When Little Girls Dream Big By Robin Grantham

I saw a poster that said, “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” – author unknown. My sister, Rita Ali has always been one of those little girls with big dreams. Even at a very early age, she was always pretending to teach school in the basement of our parents’ home with chairs lined … Continue reading When Little Girls Dream Big By Robin Grantham

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

Graduating Outstanding African American Students Awarded Scholarships at AAHFM Ball

The African American Hall of Fame Museum held the 31st Annual Red, Black and Green Ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Twenty-one students from Peoria School District #150, Quest Charter Academy and Bloomington/Normal were awarded African American Hall of Fame Museum Scholarships from various sponsors. Founded in 1987, the African … Continue reading Graduating Outstanding African American Students Awarded Scholarships at AAHFM Ball

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

2019 Black and White Gala to Feature Jennifer Holliday from the Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” March 30, 2019

The Tri-County Urban League 2019 Black and White Gala featuring Jennifer Holliday will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria. JENNIFER HOLLIDAY catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White, the iconic role which … Continue reading 2019 Black and White Gala to Feature Jennifer Holliday from the Broadway Musical “Dreamgirls” March 30, 2019

Janet’s Just for You ‘Help A Child Scholarship Fund Gala Event’ March 30, 2019

Janet’s Just for You raises funds through the Help A Child Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students already enrolled in college. Janet used her yearly fashion show as a way to support the scholarship fund through donations and proceeds. The fashion show served as a platform to acknowledge the winners. When the shows ended … Continue reading Janet’s Just for You ‘Help A Child Scholarship Fund Gala Event’ March 30, 2019

Impactful Solutions Center the Illinois Black Chamber’s March Agenda By Lord Mic Williams

March is month worthy of celebration as we commemorate Women’s History Month with Annie Turnbo-Malone, a Black businesswoman, inventor, and philanthropist who from the early 1900’s through 1930’s founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered on cosmetics for African-American women. Annie was born on a farm near Metropolis in Massac … Continue reading Impactful Solutions Center the Illinois Black Chamber’s March Agenda By Lord Mic Williams