LEGISLATE THE DREAM By Spanky Edwards

Election season is upon us again! Campaigns are making their church rounds, circulating their petitions in their respective districts, and making promises to constituents that I hope that they can keep; preparing for the upcoming March 17, 2020 primaries! This year is especially exciting for me because this is the Blackest ticket I've ever seen … Continue reading LEGISLATE THE DREAM By Spanky Edwards

The Struggle Continues…. The Good Ole Boys By Sherry Cannon

I am not a trained journalist; I began writing for this publication out of frustration over 10-years ago. I often write about things that I can’t shake. When something gets in my craw, I’m compelled to put pen to paper. Have you ever become so weary at fighting what seemed like a losing battle? Tonight, … Continue reading The Struggle Continues…. The Good Ole Boys By Sherry Cannon

Andrew Gillum To Speak At January’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Public Employees for Community Concerns has chosen Andrew Gillum to give the keynote address at the January 20, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The luncheon takes place at the Peoria Civic Center with the doors opening at 11 a.m., and the luncheon beginning at Noon. Tickets for the luncheon are $50 per … Continue reading Andrew Gillum To Speak At January’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 10, 2019

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) will hold its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, Honoring Our Heritage, on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield. A Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. The … Continue reading Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 10, 2019

5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala, , September 28, 2019

Leslie J. Sawyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Design International Inc., The Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter, WPNV 106.3 FM and the Minority Business Development Center will present the 5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala which will be held on Saturday, September 28th inside the beautiful Grand Prairie Ball Room at the Holiday Inn … Continue reading 5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala, , September 28, 2019

“Peoria’s Got Talent” Talent Show, September 28, 2019

Event will premiere the most talented artist in the Central Illinois area Peoria’s Got Talent is an idea that was birthed through Pastor Nell Washington, the power house vocalist, and lead singer of Peoria’s own Nell and The Gospel Connection. The event is being sponsored by Born 2 Sing Recordings and New Freedom True Holiness … Continue reading “Peoria’s Got Talent” Talent Show, September 28, 2019