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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, …
By Britney Donald
U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore wins the August primaries against former State Senator Gary George.
Congresswoman Moore will go on to face Republican Dan Sebring in the November 4th election.
Congresswoman Moore beat Gary George at the end of the night with a total of 52, 380 votes claiming a total of 71% of total voters.
Former Senator Gary George gained 29% of the total votes with a total of 21, 234.
Immediately after the results, Congresswoman Moore is already looking ahead and has various plans set in motion to prepare for the …
By Britney Donald
Congresswoman Gwen Moore and former state Senator Gary George will compete against each other in the primary held on August 12, 2014.
The winner will advance to the general election held in November.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Moore has served the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993 to 2004, according to her biography.
She is the first African American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since 2004, Moore continues to become active within Milwaukee by fighting for women’s rights, tackling poverty issues among low-income environments and providing education and …