Posted inCommunity, Culture, Opinion, Police and fire

OPINION: No Way Out: The Black Community’s Issues with Guns

OPINION – While it is true that some white police officers kill Black people out of a sense of racial hatred, sometimes race isn’t the only motivating factor. Although there are some officers that view all citizens as individuals, deserving to being treated as such, others have been indoctrinated into a point of view that […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

KCDHS updates committee members on efforts to combat systemic racism in Kenosha County

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Since declaring racism a public health crisis in August, many have wondered what Kenosha County is doing to continually combat systemic racism. Division of Health Director John Jansen described steps the county has taken at a Human Services Committee meeting Tuesday night. These steps include the creation of the Kenosha County Racial […]

Posted inCommunity, Kenosha Schools, Opinion, Schools

OPINION: Teaching the truth is always best

OPINION – There is a debate rising in our society, relating to the teaching of American history in our schools. A movement is afoot in school districts, state legislatures, and more to curtail or outright ban the teaching of episodes of U.S. History in which racism caused suffering, displacement, or death to groups of people. […]

Posted inChats with Chet, Community

Chats with Chet, Ep. 3: You shouldn’t have to escape the place you live

In this episode of Chats with Chet, Denise opens the door for Chet to give an eye-opening account about the reality of how the Black population has been affected by systemic racism here in Racine, and why he agrees – to a degree – with some of the “typical Black” stereotypes. Listen in… The Racine […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Who’s Killing Who?

This year the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis Minnesota, caused America and the world to concede to the reality of unjustifiable murder of unarmed Black people by the police, and the unrestricted totality of the injustices of systemic racism. Frankly speaking, these murders of Blacks by police are mostly based on racial […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  “One year ago today, Jacob Blake’s life was forever changed. While we are grateful Jacob survived his injuries, we also know Jacob, his kids, and his family have and will face challenges they never imagined having to endure. We also know the families and […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Burlington Area School District in noncompliance of discrimination policies says Department of Public Instruction

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) declared that the Burlington Area School District (BASD) failed to comply and adhere to the district’s own discrimination policy. The ruling came following an event that displayed a racially hostile environment in September of 2021. The incident involved Burlington High School football players who were caught using racial slurs […]

Posted inKenosha Government, Kenosha Lens

County Board approves resolution setting framework for Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — The establishment of Kenosha County’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will move forward after the County Board’s approval Tuesday night of a resolution outlining the group’s structure and responsibilities. As stated in the resolution, the commission’s mission will be to realize greater racial equity and dismantle racism in Kenosha County through research, education, […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits

Racine Interfaith Coalition Plans July 26 Racial Justice Vigil

RACINE – Local faith leaders and other community leaders will gather on Monument Square next Monday (July 26) to declare their support for a faithful reckoning with the reality of our country’s racist past and the ways in which systemic racism continues to harm and disadvantage Black and indigenous people of color. The vigil, organized […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

Chauvin, former police officer, found guilty of murdering George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Derek Chauvin, a former police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, was found guilty Tuesday on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, knelt on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for […]

Posted inSports

Governor Proclaims ‘Bucks In Six’ Day in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed today (July 22) as “Bucks In Six” Day in Wisconsin as the city of Milwaukee hosts a victory parade celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks’ championship win over the Phoenix Suns in game six of the 2021 NBA Finals, winning their first NBA Championship title in 50 years. In so doing, the Milwaukee Bucks fulfilled the prophecy of former Bucks guard, Brandon Jennings, which has become their longtime rallying cry of “Bucks in six!” […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

Observer Conversations: Organizers of new panel series explain importance of hard discussions

KENOSHA ⸺ The Kenosha County Dems and Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families are partnering for a panel series, hoping to further important conversations. The point of the panel series, called “Building Hope: Your Voice Matters,” is to get more voices heard. The series especially focuses on encouraging those from communities that have felt stifled to […]

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