By Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Over the years, Milwaukee has been known by many nicknames, including Brew City, Cream City, or simply the 414. But one hundred years ago, the Milwaukee area was referred to as the “Machine Shop of the World.” Our region earned that label thanks to the workers and manufacturers who […]
By Tammy Baldwin This February, we mark the 48th anniversary of Black History Month, a month in which we honor the achievements and sacrifices of Black Americans throughout our nation’s history. Black History Month in 2024 Long before the federal recognition of Black History Month, Black Americans were spearheading efforts to celebrate Black history in […]
By LaKeshia N. Myers Last week, First Lady Jill Biden visited Wisconsin to celebrate an exciting new investment in Wisconsin’s workforce – and future. In January, the Biden-Harris administration announced the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction would receive a nearly $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success […]
I ain’t Black. I am an unapologetically Afrikan. My enemies are those who created and perpetuate systems of injustice.
Who Will Pay For Trump’s Costly Lack of Discipline?
The clean energy transition is here, and it’s finally beginning to address the environmental racism that has plagued communities.
By LaKeshia N. Myers Wisconsin, we have a problem. A reading problem; according to Wisconsin Literacy, one in seven Wisconsin adults struggle with low literacy. Meaning they struggle to understand short, simple sentences and perform simple tasks. Adults with below basic literacy would have trouble filling out forms and following printed instructions (Wisconsin Literacy, 2024). […]
My first question is “Is the team on the same page?” I will ask the Black community, do we have a unified team?
I invite you to join us for Black Advocacy Day at the Capitol on February 29, 2024. The event is free and hosted by BLAC-WI.
BlackEconomics.org® A well-known saying is: “All politics is local.” However, there is no comparable saying for economics or commerce. Given that we are all cognizant of the political economy’s importance, we suggest: “All economics/commerce is personal.” As Black (Afrodescendant) Americans, we are concerned with inequality, which is a political economy issue. We are trained or […]