Wisconsin

A state of emergency is in effect in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after demonstrators burned cars and businesses while protesting the police shooting death of Sylville Smith, a Black man killed by a Black police officer. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard and plans to deploy troops if the violence continues. According to police, Smith was shot […]

According to Milwaukee police, an unnamed man was shot early Monday morning and transported to a nearby hospital in an armored vehicle during the protests. An officer was also injured and taken to the hospital after a rock broke through the windshield of his squad car.

Republican-led voter ID restrictions, which negatively impacted people of color, suffered a major blow last week in three states. On Friday in North Carolina, a federal judge rolled back obstructive voting measures. They included requiring a photo ID card to vote, reducing the number of early voting days, and prohibiting same-day voter registration. The 83-page decision […]

Two federal courts sided with voting rights advocates over Texas and Wisconsin voter ID laws. The rulings will permit residents in those states who don't have proper ID to vote in November.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is giving over 200,000 convicted felons the opportunity to vote again & more

As we’re readying for tonight’s NCAA Tournament with two of Indiana’s schools—Indiana University and Notre Dame—prepping for their individual Sweet 16 battles, we’re also turning our attention from the college game to the activism side of the pro game. The NBA is giving signals that sound like the league might move next year’s All-Star Game […]

Matt Kenny, the Madison, Wis. police officer named in the fatal shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, has been cleared of any wrongdoing after the findings…

Reaction continues to pour in after Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act was modified and signed by Governor Mike Pence on Thursday. NCAA President Mark Emmert was among those to express pleasure with the changes made. Emmert said he was surprised how quickly the state legislature reacted to the local and national backlash saying, “this bill is […]

Get in the Know with Kim’s Friday News & Headlines Governor Pence is blaming the media for the national outrage over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In an interview with a local radio station (down the dial), Pence called the concerns “understandable,” but said the bill has been “misconstrued” and urged Hoosiers to read it for […]

Family spokeswoman says 26-year-old Aaron Siler killed in Kenosha officer-involved shooting http://t.co/JqkwwYn0FZ via @fox6now — Deb Ward (@DebWard628) March 16, 2015 A Wisconsin police officer…

More than a thousand people came together to celebrate the life and times of 19-year-old Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. on Saturday, the biracial Madison, WI…