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2021

July 2021

NEW!  Pandemic Recovery Funding in Milwaukee
–PBS Wisconsin

NEW!  Milwaukee’s Pandemic Aid Plan Seeks to Address Persistent Urban Woes
–PBS Wisconsin

NEW!  Raising Wisconsin’s minimum wage would significantly cut poverty. So why is it still $7.25?
–Wausau Pilot & Review

NEW!  Nearly 50 Years Ago, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Called For An End To Institutional Racism In Milwaukee. Little Has Changed.
–Wisconsin Public Radio

June 2021

Homeownership Gap For People Of Color In Wisconsin Is Wide; Communities, Nonprofits Try To Close It
–Wisconsin Public Radio

March 2021

‘We need diversity’: Limited affordable rental housing in Milwaukee’s suburbs limits who can live there
–JS Online

January 2021

Wauwatosa committing to making city more welcoming to African Americans
–TMJ4

Racial Equity assessments look to establish a better Milwaukee
–TMJ4

Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to reduce income inequality is echoed in Joe Biden’s $15-an-hour minimum wage proposal
–JS Online

2020

December 2020

Reckoning with Historical Racism: How Systemic Change Calls for a Deeper Look
–Nonprofit Quarterly

Milwaukee, la Birmingham du XXIe siècle
–Radio Canada

November 2020

Community and Economic Development Committee
-City of Milwaukee

The State of Black America
-Milwaukee Urban League (YouTube)

Milwaukee making strides to improve African American quality of life after damning study
-WTMJ TV

In Key Cities, Activists Are Mobilizing Black Voters Biden Isn’t
-The Nation

October 2020

The 2020 Battleground States: Updates on the Swing Voters (This article requires a subscription.)
-New York Times

After the Shooting of Jacob Blake, Kenosha Struggles to Rebound
-The Progressive

What Happened To Milwaukee’s Black Middle Class?
-Patch

Indicators show Milwaukee is worst city in America for Blacks. Panelists discuss solutions.
-BizJournals

$6.5 million aid proposal will improve Milwaukee homeownership. But those efforts need to go beyond 2021.
-JS Online

In Milwaukee, Capitalism Fails Black Communities, Again
-LA Progressive

September 2020

What Happened to Milwaukee’s Black Middle Class?
-The American Prospect

A Blake Shooting Amplifies What Kenosha’s Black Residents Have Long Known: Inequality Is Alive and Well
-Up North News

A Black man shot in the back, a teenage shooting suspect, a city in flames: The week that shook Kenosha and the country
-CNN

Efforts to Channel Protests Into More Votes Face Challenges in Kenosha
-NY Times

Residents Of Kenosha, Wis., Say Racism Runs Deep In Their Community
-NPR

Kenosha Unrest, Milwaukee Art Museum Employees Unionizing
-WUWM

Milwaukee spends 46% of its general fund on police. How does that compare to other cities?
-Journal-Sentinel Online

Kenosha Protests, Violence Expose Racial Disparities Among The Worst In The Country
-NPR

August 2020

‘People are kind of disgusted’: Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s battle for black voters
-Sydney Morning Herald

Final Levine Report
-Milwaukee Community Journal

Milwaukee: “The Epitome of a 21st Century Racial Regime”
-NY Public Radio

Jacob Blake Shooting: What Happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin?
-Wall Street Journal

What’s It Like To Be Black In Wisconsin? New Study Says Not So Great
-WBEZ

Race Bridge: Exploring Racial Disparity in Wealth Creation
This Race Bridge conversation explores the racial disparities in wealth creation and how education, home ownership, entrepreneurship, employment and more play into these historical divides.

PANELISTS: Pamela Bell, Self-Help Credit Union; Yaidi Cancel Martinez, UWM – Center for Economic Development; James Bell, Northwestern Mutual; Tarik Moody, 88Nine RadioMilwaukee
-Fuel Milwaukee on YouTube

As National Spotlight Shines on Milwaukee, Its History of Systemic Racism Should Be Front and Center
-ACLU Wisconsin

Convention History, The State Of Black Milwaukee, Arts In A Pandemic
-WUWM

Black Milwaukeeans Are Generally Worse Off Today Than 50 Years Ago, UWM Study Finds
– WUWM

Report: Metro Milwaukee’s Black Students Are The Most Hypersegregated In The Nation
– WUWM

