“As an officer of the law, I believe that today justice has prevailed,” Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said in a statement.
"We believe that our protesters will be peaceful," Madison police chief Shon Barnes said.
One of the city's preeminent Downtown developers is donating commercial space on Capitol Square to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County for use as offices, a volunteer center, and place nonprofits and minority businesses can offer events and pop up shops.
American Family Insurance first invested $1 million five years ago into the Boys & Girls Club’s AVID/TOPS program.
With $25,000 from the State Bar of Wisconsin, and $50,000 each from the Madison Community and Oscar Rennebohm foundations, the Vel Phillips Statue Task Force is halfway toward its fundraising goal.
A group of teachers has been put on leave after using an activity that asked sixth grade students how they would punish slaves.
Michael Johnson, an employee of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, held the position of Coach in the Intercollegiate Athletics department. Jo…
Michael Johnson, an employee of University of Wisconsin-Madison, held the position of Lecturer in the Wsb/Real Estate & Ule department. Jo…
Dane County Boys & Girls Club president and CEO Michael Johnson said he hopes to deliver a completed proposal to the State Capitol Executive Residence Board to act on within 60 days.
Detectives found no evidence on video recordings from several cameras or witness statements that corroborated Bernstein’s allegations that she was the victim of an attack near State Street on June 24.
"The key is the age. By the time they're in high school and beyond, it gets more and more difficult," said South District Capt. Mike Hanson.
Tuesday evening started with song, peace and Black community leaders working together with youth activists. But it ended with dumpster fires, smashed windows, tear gas and a demonstrator getting pulled into an unmarked police car.
The unity walk will begin at the State Capitol at 11 a.m., with a private funeral in Breese Stevens Field at noon. The funeral will be livestreamed by various news outlets.
A crowd of some 300 people was gathered at the park to celebrate the life of a recent homicide victim, 24-year-old Maurice R. Bowman Jr.
Officials and activists suspect an uptick in gun violence in Madison comes from a combination of hot weather and people living with chronic poverty, stress and trauma compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After demonstrators against racial injustice toppled the “Forward” and Hans Christian Heg statues last Tuesday at Capitol Square, community members have grappled with whether the art should be restored or replaced entirely.
The Boys & Girls Club's Michael Johnson points to Phillips' long list of "firsts," while Sen. Fred Risser said "Honoring Vel would be a great idea."
As Wisconsin’s former secretary of state, Vel Phillips was the nation’s first Black woman to be elected to a statewide office.
Madison officials are struggling to protect protesters' First Amendment rights while keeping citizens and property safe amid continuing protests Downtown.
“She was minding her own business and sitting in a car and someone decided to pour fluid on her face and light her on fire,” Michael Johnson told the Cap Times Thursday. “That’s a hate crime. They targeted her for the color of her skin.”
"The police department is hesitant because they don't feel that the City Council and definitely the mayor has their backs," Ald. Paul Skidmore said.
Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County is partnering with the African American Opioid Coalition for the series, which will run live on Facebook and YouTube.
Madison and Milwaukee community leaders will come together in a live streamed summit to discuss issues facing Wisconsin's black communities during the international unrest that followed the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis.