Episode | #011

A Look at Life, Death & Homicide at a Milwaukee Funeral Home

New Pitts Mortuary owner Michelle Pitts has seen how the odds are against black males when it comes to senseless gun deaths.

In Wisconsin, African Americans are 30 times more likely to be shot and killed than Non-Hispanic whites. Michelle Pitts is the owner of New Pitts Mortuary – a black funeral home in the heart of Milwaukee. She sees this statistic first-hand.

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New Pitts Mortuary Funeral Director Angela Moore notes the prominence of homicides in Milwaukee’s black communities. (Photo by Emily Forman)

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