Exposing the Milwaukee Machine Misuse of Federal Grant Funds Targeted to Fight Poverty

The Milwaukee Machine led by Tom Barrett and his Citizen Elected Crony Leadership and Private Business Cronies, could not sway The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to overlook Federal policies and rules this time around. 

I wonder why this particular incident raised eyebrows in Washington D.C.? Is Washington D.C. wakening up to Milwaukee City Govt misuse of Federal Grants? Hopefully so!

Specifically, Federal grants intended on alleviating impoverished conditions in Milwaukee. A City Audit would / will revealed millions and millions of grant dollars never making it to poor communities in Milwaukee. It also would have shown most of the Federal grant dollars targeted to poor communities go to surrounding communities, private business residing outside the City awarded contracts (City Procurements) by Milwaukee City Hall Community Development Commission. These outside contractors employees are primarily white and do not live in the City of Milwaukee.

City of  Milwaukee Federal grant dollars received over the decades have benefited Wisconsin Whites citizens greatly more than it has benefited Wisconsin Black citizens. Someone proves me wrong! Only an audit of City and County books can dispel this belief which publicly presented by the Local Chapter of The NAACP. Though these charges have floated in the Black community by concerned citizens for many years with no redress when presented to elected public officials.

Obvious proof of the misuse of Federal Grant Fundings, by Elected City Leadership is mounting researched data and reports outlining the ill social living conditions of the Black residents living in the City of Milwaukee. Plus often Nationally and Abroad reports and studies. Findings outlining Milwaukee, WI. ill rankings in social living indicators, e.g. Crime rates, Black male incarceration and unemployment rates, Education, Infant Deaths when compared to other Cities demographics in the Nation.

No comparison needed in my opinion. The proof is in the pudding. 


image001If there is no truth in this cartoon. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele why not agree to open the books to an outside audit? Your window of deniability might be closely approaching.

About Mr. Tony Muhammad

My published opinions, commentaries, and reports are inspired by my life experiences, human events, and historical research data. Now available on the World Wide Web which allows a living Black man today no excuses for remaining in a cognitive state of ignorance​ in America. Reader's may take me to be a racist and divider of common causes and problems all people share in the broader society rather my intentions are not to incite divisions that already exist in our society and political spectrum but to press on the conscience of my group members the role of unity in providing social balance in a competitive society and culture as found here in America. A Black man life in America is unique and distinctive from other races in the society. Honest race dialogue is neglected but needed between the Black and White races here in America to solve the root adversary between the races. I only expose Black thoughtful perspectives about historical and present day events in our society that exacerbate Americas race problems. I am a SPIRITUAL WATCHER, of humanity unequal social balances between the races. When the scale of the dissatisfied weight heavier than the scale of falsehood, which is implanted in the minds of the people they will eventually rise up in opposition against whom or whatever they perceive to be the oppressor. On the other hand, wick powers and people are prepared to crush organized marches and protests demonstrated by the awakening masses they deem revolting against the established world order. If only the masses would turn towards "righteousness" the ills of this world would disappear. Thereby, taking power from those who rule by mass deceit and trickery. Righteous conduct practiced by men and women sacrificing, personal desires to possess inordinate quantities of material things for the betterment of one’s brother and stranger, is the power that will revolve the miserable condition of man, women, and child on this planet. Most all religions of the world are corrupted by the power of false doctrine that sways their followers. A six lane crooked road has been built down the straight path of man which is righteousness. Humanity is intoxicated by all manners of misconduct and non-productive behavior. I write to usher in a righteous world without excess but balance. I do realize first darkness must be dispelled by righteous men and women working together to build and grow a righteous humanity that dispels darkness from the minds of the people / masses by active examples. Only time knows the circumstances that will usher in the light of truth into the minds of humanity. I write and wait for that glorious day.
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8 Responses to Exposing the Milwaukee Machine Misuse of Federal Grant Funds Targeted to Fight Poverty

  1. fred royal says:

    Geat artical how do we continue to highlight the issue and educate the masses?


    • Mr. T says:

      That is the missing 64 year old question. No one seems to have an answer too, including me. I have been writing about this issue and many other issues surrounding do nothing politicians (Black and White) exploiting the ill social conditions for Blacks in particular in the City of Milwaukee. Even our young and old aspiring and active Local, State, Federal representatives realize the problem, but cast a blind eye where Federal Grant monies is not adding up to a pile of beans to impact social change for Black citizens here in Milwaukee. Good example is the repeated support from Black elected representatives, Community Journal Newspaper for Do Nothing Mayor Tom Barrett leadership the past 10 years. I for one will be attending the 15th District candidate forum with ears open and hard questions, if allowed input (Doubtfully). The last political forum for Mayoral, Aldermanic and County Supervisors I attended was obviously staged in favor of hand picked politicians like Tom Barrett, Stampler Jr. Nikia Harris and
      David DB Bowen. Not one of these Black elected officials have backed the NAACP lawsuit calling for an audit of County and City books. The question of how to educate the masses is simple. You can not educate a group of people like here in Milwaukee while they are politically slumbering and most kept asleep by religious leadership dogma. Most Black people here in Milwaukee for some reason trust that any elected politician and the local media outlets are doing a good job on the job. So why vote during local election seasons. Go figure…Is it hopeless? Of course not. Thats why I write and speak on the issues kept under the carpet.

  2. Ann Parsons says:

    This should be a daily discussion on Black Talk radio. SHAME on Milwaukee!!

  3. Well, I hope a “rule of law” condemning big urban cities misuse of federal poverty grants – based on inner city poverty rates and high unemployment rates – is established by whom or what suing Pittsburgh. A win is needed somewhere in the country then possibly better success will come from a next time Milwaukee Chapter of NAACP decides to file another case against Milwaukee.

  4. Ann Parsons says:

    In 2005 CDBG/ OIC/City of Milwaukee applied untreated wood to the exterior porches and railings of my home. 3 weeks ago, this coming Friday, a strong wind caused 1/3rd of the upper porch railing to brake off and crash to the steps below.
    I reside in a duplex, I occupy the upper.
    I am a disabled senior, I could have fallen through the rotting wood or myself or someone else
    could have been struck by the broken, falling railing.
    I deem the condition of the wood that was applied to my property to be criminal.
    It is my understanding that in order to receive CDBG funding GUIDELINES MUST BE FOLLOWED.
    Untreated wood was used on ALL of the exterior porches and railings. Criminals?

  5. Shawn Moore says:

    I called in to a radio station WNOV today and spoke with Sherwin Hughes regarding these candidates ( Tom Barrett and Joe Davis are just two) that without new leadership that our city was doomed and low and behold … He tried to verbally castrate a young candidate by the name of James Methu for not having the experience that these other snakes have. I find it appalling that WNOV pushes these guys political agenda while they continue to PERPETUATE THE DEMISE OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE AND ITS RESIDENTS … Thank You Mr. Muhammad.

    • Sherwin Hughes is a cloaked Black republican. If you listen to his show in its early beginnings he bashed President Obama but now I listen in “sometimes” he appears to have changed his methods of political entertainment. Although Sherwin presents much information about systematic racism, he remains loyal to his political affiliations in this City and State.

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