Marc Levine on the State of Black Milwaukee
– PBS Wisconsin

Study ranks Milwaukee worst for African-American well-being
– Philanthropy News Digest

Recent study outlines grim reality for African-Americans in Milwaukee
– City of Milwaukee

Economists Warn Of Devastating Effects As Hundreds Of Thousands In Wisconsin Face Prospect Of Less Aid
– Wisconsin Public Radio

July 2020

A ‘Moral Obligation’: Milwaukee Pushes to End Hyper Segregation in Schools
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/07/06/black-lives-matter-milwaukee-pushes-end-schools-hyper-segregation/5357797002/

June 2020

Libraries Spotlight on UWM COVID-19 Research
https://uwm.edu/libraries/2020/06/15/uwm-covid-publications/

April 2020

Noon Wednesday: Milwaukee’s Coronavirus Racial Divide
https://pbswisconsin.org/news-item/noon-wednesday-milwaukees-coronavirus-racial-divide/

UWM report finds ‘disturbing patterns,’ links to racial inequality and segregation in the spread of COVID-19 in Milwaukee
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/health/2020/04/21/racial-inequality-segregation-linked-covid-19-spread-milwaukee-county-wisconsin-uwm/2997085001/

February 2020

Residents in Wisconsin Still Waiting for President Trump’s ‘Blue-Collar Boom’
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/they-re-still-waiting-president-trump-s-blue-collar-boom-n1130926

January 2020

Think universities are making lots of money from inventions? Think again
https://hechingerreport.org/think-universities-are-making-lots-of-money-from-inventions-think-again/


2019

November 2019
People of color are underrepresented in Milwaukee’s creative workforce. Greater Together wants to help.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2019/11/22/underrepresented-racial-groups-milwaukee-focus-greater-together/4251790002/

Initiative launches to increase percentage of minorities in Milwaukee creative industry
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/11/21/initiative-launches-to-increase-percentage-of.html

Milwaukee area creatives call on employers to hire 1,600 minority employees by 2030
https://biztimes.com/milwaukee-area-creatives-call-on-employers-to-hire-1600-minority-employees-by-2030/

Are Street Cars a Good Use of Transit Dollars? A Look at The Hop After One Year in Milwaukee
https://www.milwaukeemag.com/street-cars-good-use-transit-dollars-look-hop-one-year-milwaukee/

October 2019
Inside the “Most Incarcerated” Zip Code in the Country
https://newrepublic.com/article/155241/inside-most-incarcerated-zip-code-country

September 2019
Is Milwaukee’s 53206 ZIP code really tops in incarceration rates??
https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2019/sep/10/milwaukees-53206-zip-code-really-tops-incarceratio/

Beer made Milwaukee famous. Can water quality keep the legacy alive?
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/economic-impact-water-quality-milwaukee-20190905/

June 2019
Innovation, at Universities and in Industry
https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2019/06/17/innovation-at-universities-and-in-industry

The Campus Innovation Myth
https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190611-vinsel

March 2019
What Happens When Milwaukee 53206 Residents Can’t Go Where The Jobs Are
https://www.wiscontext.org/what-happens-when-milwaukee-53206-residents-cant-go-where-jobs-are

New Analysis Shows Challenges Milwaukee Faces
https://wpt4.org/wpt-video/here-and-now/new-analysis-shows-challenges-milwaukee-faces/

Hillary Clinton Is Still Deeply Confused About What Happened in Wisconsin. Here’s Why That Matters.
https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/hillary-clinton-bloody-sunday-speech-selma/

Where to now with Foxconn? It won’t leave Wisconsin, but it won’t build what it promised
https://madison.com/ct/news/local/where-to-now-with-foxconn-it-won-t-leave-wisconsin/article_1f965c26-e85d-5160-8558-5cc5d0cd329d.html

‘An enduring ecosystem of disadvantage:’ New report takes comprehensive, distressing look at Milwaukee’s 53206
https://milwaukeenns.org/2019/03/05/an-enduring-ecosystem-of-disadvantage-new-report-takes-comprehensive-distressing-look-at-milwaukees-53206/

Report Highlights Major Economic Disparities In Milwaukee’s 53206
https://www.wuwm.com/post/report-highlights-major-economic-disparities-milwaukees-53206#stream/0

