• Special Coverage

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Law Honoree Atty. Lafayette Crump

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    Attorney Lafayette Crump is a highly motivated and positive-thinking person who knows how to take care of business. Born and raised in Milwaukee, he has been founder and managing member of the Crump Law Firm since 2004. Lafayette is making great strides in bringing quality and affordable legal expertise to government units, small businesses, nonprofit… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Media Honoree Eric Von

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    For twenty five years, spanning three successful stints in both morning and evening drive times lots, Eric Von has been behind the microphone as host of one of Milwaukee’s most popular talk shows, the original “Morning Magazine” and “The Eric Von Show,” for radio station 1290 WMCS-AM. In 2001, Eric left to pursue other interests,… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Media Honoree Portia Young

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    Portia Young is the co-anchor of “12 News This Morning” from 4:30 to 7 a.m. weekdays. Portia was promoted to this position in 2008, after joining WISN 12 to launch the weekend edition of “12 News This Morning” in 2003. That launch brought Portia to Milwaukee four years into her broadcast journalism career, which began… [Read More]

    2013 Annual Black Excellence Awards Minority Business Honoree Cleo Adams

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    Very few people know at a young age what they want their life’s work to be and actually stick to it. But Cleo Adams doesn’t fit that mold. Cleo knew he wanted to learn a trade; and after a family member introduced him to auto body work, he was hooked and it became his life’s… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Education Honoree Diamond Suggs

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    Diamond Suggs has been a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher for his entire 14-year career. He’s currently in his fi rst year at Clarke Street Elementary School, where he’s enjoying the relatively low stress level of teaching K-5 kindergarten. Prior to coming to Clarke Street, Diamond taught at the middle-school level. A Milwaukee native, Diamond graduated… [Read More]

    2013 Annual Black Excellence Awards Minority Business honorees Rodney and Bettie Wesley

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      Wesley Insurance Agency Rodney and Bettie Wesley have been in the insurance business for many years. Rodney Wesley started working in the insurance industry in 1978 shortly after graduating from Hamilton High School. Bettie Wesley graduated from North Division High School. She began her career in the insurance industry in 1975. Rodney and Bettie… [Read More]

    2013 Black Excellence Awards Health Honoree Stacey McKay, R.Ph.

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    Stacey McKay is a pharmacy manager with Walgreen Co.. Although there are not many Black pharmacy managers working for Walgreens in Milwaukee, she has been one for 25 years and finds her job very rewarding. Stacey is in charge of the entire pharmacy and also assists customers. Stacey attributes her success to having great parents… [Read More]