It has been just over three years since the unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Talk to many residents in the neighborhood now, and they’ll point to how the community has rebounded. But it took time. Now a group of youth from the neighborhood have recorded an album to communicate how the events affected them through music.
The topic of hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women, has always resulted in a variety of opinions. If we add wearing a hijab while competing in a sport, the focus becomes on the attire of the athlete rather than the skillset.At Salam High School, 4707 S. 13 St., Coach Martie Budnowski says the high school varsity volleyball team is currently in the works of changing the perception around Muslim female athletes that wear a hijab.
“111 Places” is a worldwide guide book series that originated from Cologne, Germany. You might think the number 111 is random but it isn’t accidental. In the city Cologne, the number 11 is considered a lucky number, there is even is a carnival celebration every year that begins on Nov 11 at 11:11 a.m. Since a book that highlighted 11 spots isn’t enough to be considered a guide book, they added another one, making it a total of 111 places. This year the guide book unraveled some known and...
Just in time for International Deaf Awareness Week, Milwaukee nonprofit Ex Fabula hosted a special event featuring seven Deaf storytellers. The Deaf story slam took place at the Mitchell Street Library in front of capacity crowd. A video version of the stories is available here: https://radiomilwaukee.org/story/community-stories/ex-fabula-hosts-deaf-story-slam-to-kick-off-awareness-week/
If you looked up the definition of the term Botanica, your search results would show you that it's defined as a small store that sells herbal and traditional remedies. That definition doesn't come close to scratching the surface of what Botanica Galactica truly is. It’s charming and welcoming. It plays a role in gathering the community through wellness and art. One of the ways that’s achieved is by a night market. Salam Fatayer reports
The Manfred Olsen Planetarium might be considered a hidden gem that’s tucked away within the UW-Milwaukee campus. The planetarium specializes in five major productions every year. This fall semester, they are kicking it with 'Creepy Cosmos', starting Sept. 27. The spooky production is described as combing the fun of Halloween with the intrigue of astronomy that intends to energize your sixth sense. Salam Fatayer reports.
Pride is a sentiment that many identify with when wearing a pair of hoop earrings. For some time, big hoops were associated with cheapness. A person who wore them could be considered immodest and loose. However, there are acts that are reversing the connotation and reclaiming back the power.One of those acts is by the LUNA, a collective of Latinx artists in Milwaukee. LUNA is currently showcasing an exhibit titled Hoops, representing the diversity through art within the Latinx community....
Picture this, you walk into the front doors and immediately you’re greeted with the caramelized smell of coffee. The inside space is massive yet comfortable enough to entice you to spend time there. In the back, there’s an art studio for any creative and there is even a bakery that specializes in a number of desserts such as challah and crinkle cookies. Luckily for you, you no longer need to imagine such a place because of Friendship Circle, a local non-profit organization that works with...
In the nook of Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Grohmann Museum highlights Milwaukee engineers and their inventions with the exhibit, Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee. The exhibit follows the book "Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee and the engineers who created them" written by Thomas Fehring. Salam Fatayer reports
When asked to describe Harvest Day, an open-air market and street festival hosted by Walnut Way, Antonio Butts, executive director of Walnut Way said it was similar to a homecoming for the city. That’s what Harvest Day is for most people, a time to celebrate the neighborhood of Lindsay Heights and to connect with its residents. Salam Fatayer reports.
“It’s a home away from home,” said Carolyn Weber, one of the hostel owners. That's how the Cream City Hostel can be described when walking through the front doors. The hostel is located in the Riverwest neighboorhood, marking it as the first hostel in Milwaukee. Salam Fatayer reports.
Lara Spencer from Good Morning America recently made a comment about Prince George of Cambridge for taking ballet lessons that created an uproar of criticism both from the general public and the dance community. In response, the Milwaukee Ballet has taken a stance to speak against the negative stereotypes male dancers face in ballet. Salam Fatayer reports.
Milwaukee Art Museum interns designed a city bus as part of the program ArtXpress, to address an issue that impacts the city of Milwaukee. This year, the bus mural dealt with immigration and deportation. On one side the wraparound mural, there are two hands reaching towards each other with an ICE agent in the center. Salam Fatayer reports.
For ten years, Jim Brozek strapped his camera to his side while he worked as a laborer on Jones Island. In between cleaning and painting steel ore boats, Brozek would snap numerous photographs capturing the haunting yet peaceful atmosphere when working during winter layups. The images were taken from 1979 to 1985 and are now currently displayed at a storefront immediately west of Mo’s Irish Pub in downtown Milwaukee. Salam Fatayer reports.
YCAT started when a number of Madison high school students gathered to discuss the possibilities of a school strike to demand climate justice in the state of Wisconsin. On March 15, they drew a crowd of roughly two thousand amplifying their voices and their mission. Salam Fatayer reports.
What started out as The Spot, an afterschool space for students, quickly turned in Milwaukee’s United Community Center, a multigenerational agency that carries a magnitude of programs. There’s a hidden gem at the center. Located at the lowest level, you’re greeted to a restaurant called Café el Sol. The restaurant started off in 1983 as a program to help unemployed youth on food preparation and service. Now it’s a gathering scene for everyone. Salam Fatayer Reports.
If cities are measured by the quality of their museums, Milwaukee can certainly compete. Of course there are the big ones -- The Milwaukee Public Museum and The Milwaukee Art Museum two of the most notable -- but we also have several smaller ones scattered around. Visit the Haggerty Museum of Art in this Community Story.
Brigid Kinsella-Alba met Ryan when they were five years old. At the time, little did she know that he would later become her husband and they would create a school together. It was love that brought them together. Love for each other and love for Irish dancing. Salam Fatayer reports.
Murals are one way the public can access art. If we take a look at Milwaukee’s Black Cat Alley, we can see that it transformed the outdoors into an art gallery. In that alley, there’s one mural with a big yellow backdrop, framed with purple flowers surrounding a faceless figure of a mother with her children dressed in geometric designs. The figures symbolize a Syrian family who has recently become refugees. Salam Fatayer reports.