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Office of African American Affairs

Providing leadership to promote opportunities for African American residents of the city.

Welcome to OAAA

The City of Milwaukee created the Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) by City ordinance to promote equal opportunities for African American residents in areas including (but not limited to): employment, education, job training, housing, health care, voting rights, business ownership, and more. The OAAA houses multiple services and organizations, including government agencies and non-profits, within the OAAA in order to enable residents to access quality of life services in one central location on a regular basis.

Featured News 

Darryl Davidson CBS 58

Honoring Black Balloon Day

Milwaukee County recognizes March 6, 2024 as a day to remember those who have died from overdose. The City of Milwaukee Office of African American Affairs, the Milwaukee Health Department, and the Milwaukee Fire Department supported our partners at Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Community Services, and Samad’s House in our Overdose Prevention Education effort to fight the opioid addiction crisis. 

Know the risks in what you are taking

Overdose Prevention Education

The OAAA offers health literacy education community level prevention education classes and trainings on Fentanyl Awareness and Overdose Intervention. For more information or to schedule a class call 414-286-0222. 

Learn more and find additional resources. 

Featured Events

Our Initiatives

Milwaukee Fatherhood Coalition

The Milwaukee Fatherhood Coalition is a collaborative partnership dedicated to promoting the positive involvement of both parents in the lives of their children. Learn more.

Advancing Health Literacy

Advancing Health Literacy 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that blanket approaches to healthcare are largely ineffective in reaching vulnerable populations. The pandemic’s unpredictility requires healthcare workers to act effectively with the tools they already have at hand. Health Literacy is one of those tools.

Black Male Achievement

The City of Milwaukee Black Male Achievement (BMA) Initiative was created to address the multitude of challenges that place young Black boys and men of color across our city at a significant educational, economic and social disadvantage, especially compared to others around the state and country. Learn More 


My Brother's Keeper (MBK) 

The City of Milwaukee My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative is the City’s direct response to President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. Learn More 

Partner Organizations

In addition to various City of Milwaukee government departments, offices and agencies, other OAAA partners include: 

  • City of Milwaukee Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • Equal Rights Commission
  • Milw. County Office of African American Affairs
  • Employ Milwaukee
  • Hire Center of Milwaukee
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Metropolitan Fair Housing Council
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • MHD – Family & Community Health Services
  • MHD – Office of Violence Prevention
  • Milwaukee Continuum of Care
  • Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
  • MPS / Black & Latino Male Achievement
  • Wisconsin Community Services
  • Milwaukee County Child Support Services
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Department of Corrections, State of WI
  • MENTOR Greater Milwaukee
  • Boys and Men of Color, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Office of African American Affairs

Office of African American Affairs (OAAA)

Darryl Davidson, Director

[email protected]

4830 W. Fond du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53216 
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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