The 39th Annual

Black Excellence Awards

The Black Excellence Awards honors 30 extraordinary African Americas in our city in the areas of Education, Arts, Culture, Religion, Business and so much more. And raises funds for the Louvenia Johnson Scholarship for 12 gifted, talented, and service-minded African American high school seniors going to college or trade schools.

Event Details

The Black Excellence Awards honors 30 extraordinary African Americas in our city in the areas of Education, Arts, Culture, Religion, Business and so much more. And raises funds for the Louvenia Johnson Scholarship for 12 gifted, talented, and service-minded African American high school seniors going to college or trade schools.

Friday, February 23, 2024

SOLD OUT

 

Contact:
Lynda Jackson-Conyers
lynjackconyers@gmail.com
(414) 467-0847

For tickets, please contact Sabrina Grant at (414) 326-5320

Our Partners

The success of the Awards ceremony is due to a dedicated committee that has worked diligently and persistently to spotlight our honorees.

We most graciously thank our 39th Annual Awards co-sponsors: WISN-Channel 12, Reid’s Golden Gate Funeral Home and Cremation, Educators Credit Union, The Greater Milwaukee Urban League.

Keynote Speaker

Scott Ford

President of Wealth Management for US Bank.

2024 Honorees

Special Honorees Category Vietnam Veterans

Herman Anthony Jr.

Bobby Bell

John Beverly

John Cottrell

LaMarr Franklin

Roosevelt Hopson

Major Jones

Thomas McKinney

Robert (Bob) Moton

George Pumphrey

Anthony Riley

Otis Winstead, Jr.

LAW

Aisha Barkow – Director of Public Safety, MATC

Avery L. Goodrich, Jr.- Attorney at Law, Goodrich Law, LLC

EDUCATION

Bette Annette Davis – Educator, Milwaukee Environmental Science Academy

Keushum Willingham – Principal, Richard Kluge Creative Arts Elementary School

MEDIA

Douglas D. Kelley – Director of Sales, WNOV Radio

HEALTH

Edna Hudson Kinzey – President, Black Nurses Association-Milwaukee Chapter

Karen Dotson – Program Director, All Of Us Research Program, Medical College of Wisconsin

RELIGION
Deacon Antoine Reasby – Holy Redeemer Church of God In Christ

Reverend Dr. Donna Childs – Pastor, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Dr. Bobbie Lathan – Member, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

CORPORATE TRAILBLAZERS

Nina V.A. Johnson
Chandra D. Rogers
Jerry Johnson II

ARTS

Ajamou Butler – Founder, Heal the Hood

Fatima Laster – Founder & Gallery Director, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios

ASPIRING GAME CHANGERS

Amanda L. Brooks – Coordinator of Student Life, MATC-Downtown Campus

Caleb Hutchins – Senior Vice President & Business Development Consultant, Baird Private Wealth Management

SOCIAL SERVICE

Charlotte Cannon-Sain – Executive Director, COA Youth & Family Centers

Steve Thomas – Director, Nevermore Batterers Treatment Program

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Willie Smith – Executive Director, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Sharon R. Jordan – Community Relations Director, Direct Supply

MUSIC

Christopher Tillman – Minister of Music, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT

Dr. George E. Koonce, Jr. – Retired Green Bay Packer Linebacker, Board of Directors for CM Regent an Affiliate of Church Mutual

Pastor Martha Austin – Founder, Memah’s Gourmet Delights

Angela Walters – EXP Realty, LLC, Chairwoman of the Greater Milwaukee Assoc. of Realtors

VOLUNTEERISM

Lurella “Granny” Shead – Northcott Neighborhood House

Dr. Rose Scott – Community Activist

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lazonnie Belton, Founder/President
Visions In Hair Design Institute of Cosmetology

David Bowles
CMRignite

OUR STATISTICS

Because of your donations,
we can honor Black Excellence!

Scholarships Awards

The LJSF has awarded scholarships to African American High School Seniors

Honorees

The Black Excellence Awards has honored 1,400 African Americans doing extraordinary things for our community!

Money Raised

The Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Foundation has awarded over Half A Million Dollars in Scholarships to African American High School Seniors