Editorials and Opinions

Statement from President Barack Obama on the 2018 midterm elections

November 8, 2018

I congratulate everybody who showed up and participated in our democracy yesterday. Obviously, the Democrats’ success in flipping the House of Representatives, several governorships, and state legislatures will get the most attention. But even more important than what we won is how we won: by competing in places we haven’t been competitive in a long… [Read More]

Souls are heading to the polls in Milwaukee

November 1, 2018

By: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin On Sunday, I had the honor of worshipping at the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church on Milwaukee’s north side, with Pastor Darius Butler and his congregation. I’ve had the pleasure of attending services at Tabernacle in the past, and it was a joy to see so many familiar faces and to… [Read More]

Black man, where art thou?

October 25, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There is a missing person on the planet. At one time this person was the king of kings and looked upon as a divine ruler. This person was the epitome of what a man should be. In 2018 this person has gone missing and his… [Read More]

We’re rebuilding Sherman Park together

October 25, 2018

By Senator Tammy Baldwin Two years ago, all of Milwaukee came to a standstill as our Sherman Park community was rocked by turmoil following a fatal police shooting. Since then, we’ve healed, we’ve grown and we’ve rebuilt. But we’re not done yet. The Sherman Park community experienced $6 million in damages to the neighborhood and… [Read More]

In our country, the road to change goes through the ballot box

October 18, 2018

I’m running for Governor, along with Milwaukee native Mandela Barnes as Lt. Governor, because we believe it’s time for a change. And that change can start today with early voting at different locations all across Milwaukee. Here in Wisconsin, we have witnessed a dramatic attack on the values we care about. Scott Walker has failed… [Read More]

Open letter from The Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention

October 18, 2018

17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. – 1 Corinthians 11: 17 NN On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, several Black pastors were invited to the White House by President Trump to sit at his table for the President’s “Meeting with Inner City Pastors.”… [Read More]

We are still here

October 4, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times After more than 500 years of oppression and hate in the USA alone, Black people are still here. Blacks in the USA call themselves African Americans in 2018; but they are black and still here. Black people around the world have been conquered, enslaved and… [Read More]

Our children are saying “We are afraid”

October 4, 2018

We are afraid because there are too many threats at schools. I want my school to be safe and to have art because kids like art. –8-year-old girl, Wisconsin What worries children most at the start of a new school year? In simpler times it might have been remembering their locker combination or making sure… [Read More]

Wisconsin will be voting for its future on November 6th

October 4, 2018

The governor’s race is heating up between Democrat Tony Evers and incumbent Republican Scott Walker for the top job in Wisconsin. The latest Marquette Law School Poll conducted September 18th of Wisconsin voters finds Evers with 49 percent support and incumbent Walker with 44 percent support among likely voters in the state’s race for governor…. [Read More]

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]