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Where do we go?

January 23, 2020

The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade. African Americans are still in the crosshairs on all levels of existence. The lack of quality leadership has literally created a lost tribe of people. The US government has its own issues and doesn’t have the time for African American problems. This lost tribe of… [Read More]

Who, what and where is our City Attorney?

January 23, 2020

By Vince Bobot Candidate for City Attorney During my campaign the most asked question of me is: “Who is the City Attorney?”. I then tell the person the name and explain to them that the City Attorney is the legal representative for the Mayor, Common Council, department heads and employees of Milwaukee. The City Attorney… [Read More]

How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the age of Trump

January 23, 2020

By Jonathan Capehart Opinion writer On Sunday, I was invited to give the keynote address at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. Judging by the reaction of the congregation, there is righteous anger and pain over what is happening in our country under… [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ is important now more than ever

January 16, 2020

On January 20, 2020 our nation will remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme polarization and a resurgence of negativity of all kinds, from racism to political apathy. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., never… [Read More]

Vacant, boarded-up houses: What must the City Attorney do about it?

January 16, 2020

By Vince Bobot Over ten years ago as an assistant city attorney, I proposed and developed a strategy to deal with vacant, boarded-up houses in our City. Unfortunately, the need to deal with those vacant homes fell on deaf ears. Now we have a situation where a vacant, boarded-up house may not only destroy an… [Read More]

Historical perspectives: Why we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2020

Each year a fundamental question arises. Young people especially want to know, “Why do we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?” The following is a brief analysis which can be duplicated and shared with schools, churches, organizations and the media. Early in our country’s history, almost all black people came here as slaves. Because people… [Read More]

A new chapter in city hall

January 9, 2020

It’s time for us to turn the page in Milwaukee’s City Hall. For too long, we’ve seen our communities struggle and the success that’s felt downtown isn’t seen in communities of color. I’m running for City Attorney because it’s time we have someone who, for the first time, will be a voice for our needs… [Read More]

2020 power resolutions

January 2, 2020

The year 2020 is upon us. 2019 has exited stage left, or will soon be. Of course many people will be taking up resolutions that they want to enact in the New Year. 2020 also marks the start of a new decade. With this in mind resolutions should be a bit more intense or serious…. [Read More]

The magical season

December 26, 2019

It is the time of year where everyone seems to be upbeat. Yes, wonderful people, it is Christmas time. The month of December seems to bring out a positive vibe in everyone in the USA. The Secret Santa gifts or simply looking at decorated trees seems to bring out a sense of humanity in the… [Read More]

What is happening to our streets?

December 19, 2019

Everyone wants to know what is going on our streets. Hit and run accidents causing deaths, reckless driving, road rage, drivers running red lights and the problems seem to be getting worse year after year. The answer to that question can be found looking back in time. Many years ago, the Milwaukee Police Department had… [Read More]