Ashanti Hamilton Archives

Chairperson of Milwaukee Domestic Violence Commission announces resignation

August 25, 2022

Jermaine Reed unhappy with appointment of Ashanti Hamilton to head city’s Office of Violence Prevention The chairperson of the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has announced his resignation. Jermaine Reed said on Facebook he was leaving the position because of Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s appointment of Ashanti Hamilton as director of the city’s… [Read More]

Ald. Ashanti Hamilton appointed director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention

August 18, 2022

They’re big shoes to fill as Milwaukee experiences rising violent crime, particularly gun violence, in city streets. Alderman Ashanti Hamilton of the 1st District will lead Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), after the mayor’s office fired former Director Arnitta Holliman earlier this month amid ever-worsening rates of violent crime plaguing the city. Mayor Cavalier… [Read More]

Common Council and Our Next Generation give a gift to children dealing with loss

November 22, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), Motorola, and Our Next Generation (ONG) hosted a give-away event for children who have experienced loss or a traumatic situation. Motorola Solutions Foundation donated the supplies and volunteers for the Common Council, Our Next Generation… [Read More]

Bader Philanthropies celebrates grand opening of new global headquarters

October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee’s largest foundations, celebrated the grand opening ribbon cutting of their brand new global headquarters in Milwaukee, at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Drive. Rather than build a new skyscraper downtown, Bader Philanthropies opted to restore a historic building right in the 6th district, in… [Read More]

Common Council President calls for special election

May 31, 2018

Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton called for a November 6, 2018 special election to fill the 5th Aldermanic District seat left vacant by the resignation on May 24, 2018 of Jim Bohl. Bohl, who was elected to his fifth four-year term in 2016, is reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to be under consideration… [Read More]

A View From The Top: Celebrating Five Decades of Common Council Leadership

March 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Marquette University, Avenues West Association and Near West Side Partners presented a luncheon entitled, “A View From The Top: Five Decades of Common Council Leadership,” at the Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 West Wisconsin Ave. The luncheon was a historic conversation with the past and present African American Common Council presidents,… [Read More]