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09.26.2014 | 127 days ago | Posted at 02:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It’s a shame that the judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deadlocked on whether they should review a ruling by three of its members on Wisconsin’s voter ID law.  They voted 5-5 on the matter. Which means that the law is in effect. This really is a shame. Wisconsin is unprepared for voter ID and with just a precious few weeks before the Nov. 4 election, this decision now has...
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
 This column is for all the people who are not involved in a monogamous romantic relationship with the potential for marriage (if that hasn’t happened already). It’s for people who are not in a relationship at all, whether happily or unhappily. It’s for people who are hooking up, dating, friends-with-benefits or in other
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Education and employment are keys to success

“Grim.” That's what R.L. McNeely called the findings of a new NAACP study on the status of African Americans in Milwaukee. Take, for example, some of these facts presented in “Milwaukee Today: An Occasional Report of the NAACP” by McNeely with UW-Milwaukee's David Pate...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Advocating for the Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center’s programming

Even in a good job market, the most difficult to employ are those with a criminal record and a minimal employment history.And if you’re a black male in Wisconsin with a criminal record, you have only a 5% chance of getting a callback from an employer when searching for a job. So when the Felmers...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Elected officials reach out to a fearful neighborhood

A group of state legislators, county supervisors and aldermen wouldseem to be an unlikely crime-fighting unit, but the recent quadru ple homicides in the Metcalfe Park area forced the Milwaukee Unity Caucus to canvass the neighborhood searching for answers. The Unity Caucus—a group of elected officials at various...