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Protesters raise concerns about parked trains with crude oil residue

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Source: jsonline.com On the third anniversary of a crude oil train explosion that killed 47 people in small-town Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, a number of Milwaukee activists gathered Wednesday to draw attention to oil sitting in train cars on the city’s north side — and the risk it may pose. Local representatives from the NAACP, 350.org and […]

Waupun inmates begin hunger strike

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Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board’s Statement in Support of Waupun Hunger Strikers WHEREAS the use of cruel and unusual punishment and the torture of any citizen of the State of Wisconsin are barred by the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin and Constitution of these United States; WHEREAS there exists within the Wisconsin prison system, […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee’s President Fred Royal and The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Adult Crime

70,000 Milwaukee Homes impacted News Conference:   Synopsis: Lead exposure, a concern for Milwaukee, not only a problem for Flint, Michigan. Call to action: making Lead exposure an issue to local government, demand urgency and transparency on financial and strategic plan to combat Lead exposure, including going into neighborhoods and test for “lead spiking”. Lead exposure is purportedly linked […]

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Passing of Boxing’s Greatest Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016

Muhammad Ali – Athlete, Boxer, Philanthropist Early Life Boxer, philanthropist and social activist Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali showed at an early age that he wasn’t afraid of any bout—inside or outside of the ring. Growing up in the segregated South, he experienced racial […]

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Wisconsin’s system fails to track assaults at juvenile prisons

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jsonline.com Madison — State corrections officials have fallen six months behind in publishing an annual report on attacks on officers, and Wisconsin’s youth prisons have yet to implement a centralized database tracking assaults, fights and other incidents. At the juvenile facilities, officials store paper copies of reports in inmates’ files, making it difficult to identify […]

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Launch Code, NAACP partner up to offer free summer coding classes

ST. LOUIS, Mo. St. Louis has been making a name for itself as a technology hub. Community leaders are now making sure minorities don’t miss out on opportunities from it. Launch Code is offering a summer of free coding classes. The organization is partnering up with the NAACP to target young, African American men and […]

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NAACP files lawsuit over Flint water crisis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAACP files lawsuit over Flint water crisis   State officials, companies named in class action civil suit BALTIMORE, Md.- Attorneys with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of people and businesses affected by the failure to provide safe drinking water […]

Mobile app created by North Division students is one of six national winners

App is aimed at supporting children battling disease; now for the 2nd year in a row, an MPS student-designed app is eligible for national fan favorite award MILWAUKEE – For the second straight year, a group of Milwaukee Public Schools students studying mobile app development is among the winners of a national app competition. North […]

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MATC Promise Program: Free Tuition for High School Students

We are nearing a critical deadline for the MATC Promise program, which provides free college tuition for high school seniors. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to remain eligible for the program. We are embarking on a comprehensive, community-wide effort to remind families about this important deadline. Thank you, […]

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Corrections secretary resigns amid Lincoln Hills probe

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jsonline.com Madison— State Corrections Secretary Ed Wall has resigned from his post amid a growing scandal over conditions at a troubled Northwoods prison for youth, and the FBI has taken over the sprawling criminal probe into alleged abuses there. While Wall will leave his post next month, taxpayers may have to pay him for a […]

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