February 2019
Journey to the Midwest: Stories and characters from “Middle America”, where we start to think about the presidential elections of 2020 – Third stage – Emiliano Bos’s report
https://www.rsi.ch/news/mondo/Viaggio-nel-Midwest-11423421.html

January 2019
The Latest: Local Wisconsin officials reassured by Foxconn
https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-wisconsin-reacts-foxconns-change-plans-154709175.html

Foxconn factory jobs touted by Trump will not come to pass
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/foxconn-changes-focus-of-massive-wisconsin-project/

JobLines bus service continues, temporarily, with Milwaukee County funding
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/01/09/joblines-bus-service-continues-temporarily-with.html?s=print


2018

November 2018
Enough With All the Innovation
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Enough-With-All-the-Innovation/245044

November 2018
Milwaukee County Struggles to Save ‘JobLines’ Used By Hundreds Daily
https://shepherdexpress.com/news/features/milwaukee-county-struggles-to-save-joblines-used-by-hundreds/

November 2018
Milwaukee County Job Lines bus service to Menomonee Falls in proposed 2019 budget
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/10/31/milwaukee-county-bus-rides-menomonee-falls-jobs-extended-into-2019/1818417002/

October 2018
Suburban Milwaukee bus route set to end, riders worry about job transportation
http://www.cbs58.com/news/suburban-milwaukee-bus-route-set-to-end-riders-worry-about-job-transportation

September 2018
How Wisconsin is trying to head off a major worker shortage
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-wisconsin-is-trying-to-head-off-a-major-worker-shortage

May 2018
Is Wisconsin a cautionary tale for unions?
https://www.columbian.com/news/2018/may/13/is-wisconsin-a-cautionary-tale-for-unions/

April 2018
The limits of progress: Still separate and unequal after five decades of civil rights backlash
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/the-limits-of-progress-still-separate-and-unequal-after-five-decades-of-civil-rights-backlash/

April 2018
Want to restrict immigration? To fill jobs, Wisconsin may need more immigrants, not fewer
https://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/david-haynes/2018/04/24/immigration-one-solution-wisconsin-labor-crunch/512964002/

April 2018
MLK anniversary: What’s changed in America’s most segregated city?
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-43623215/mlk-anniversary-what-s-changed-in-america-s-most-segregated-city

February 2018
Can where you grow up play a strong role in how much money you make as an adult?
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/special-reports/50-year/2018/02/28/equality-opportunity-project-income-inequality-poverty-segregation/375358002/


2017

December 2017
Extraordinary building boom is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline
https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2017/03/04/extraordinary-building-boom-reshaping-milwaukees-skyline/98477354/

September 2017
In Milwaukee, an effort to link inner-city workers with jobs outside the city
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2017/0928/In-Milwaukee-an-effort-to-link-inner-city-workers-with-jobs-outside-the-city

July 2017
Foxconn coming to Kenosha or Racine
http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/foxconn-coming-to-kenosha-or-racine/article_49d2f7cf-7789-5fea-8c11-c9890228d748.html

July 2017
Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory comes with a $3 billion catch
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/foxconns-wisconsin-factory-comes-with-a-3-billion-catch/

July 2017
Video: UW-Milwaukee economist questions Foxconn deal
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/video-uw-milwaukee-economist-questions-foxconn-deal/youtube_f41fba28-076c-5aff-b379-44e83e8bedef.html

March 2017
Why some people live where they do, in segregated Metropolitan Milwaukee
https://www.wuwm.com/post/why-some-people-live-where-they-do-segregated-metropolitan-milwaukee

March 2017
Measuring black/white segregation in Metro Milwaukee
https://www.wuwm.com/post/measuring-blackwhite-segregation-metro-milwaukee

March 2017
Data Draws Link Between Metro Milwaukee’s Segregation and Poverty
https://www.wuwm.com/post/data-draws-link-between-metro-milwaukees-segregation-and-poverty


2016

December 2016
The struggle for a fair and prosperous Milwaukee
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/12/the-struggle-for-a-fair-and-prosperous-milwaukee/511313/

November 2016
More than downtown development needed—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/11/03/more-than-downtown-development-needed/

October 2016
Milwaukee’s inner city jobs puzzle—BizTimes
https://www.biztimes.com/2016/industries/manufacturing-logistics/milwaukees-inner-city-jobs-puzzle/

