The weekend of Thanksgiving in Milwaukee’s Black community has annually meant one thing...debutante balls! For a combined 73 years, two cotillions introducing our community’s jewels-the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc. Cotillion and the Christian Business and Professional Alliance Cotillion--have become as synonymous with this time of year as turkey, football and sweet potato pie! The AKA event was held at the Pfister Hotel, downtown. The theme for the 40th annual event was, “40 years of ‘Pearlfection’ and Excellence.” Olivia Williamson was crowned AKA Queen. Held at the Milwaukee Hilton Hotel downtown, the Christian Cotillion saw Cyrinthia Reasby crowned before members of the faith community, business owners, fellow debs and escorts, as well as family.