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NAACP | Milwaukee endorses League of Martin

  • By Fred Royal 
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NAACP | Milwaukee endorses League of Martin’s President Sheronda Grant’s and Vice President Troy Johnson’s efforts in bringing racial equity to the Milwaukee Police Department. The League of Martin (LOM) is an organization of African American Police Officers. LOM became a chartered organization in 1974 and took its name from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

A Call for Community Problem Oriented Policing in Milwaukee [Video]

  • By Dan T 
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A collaborative effort from the Leaugue of United Latin Citizens and NAACP | Milwaukee More information: Community Coalition for Quality Policing

Black Female Physicist, Tuskegee Professor Awarded $1.1 Million Grant To Fight Cancer

Alabama scientist, one of nation’s few black female physicists, breaks ground in cancer research When Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green receives invitations to be a guest speaker for professional groups, schools and nonprofit organizations, she almost never turns them down. “Usually if there is an invitation to speak at a forum like that, I accept it because […]

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[UPDATE] NAACP Milwaukee, ACLU, faith groups call for police reform

Diverse group calls for police reform Community leaders speak Monday during a news conference on violence in the city and police practices at the Milwaukee NAACP office in Milwaukee.(Photo: Calvin Mattheis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) A coalition of civil rights and faith groups called for the creation of an independent, diverse civilian board to oversee investigations of […]

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Milwaukee County leaders call for juvenile justice overhaul

  • By Dan T 
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Milwaukee County officials are calling for the closure of a troubled Northwoods youth prison as part of a proposed overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system. “We need a new juvenile justice system in the state of Wisconsin,” said Hector Colón, director of the county’s Health and Human Services Administration. Colón told members of the […]

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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