Wednesday, August 27, 2008

About the Insider News

Kenneth Lumpkin founded the Insider News in Racine, Wisconsin in 1991. The twice-monthly newspaper gives voice to the city's African-American community through stories, photography and advertising.

Lumpkin is a life-long journalist and photographer. He grew up in Alabama and moved to Milwaukee to work for an African-American newspaper. Eventually, he made his way to Racine and started the Insider News.

The Insider News is published on the 1st and the 15th of every month and distributed throughout the city's African-American community.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To the Editor:

My husband and I purchased a foreclosed property. Between April 4th and April 10th, there was a break in where the assailiant removed some copper fittings from the furnace and some other items. I called the police, he took our statement, and told us there has been a number of break-ins on vacant properties, but didn't tell us there was anything being done about it. This property is an investment for us and I don't think robberies like this are on the police priority list. Why hasn't anything been done about it? I see at least one article about stealing copper and aluminum from properties in the paper at lease 3 to 4 times a week.

Maybe the police will do something about it when someone invades a home that looks like it is vacant and then someone gets hurt or killed. The police will come running if that happened, for sure, don't you think?

There is only one aluminum and copper company in Racine, and he has to be going there to redeem the items, so why can't the police look up the records and investigate it? The business accepting the items should also be held accountable because they are not alerting the police.

Whoever did this to our property, knew what he was doing. He did more than $1,000.00 worth of damage for less than $10.00 worth of copper.

If enough of us speak out, maybe something will be done.

Thanks you for your time,