Madison365 Week in Review for July 17


    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by American Family Insurance.

    For the NEW News Lab, our Kynala Phillps dug into the deep disparities in Black maternal health.




    The Madison Gospel 5k is today — and the organization behind it is working to get people healthier year round.




    The Urban League of Greater Madison got a $600,000 grant from the DWD and WEDC to build Black wealth.




    The City of Madison’s “Let’s Talk Streets” initiative is seeking stories and opinions to inform urban design decisions through an equity lens.



    With a groundbreaking ceremony, major donations, big fundraisers and more, the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County capped off a big week.



    A new Black-owned hair product store is opening in Sun Prairie today.




    Milwaukee’s homeless population dropped by 16% in 2020 — but advocates worry it could go back up.




    The Blueprint Green Bay business accelerator will help startups owned by people of color, women and veterans get off the ground.



    Byron and Cristy Matthews have opened three businesses in Beloit — with a fourth on the way.



    Jona Moore was named vice president of the African American Chamber of Commerce.


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