Fulfilling Trayvon’s Legacy through Legislation and New Laws By Cassiette West-Williams

Empowering Churches to Action, Mother Sybrina Fulton embraces Saint Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger, after she speaks. Her voice trembling, with emotions high, stylish speaker Sybrina Fulton drew hundreds of listeners into her world, as she described her heartbreaking agony of losing her youngest son. Fulton conveyed her pain, but also asked audience members, clergy and … Continue reading Fulfilling Trayvon’s Legacy through Legislation and New Laws By Cassiette West-Williams

Damien Beard’s Journey – More Than What You See By D. Rena’ Chaney

Too many of our young black men are portrayed and viewed in negative images; unfortunately, by our own culture, media/social outlets, and peers. It's disappointing the black community has twice as many positive success stories which are overshadowed by negative ones. The black community has been fighting to fit in, praying to overcome, hesitant to … Continue reading Damien Beard’s Journey – More Than What You See By D. Rena’ Chaney

Will American Voters Elect a Female President of the United States? By Cheryll Boswell

March is the designated month to celebrate the accomplishments and many contributions women have made in this country. What started out as Women’s history week, Congress passed a resolution in 1987 proclaiming March to be Women’s History Month. Some of the many achievements women have made are taking place locally. If Rita Ali continues with … Continue reading Will American Voters Elect a Female President of the United States? By Cheryll Boswell

Is the Lion Getting the Best of You? By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Daniel 6:3-24 “My God hath sent His angel, and hath shut the lion’s mouth…” To say that spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb has been a tradition for generations. We are always amazed, and sometimes annoyed, at the cycles of change nature goes through to bring new life into a … Continue reading Is the Lion Getting the Best of You? By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Parents Discussing Sexual/Reproductive Health with Youth By Chris Wade, Director of Prevention Services, Central Illinois Friends

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that takes place on April 10 to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic. Today our young people are of the … Continue reading National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Parents Discussing Sexual/Reproductive Health with Youth By Chris Wade, Director of Prevention Services, Central Illinois Friends

Refocus: There is Still Time By Latasha Schraeder

As the third quarter comes to a close, the end of the academic year is in full swing. As a parent and educator, I begin to think about how to finish the academic year strong. What skills will students be expected to have when we end the school year? Which lessons have been learned this … Continue reading Refocus: There is Still Time By Latasha Schraeder