Milwaukee Community Journal Editor Thomas E. Mitchell, Jr. recently received the inaugural Darrell L. Turner Excellence Award from Brentwood Church of Christ’s Health Organization. The award was given to Mitchell for highlighting through the newspaper issues of health, youth development and community outreach. He was one of five individuals and organizations to be recognized. The award is named after Darrell Turner, one of the founders of the BHO, which was founded in 2003 to make health education essential and accessible to everyone throughout the entire community. Mitchell is pictured above with Sharon Chestnut, assist. executive director of BHO. (Kemp photo)
Titled, “Leading Lady,” the article focuses on Sia’s upbringing in Civil Rights era Mississippi and the impact it has had on her life and commitment to the community, which is illustrated by her and husband Stephen Adams’ living in the Lindsey Heights development on the city’s northside.
The article also notes her friendships with national movers and shakers in politics, business and entertainment, as well as her love of fine art.
Tiara Renee Ellis (second third from left) was recently recognized as the top seller among Milwaukee area Girl Scouts, selling 2,025 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies. Her tremendous achievement was recognized during the Regional Cookie Conference held last weekend at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave., in West Allis. Pictured with Ellis are (left to right): Jerry Ellis, Tiara’s father; Christy L. Brown, CEO-Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southwest; Kathy Hernandez, Tiara’s troop leader; and Tiara’s mother Gina Ellis. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
As the praise team and congregation belted out “We serve an awesome God,” the stage was set at Mt. Zion Assembly of the Apostolic Faith Church on Sunday morning as members recognized the service of outstanding civic leaders in the community by bestowing the honor of the “Servanthood Award.” Awarded for their dedication to serving and contributions to the greater good of society were (from l to r) Sis. Beverly Adams, General Superintendent of the Mt. Zion Assembly Christian Education Department; Inspector Edith Hudson, deputy commander of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Bureau; Capt. Terrance Gordan, MPD 5th District; Detective Shannon Jones; and Lt. Ricky Price, Jr. of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Dr. Cora Parchia is pastor and Evang. Monica Parchia Price is co-pastor of Mt. Zion Assembly. (photo by Patricia Lloyd Tyree)