Stories tagged: "George Floyd"

Jacob Blake Jr.'s uncle, Justin Blake (yellow shirt) hugs Letetra Wideman, Jacob Blake's younger sister, Aug. 30 during a march in Kenosha. Wideman later recited a poem she had written titled, "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" to the crowd. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Looking Back on 2020: The Racial Justice Movement Hits Home in Wisconsin

Jacob Blake shooting shows why you can’t brush police brutality and systemic racism off as someone else’s problem.

The Peoples Revolution, a Milwaukee protest group, on Monday evening begins its 200th consecutive day of marching after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Milwaukee Group Marks 200 Days of Marching for Justice

Started after George Floyd’s killing, The Peoples Revolution reaches a historic milestone as the group gets official recognition from Milwaukee County.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) addresses the media at the Capitol Aug. 31, 2020, with other lawmakers, activists, and community organizers. The group was gathered to call out Republicans to act on the governor's package of police reform bills. That did not happen. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Racial Disparities Task Force Created After Jacob Blake Shooting Is Finally Meeting This Week

Task force created as alternative to GOP-led Legislature meeting to pass Governor’s package of police reform bills.

Systemic Racism Plagues Healthcare in Wisconsin. The Results Are Deadly for Black Patients
Major WI Healthcare Provider: Racism Is a Public Health Crisis

Advocate Aurora calls it unconscionable, joins a growing trend of recognizing historic injustices and poor health outcomes.

Jim Palmer is executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the state's largest law enforcement organization. (Photo provided)
Op-Ed: A Blueprint for Change Is Critical for Communities and Cops Alike

Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, says the reform proposal “highlights our desire to help facilitate meaningful action on these issues. And act we must.”

Milwaukee protesters 100 days
After 100 Days in the Streets, Milwaukee Protest Leaders Have No Plans for Stopping

Activist says demonstrations will lead to systemic change: “This isn’t a negotiation.”

Kenosha Residents Jacob Blake Shooting
Jacob Blake’s Shooting by Officer Weighs Heavy on These Kenosha Residents

“You can feel it in the air. It’s something that’ll never go away.”