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MILWAUKEE, The theme for the 33rd annual Black Excellence Awards is “Mastering the Tools of Excellence.” The event is from 6-9:30 p.m., on Friday February 23, 2018 at the Italian Conference Center 631 E. Chicago St. The tools in question are technology. Thanks to our rapid innovations in technology we are on our way to becoming a global community. The free exchange of ideas between individuals on other continents is taking place more and more.

One of the industries that is experiencing the most change as a result of the technological innovation is the media. New broadcasting technologies and the internet have paved the way for new careers both on air and behind the scenes. Studies have indicated that the number of women, and in particular minority women, has increased in recent years because of these opportunities.

This year The Milwaukee Times Newspaper is pleased to honor eight ground-breaking women in our special category. The special honorees are: Liddie Collins, TV Producer – MPTV 10/36, Melinda Davenport, TV Anchor – WISN CH12, Carole Meekins, TV Anchor – Today’s TMJ4, Kim Murphy, FOX6 Now, Amanda Porterfield, TV Anchor – CBS-TV 58, Mary Stoker Smith, TV Anchor – FOX6 Now, Shannon Sims, TV Anchor – Today’s TMJ4, Beverly Taylor, TV Anchor – FOX6 Now, Toya Washington, TV Anchor – WISN CH12.

Our keynote speaker is thoroughly prepared to discuss “Mastering the Tools of Excellence.” We are pleased to announce that Rosalind L. Hudnell, the president for the Intel Foundation and vice president of human resources for the Intel Corporation, has accepted our invitation to speak at our gala event.

Sponsors include WISN-TV, The Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, Inc., Green Bay Packers GIVE BACK and Reid’s New Golden Gate Funeral Home.

Corporate sponsorships and tickets for the February 23, 2018 banquet are available and on sale now. For more information contact Carmen at The Milwaukee Times by telephone 414-263-5088; FAX 414-263-4445; or email: miltimesblackex@gmail.com

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