Common Council President and Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson delivered his State of the City address Monday, Febuary 7, 2022. "For two consecutive years, Milwaukee has endured homicide statistics we have never seen before," he said. Johnson used the speech to talk about the rise in violent crime. He said public safety is Milwaukee's greatest … [Read more...] about Acting mayor focuses city address on violence in Milwaukee
On Thursday, December 30, 2021 MICAH, Pastors United, Northcott Neighborhood House and Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church closed out 2021 with their annual "Homicide Candlelight Vigil," at Ephesians M.B.C., 2412 N. 6th St. The event honored the more than 200 homicide victims in Milwaukee this past year. Community and religious leaders took lit candles and took turns reading … [Read more...] about 2021 victims of violence honored in annual candlelight vigil
While COVID-19-related lockdowns may have decreased the spread of a deadly virus, they appear to have created an ideal environment for increased domestic violence. Extra stress in the COVID-19 pandemic caused by income loss, and lack of ability to pay for housing and food has exacerbated the often silent epidemic of intimate partner violence, suggests a new University of … [Read more...] about COVID-19 isolation linked to increased domestic violence, researchers suggest
By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times Consider the following incidents making the news recently in the span of two days. • A man is convicted of killing his two children and their mother. • A two-year-old child is shot and killed after he and his older brothers found their father’s gun and began playing with it. • An incident of road rage on city … [Read more...] about An unquenchable thirst for violence?
By Elizabeth Plank When Aisha Tyler isn't busy being a talented actress (i.e. the voice of Lana Kane in FX's animated comedy Archer), a brilliant comedian, a successful author, and a fabulous talk show host, she enjoys being a social justice crusader. As an avid activist, she's supported a range of causes, from gay marriage to reproductive justice. As the woman who famously … [Read more...] about Aisha Tyler: How gamers can help stop sexual violence
Special to the Milwaukee Times We’ve all read about it, seen it on the news: the tragic, heartbreaking end to domestic abuse or any other type of violence against women. No one demographic, race, educational level, financial status or otherwise is exempt from this type of violence. After these events occur, some may think to themselves 'what could I have done?' Or … [Read more...] about Bro. Muhammad: ‘Respect our women’
Milwaukee Times is teaming up with Lindsay Heights "Youth SPEAK Out", a Boys & Girls Clubs program, to showcase some of the talented young writers from Shalom High School and The Boys & Girls Club to learn their views on some of today's hot topics. What are your plans after high school? My plans after high school will be to attend MATC for my Associates Degree … [Read more...] about The Milwaukee Times Writers Gallery