Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School named to honor International Medical Doctor By Cassiette West-Williams

Peoria Public School Board Member Ernestine Jackson remembers walking to Dr. Maude A. Sanders’ downtown office as a child. "My mother moved us here from Mississippi and she was looking for a doctor for us. There were only two Black doctors here in town and she chose Dr. Sanders," said Jackson. In a six to … Continue reading Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School named to honor International Medical Doctor By Cassiette West-Williams

Concerned African American Retirees Partner with Brighton to Deliver Soles4Souls

The Concerned African American Retirees (CAAR) organization partnered with Brighton at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie in Peoria, Illinois to collect gently worn shoes to be distributed to many people in the United States and 127 countries around the world.  Several other organizations, the African American Hall of Fame Museum and Zion Baptist Church joined … Continue reading Concerned African American Retirees Partner with Brighton to Deliver Soles4Souls

Central Illinois Welcomes New Aerial Arts & Dance Studio

A new business has made its way to Central Illinois and is offering an alternative approach to exercise for both adults and children. Studies show that with just one hour of aerial fitness, you can burn up to 600 calories. Euphoria Aerial and Dance Academy, owned by Chama St. Louis, is the first to offer … Continue reading Central Illinois Welcomes New Aerial Arts & Dance Studio

Highlander – A Beacon Of Light By Chama St. Louis, Central Illinois Coalition Organizer – Peoria People’s Project

In Early June, my job, the Grassroots Collaborative sent me to attend organizing training at Highlander Research and Education Center, in New Market Tennessee. As listed on their website, "Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help … Continue reading Highlander – A Beacon Of Light By Chama St. Louis, Central Illinois Coalition Organizer – Peoria People’s Project

Local Dance Team Performed in Pre-Game Entertainment for WNBA in Indianapolis

The EXPLOSIVE GEMS, a new Majorette Dance Team in Peoria, under the leadership of Ms. Diane Hines, had the opportunity to perform for the pre-game entertainment for the WNBA INDIANA FEVER vs. PHOENIX MERCURY in Indianapolis, IN on July 29. The team, in existence for two years this past June has a total of 32 … Continue reading Local Dance Team Performed in Pre-Game Entertainment for WNBA in Indianapolis

National Coalition of Black Veterans accept Honorary Doctorate Degree for Legendary Colonel Charles Young from Wilberforce University By Charles Blatcher III, NCBV Chairman

Colonel Young is significant in American History. He was a Soldiers’ Soldier, an Educator and Diplomat, a poet, composer/musician and play write. His accomplishments are too numerous to list them all. In-part, he was the third Black graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point; he became the first African American appointed of … Continue reading National Coalition of Black Veterans accept Honorary Doctorate Degree for Legendary Colonel Charles Young from Wilberforce University By Charles Blatcher III, NCBV Chairman