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‘Enough is Enough’: Activists protest police brutality; KCSD releases statement on arrests

KENOSHA ⏤ A peaceful Sunday march and protest eventually ended in Kenosha County deputies placing three notable community leaders under arrest at the Kenosha Public Safety Building. Monday, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department called the arrests "targeted" in a released statement. The department also stated the three were arrested for blocking public access to the … Continue reading ‘Enough is Enough’: Activists protest police brutality; KCSD releases statement on arrests

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ I first met and talked to Jon Linton, founder of “Let’s Be Better Humans”, shortly after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020.  At that time, he had recently spent days in Minneapolis, documenting the aftermath after the killing of George Floyd.  I had been doing the same work with the … Continue reading #HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

Alvin owens serves community with 'collective' https://youtu.be/5XlqV7ARfQ0 KENOSHA ⏤ Known for his amazing haircuts and involvement in local activism supporting communities of color, Alvin D. Owens has done it all. He’s from cut hair in his front yard, worked in public relations, and has been employed in the education field.  Regimen Barber Collective A resident … Continue reading #HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

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Local leader to take part in ‘Trace the Line’ panel

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenoshan Porche Bennett-Bey will serve as a panelist at an event drawing Midwest leaders together to talk about moving forward in 2021. The event, based around the new film "Trace the Line", takes place on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. The virtual event is free and open to those who pre-register at http://www.wearebravebird.com/conversations. … Continue reading Local leader to take part in ‘Trace the Line’ panel

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‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

KENOSHA — On Friday, Jan. 29, Rev. Jonathan Barker of Grace Lutheran Church completed 100 Fridays of fasting in order to support increasing green energy initiatives around the nation. As a result, Barker held a press conference at the church, 2006 60th St., welcoming speakers including County Board Supervisor Andy Berg and state Rep. Tod … Continue reading ‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

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‘We need more love in this community’

‘Building Hope’ panelists discuss changing roles in 2020 unrest, hopes for 2021 KENOSHA ⸺ “We need more love in this community.” After an hour-and-a-half-long conversation, Ald. Anthony Kennedy boiled down the vast issues facing the city into a missing component in its core: Love. “You don’t have to like me,” the Dist. 10 alderman said. … Continue reading ‘We need more love in this community’

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Alderman, supervisor and artist spend days ‘Freezing for a Reason’ for Grace Welcome Center

The week of Jan. 18, Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, County Supervisor Andy Berg and artist Katy Wallner spent several days and nights in the cold. Their efforts were part of the "Freezing for a Reason" food drive donation drive to benefit Grace Welcome Center, 2006 60th St. in Kenosha. And in looking at the room that … Continue reading Alderman, supervisor and artist spend days ‘Freezing for a Reason’ for Grace Welcome Center

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Kenosha County DA will not charge officers in Blake shooting, details evidence

KENOSHA — On Jan. 5, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced KPD officer Rusten Sheskey would not be charged in shooting Jacob Blake in August. Graveley explained his decision in detail, offering new information which arguably changes the circumstances of the Blake situation. Watch the full conference below.

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Kenosha activist among Time’s ‘Guardians of the Year’

KENOSHA ⏤Time Magazine has chosen a local activist as one of its Guardians of the Year for 2020. Porche Bennett-Bey, aka “Mookie Bey”, has been a staple of local protests. In fact, if you haven’t seen Bennett-Bey, it’s likely because YOU haven’t been somewhere. Bennett-Bey is among one of the many local Black leaders who have … Continue reading Kenosha activist among Time’s ‘Guardians of the Year’

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Art and activism: Beautifying, adding meaning to the aftermath of social unrest

KENOSHA ⏤ While the word saw Kenosha as a warzone, many young activists used art to beautify the areas that had been destroyed by riots in August 2020. 'Kenosha is a warzone' That is the perception that has been presented in many reports, comments and opinion pieces written since riots claimed Downtown and Uptown businesses … Continue reading Art and activism: Beautifying, adding meaning to the aftermath of social unrest