal Housing and Urban Development issued a new rule banning tobacco use in and near public housing complexes, and Milwaukee is starting to witness its success. Meet Dorise, an older African-American woman who started smoking at a young age and just successfully quit smoking thanks to this new initiative to keep public housing residents tobacco free.
MS Run the US is a 3,100-mile long relay race from Los Angeles, California to New York. The run was started in Brookfield, Wisconsin in 2009 to raise awareness and research funds for Multiple Sclerosis. The organization also raises money to assist those currently living with MS. Ricardo Contreras, who studies Exercise Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, participated in last month’s run as a road crewmember. At just 22, he’s already an experienced distance runner and has run in...
Invisible Lines creators Laura Kezman, Vianca Fuster and Nate Imig discuss the next chapter for 88Nine's first feature-length documentary, debuting Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Trailer: InvisibleLinesMKE.com Tickets: mkefilm.org.
Arts @ Large partnered with the sweet folks at Burke Candy in Riverwest to design a Milwaukee-themed chocolate box. Summer interns for the non-profit arts organization collaborated with a local Milwaukee artist to design the art for the box of candy, which is now being sold at Burke Candy and the Arts @ Large Café in Walker’s Point.
Rosa Yeh is a New York-turned-Milwaukeean who has depended on public transportation her entire life. She came to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University, and when she graduated, the job market was rough. Though it took a lot of work and patience, Yeh found a job in MenomoneeFalls. For the last five years, she has relied on Milwaukee County Transit Services to get her from the South Side of Milwaukee to the village in Waukesha. Her commute will now face some changes has one of her bus routes...
How often do you think about how your shopping and dining habits may have an impact on our planet? We’re being asked to consider it more as cities like Chicago have implemented plastic bag taxes to reduce use of plastic, but it’s also understandable that environmental impact is not an everyday thought for people. The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is striving to be a leader in the community when it comes to reducing environmental impact.
Every year for the last five years, Milwaukee Renaissance Theaterworks hosts the Br!NK Festival as a way to uplift the voices and stories of women playwrights in Milwaukee and around the Midwest. This year a young woman named Nabra Nelson was one of two resident playwrights for the Br!NK Festival, which gave her an opportunity to turn a story close to her heart into a full-length play.