Learning the Truth about One of the Most Common Genetic Diseases Sickle cell disease one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that more than 70,000 people have sickle-cell disease and more than two million people carry the gene that allows them to pass it on to their children. … Continue reading What You Don’t Know About Sickle Cell Disease?
Benjamin Jealous is the featured speaker for the January 18, 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at noon, at the Peoria Civic Center. Ticket information can be found on the PECC website at http://www.mlkluncheon.com. Jealous is the former national president of the NAACP, a civil rights icon and … Continue reading Benjamin Jealous to speak at the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon January 18, 2016
This 2016 King Holiday observance will mark the 30th year of the national holiday and the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Holiday Committee of Peoria Inc. announces the following Peoria Area King Holiday Activities: MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016 ➢DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FREEDOM MARCH: Assemble: 1:30 pm Depart: 2:00 … Continue reading 2016 Martin Luther King Freedom March and Commemorative Service January 18, 2016
Dr. King, your spirit lives among us. I see it in many ways. Every time an African-American graduates from high school, enrolls in college and eventually graduates from a university with a degree, I see you. I see you, Dr. King, when I see young African-American doctors, lawyers, scientists and successful businessmen and women. Dr. … Continue reading Dr. King, I See You By Lorraine B. Carter
Triplets, Sedrick, Sterling and Spencer Jackson are three impressive young men who have worked diligently throughout their academic years to achieve their goals. The brothers graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale this past December 2015 with high honors. They are the hardworking sons of Annette and Steven Jackson. “I am so Godly proud of these … Continue reading Focused, Determined and Inspired to Do Above Average Peoria Triplets Graduate College
The 39th Subject in the Black Heritage Stamp Series The U.S. Postal Service commemorates preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen (1760-1831), an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history as the 39th subject in the Black Heritage Stamp series. Born a slave on Feb. 14, 1760, Richard Allen lamented the … Continue reading U.S. Postal Service Honoring Richard Allen, Founder of the African American Episcopal Church