• Special Coverage

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Adrienne Ridgeway

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    Sports Adrienne Ridgeway, was born and raised in the inner city of Milwaukee, and later her parents moved with the family to north of Good Hope Road. She attended Fox Point and Bayside schools, then went on to Nicolet High School, where her love of athletics came to life. It was while visiting various colleges… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Denotra Griffin-Wallace

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    Volunteerism It’s not often that you meet someone who gives of themself so freely and lovingly without expecting anything in return. Well, Denotra Griffin-Wallace challenges that idea and does it well. After a 22- year career at Miller Brewing Company as a machine operator, Denotra retired, and since that time, she has dedicated her time… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Margaret Hollmon

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    Volunteerism Milwaukee native Margaret Bell Hollmon has always wanted to help others. It drove her to earn her bachelor of science in social work at UW-Milwaukee in 1972. She found employment as a case worker at the former St. Michael’s Medical Center. But there was always something else, a desire to teach, and to help… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Atty. Lance Jones

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    Special Honorees: Child and Youth Advocates From a young age, Michigan native Lance Jones aspired to be a judge. While he has yet to preside over cases while wearing that signature robe, Lance has pursued a career in law that has taken him in a number of different directions since he earned his juris doctorate… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Dawn Shelton-Williams

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    Special Honorees: Child and Youth Advocates Growing up, Dawn Shelton-Williams says the value of a solid work ethic and compassionate heart were instilled within her by her parents. As an adult, she has pursued a career focused on mental health and working to improve dynamics within families throughout the city. “You always give back to… [Read More]

    Milwaukee area students put their entrepreneurship skills to the test in Junior Achievement’s Annual JA Business Challenge

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    High school students compete for scholarships and prizes in interactive challenge Nearly 100 of the best and brightest student “CEOs” in the metro Milwaukee area competed in the Junior Achievement annual JA Business Challenge on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The event was presented by Kohl’s Cares and was hosted by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Teams… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Alex Hardy

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    Special Honorees: Child and Youth Advocates While media headlines involving Milwaukee Public Schools are oftentimes negative, the truth is there are dedicated, hardworking professionals working in earnest to ensure students’ lives are enriched. Alex Hardy is among those professionals. As one of the school district’s social workers, Alex says he works hard to ensure the… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Health Honoree Geraldine Daniel, R.N.

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    Geraldine Daniel is a dedicated nurse, teacher, as well as founder of God Given Treasures Youth Ministry. She is currently the only Black licensed practicing nurse working for the Community Health Program of Children’s Hospital. For her, nursing isn’t just a career; it’s her calling. Those who know her can affirm that she is a… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Honoree Bregetta Wilson

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    Special Honorees: Child and Youth Advocates In many respects, Chicago native Bregetta Wilson has been a pioneer. For good reason, the rights of children in foster care have been at the forefront of her many advocacy efforts. Bregetta, who lived in foster care through a portion of her youth, says she is interested in ensuring… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Law Honoree Atty. Roy B. Evans

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    Attorney Roy B. Evans is a lover. He loves his community. He loves his wife of 45 years, Georgia. He loves the work he does. He loves life. Roy believes in his community and his generous philanthropic way is how he expresses his support. Roy also sits on the board of Northcott Neighborhood House, the… [Read More]