October 2016
City residents hiring program falls short—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/10/25/citys-residents-preference-program-has-problems/

October 2016
USA, les noirs dans le viseur de la police
https://pages.rts.ch/emissions/temps-present/7960992-usa-les-noirs-dans-le-viseur-de-la-police.html

September 2016
300+ strong amplifies black voices—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/09/22/300-strong-amplifies-black-voices/

August 2016
Gaps in the ‘skills gap’ debate over Wisconsin jobs
https://www.wiscontext.org/gaps-skills-gap-debate-over-wisconsin-jobs

August 2016
Derrick Z. Jackson: Milwaukee’s invisible racial cage
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/columns/2016/08/17/milwaukee-invisible-racial-cage/iUsRlE048xlEcrFJ6nvRvL/story.html

August 2016
By many measures, Milwaukee is toughest U.S. city for blacks
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-milwaukee-toughest-city-for-blacks-20160816-story.html

August 2016
Milwaukee: America’s most segregated city
https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/milwaukee-americas-most-segregated-city/

August 2016
Milwaukee riots fed by decades of African American economic insecurity
http://prospect.org/article/milwaukee-riots-fed-decades-african-american-economic-insecurity

August 2016
Milwaukee neighborhoods slid after factory jobs vanished
https://www.wsj.com/articles/milwaukee-neighborhoods-slid-after-factory-jobs-vanished-1471304446

August 2016
Affluent and black, and still trapped by segregation
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/us/milwaukee-segregation-wealthy-black-families.html

August 2016
After decades of segregation, anger boils over in Milwaukee
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wisconsin-police-segregation-idUSKCN10Q25S

August 2016
These stats show why Milwaukee was primed to explode
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/milwaukee-riots-poverty-education-statistics/

August 2016
Milwaukee’s staggering black-white economic divide
https://money.cnn.com/2016/08/16/news/economy/milwaukee-blacks-inequality/

August 2016
Racial violence in Milwaukee was decades in the making, residents say
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/us/racial-violence-in-milwaukee-was-decades-in-the-making-residents-say.html

June 2016
Aldermen unveil anti-violence initiative—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/06/08/aldermen-unveil-anti-violence-initiative/

April 2016
Wisconsin heads to the polls a state divided—MarketPlace
https://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/01/world/wisconsin


2015

December 2015
The worst place in the U.S. to be black is…Wisconsin—Dollars&Sense
http://dollarsandsense.org/archives/2015/1115schneider.html

December 2015
Segregation: Milwaukee’s tale of two cities—CBS58
https://www.cbs58.com/news/segregation-milwaukees-tale-of-two-cities

December 2015
CEO pay drives inequality, researcher finds—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/12/01/ceo-pay-drives-inequality-researcher-finds/

November 2015
UWM researcher says CEO pay is ‘motoring inequality’ in Milwaukee—MilwaukeeNNS
https://milwaukeenns.org/2015/11/30/uwm-researcher-says-ceo-pay-is-motoring-inequality-in-milwaukee/

November 2015
UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing equality—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/uw-milwaukee-hosts-experts-discussion-of-citys-growing-inequality/

October 2015
Black leaders say joblessness among black men is rooted in racism—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/10/31/black-leaders-say-joblessness-among-black-men-is-rooted-in-racism/

September 2015
Chief Flynn calls for tougher gun laws—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/09/10/chief-flynn-calls-for-tougher-gun-laws/

June 2015
Manufacturing consent: Chicago’s oldest steel mill will soon be demolished. What will replace it when it’s gone?—BELT Magazine
https://beltmag.com/manufacturing-consent-chicagos-oldest-steel-mill-will-soon-demolished-will-replace-gone/

May 2015
The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee
http://archive.jsonline.com/news/opinion/the-failure-of-economic-development-in-baltimore–and-milwaukee-b99504153z1-304738911.html/

May 2015
A response to Marc V.Levine…–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://archive.jsonline.com/news/opinion/a-response-to-marc-v-levine-b99500583z1-303784991.html/

April 2015
Predicting Wisconsin’s economic future—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/04/01/data-wonk-predicting-wisconsins-economic-future/

February 2015
Will streetcar help the inner city?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/02/04/data-wonk-will-streetcar-help-the-inner-city/

