Black Men Speak about the impact of George Floyd’s Murder By Cassiette West-Williams

Mourners from across the world paid tribute to Mr. George Floyd who was murdered by the former members of the Minneapolis police department on Memorial Day in 2020. Photos by Richard Judge Mr. Floyd, 46, was an African American father of two daughters, one 22 years old and the other six years old. He had relocated to … Continue reading Black Men Speak about the impact of George Floyd’s Murder By Cassiette West-Williams

Peaceful Protests in Peoria

America’s young generation has emerged as leaders in the fight for equality and justice for Black lives. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, peaceful protestors filled the streets of Peoria. The We Matter March, organized and led by local, young Black men and women, was held on Saturday, May 30th. Over 1000 people gathered … Continue reading Peaceful Protests in Peoria

The Real Pandemic: America’s Love Affair with Racism By Mae Catherine Godhigh

When George Floyd called for his mother, every Black Mother in America heard him, and it globally ripped our souls. I am a black mother. I am a Christian. I am disgusted beyond comprehension. I am out of RIPs and out of tears. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, we were face to face with … Continue reading The Real Pandemic: America’s Love Affair with Racism By Mae Catherine Godhigh

The Memory and Legacy of George Floyd Continues – through their feet By Cassiette West-Williams

At first glance, you do not see the Black rage seething inside her body and soul, but one can surely hear it in quiet whispers. Demure and shy, Tramaine S. Parker doesn't seem like the kind of young woman who would be protesting with thousands of Chicagoan for thirty blocks, after working an eight-hour shift. … Continue reading The Memory and Legacy of George Floyd Continues – through their feet By Cassiette West-Williams

“Juneteenth: An American Celebration” Encore Performance By Dr. Francesca Armmer

As the year 2020 began, we had no idea that within six months all of our lives would be changed; changed due to a COVID-19 pandemic that would require that our safety include sheltering in, wearing masks and gloves, and social distancing of 6 feet—Changed because an African man who allegedly passed a counterfeit $20 … Continue reading “Juneteenth: An American Celebration” Encore Performance By Dr. Francesca Armmer

Springfield Urban League Energy Efficiency Career Opportunities Resource By Marcus Johnson, MPH – Quality Assurance Research & Reporting Officer, Springfield Urban League

Recognizing that the energy efficiency market is a fast-growing industry with many different opportunities for employment, Springfield Urban League and Ameren Illinois teamed up to create an energy efficiency jobs board for the state of Illinois. This is a resource for both job seekers and employers, and is 100% free to use. Job seekers can … Continue reading Springfield Urban League Energy Efficiency Career Opportunities Resource By Marcus Johnson, MPH – Quality Assurance Research & Reporting Officer, Springfield Urban League