New City-wide Party Celebrates Peoria’s Improvements October 22, 2016

CityFest >> Warehouse Celebrates Better Blocks Peoria Public Works and the iTeam are launching the first ever CityFest. CityFest is a location-specific party that highlights updated and improved parts of Peoria. Each CityFest will celebrate a different part of the city. The inaugural CityFest >> Warehouse will draw attention to the renewed stretch of Adams … Continue reading New City-wide Party Celebrates Peoria’s Improvements October 22, 2016

170th Ward Chapel AME Church Anniversary Celebration, October 29, 2016

Ward Chapel AME Church will be commemorating 170 years of service in Peoria on Saturday, October 29th. A celebration dinner and program will be held at the St. Sharbel banquet hall located at 2920 W. Scenic Dr. Doors open at 5pm, and the program will begin at 6pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 … Continue reading 170th Ward Chapel AME Church Anniversary Celebration, October 29, 2016

The Downside of a Trump Presidency  – The Struggle continues… By Sherry Cannon

I'm trying to comprehend the appeal of Donald Trump for his most ardent supporters. Many of Trump's loyalists hide behind the anonymity of the Internet spinning horrible lies about the first family and outrageous conspiracy theories about the Clintons.  Some are white supremacist, who are attempting to rebrand themselves with a less offensive name called … Continue reading The Downside of a Trump Presidency  – The Struggle continues… By Sherry Cannon

Teens Speaking Out/Teens Stepping Out (TSO) Adds Majorette Dance Team – The Explosive Gems – to Program

Teens Speaking Out/Teens Stepping Out (TSO) is a non-profit mentor program servicing inner city youth 8 to 19 years old throughout the Peoria area. TSO has been in existence since May 2011. Its Founder is Mr. Quinton Neal, Sr. and Co-Founder is Ms. Diane Hines. TSO offers many different programs for youth such as Technology, … Continue reading Teens Speaking Out/Teens Stepping Out (TSO) Adds Majorette Dance Team – The Explosive Gems – to Program

Central Illinois Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Bridging the Gap in Prosperity, Equality and Justice

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Central Illinois Chapter of the Coalition ofBlack Trade Unionists (CBTU) held its first annual Lew Moye Awards Banquet at East Peoria Embassy Suites Convention Center. The event honored Mr. Lew Moye, International CBTU 2nd Vice-President and St. Louis Chapter's President Emeritus for his 44 years of service in CBTU … Continue reading Central Illinois Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Bridging the Gap in Prosperity, Equality and Justice

Living Well with HIV in Illinois By Chris Wade, HIV Care Connect Project Coordinator

If you’re HIV-positive and reside in Illinois, there are steps you can take to prevent transmission to others and you can access needed care to help you manage your own health. There is a lot to consider: I’M HIV - POSITIVE, WHAT NOW?: Receiving a positive test result for HIV is the beginning of multiple … Continue reading Living Well with HIV in Illinois By Chris Wade, HIV Care Connect Project Coordinator

The Black American Farmer—An Endangered Species By Mae Catherine Godhigh

"Farming is the oldest occupation in the history of black people, and it’s going to be the first to go extinct,” said John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmer’s Association. He added, “We are an endangered species.” Did you know that in 1920, Illinois had 892 farmers? Black farmers owned fourteen per cent of … Continue reading The Black American Farmer—An Endangered Species By Mae Catherine Godhigh