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By Tiffany Crouse
Tuesday’s elections drew to a close and the Milwaukee County Board is full again.
The special election brought Supreme Moore Omokunde to victory over Solana Patterson-Ramos in District 10, and Eddie Cullen beat Nick Hunt for a supervisor seat in District 15.
Cullen won the District 15 County Board position with 60 percent of the vote, taking the place of his father David Cullen, Milwaukee County Treasurer.
Eddie Cullen is a first grade teacher at a Milwaukee Prep School. According to Eddie Cullen’s website, Cullen hopes to focus on restoring county …
By Tiffany Crouse
On Monday, March 23 the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law. This gives way for the Voter ID Law to be put into action. By February 2016, all ballots cast in any state-wide Wisconsin election will only be from ID-owning Wisconsinites, according to the Government Accountability Board.
This will not affect the upcoming April 7 election because there are already absentee ballots that have been distributed.
The Supreme Court froze this law back in April because of pending elections and Wisconsinites’ questions of …
By Karen Stokes
Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney will not be charged for fatally shooting Dontre Hamilton.
Hamilton 31, a mentally ill, Black man, was shot 14 times this past April in Red Arrow Park.
The announcement was made Monday morning by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm who stated Manney was justified in firing at Hamilton.
“This was a tragic incident for the Hamilton family and the community,” Chisholm said in a statement.
“But based on all the evidence and analysis presented in this report, I came to the conclusion that Officer Manney’s …
By Gwen Moore
Could Governor Scott Walker’s refusal to renege on his promise of 250,000 new jobs be part of something bigger?
Given how our state’s economy was in shambles under his control, it occurred to me that such a play could signify a fiscal turning point for the Walker Administration.
And as I considered this, a dark fear crept over me.
I wondered if this pledge was actually a vehicle macerating as a political misstep, an opportunity to execute a strategic political move so bold that few elected officials would even dare to …
Word of Hope Ministries, Inc. (WOHM) hosted a Training 2 Work Generation 2 Kick-off Event on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Italian Community Center.
The event informed the City of Milwaukee employers and key stakeholders of its awarded $2 million national grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for a Career Pathways Collaborative, Milwaukee’s Home 2 Stay project.
As the keynote speaker, Congresswoman Gwen Moore spoke highly of the benefits of the program and its relevance to intensify work productivity for the Greater Milwaukee area.
The Career Pathways Collaborative aims to provide …
By Karen Stokes
A long line of hundreds of people waited to enter the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee to see First Lady Michelle Obama.
The First lady was in Milwaukee to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.
“Why wouldn’t I be here?” Obama said. “I see a lot of old friends who were with us when Barack first took office.”
The packed, energized room was filled with a diverse audience of people of every race.
There were both youth and many elderly citizens in attendance. The group was united in support of Mary …
Washington, DC – On Monday, September 15, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker’s push to drug test recipients of public benefits:
“I find it shameful that Governor Walker has chosen to drug test our struggling Wisconsin families as a condition of eligibility for vital, life-saving social services.
The insinuation that those battling poverty are somehow more susceptible to substance abuse is as absurd as it is offensive.
Drug addiction and substance abuse knows no economic or social distinctions.
This discriminatory policy is devoid of any scientific credibility and …
I rise today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
Our nation has certainly come a long way in the advancing the rights of women.
Just a few weeks ago, our country celebrated Women’s Equality Day, a date commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
Women, united together, against incredible odds, have fought for the right to participate in our democratic process.
And now, 94 years later, our fight for our dignity continues in our own homes: the war being waged …
Mayor Tom Barrett spoke out about Milwaukee’s various social issues within the community and seeks solutions. Issues include education, crime, employment, human trafficking and environment.
Education in Milwaukee has staggered, especially among those below the poverty line. According to the Milwaukee Public School Report Card released in 2013, poverty levels in MPS have increased by 11 percent in the past ten years.
“This is mostly because of the recent economic issues facing our country,” Mayor Barrett said. Mayor Barrett aims to rectify poverty by making public appearances at MPS and speaking to …
by Ariele Vaccaro
This past Wednesday, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joined the U.S. Representative of Florida’s 23rd district and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club to make a call to action.
With the gubernatorial election only two months away, both women expressed concerns regarding a lack of women getting to the polls and casting their ballots.
They found that because some women do not exercise their vote, Democratic candidates could suffer.
However, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has created an initiative program that aims to make voting easier for women, …