Editorials and Opinions

You can vote today in Milwaukee

September 27, 2018

By U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin On Monday, September 24, 2018—the first day of early voting in Milwaukee—I was joined by Lieutenant Governor candidate Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Cavalier Johnson to celebrate the first votes cast in the city for this election. That’s right. There might be weeks until election day, but… [Read More]

Today’s youth

September 20, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times It is easy for someone to say that African American youth are out of control in 2018. That statement is true in many instances in the USA. How did this situation come to be, though? How did African Americans lose control of their children? These… [Read More]

The test of our progress

September 20, 2018

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” These words are from President Franklin Roosevelt’s second inaugural address given January 20, 1937. The President was speaking to a nation crawling out of… [Read More]

#MeToo was started for black and brown women and girls but they’re still being ignored

September 13, 2018

By Tarana Burke, founder #MeToo movement My favorite diner is in Montgomery, AL. When I lived there more than 10 years ago, as often as I could, I ate there. The staff was super friendly; the eating area was clean enough and the food was delicious. The servers were mostly black women; the main cook… [Read More]

What this election means for Wisconsinites’ health care

September 13, 2018

By U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Last month, Vice President Mike Pence visited Wisconsin. Moments after landing in Milwaukee, he was asked about my new legislation to protect the more than 2 million Wisconsinites who have pre-existing conditions. In his response, with just a few words, Vice President Pence outlined what this U.S. Senate election is… [Read More]

We are somebody

September 6, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times In the USA it seems as if African American people ate always identifying with other races. You see this on television in the form of assimilation that every show or commercial that has an African American in it depicts. You see it in the way… [Read More]

Celebrating Milwaukee workers this Labor Day

August 31, 2018

By U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin In Milwaukee—a city built by workers—Labor Day means something special to all of us. This is a city known for our workers, and the labor movement developed here has changed the face of our country. From the tanneries, foundries, factories and breweries manned by generations of the greatest workers America… [Read More]

Op-Ed: The power of positive community action

August 31, 2018

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to the Milwaukee Times As summer winds down in Milwaukee, attention turns from enjoying all that comes with this famously fabulous (albeit short) season to preparing for change, new beginnings, and fresh starts. A major change looming before many households in some way these days is the start of a… [Read More]

Op-Ed: Now is the time for a shared, inclusive vision for Greater Downtown Milwaukee

August 23, 2018

Milwaukee is experiencing once-in-a-generation development. New buildings, new jobs and new opportunities are moving our city forward in ways that are unprecedented and exciting. Talented people are moving to Milwaukee, drawn by the city’s development, excited by its evolving skyline. They’ll tell you, as will people born and raised here, that it’s a great time… [Read More]

Childhoods ended by guns

August 10, 2018

Child Watch By: Marian Wright Edelman President of the Children’s Defense Fund On July 16, 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson was shot and killed in front of her Washington, DC home trying to buy ice cream. Makiyah was a rising fifth grader who loved basketball, football, art, and puzzles. She had just opened her front door on… [Read More]