Chronicles of the Bynum Bond By Larry and Breona Bynum

”Did You Believe in God Before or After Marriage?” Special Note: The Bynum’s share various topics via Facebook on their page “Chronicles of the Bynum Bond.” Most recently, their topic of discussion focused on whether or not they believed in God or had a relationship with God before marriage. Below is their conversation on this … Continue reading Chronicles of the Bynum Bond By Larry and Breona Bynum

As the Board Instructed: Student Growth and Engagement By Rev. Linda Butler

As the Board Instructed: Student Growth and Engagement By Rev. Linda Butler, Vice-President, Peoria School Board In 2010 when the majority of the Peoria School Board hired Dr. Grenita Lathan to be the Superintendent of Peoria Public Schools, it was a repeated request by the board that the new superintendent bring a change to the … Continue reading As the Board Instructed: Student Growth and Engagement By Rev. Linda Butler

Thoughts and Stories By D. Rena’ Chaney

~ Mariah Outstanding ~ “Challenges with Eyes Wide Open”   Mariah Smith, a Peoria, Illinois native and 2010 graduate from Richwoods High School, continues to make strides in her life. Her legacy of athletic awards, nominations and record breaking achievements combined with leadership skills left no doubt Mariah was someone to watch. The accolades noted … Continue reading Thoughts and Stories By D. Rena’ Chaney

New York, California and D.C. Receive the Highest Grades on New Work & Family Index

Report Series Also Grades Each State on Women’s Political Participation Women Will Not Hold an Equal Share of Seats with Men in the U.S. Congress until 2117 Washington, DC—Two new reports in the Status of Women in the States: 2015series, published by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), find that most states fall far … Continue reading New York, California and D.C. Receive the Highest Grades on New Work & Family Index

Heritage Ensemble Celebrates with Annual Juneteenth Concert

One of the most profound events in American History is the celebration of Juneteenth. Historically, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This Proclamation officially and legally ended slavery in the United States of America. This Proclamation was signed in 1863. It was not until June 19, 1865, that the news … Continue reading Heritage Ensemble Celebrates with Annual Juneteenth Concert

17th Annual River City Soul Fest – August 7 & 8 – Festival Park on Peoria’s RiverFront

  The Peoria Park District will present the 17th annual River City Soul Fest to be held on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 at Peoria RiverFront’s Festival Park, 200 NE Water Street. As one of Peoria’s signature community events, this two day Gospel and R&B music festival will include a premier lineup of … Continue reading 17th Annual River City Soul Fest – August 7 & 8 – Festival Park on Peoria’s RiverFront