February 2015
The Milwaukee streetcar is still happening—NextCity
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/milwaukee-streetcar-happening-plan

January 2015
Milwaukee leaders hop tot make city a global water technology leader—The Confluence
https://confluence.journalism.wisc.edu/2015/01/03/milwaukee-leaders-hope-to-make-city-a-global-water-technology-leader/

January 2015
Milwaukee’s miraculous water hub—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/01/06/murphys-law-milwaukees-miraculous-water-hub/


2014

December 2014
Luxury versus necessities—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/luxury-versus-necessities/

November 2014
Low wage jobs are on the rise—Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Experts
https://wisworkcompexperts.com/tag/professor-mark-levine/

July 2014
Is Walker to blame for poor job growth?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/07/09/data-wonk-is-walker-to-blame-for-poor-job-growth/

May 2014
Walker jobs promise appears out of reach—WISN12
https://www.wisn.com/article/walker-jobs-promise-appears-out-of-reach/5947732

February 2014
Will water technology transform the city?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/02/11/plenty-of-horne-will-water-technology-transform-the-city/


2013

December 2013
The skills gap: Is it real or isn’t it?—Wisconsin Manufacturing
https://www.wmep.org/blog/heated-debate-on-skills-gap-expected-at-manufacturing-matters/

October 2013
Planning and a pint series takes on bradly center debate—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/planning-and-a-pint-series-takes-on-bradley-center-debate/

September 2013
BBC deplores Wisconsin’s black imprisonment rate—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/09/19/streetsblog-bbc-deplores-wisconsins-black-imprisonment-rate/

August 2013
The false promise of entrepreneurial university—York Neoliberalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuTsUF2xPZc

August 2013
Mind the gap—Milwaukee Magazine
https://www.milwaukeemag.com/mindthegap-2/

July 2013
The myth of the welders shortage—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/07/11/murphys-law-the-myth-of-the-welders-shortage/

June 2013
Does Wisconsin really have a “skills gap”?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/06/11/murphys-law-does-wisconsin-really-have-a-skills-gap/

March 2013
The world according to Time Sullivan—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/03/07/murphys-law-the-world-according-to-tim-sullivan/

February 2013
UWM professor: Wisconsin skills gap a ‘myth’—Milwaukee Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/02/uwm-professor-wisconsin-skills-gap-a.html


2012

October 2012
The $74 million gamble—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2012/10/17/murphy%E2%80%99s-law-the-74-million-gamble/

January 2012
UWM report looks at unemployment stats for black males—Fox6NOW
https://fox6now.com/2012/01/24/uwm-report-staggering-unemployment-statistics-for-black-males/


2011

October 2011
Cuts in transit could add to poverty levels in Milwaukee—Milwaukee Courier
https://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2011/10/08/cuts-in-transit-could-add-to-poverty-levels-in-milwaukee/

September 2011
Transit cuts put jobs out of reach of workers without cars report—1000 Friends of Wisconsin
http://www.1kfriends.org/transit-cuts-put-jobs-out-of-reach-of-workers-with-out-cars/

March 2011
Milwaukee named “most segregated”—On Milwaukee
https://onmilwaukee.com/living/articles/segregatedsalon.html

February 2011
Building a better Racine—The Journal Times
https://journaltimes.com/business/local/building-a-better-racine/article_089c832a-3177-11e0-8c62-001cc4c03286.html


2010

October 2010
Study shows Milwaukee unemployment for black men at record high—The Badger Herald
https://badgerherald.com/news/2010/10/25/study-shows-milwauke/

March 2010
Struggling university students take on ‘Dr. Pepper Spray’ in Milwaukee—In These Times
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5664/struggling_university_students_take_on_dr._pepper_spray_in_milwaukee

2010
Milwaukee Summit—Video
https://vimeo.com/44479270


2008

February 2008
Prof. Levine presents bleak job market—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2008/02/21/community-economic-development-committee-february-20-2008-meeting-notes/


2007

August 2007
Milwaukee ranks high among cities in poverty rate—Pioneer Press
https://www.twincities.com/2007/08/28/milwaukee-ranks-high-among-cities-in-poverty-rate/amp/

2007
Tales of three cities—Seattle Report
http://seattleindustry.org/archive/SP07_tale3cities.php

2007
Milwaukee Summit—Video
https://vimeo.com/44465791