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Beverly Hamilton-Williams

Beverly Hamilton-Williams

Beverly Hamilton-Williams is an educator with a degree in speech pathology and special education from Texas Southern University. She also has a M.Ed. from Cardinal Stritch University. She worked in public schools for 25 years and currently teaches at a private religious school. She is a former NAACP youth council advisor for the Milwaukee. Branch NAACP and worked as a community advocate in this role for many years.

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Black Lives Matter protesters gather and march to the Milwaukee City Hall. Many called for the removal of Milwaukee police Chief Alfonso Morales. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

The DeShawnda Bailey case exemplifies the dysfunction of Milwaukee institutions

By: - July 8, 2021

Milwaukee Public Schools teacher DeShawnda Bailey was violently abused by Milwaukee police at her place of employment, exposing institutional discrimination, political dysfunction and complacency in the city of Milwaukee against African American citizens.   There are several institutions that failed Bailey and continue to fail many others.    Bailey’s case went from a public employee trying to […]

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Wauwatosa officers confront protesters in the days after the incident at Mensah's house. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Disbanding the Wauwatosa Police Department is a logical solution

By: - November 9, 2020

The Wauwatosa Police Department located in a small, mostly Caucasian suburb of Milwaukee, should be disbanded because of ineffective, aggressive and violent policing in this era when the nation is confronting systemic racism.  Wauwatosa is separated by one street from Milwaukee, which has the largest population of African Americans and Hispanics in Wisconsin. Milwaukee does […]