Olivia Crudup serves as the Observer’s intern under founder and editor-in-chief Daniel Thompson. She will serve as the source of many of the Observer’s “humanity-centered stories” focusing on people and organizations within the community. Olivia both lives and works in Kenosha, and she is a regular volunteer around the city.
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#ObserverConversations: Talking about building trust, police life with KPD Detective Tommar Franklin

KENOSHA ⏤ Last week, the Uptown Observer had the opportunity to sit down for a long and very enlightening conversation with Kenosha Police Department Detective

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: KPD Detective Tommar Franklin trying to make change from within

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin has served his nation and his community for much of his life. Franklin has been in law

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: Officer Friendly wants entire community to work together toward a better future

KENOSHA ⸺ Everyone knows of Officer Friendly in Kenosha, although many forget about the human behind the Kenosha Police Department uniform.  The new Officer Friendly

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

Alvin owens serves community with ‘collective’ KENOSHA ⏤ Known for his amazing haircuts and involvement in local activism supporting communities of color, Alvin D. Owens

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A sit-down with ‘Mama’ Arnetta Griffin

KENOSHA ⏤ Known as “Mama” in her community, Arnetta Griffin has been working to better Kenosha, doing God’s work.  With First Step Warming Center shutting

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HUMANITY-CENTERED SATURDAY: Jo Wynn helps the homeless, the historically underserved

KENOSHA ⏤ Jo Wynn has served her community for the vast majority of the time she’s lived in it.  Wynn has lived in Kenosha now

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Grace continues serving community in uncertain times (video)

KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center in Kenosha’s Uptown neighborhood has faced many uncertainties since COVID-19 hit the area last March. However, amid potentially facing dwindling

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Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens

KENOSHA ⏤ When the pandemic started, volunteers at Grace Welcome Center got together and came to a decision: If they die from doing their work,

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