“If you can take the shot, take it," said Alderman Mollie Jones, who was hospitalized for two weeks with COVID and is still recovering. “It wasn’t pleasant."
In the Wisconsin judicial district made up of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties, Black men are more than 50% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white men accused of similar crimes, a study shows.
Grace Lutheran Church became a bit of a focal point for change Thursday afternoon with two simultaneous events: one governmental, one led by activists.
The proportion of white residents who have been vaccinated is more than three times that for Blacks.
The conference comes after the Black Maternal and Child Health Alliance of Dane County was announced last month.
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Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, — who has been openly critical of the lack of movement on legislation for police reform and racial disparities by Republican leaders — was appointed on Tuesday as co-chair of the Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparity.
RACINE — In the face of a global pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout, the City of Racine has continued to work on initiatives meant t…
There are many. Opponents of reparations argue that all the slaves are dead, no white person living today owned slaves or that all the immigrants that have come to America since the Civil War don't have anything to do with slavery. Also, not all Black people living in America today are descendants of slaves (like former President Barack Obama).
Kendi might be best known for “How To Be an Antiracist,” but before he wrote that bestselling book, he wrote “Stamped From the Beginning,” which takes readers through the history of racist ideas through five “tour guides,” including W.E.B. Du Bois and William Lloyd Garrison.
Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes unveiled Friday a package of bills that would ban the use of chokeholds by Wisconsin police officers, as well as limit other uses of force.
Communities with disproportionate numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths have other health struggles.
Recent protests over police brutality stemming from the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have raised questions over how police officers use force.
The march Saturday organized by Harambee Village Doulas and Healing our Hearts went from the Capitol to UnityPoint Health-Meriter and SSM St. Mary's hospitals.
Black patients in Wisconsin are more likely to carry stress and fears of dealing with the health care system due to lack of health insurance, income disparities and other factors that add to anxiety.
Yes, racism and racial disparities exist across the country, but this report highlights things that there are very specific problems happening…
Medicaid coverage, especially for minority and low-income women, plays a key role in improving the health of moms and babies, according to a new report.
The State Journal first reported on the proposal, which will be included in Evers' plan for the next state budget.
If you’ve ever taken a cross-country roadtrip, you probably noticed — in addition to changes in scenery — differences in road conditions, traffic laws, driving behaviors, and vehicle choice when moving from state to state. Perhaps less obvious, though, is that these differences make certain states far more dangerous (or more safe) than others when it comes to driving.
After her mother died from heart disease at age 64, Lisa Peyton-Caire wrote down the names of other black women she knew who died from preventable illness in their 40s, 50s or 60s.
While the U.S. economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, there are things to celebrate, most notably the drop in unemployment. Un…