Andrew Gillum To Speak At January’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Public Employees for Community Concerns has chosen Andrew Gillum to give the keynote address at the January 20, 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The luncheon takes place at the Peoria Civic Center with the doors opening at 11 a.m., and the luncheon beginning at Noon. Tickets for the luncheon are $50 per … Continue reading Andrew Gillum To Speak At January’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, January 20, 2020

Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 10, 2019

The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) will hold its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, Honoring Our Heritage, on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield. A Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. The … Continue reading Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 10, 2019

5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala, , September 28, 2019

Leslie J. Sawyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Design International Inc., The Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter, WPNV 106.3 FM and the Minority Business Development Center will present the 5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala which will be held on Saturday, September 28th inside the beautiful Grand Prairie Ball Room at the Holiday Inn … Continue reading 5th Annual Celebrating Achievement Gala, , September 28, 2019

“Peoria’s Got Talent” Talent Show, September 28, 2019

Event will premiere the most talented artist in the Central Illinois area Peoria’s Got Talent is an idea that was birthed through Pastor Nell Washington, the power house vocalist, and lead singer of Peoria’s own Nell and The Gospel Connection. The event is being sponsored by Born 2 Sing Recordings and New Freedom True Holiness … Continue reading “Peoria’s Got Talent” Talent Show, September 28, 2019

The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Pi Omega Chapter will present “A Tribute to the Arts: A Gospel Musical” on September 13, 2019

The public is invited to come enjoy a fantastic evening of food, fellowship and entertainment on Friday, September 13, 2019.This event takes place at 6:30pm at the Gateway Building on the Peoria Riverfront and will pay tribute to Gospel music and musicians. Proceeds from this event will help with scholarships given to Peoria area college … Continue reading The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Pi Omega Chapter will present “A Tribute to the Arts: A Gospel Musical” on September 13, 2019

State Senator David Koehler and Nora Sullivan 2019 Love in Action Honorees September 5, 2019

Common Place Family Learning Center will recognize State Senator David Koehler and Nora Sullivan as the 2019 Love in Action Honorees on September 5th at The Warehouse on State, from 5:00 - 7:30 pm.  This event is the organization’s annual fundraiser and an opportunity to recognize individuals who have “gone above and beyond” in reaching … Continue reading State Senator David Koehler and Nora Sullivan 2019 Love in Action Honorees September 5, 2019

Alecia Collins to bring her debut novel, Don’t Judge Me, I’m Only Human to the Stage By Molly Crusen-Bishop

Alecia Collins Alecia Collins will be bringing her debut novel, Don’t Judge Me, I’m Only Human to the stage at the Apollo Theater on October 11&12. Her book tells the story of her challenging youth here in Peoria, as the African American daughter of a single mom, and how she grows to become a successful … Continue reading Alecia Collins to bring her debut novel, Don’t Judge Me, I’m Only Human to the Stage By Molly Crusen-Bishop