African Americans


David Michael Miller

Black-owned businesses are growing, but still lag behind their white counterparts. Several organizations in Madison are trying to help them make connections, get attention and raise money. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM News


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

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


Todd Brown/UWSMPH Media Solution

​Keeping seniors active keeps them independent longer — and aids in overall health. The PALS program aims to do so, and is expanding statewide. more

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM News