On April 2, 1909, there was a little girl born named Mary Penn in the town of Terry, in Hinds County, Mississippi. Terry is a small town with a population of around 1,000 people, and is located about 15 miles south of the capital Jackson, MS. Settlers from Virginia came to Hinds County around 1811, … Continue reading “Momma” Mack Makes Everyone Feel Like Family By Molly Crusen Bishop
Mr. Marlon Young Sr., Pastor of Morning Glory Community Church, is the owner of Suiting Up, a new men’s clothing store. Mr. Young was born and raised in Peoria, graduated from Manual High School, and worked for Ameren for 27.5 years. Mario Young, Marlon Young, Sr. and Marques Smith. Marlon Young Jr. not pictured Mr. … Continue reading A Passion for Giving Promotes A Better Way of Living By Jannise Bush
IEditors Note: Remembrance remarks given at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 1st Annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon held May 6, 2018 at WeaverRidge. Remember with me, if you will a time when at this time of year our Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts and certainly the First Lady would be in search of the Mother’s Day fashion statement, … Continue reading In Remembrance…Grandma’s Hattitude By Rosalind Zanders Lowry, Golden Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum revealed their newest exhibit “Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois” on Sunday, May 6th. Seven families were featured in the exhibit and descendants of the families spoke about their family’s 100 years in the area. One of the exhibits featured, Major George Ford, the grandfather … Continue reading Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum Open Newest Exhibit “Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois”
Food Network celebrity Chef Judson Todd Allen, 36, made his sudden transition on May 5th, according to his family and media reports. His unconfirmed cause of death was from a heart attack. This news was startling, after Allen had lost 160 pounds and kept his weight off for more than 14 years, according to the Chicago … Continue reading Successful Illinois Son dies in his Prime: Chef Judson Todd Allen By Cassiette West-Williams
I am honored to have the opportunity to work as the social media manager for the amazing team working to restore “The Shaft.” Authorized just months after the end of the Civil War by the county board, Peoria’s first war memorial was dedicated October 11, 1866, on the courthouse Square with huge parades and celebrations; … Continue reading Efforts Underway To Restore “The Shaft” By Chama St. Louis
“It is our duty to fight for each other. It is our duty to WIN…” the audience shouted together at the end of Thursday evening’s “Strengthen Our Community” forum at the Carver Community Center. The call-and-response, led by Rev. Tony Pierce, was the last event on the last night of a 4-part community series. The … Continue reading Future Energy and Jobs Act Focus of “Strengthen Our Community” Forum By Rev. Alphonso Lyons