Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Kappa Pi Lambda Chapter held its Black & Gold Founder’s Day Gala

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Kappa Pi Lambda Chapter held its Black & Gold Founder’s Day Gala on December 1st at the Waterhouse with a sold out crowd. Four scholarships were presented along with the announcement of the newly established Dave Baer Scholarship given by the Golden Torch Foundation in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha … Continue reading Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Kappa Pi Lambda Chapter held its Black & Gold Founder’s Day Gala

King’s Daughters World Ministries Princess Pageant 2018 Award Winners

The King's Daughters World Ministries held its Mother and Daughter Princess Tea Party on Sunday, November 4th, at the UAW Local 974 Banquet Hall. The event featured a Princess Pageant Preview, special musical guest Juanita R. Williams, and an awards ceremony.Princess Pageant 2018 Award Winners: Princess Congeniality – Princess Khadijah Muhammad Best Etiquette – Princess … Continue reading King’s Daughters World Ministries Princess Pageant 2018 Award Winners

Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) welcomes new energy to the Board of Directors

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to have inducted Ben McMillan of IDG Architects and Dr. Jeffrey Sterling into their esteemed Board of Directors. Ben S. McMillan, III, AIA, NCARB, NOMA is a relatively new member of the Chamber family but he has proven himself to be a champion of the Chamber … Continue reading Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) welcomes new energy to the Board of Directors

Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) International Agenda November 12, 2018

On November 12th, the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce hosted the Jamaica/JAMPro leadership delegation for dinner in Chicago ahead of their private Investor’s Breakfast on the 15th. It was an evening filled with casual, cultured and critical conversations alike. For example, on the island, they don’t particularly celebrate Thanksgiving...or even enjoy turkey in that … Continue reading Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) International Agenda November 12, 2018

The Power Of Cumulative Voting By Robin Grantham

Joyce Banks is the only plaintiff in the historic 1987 voting rights lawsuit still living in Peoria. Four have died and another lives on the east coast. The lawsuit, settled in 1987, increased minority representation on the Peoria Public School Board, Peoria Park District Board and Peoria City Council. As a result of the settlement, … Continue reading The Power Of Cumulative Voting By Robin Grantham

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised By Dr. Leslie L. McKnight

Can you feel it? Can you sense it? This is a dawn of a new age. Our leaders told us, ‘The revolution would not be televised!’ They were right. Our revolution has arrived by our personal and collective forms of expression and empowerment in social media, crowd funding, entrepreneurship, and innovation. All people, regardless of … Continue reading The Revolution Will Not Be Televised By Dr. Leslie L. McKnight