Edgar Mendez

Edgar Mendez is a Milwaukee-based freelance reporter and a senior staff writer for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. His writing has been published by the Associated Press, Reuters, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other media.

3 Cities That Became Better Places for Young Black Men

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Ten years after the launch of My Brother’s Keeper, these “model communities” have become proving grounds for the collaboration-based formula’s success.

As Climate Money Pours In, Some Urban Freeways May Disappear

9 min read

The Inflation Reduction Act could usher in a new era of freeway removal in cities like Milwaukee, which transformed its urban core by tearing down a highway 20 years ago.

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