Cavalier "Chevy" Johnson advanced to April's general election following Tuesday's primary election that whittled down the field of candidates to two. The acting mayor of Milwaukee could become the first Black person ever elected to that position.
Persuading Black voters to vote despite the pandemic — coupled with the same obstacles that kept Black voting down in 2016 — rendered a numerically flat turnout a victory, local activists said.
Community residents found two missing Black girls in Milwaukee after police delayed its response despite suspicions that the children were victims of a sex trafficking ring.
The African American community in Milwaukee County has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. All eight people there who died of complications from the coronavirus were Black.
A co-worker of Anthony Ferrill, the Milwaukee gunman whose shooting rampage at the Molson Coors brewery killed six people including himself, suggested racism and discrimination could have proven to be the tipping point.
Anthony Ferrill, the possible name of the gunman who five people and himself during a mass shooting at a brewery in Milwaukee, was making the rounds on social media and the larger internet.
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