Little  Richard Received Highest Musical Award from Fisk University – Fall 2019 – In what is believed to be one of his final public appearances – Exclusive to the Traveler By Cassiette West-Williams

Last fall, George T. Cooper, Jr. was pleased to present the Fisk Jubilee Singers Heritage Award to a man who co-created a musical genre. