The 38th Annual

Black Excellence Awards

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.

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 38th Annual Awards co-sponsors: WISN-Channel 12, Reid’s Golden Gate Funeral Home and Cremation, Educators Credit Union, The Greater Milwaukee Urban League and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Keynote Speaker

Adonica Randal

President and CEO, Abaxent, LLC


Special Honorees
Elizabeth Coggs, Northcott Neighborhood House
Tanisha Collins-Johnson, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue, Shield of Wisconsin
John Daniels III, Alive, Inc.
Olivia El-Amin, New Horizons
Larry Willis, Operation Dreams

Cynthia Wilson
Angilique Jones-Cornelius, Milwaukee Public Schools
Brenda Cullins, Retired, UW-Milwaukee

Extraordinary Achievement
Karen Graham, Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin
Matthew Ellis, Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin

Minority Business
Ruby J. Dent, Three G Consulting, LLC

Byron Jones, Community Baptist Church
Larrissa Lampkins-Cobb, Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Bishop Monica & Parchia Price, Mt. Zion Assembly Healing Temple
Reverend Brandle Morrow, Metropolitan Baptist Church

Tiffany Miller & Lilo Allen, The Bronzeville Collective

Community Leadership
Kermit McClendon, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Anita Johnson, Souls To The Polls

Corporate Trailblazer
Ronald Adams, Northwestern Mutual
Carole Rice-McKinney, Columbia Savings Bank

Dr. Pamela D. Wilson, 16th Street Community Health Center
Michele Le Bourgeois, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.

Everett Marshburn, Milwaukee PBS
Tarik Moody, Radio Milwaukee

Colonel Carl Meredith, U.S. Army National Guard
Craig Ellis, American Legion Post 455

Social Service
Dalvery Blackwell, African American Breastfeeding Network
Mildred Coby, Employ Milwaukee

Valerie Allen, Heavy Hitters Promotions, LLC
Don Bennett, Retired, Milwaukee Recreation

Mary T. Meredith Bullock
Jacqueline Smith

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Because of your donations,
we can honor Black Excellence!

Scholarships Awards

The LJSF has awarded scholarships to African American High School Seniors


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