Rev. Willie Brisco

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris. You’ve been president of MICAH since 2010. What does the group do? Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope is a faith-based organization that began in 1988 and includes more than 40 congregations throughout Milwaukee County. MICAH also has 10 affiliates in the state, an organization called WISDOM, and a national affiliate. We cover a range of issues, from ending the prison pipeline, to immigration reform, to life-sustaining wages for all workers. We recently were part of the lawsuit for more mass transit in the rebuilding of the Zoo Interchange. Public transit and access to jobs…

Depth Of Field

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Paolo Pellegrin. Paolo Pellegrin, born in Rome in 1964, is best-known as a photojournalist. “I’m more interested in a photography that is ‘unfinished,’” he says, “a photography that is suggestive and can trigger a conversation or dialogue.” Bring some of the world’s best photographers to Milwaukee, set them loose, corral their differing visions into a single exhibit – and you have the potential for a groundbreaking show at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The project has a deceptively simple name, Postcards from America: Milwaukee. The goal is more complicated: to use multiple perspectives to define what “place” means…

Nikiya Harris

Photo by Narayan Mahon For more than a year now, you’ve been a Democratic state senator from Milwaukee in a Republican-controlled Legislature. What Republican legislator do you get along with best? I can’t name one that I like any better than the other. But I have been able to, in the weirdest way, work with some of the Republican legislators. Sen. Glenn Grothman [R-West Bend], for instance. I show myself to be friendly, and so there’s some friendliness on the other side. In your 2013 holiday newsletter, you said reality has set in. What did you mean? I came in…

James Causey

Are you a newspaper columnist or an African-American first? You can’t ignore the race factor even if you tried. I just want to tell good stories. No one tells me what to write, and I focus on things that I see. I never take the same way home every night. Where do you live? 39th and Capitol. My parents bought a duplex when I was 7 or 8. I live upstairs. I’m the only child. They are getting older, so it makes sense for me to be nearby. I love the area. Do any Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editors live close…