National Homeownership Month By Cheryll Boswell

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated June as “National Homeownership Month”. Previous HUD administrators have signed initiatives and committed funds to make homeownership more accessible and affordable for low-income and minority households. There are both long term and social benefits to homeownership. The housing market nets trillions of dollars into the economy. … Continue reading National Homeownership Month By Cheryll Boswell

SAY “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY” TO SOMEONE GREAT By Rev. Charity Sephus

“HONOR THY FATHER…” THE COMMANDMENT WITH PROMISE OUR Father was someone great to us. All those who knew him were privileged. This man of steel had a heart of gold. I’m talking about a man who worked two shifts at a paper mill to make a life for his family. He was always working, praying, … Continue reading SAY “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY” TO SOMEONE GREAT By Rev. Charity Sephus

The Imaginary Friend By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Matthew 6:9 “Our Father which art in heaven …” Every child has a very important developmental stage where the need to communicate is different. Imaginary friends are a psychological and social phenomenon where a friendship or other interpersonal relationship takes place in the imagination rather than external physical reality. Having an imaginary companion is common … Continue reading The Imaginary Friend By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

The Struggle Continues…… By Sherry Cannon Remembering Mark Clark 50 years later

On December 4, 1969, a pre-dawn raid by the Chicago Police Dept. at the apartment of the Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, left him and his Defense Captain, Mark Clark dead. Fred was 21, and Mark was 22 years old. The Black Panther Party for self-defense was founded in 1966 by … Continue reading The Struggle Continues…… By Sherry Cannon Remembering Mark Clark 50 years later

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – ANailz By Drea K By Jannise Bush

Imagine for just a moment the perfect workplace. Would it include friends/family? If it seems like the perfect work environment, that’s exactly what Andrea “Drea” Kirksey has obtained. She’s the owner/operator of ANailz by Drea K located inside the Everlasting Images Salon at 6820 N. Frostwood Parkway, Peoria, Illinois. Andrea works with her longtime friend … Continue reading BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – ANailz By Drea K By Jannise Bush

CLEM DANIELS – More Than Just A Football Player By Mark Hollis

As I reflect on my teenage years growing up in Oakland, California, I have fond memories of the many people that had a positive influence in my life. Like so many of my peers, I embraced the life lessons handed down to me by my parents and grandparents. From them I learned the value of … Continue reading CLEM DANIELS – More Than Just A Football Player By Mark Hollis