Attorney Hupy with Eric Haywood, writer for FOX's hit show "Empire" at the MCJ 40th Annual Jazz Brunch.
On Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Milwaukee Community Journal (MCJ) held its Annual Jazz Brunch, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee with over 400 people in attendance. Attorney Michael Hupy was honored with a Lifetime Service Award. Every year, members of the community gather to honor those that champion for those that need it most. Attorney Hupy attended the event, along with several guests of the firm. The 40th Annual Jazz Brunch’s theme was “40 years and 40 beacons of light,” and highlighted the evolution that the Milwaukee community has seen since the MCJ’s creation.
Attorney Hupy was selected as a service honoree for the work that he and his firm have done for the community. These efforts span many things, including work to promote public safety and awareness by contacting city officials, to volunteer and donate money to local legal nonprofits. To seek justice and awareness toward gun violence in the community, Attorney Hupy has personally offered monetary rewards to assist police with their search for perpetrators and to bring closure for the victimized families when small children are killed by bullets flying through their outer walls.
Established in 1976, the MCJ has been a news organization to publish content to Milwaukee and the surrounding suburbs. The MCJ has focused primarily on reporting news, struggles and victories of African-Americans in Wisconsin. The mission of the MCJ has always been to report the facts, remember the legacies and voice the community opinions that challenge citizens to make the most of their lives. The MCJ is the largest African-American newspaper in the state of Wisconsin.
The law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. congratulates Attorney Hupy for receiving this great distinction, and thanks the MCJ for selecting him for this honor.