According to the Madison Police Department, 2020 has had a reported 143 shots-fired incidents so far, an 88% increase from the same period last year. Madison community leaders and activists expressed their frustrations with officials’ inability to take meaningful action against gun violence at a press conference this afternoon. The conference was held outdoors on […]
Black babies in Wisconsin die at a comparative rate that’s higher than any other state. And nationally, Black mothers die in childbirth at a rate that’s three times greater than that of white mothers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of those deaths are preventable. Those racial inequities for women and […]
The Madison College class of Dr. Dee Soles presents their research findings in response to the Race to Equity Report…This fall’s class is the second class who are eager to share their work with WORT listeners. There are about 25-30 of them!
MADISON (WORT) — The Justified Anger Coalition has spent the last year crafting a plan to eliminate racial inequities in Dane County. Friday night, the coalition presented “Our Madison Plan” at the Alliant Energy Center. Helena White was there and filed this report.
MADISON (WORT) — A follow up to last fall’s series looking into racial disparity in Dane County, Helena White brings us a series of interviews with longtime Madisonian Jamada Norris.
Norris offers his perspective on what it is like to live and raise children as an African American in our community.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne responds to the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition.