Helping to Heat Homes By Norris Watson, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO) Energy Efficiency Outreach

 During a typical day of energy efficiency outreach, I received a voicemail. A man said he needed help. He left me his home address but had no phone of his own. When I was able to reach him, I learned that he had no heat. His home was so cold that his water heater had … Continue reading Helping to Heat Homes By Norris Watson, Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO) Energy Efficiency Outreach

A Wall Does Not Guarantee Border Security By Cheryll Boswell

The longest government shutdown (35 days) in U.S. history ended on Friday, January 25, 2019, when Trump agreed to reopen government. Almost a million American citizens employed by the federal government were working without a paycheck because the President of the United States said he would shut down the government and declare this country a … Continue reading A Wall Does Not Guarantee Border Security By Cheryll Boswell

God of Our Weary Years By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Arguably, most people in my generation cannot fathom a life without choices. We are immune to entrances and exits specified on the base of color, laws that prohibit dating or communing outside of our own race, and educational exclusions for nothing more than bias. We have read the stories, seen the footage, and even admired … Continue reading God of Our Weary Years By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is March 10th By Chris Wade Director of Prevention Services, Central Illinois Friends

In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), which is recognized March 10 of every year, I have partnered with a dear friend, colleague, and fellow HIV advocate Evany Turk for this issue of the Traveler Weekly Newspaper. Recently she penned an Opinion piece to TheBody.com about sexual violence and HIV. Sexual … Continue reading National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is March 10th By Chris Wade Director of Prevention Services, Central Illinois Friends

Pawns in the Political Game of a President By Mark Lampkin

It is my hope that by the time you are reading this article, the lengthy government shutdown in the United States has ended. How painful and scary it must be to know that you are relieved of your duties for no fault of your own; you and about 800,000 other people who are employed at … Continue reading Pawns in the Political Game of a President By Mark Lampkin

Purpose Driven: Stay the Course Latasha Schraeder

February is often a difficult month for students to stay motivated. In the Midwest, we have likely spent significant time indoors. At this point in the academic year, summer break is still several months in the future. Spring and the promise of warmer temperatures is at least a full month away. On a positive note, … Continue reading Purpose Driven: Stay the Course Latasha Schraeder

Put a Handle on my name – CARTER AT LARGE By Lorraine B. Carter

Titles are used in greeting as a matter of politeness, courtesy, and respect. It has been long respected from the beginning of mankind’s civilization. We were taught in school to address our Kindergarten teacher by the title of Ms., Mrs., or Mr. at an early age out of respect. From school, we went on to … Continue reading Put a Handle on my name – CARTER AT LARGE By Lorraine B. Carter