Basketball league builds brotherhood of black role models

Michael Hutchinson, former promotions director at radio station WMCS-AM 1290, started the Sports Talk Basketball Association to improve men’s health while giving back to the community.

City teens have a ball on Cal Ripken, Sr. Day

Kids from Agape Community Center swing the bat during the high-tempo game of Quickball. (Photo by Scottie Lee Meyers)

The diamond was freshly groomed, music blasted from the ballpark speakers and a digital scoreboard kept tally at Helfaer Field as teens from several community centers across Milwaukee played a game of Quickball.

Serve 2 Unite and Auschwitz museum staff members connect over nonviolence

Bartosz Bartyzel, Adelina Michaldo and Marta Berecka, visitors from the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland, listen to Serve 2 Unite representatives talk about nonviolence. (Photo by Hannah Byron)

Staff members from the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland heard from Serve 2 Unite representatives about how the organization works to build peaceful communities in the aftermath of violence.

Grant winners provide rides for Lindsay Heights youngsters

Stefhon Hubbard of DreamBikes demonstrates how to oil a bike chain as part of the “Fight for Bikes” program. (Photo by Brittany Carloni)

Sixty children received free bicycles, helmets and classes, thanks to the winners of last year’s DreamBig! competition.

Kids, parents pass on parks, playgrounds in favor of street hoops

Deonta Grimes, 13, takes a jumper over his cousin Latravius Gregory, 16, during a pick-up game. (Photo by Sue Vliet)

Makeshift basketball hoops and courts in the middle of city streets allow parents to keep a watchful eye on their children.