2020 March Volume 55 Number 3

These are the basics you need to know:     If you are sick, please stay home.Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that … Continue reading 2020 March Volume 55 Number 3

I Returned in Their Honor: My visit to Ghana, Africa By Tamara Butler (Adwoa Sika), Public School Administrator

I spent my 2019 Christmas vacation in Ghana, Africa, for the observance of Year of the Return. It was a shared experience with many from the United States. The Ghanaian government invested in promoting Ghana for worldwide tourism and, in particular, extended an invitation to the African Diaspora to return “Home.” The year 2019 marked … Continue reading I Returned in Their Honor: My visit to Ghana, Africa By Tamara Butler (Adwoa Sika), Public School Administrator

Rev. James L. De Loatche Receives Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Commemorative Service Leadership Award

The King Holiday Committee of Peoria presented its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service Leadership Award and MLK Drum Major Awards at the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service held at Bethel United Methodist Church following the MLK Freedom March on Monday, January 20, 2020. Rev. James L. De Loatche … Continue reading Rev. James L. De Loatche Receives Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Commemorative Service Leadership Award

ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY By Pam Adams

Growing up in Peoria, I barely remember a time we lived alone. There were my parents, my sisters, my brother, me, and always an older cousin or two fresh from Mississippi. This was the late 1950s, early 1960s. Sharing the house seemed normal, no matter how many rooms or how few. There was the big … Continue reading ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY By Pam Adams

The Other Peoria By Spanky Edwards, Social Justice Engineer

In 1967 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech at Stanford University. The subject that he chose was “The Other America.” In this speech, Dr. King depicts one America that is beautiful and flows in milk and honey. This America has an overflow of resources and opportunities that maintains generational wealth for White … Continue reading The Other Peoria By Spanky Edwards, Social Justice Engineer