Carter At Large – Why do Cities Survive? By Lorraine B. Carter

Why do cities survive? Cities survive, because of good people living in them. It is the good and decent people who love the cities and neighborhoods they live in. They hear the nightly news on TV telling of horrible school shootings, mass murder, and drive-by killings, but these people stay loyal to the dream that … Continue reading Carter At Large – Why do Cities Survive? By Lorraine B. Carter

Passports – Travel Talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency

Welcome to your monthly edition of travel talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency, Inc. As we prepare for summer vacations, exotic couple getaway and family reunions, let’s talk a little bit about passports. Why you should have one? Many people have asked if they need a passport for cruising; the short answer is no. If … Continue reading Passports – Travel Talk with Ronda Guyton Travel Agency

The Mistake By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Genesis 21:10 “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.” One of the most comforting things I have found in the Bible as of late is the truth that God used imperfect people and made them examples for us. Other religions … Continue reading The Mistake By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

The Brow Lyfe By Meicka “J”

Meet Peoria native Mary Moore. Mary is an up and coming Freelance Makeup Artist and the owner of “Brow Lyfe”. She started her business 4 years ago, initially focusing on perfecting eyebrows. Once her eyebrow technique developed she was ready to complete full face applications. Through word of mouth her business began to soar. Moore … Continue reading The Brow Lyfe By Meicka “J”

Stay Vigilant: Create a Rich Summer Experience By Latasha Schraeder

As spring ends and summer break begins in earnest, our youth are so excited to have completed another academic year and settle into a much-deserved, lazy summer routine. We did it! The past few weeks have provided many memories in the form of prom photos, certificates from awards day ceremonies, and the receipt of millions … Continue reading Stay Vigilant: Create a Rich Summer Experience By Latasha Schraeder

REJOICE! REJOICE! By Evangelist Charity Sephus

Philippians 4:4 REJOICE in the Lord always. I will say it again: REJOICE! (NIV) When I first learned of “penitential austerity”, I chose to fast three days and nights prayerfully. At that time, I had one small child and one on the way. That was a challenging decision made with consecrated determination in preparation for … Continue reading REJOICE! REJOICE! By Evangelist Charity Sephus

The Struggle Continues – Reflections By Sherry Cannon

Scripture tells us that a good name is more desirable than great riches. True value must be placed on not what we have, but in who we are. I am 5-generations from slavery. Oral history on my father's side says that my grandfather, Curtis Jones Sr. a mulatto, born in 1893 left the segregated south as a … Continue reading The Struggle Continues – Reflections By Sherry Cannon