Earl Ingram is a Life Long Resident of Milwaukee, WI and a proud graduate of Washington High School- Class of ’72. The majority of Ingram’s professional career was spent working 33 years at A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive. He recently resigned from the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority (HACM) as an Assistant Education Specialist in the Parklawn Development.
He married his high school sweetheart, Allie, more than 30 years. They are the proud parents of 3 sons, Dwan, Jason, and Julius. The Ingram’s are now raising a great nephew- Jahmaree – who is the light of his life. Jahmaree has schizencephaly (skiz′en-sef′ă-lē) and is 8 years of age.
Currently he is the host of the Evening Rush, on 1290 WMCS News/Talk radio. Ingram is in the unique position of being the only full-time, Black Talk Show Host in Milwaukee. He can be heard Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
- Presently, Earl serves as a mentor & volunteer at his Alma-Mater, Washington High School. Every February for Black History Month he has been bringing together black leaders from all walks of life. This spans from judges to journeymen, fellow radio and TV personalities, Politian’s, corporate CEO’s, and even medical professionals to address issues within the city. This shows the children that there are other great possibilities in life and understand the power of education.
- Every February Earl also works with the High School staff to provide funding for a city wide “Special Needs Prom”. This is truly one of the most beautiful events of the year. Hundreds of disabled children dressed in their finest, dancing and communicating with each other. This provides them with great self-esteem and a great comfort level with one another.
- President of the Neighborhood Children’s Sports League (NCSL) for the past 12 years. This is an all volunteer program and this league is the largest youth tackle football league under one roof in the state of Wisconsin. Currently there are over 700 boys’ ages 6 to 14 yrs. This program builds leadership through teamwork and communication allowing us to have young men in universities all over the country. During his tenure and leadership as President, two of the players have gone on to play professionally as countless others have gone on to get their degrees.
Honors & Awards:
- Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Service Award – 2009
- Benedict Center – Extraordinarily Committed to Justice Award – 2009
- Black Child Development Institute Inc. – Children’s Legacy Award – 2009
- Top Ladies of Distinction – Celebrating Fathers and Mentors – 2008
- Commendation from Gov. Doyle, State of Wisconsin – 2008
- Outstanding Father and Mentor, Milwaukee County – 2008
- U.S. House of Representatives Accommodation Award – 2008