Doer of Deeds Luncheon is Rich with Sisterhood and Celebration By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

A beautiful fall morning served as the backdrop to a day of uplifting local heroes at this year’s Doer of the Deeds Luncheon held on October 6. Hosted annually by Jehan Gordon-Booth, the luncheon was derived from a heart’s cry to celebrate local women who have taken phenomenal strides in varied fields of professional and … Continue reading Doer of Deeds Luncheon is Rich with Sisterhood and Celebration By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

The Time is now: Become a Part of the Solution to Revitalize the Southside of Peoria By Martha Ross, President, Southside Community United for Change (SCUC)

The time is now, not next week, next month or next year, it's now! It’s time to take control of what happens in your neighborhood, in your community. It’s time to tell our elected officials that we VOTED to put you in office and we will vote to take you out of office if you … Continue reading The Time is now: Become a Part of the Solution to Revitalize the Southside of Peoria By Martha Ross, President, Southside Community United for Change (SCUC)

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – Seven Strands Hair Salon – It’s Only Half the Story By Jannise Bush

Iris Leverett is a wife, mother of 5, and has been doing hair for over 25 years. During that time, she has transitioned from working in her mom’s basement to owning Seven Strands Hair Salon. “I love doing hair. I like seeing the transformation from the inside out,” she says. The name Seven Strands is … Continue reading BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – Seven Strands Hair Salon – It’s Only Half the Story By Jannise Bush

Philanthropy: Gift Your Children with a Sense of Gratitude By Latasha Schraeder

Halloween is in the books. We are looking toward Thanksgiving and Christmas! With the holidays approaching, take advantage of this time to teach life lessons. Use the month of November to have conversations with your family about philanthropic opportunities and considering those who are less fortunate. Customarily, our children are excited about the tradition of … Continue reading Philanthropy: Gift Your Children with a Sense of Gratitude By Latasha Schraeder

Can We Talk? – Passing Judgment: Let’s lift the veil slowly but surely By D. Rena’ Chaney

What makes you think you’re better than anyone else? How can you pass judgment on someone else’s situation because you believe yours is better? What makes your moves in life more valuable than moves others make? We all have issues dealing with one thing or another, and we handle them all differently. In the process, … Continue reading Can We Talk? – Passing Judgment: Let’s lift the veil slowly but surely By D. Rena’ Chaney

Finding Security in Unsecure Opportunities By Mark Lampkin

In listening to the local and national news, one might presume that the “secure” jobs that were once a given in American communities will again be available; A job where you could work a 40-hour week and earn enough income to provide for your family. Maybe even take a vacation… Those days are now just … Continue reading Finding Security in Unsecure Opportunities By Mark Lampkin