Editorials and Opinions

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]

Thanks and more thanks

November 14, 2019

It is November, which means that Turkey Day is upon us. Thanksgiving is here in the USA. The celebration of the Pilgrims surviving and thriving in America is one of the USA’s most celebrated holidays. Families will get together and embrace each other while adding a few thousand calories to their waistlines. It is time… [Read More]

It’s the only holiday

October 31, 2019

There are several holidays that people celebrate in the world. There are holidays that celebrate the wearing of plaid clothing. There are religious holidays that celebrate deities. With the majority of these so-called holidays, many people do not know the origin or who created the celebration. There is one holiday of which you know the… [Read More]

Seek beauty, not ego confusion

October 10, 2019

Today is a beautiful day and you are a wonderful person. These are words people should hear the voice in their head tell them at least 100 times a day. The truth is everyone is beautiful and life is wonderful. What keeps people from understanding these two things is often the ego. The ego, if… [Read More]

What side are African Americans on?

September 26, 2019

The USA is at a crossroads. When has the country not been at one? Seriously though, the situation in the USA in 2019 seems to be a crisis. The political situation is going awry and even the most naïve person can see this. The citizens are bitter and in constant need of entertaining diversions to… [Read More]