How Milwaukee built Halyard Park, a Black suburb in the middle of the city
In the 1970s, obtaining financing for a home or business was not always an equitable experience, even for qualified Black borrowers. But despite the barriers to capital, one Milwaukee community emerged: Halyard Park.
In this episode, Tarik Moody and Reggie Jackson explain how Milwaukee's Black community united to build a "suburb" on the edge of downtown Milwaukee. Then, Tarik speaks with two nonprofit leaders spearheading the ThriveOn Collaboration. This unique real-estate development exists at the nexus of the Halyard Park, Harambee and Brewer's Hill neighborhoods, aiming to connect residents with affordable housing, early childhood education, healthcare and food options.
Guests: Gregory M. Wesley, senior vice president of strategic alliances and business development at the Medical College of Wisconsin; and Ken Robertson, executive vice president, COO and CFO at Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
By Every Measure season two is supported by The Argosy Foundation.
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This season on 'By Every Measure'
- Episode 1 — Black Brain Drain, Part 1, with nationally touring musicians SistaStrings, and musician and poet Emmitt James.
- Episode 2 — Black Brain Drain, Part 2, with Corry Joe Biddle, executive director of Fuel Milwaukee; and Ranell Washington, vice president of Social X MKE.
- Episode 3 — Black Birth Outcomes with certified nurse midwife LuVerda Martin of Aurora Health Care and Geraud Blanks of Milwaukee Film.
- Episode 4 — Housing with Greg Wesley of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Ken Robertson of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
- Episode 5 — Generational Wealth (March 21) with Kevin Newell of Royal Capital.
- Episode 6 — Black Resilience (March 28).
- Episode 7 — Critical Race Theory (April 3).