The Niagara Movement Remembered By Cassiette West-Williams

Brilliant, brazen and bold are what the Niagara Movement can be described as from a historical perspective. Black people gathered together to improve and uplift our race in 1905, as some people thought (and still think) that African Americans should work as servants or in menial roles. Equal housing, access to employment, better public education … Continue reading The Niagara Movement Remembered By Cassiette West-Williams

O Canada! By Pastor Rev. Adrian Johnson, Ward Chapel AME Church

Under the dynamic leadership of Bishop John Franklin White and Episcopal Supervisor Penny Hartsfield White, members from all around the 4th Episcopal District embarked on an unprecedented Missions Trip to Nova Scotia, Canada May 23-26, 2018. Ambassador Robin Holmes Tyson, wife of Presiding Elder Albert D. Tyson III and First lady of the North District … Continue reading O Canada! By Pastor Rev. Adrian Johnson, Ward Chapel AME Church

“3-D: A Formula for Success” Celebrating our Student Participation in the National NAACP ACT-SO Program By Dr. Francesca A. Armmer

    2018 ACT-SO competitors with their leaders, Mrs. Reed and Deloris Turner of Peoria Delta Alumnae Chapter The “3-D” formula that has proven successful is the combination of three key characteristics: Desire, Diligence, and Determination. It is our pleasure to announce the successful outcomes of three exceptional youth who participated in the 2017-2018 NAACP … Continue reading “3-D: A Formula for Success” Celebrating our Student Participation in the National NAACP ACT-SO Program By Dr. Francesca A. Armmer

HOPE Community Garden Created to Help Southside Residents Have Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Helping Our People Eat Community Garden was created in 2017 to help residents on the Southside have access to fresh vegetables and fruits. HOPE Community garden is a collaborative effort of three families that started gardening on acres in Spring Bay, IL. The HOPE Garden is located on two vacant lots on the corner of … Continue reading HOPE Community Garden Created to Help Southside Residents Have Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

New Author and Lifestyle Guru Cleo Dailey, III Releases Novel

Lazurus Come Forth!  Sunday, July 15th was a proud day in the Traveler Weekly family as we celebrated new author and lifestyle guru Cleo Dailey, III in the signing and release of his neophyte novel, “The Miseducation of the Miracle: the Memoirs of a Modern Day Lazurus.” Held at the illustrious G.A.R. Hall in downtown … Continue reading New Author and Lifestyle Guru Cleo Dailey, III Releases Novel

1000 Cases of Water for Flint Michigan

Two Peoria Area Businesses Teamed up with The Willie Wishes Foundation of Chicago to Help Raise 1000 Cases of Water for Flint, Michigan On June 1, 2018, the Willie Wishes Foundation of Chicago, operated by the founder Nawana Daurham and Co-founder Bianca Allison who were still upset on the long drawn out controversy of the … Continue reading 1000 Cases of Water for Flint Michigan

Gordon-Booth Measure to Aid Economic Development Plans in Peoria Signed into Law

Legislation passed by state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, to encourage economic development in Peoria and throughout Central Illinois was signed into law. “Everyone wants to see Peoria and all of Central Illinois grow and prosper,” Gordon-Booth said. “This can only happen if we bring businesses to our community and create jobs. This legislation came together … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Measure to Aid Economic Development Plans in Peoria Signed into Law