Valerie Jarrett Selected As The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon Speaker

Public Employees for Community Concerns announced that Valerie Jarrett will be the guest speaker for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on January 21, 2019 at Noon. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.mlkluncheon.com Questions, please call 309-453-4070 Valerie B. Jarrett is senior … Continue reading Valerie Jarrett Selected As The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon Speaker

A Man after God’s Own Heart: an Interview with Anthony Rush Jr.

Reprinted from By Your Fruit, Young Christian Magazine (August 18, 2018) In this interview with Anthony Rush Jr., we discussed his life as a man who is in active pursuit of God. Anthony discussed his experiences with marriage, college, and career. He also talked about the biggest lessons he’s learned in his walk with Christ … Continue reading A Man after God’s Own Heart: an Interview with Anthony Rush Jr.

Jeffery L. Nance Retires from EP!C after 45 Years of Servic

Jeffery L. Nance, a life-long Peorian, retired from Empowering People, Inspiring Capabilities (EP!C) on Friday, August 31, 2018 after 45 years of service. EP!C is a community of families, staff, volunteers and community members working together to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with unique educational, residential, employment, and care programs … Continue reading Jeffery L. Nance Retires from EP!C after 45 Years of Servic

The Niagara Movement Remembered By Cassiette West-Williams

Brilliant, brazen and bold are what the Niagara Movement can be described as from a historical perspective. Black people gathered together to improve and uplift our race in 1905, as some people thought (and still think) that African Americans should work as servants or in menial roles. Equal housing, access to employment, better public education … Continue reading The Niagara Movement Remembered By Cassiette West-Williams

O Canada! By Pastor Rev. Adrian Johnson, Ward Chapel AME Church

Under the dynamic leadership of Bishop John Franklin White and Episcopal Supervisor Penny Hartsfield White, members from all around the 4th Episcopal District embarked on an unprecedented Missions Trip to Nova Scotia, Canada May 23-26, 2018. Ambassador Robin Holmes Tyson, wife of Presiding Elder Albert D. Tyson III and First lady of the North District … Continue reading O Canada! By Pastor Rev. Adrian Johnson, Ward Chapel AME Church

“3-D: A Formula for Success” Celebrating our Student Participation in the National NAACP ACT-SO Program By Dr. Francesca A. Armmer

    2018 ACT-SO competitors with their leaders, Mrs. Reed and Deloris Turner of Peoria Delta Alumnae Chapter The “3-D” formula that has proven successful is the combination of three key characteristics: Desire, Diligence, and Determination. It is our pleasure to announce the successful outcomes of three exceptional youth who participated in the 2017-2018 NAACP … Continue reading “3-D: A Formula for Success” Celebrating our Student Participation in the National NAACP ACT-SO Program By Dr. Francesca A. Armmer

HOPE Community Garden Created to Help Southside Residents Have Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Helping Our People Eat Community Garden was created in 2017 to help residents on the Southside have access to fresh vegetables and fruits. HOPE Community garden is a collaborative effort of three families that started gardening on acres in Spring Bay, IL. The HOPE Garden is located on two vacant lots on the corner of … Continue reading HOPE Community Garden Created to Help Southside Residents Have Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables