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Black Nouveau on MPTV

Employment and Training Institute research:
"Wisconsin's Mass Incarceration of African American Males" (2013)
"Statewide Imprisonment of Black Men in Wisconsin" (2014)

Milwaukee Public Television collaborated with WUWM public radio on a six month special Project Milwaukee series on "Black Men in Prison" examining the causes and consequences of Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration. Partial list of MPTV programs below.

Black Nouveau (#2209): Joanne Williams and LaToya Dennis discuss black male incarceration and ask why it has been ignored as a critical issue

Black Nouveau (#2216 at 13:46) talks with state Senator Nikiya Harris about her proposed legislation to measure racial impact of criminal justice legislation

Black Nouveau (#2221 at 17:34) interviews UWM social welfare dean Stan Stojkovic and Atty. R.L. McNeely from the Felmers Chaney Correctional Center Advisory Board

Black Nouveau (#2222) looks at the "Building a Better Man" initiative with psychologists Drs. Ramel Smith, Bell Seymour, and Hector Torres

Black Nouveau special (#2232) on the Milwaukee town hall meeting and search for solutions to Wisconsin's high rates of incarceration of black men

¡Adelante! talked to Project Return about job opportunities for ex-offenders

Fourth Street Forum: Building a safe community for all with Police Chief Edward Flynn, Norma Balentine from Safe and Sound, and Stan Stojkovic from UWM

Fourth Street Forum: Racial and gender bias: Persistent and subtle? with Paula Penebaker of the YWCA, Cheryl Maranto from Marquette University, and Nancy Hernandez from ABRAZO multicultural marketing

community forum

WUWM and MPTV sponsored a community forum to explore solutions to Wisconsin's mass incarceration levels with over 400 religious leaders, parents of inmates, ex-offenders, students, community activists, and concerned residents.

Radio summary (5 min.) | audio recording (2 hr.) | MPTV televised highlights and discussion (27 min.)

community forum

Community forum sponsored by MPTV and WUWM at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum: panelists Rev. Willie Brisco, Rev. Mark Evans, Torre Jackson, and E. Michael McCann said jobs are the number one issue. (1 hr. 30 min.)

Forum photo MPTV Fourth Street Forum on "Black Men in Prison: Exploring the Crisis, Changing the Outcome." Denise Callaway of Milwaukee Public Schools moderated a panel discussion and community forum with LaToya Dennis of WUWM, Lois Quinn of UWM-ETI, and Clem Richardson of Project Return. (57 min. video)


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