Peoria Branch NAACP Elects Pastor Marvin Hightower as New President

The Peoria NAACP has held elections for officers and the Executive Committee for 2017 – 2019. The new President will be Pastor Marvin Hightower who has been First Vice President for over four years. Attorney Donald R. Jackson who has been NAACP President for 24 years chose not to seek re-election, but will remain on … Continue reading Peoria Branch NAACP Elects Pastor Marvin Hightower as New President

COURI THOMAS PLACES HIS BID FOR MAYOR

"I think Peoria has so much untapped potential. Peoria isn't operating at the level it should be because the current leadership isn't making sure that every citizen in every district is benefiting from the decisions being made at city hall,” says Couri Thomas. For some, Couri Thomas wasn't the obvious choice to run for Mayor … Continue reading COURI THOMAS PLACES HIS BID FOR MAYOR

Native Peorian Publishes Two New Books

Curtis (Trestan) Easley IV is a native Peorian, a graduate of Richwood’s High School and Robert Morris University. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana and works as a Graphic Designer Representative. In Trestan’s spare time, he loves to write and has recently published and illustrated two books. The first book, “Is it Christmas Yet Big … Continue reading Native Peorian Publishes Two New Books

Peoria’s Newest Bath and Body Boutique Now Open

“A Scentful Experience” is the slogan and actual experience you'll receive from Peoria's newest bath and body boutique, Amirah's Aromas. On Saturday, November 5th, co-owners Tralandice Hogan and SteVon Hamilton opened their doors as the new kids on the block. These young entrepreneurs decided to go from a home-based operation to a brick-and-mortar shop offering … Continue reading Peoria’s Newest Bath and Body Boutique Now Open

2017 Peoria Moonlight Basketball League – Business Spotlight By Jannise Bush

Around 25 years ago, a group of local people passionate about Peoria youth, started the Peoria Moonlight Basketball League and GED program. The Moonlight Basketball League got the name because games were played late night. The founders of the program were Steve Shostrom, Founder of the Steamboat Classic; George Jacob, then Peoria Councilman; Phil Lockwood, … Continue reading 2017 Peoria Moonlight Basketball League – Business Spotlight By Jannise Bush

“Africa In America” By Gerald A. Fisher

African Americans gross an estimated $1 trillion dollars annually. This makes “Africa in America” one of the top 15 wealthiest nations in the world. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and the largest populated African nation with over 180 million people. What does “Africa in America” have in common with Nigeria? They are both consumer nations. … Continue reading “Africa In America” By Gerald A. Fisher