James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by James:

Taking the HIV medication PrEP is 90% effective. A new drive aims to get more gay black Milwaukee men on it.

The stigma from HIV remains a problem in Milwaukee. So does access to PrEP for many. But the AIDS Resource Center is trying to change that. → Read More


In Milwaukee's poorest ZIP code, fruits and vegetables become powerful weapons for saving young boys

“I try to provide them with the tools to grow, so they can make that decision not to jump in that (stolen car), and not to pick up that gun, because they need to make those decisions when no one else is around.” → Read More

53206 is Wisconsin's most incarcerated ZIP code. Here are 4 more facts about the Milwaukee neighborhood.

Milwaukee's 53206 ZIP code area faces challenges, including high incarceration rates, poverty and health concerns. → Read More

Want to get involved in a community garden? It's not all weed-pulling.

Milwaukee has dozens of community gardens that are making a difference. Here's how you can help. → Read More

Oral storytelling event will focus on overcoming racism and bigotry

The Journal Sentinel will discuss race in a different way during an oral storytelling event May 30. → Read More

Lee Holloway, former Milwaukee County Board chairman, dies

Lee Holloway, long-time Milwaukee County Board supervisor and chairman, died Wednesday. → Read More

Outreach, testing urged as Milwaukee leaders respond to HIV, syphilis cluster

Groups in Milwaukee are offering more free, confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections in response to the HIV and syphilis cluster. → Read More

Milwaukee area youth describe beauty and fear in their neighborhoods

Milwaukee area youth describe both beauty and fear in their neighborhoods → Read More

Mental health forum set for Dec. 9 in Milwaukee

The Journal Sentinel will host a free mental health forum/workshop on Saturday, Dec. 9. → Read More

Housing and segregation discussion set

Housing and segregation discussion set for Sept. 27th in Milwaukee → Read More

Group celebrates the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee's fair housing marches

Events planned to mark the 200 days of the fair housing marches. → Read More

Girl holding priest's hand in iconic photo reflects on 50 years since Milwaukee civil rights marches

Lucia Rogers still gets emotional when she looks at the 1967 photo, during Milwaukee's open housing marches, of her holding Father James E. Groppi's hand. → Read More

“A Roller Coaster of Emotions”: James E. Causey, NF ’08, tells a tale of Milwaukee’s decline through the lives of his third-grade classmates

When I set out to find out what happened to everyone in my third-grade class at Milwaukee’s Samuel Clemens Elementary School in 1978, I had no idea how mentally draining the project would become. “What Happened to Us? Examining Milwaukee’s Persistent Problems Through the Eyes of One Class,” my four-part special report for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, tells the story of how Milwaukee went from… → Read More

Milwaukee Common Council approves creating a business cooperative similar to Cleveland

The Common Council approved a resolution directing the Department of City Development to create a business cooperative similar to Cleveland. → Read More

Lack of jobs continues to haunt city’s turnaround efforts

For blacks, Milwaukee went from a job haven to an employment desert → Read More

OPINION: Prince vs. Michael Jackson? No contest

MILWAUKEE — The first time I saw Prince, he was performing on American Bandstand. It was 1980, I was 11 and I had never seen anything like it. Here was a black man who seemed too odd to me, but was really cool, too. From then on, I would grow up with Prince. → Read More

Reviews of 10 southeast Wisconsin haunted attractions

I’ve been to more than 300 haunted houses, so I guess you can say haunted houses and horror are my thing. And today’s haunts are so much better than those in years past. → Read More

We are in a car theft epidemic

Wednesday night when I was headed home after work​, two cars passed me doing about 70 mph on ​W. Capitol Drive near ​N. 27th ​St. → Read More

Still waiting for justice in Dontre Hamilton case

The decision didn’t surprise me or any of my African-American friends because white police officers are rarely, if ever, found guilty in the death or mistreatment of black men and women. → Read More

Letter tells people they are not registered to vote - JSOnline

Four weeks ago​,​ I received a letter in the mail indicating that I was not registered to vote in November. I vote in every election so I tossed the letter in the recycling bin. → Read More