Editorials and Opinions

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]

Why I deserve your vote to be the next Sheriff of Milwaukee County

August 10, 2018

By Earnell Lucas We need a new vision for public safety in our county. For the past sixteen years, we have witnessed a failed model of leadership in our Sheriff ’s Office, one that places the self-interest of individual politicians above the best interests of the people. Meanwhile, patrols have been cut from our highways… [Read More]

The casualties of assimilation

August 2, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There are certain talents that are unique to various races. In a perfect society these talents would be fostered to ensure success of everyone. In US society this is only partially true. The talents of those who have Caucasian backgrounds are fostered and celebrated. The… [Read More]

A call for celebration

July 12, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times The Fourth of July has passed. The leftover ribs and potato salad are gone. The new outfits have been worn and are in the laundry. The fireworks are a forgotten memory and the drudge of everyday life has taken over again. For 242 years African… [Read More]

Super foolishness

June 7, 2018

Being Frank By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There is a saying, “One step forward, three back.” It seems as if the African American community is about to do this very thing. The bizarre part about African Americans doing this is that they have done it before over the same issue. The issue… [Read More]