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Madison365 Radio moves to The Mic 92.1 this Monday! This week, we welcome UW Basketball Assistant Coach Howard Moore, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and YGB activist Brandi Grayson.
Rivals united at Madison East’s Homecoming game, as both Madison East and Madison West’s football teams took a knee during the National Anthem.
Sun Prairie’s mayor and police chief are working together to address disparity in the growing city.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said during a Board of Estimates meeting that it’s “absolutely false” that disparities here are among the worst in the nation, drawing the ire of several local leaders.
The Milwaukee Bucks were in town this week to train at the Kohl Center, and welcomed local community leaders to visit a practice.
Wisconsin Union event planner Stephanie Diaz de Leon answered our 12 questions.
Intellectual Ratchet and Forward Community Investments will partner on an art exhibit focused on social justice.
Gloria Ladson-Billings recalled Ida B. Wells, who said “Black Lives Matter” more than 100 years ago.
Congressman Mark Pocan reflected on the late Paul Wellstone’s creed that “We all do better when we all do better.”
In other news …
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the track athletes who raised a gloved fist at the 1968 Olympics, were received at the White House this week.
An unarmed African refugee, apparently in the midst of a mental health crisis, was shot and killed by police near San Diego.
Netflix released its latest Marvel series, Luke Cage. The title character is, interestingly, a bulletproof black man.
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