There are calls for the superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools to be fired. A group of demonstrators protested Tuesday, June 7, 2022, outside MPS headquarters. They want Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley fired. They also want a number of board members replaced. The group, Community Takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools, said this all started in January 2021 when the … [Read more...] about Group wants Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent fired
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, protesters gathered in downtown Milwaukee to demonstrate against the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the groundbreaking case that made abortion legal in the United States nearly 50 years ago. Marchers from all walks of life, male and female gathered in Red Arrow Park to voice their concern on the potential overruling of … [Read more...] about Milwaukeeans gather to protest SCOTUS opinion on Roe v. Wade
by Dr. Darrell L. Williams, U.S. Senate Candidate As the fight for democracy is upon us, we must stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine here in the United States and those who are fighting abroad. Being a purple heart recipient and serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have seen conflict up close and I personally know the horrors of war. But after years at war in Iraq … [Read more...] about Stand for Democracy! Stand with Ukraine!
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges over the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, WI. President Joe Biden, who during last year's election campaign tweeted a video that appeared to link Rittenhouse to white supremacists, said he supported the jury's decision and urged Americans to react with calm. "While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans … [Read more...] about Kyle Rittenhouse: Protesters clash with police as anger and division grows over teenager acquitted after killing two people
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the family of Jacob Blake, Jr., who was shot in the back in Kenosha, WI on August 23, 2020, was joined by hundreds of peaceful protesters, including Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Congresswoman Gwen Moore to protest the shooting of Blake. Despite violence that had erupted during the week-long protest, Saturday's march was one of solidarity and unity … [Read more...] about Thousands march with Jacob Blake family in Kenosha and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Gwen Moore call for change
Sunday, June 7, 2020 marked the tenth day of protests in the city of Milwaukee, more than two weeks after Floyd George died in police custody when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Over the past two weeks of protest we have seen violent and militaristic response from the police departments around the country. Many have used tear gas, … [Read more...] about George Floyd and #BLM protests continue for second week
What started as a call for justice over the wrongful death of George Floyd, while in police custody, has turned into a nation-wide call to end police brutality, demilitarize police forces across the country, and pulling funds for weapons and military style training to other need areas. Here in Milwaukee the protests have stretched into its third week. Since the start of the … [Read more...] about Protests continued into third week to support George Floyd and police brutality
Hundreds rallied Friday, May 29, 2020 and through the weekend in Milwaukee to denounce the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other acts of police misconduct across the country before marching to I-43 and shutting down part of the freeway. The protest began with a moment of silence to honor Floyd, who died Monday, May 25, 2020, after a Minneapolis police … [Read more...] about The death of George Floyd sparks protests in Milwaukee and across the world