From taking time for self care to transforming your side hustle into a full-time job, African American community leaders offer tips for success more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM News


Carolyn Fath

Today Not Tomorrow recently moved into the East Madison Community Center, the first time it has ever had its own brick-and-mortar headquarters. The new location will help the organization “improve and build” on the work it’s already doing. more

May 3, 2017 3:22 PM News 1 Comments

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Sean Kennedy

Paul Kusuda spent a little more than a year in a Japanese internment camp. He was 19 at the time. Now 94, he reflects on his experience and the implications of the government’s policy on current threats to civil liberties. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 PM News


Sharon Vanorny

Dave Cieslewicz wrote in a March 7 Citizen Dave post that Democrats must embrace working class men in order to win elections. His argument implies that Dems are already embracing voters of color. They are not. more

Apr 3, 2017 11:29 AM Opinion 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

Free speech defenders and social justice activists are clashing on college campuses across the country, including at UW-Madison. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

I once had faith in the big blue glacier — growing numbers of Hispanics and millennials combined with strong participation by women and African Americans would put Democrats in power. But the November results have forced me to revisit that idea. more

Mar 7, 2017 8:24 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

The Madison Common Council sent a symbolic message to President Donald Trump, declaring its office and the city’s public libraries will offer aid to immigrants. more

Feb 8, 2017 10:53 AM News

Attorneys have claimed some small victories in fight against Trump’s immigration ban. They say protests have made the real difference. more

Jan 30, 2017 2:01 PM Democracy in Crisis

It’s depressing to learn that a white supremacist who was convicted of arson attacks on black churches is now a UW-Madison student. But changing the university’s admissions policies will only hurt those who genuinely deserve a second chance. more

Jan 27, 2017 3:43 PM Madland

A new police station and public market weren’t the only issues during this year’s city budget debate. Mayor Soglin says his effort to improve equity in the city’s workforce was thwarted by Ald. Cheeks. Is it the first salvo in the 2019 mayor’s race? more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM News


James Heimer

Milwaukee has enlisted volunteer chaplains to try to bridge the gap between police and the community. The program has had remarkable success, helping to quell riots that broke out after a police shooting. Could a similar program work in Madison? more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM News


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After racist incident at Badgers football game, community leaders call for zero tolerance. more

Nov 3, 2016 9:34 AM News 4 Comments

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Elisa Wiseman

An east-side neighborhood meeting called to discuss issues of poverty and crime brought up much more commonplace matters like littering, panhandling and speeding. The divide underscored a difference in perception about the issues facing Madison. more

Sep 23, 2016 12:21 PM News 1 Comments


Lauren Justice

Ajani Carr’s young life has been riddled with tragedy. But the 13-year-old is focusing on making a difference, spearheading a new group, Building Bosses, to fight for equity and understanding. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Judith Davidoff

An overflow crowd attended the first Black Business Expo. With 43 vendors there, organizer Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” said it exceeded her expectations. more

Jul 25, 2016 2:15 PM News

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Allison Geyer

Genele Laird won't face charges in Tuesday's disturbance at East Towne Mall. Instead, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is recommending a restorative court program. But her supporters say Ozanne's decision is politically motivated. more

Jun 24, 2016 5:53 PM News 2 Comments

It’s no secret that people of color are underrepresented in journalism — it’s a problem in Madison and in newsrooms across the country. This summer, a new academy from Madison365 hopes to inspire young minority reporters to take up the trade. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM News


Dylan Brogan

Genele Laird, the 18-year-old African American woman violently subdued by police on Tuesday, is likely to remain in jail for a second night. Meanwhile, outrage with police grows, as some describe “an aggregate trauma” experienced by black community. more

Jun 22, 2016 5:42 PM , News 18 Comments


Darien Lamen

A cellphone video of the arrest of 18-year-old Genele Laird at East Towne Mall went viral on Facebook Tuesday night. Community leaders met with Police Chief Mike Koval demanding answers. Laird remained in jail overnight. more

Jun 22, 2016 10:50 AM News 5 Comments


Tom Klingele

Children’s Theater of Madison closes its 50th anniversary season with a powerful and relevant production of the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It runs at the Overture Center’s Playhouse through May 22. more

May 11, 2016 10:15 AM Stage 1 Comments