National Expert To Speak On How Parents Can Help Kids Get Into Their Dream Colleges, PRM, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Press Release July 2, 2019 Peoria, IL—As the current college entrance scandal rocking headlines this year demonstrates, it’s not easy for even the most talented kids to get into the college of their choice. That’s why a local civic group wants to help parents and students prepare for the journey. The Greater Peoria Chapter of … Continue reading National Expert To Speak On How Parents Can Help Kids Get Into Their Dream Colleges, PRM, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Over $1200 raised to support Kappa Alpha Psi scholarship fund.

The 2019 Peoria Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. “Kappa Weekend” was held Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th!    The Weekend kicked off  with the Kappa Scholarship Golf Outing, on Friday, June 28th.  Tee off was 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Peoria Park District Kellogg Executive Nine Golf Course, 7716 N. Radnor Rd. … Continue reading Over $1200 raised to support Kappa Alpha Psi scholarship fund.

Heritage Ensemble Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Dr. Francesca Armmer

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 7:30 pm, at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, the Heritage Ensemble invites you to celebrate with us our landmark 20th Anniversary! “Juneteenth: An American Celebration – A Revue of Favorites over the Years.” The theme of the performance combines the historical celebration of Juneteenth with our Community … Continue reading Heritage Ensemble Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Dr. Francesca Armmer

Original “Juneteenth” Celebration Witnessed by Illinois 29th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry By Carl M. Adams

Gulf of Mexico--June 1865. In the confusing days following the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln, the 923 men of the Twenty-ninth United States Colored Infantry of Illinois, like everyone else, were uncertain what the future held. The 29th USCT, formerly the First Regiment Illinois Colored Volunteers, had … Continue reading Original “Juneteenth” Celebration Witnessed by Illinois 29th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry By Carl M. Adams

Electricity in the Air By Lord Mic Williams

There was electricity in the air at Wintrust Arena as the Chicago Sky faced the WNBA defending champions, Seattle Storm on their first home game no less, while hosting the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce’s Board Meeting and VIP Welcome Reception. The ILBCC leadership deftly moved through the 22 point agenda to bring the board … Continue reading Electricity in the Air By Lord Mic Williams

Freedom Isn’t Free For Many: Peoria Coalition Working To End Money Bond In Illinois

More than 250,000 people in Illinois are held in jails each year before a judge decides innocence or guilt. Some are kept in jail because they are a danger to society, but the majority are held simply because they can’t afford to pay a “money bond.” Money bonds are used to make sure someone charged … Continue reading Freedom Isn’t Free For Many: Peoria Coalition Working To End Money Bond In Illinois

Major Taylor Juneteenth Bike Tour

Annual bike tour through Peoria, IL that supports women and cycling and the accomplishments of Major Taylor Black Girls Do Bike-Peoria and Bike Peoria will host their annual Major Taylor Juneteenth Bike Ride in conjunction with the NAACP’s Health and Wellness fair on Saturday, June 22nd. Major Taylor was the first African American cyclist. Known … Continue reading Major Taylor Juneteenth Bike Tour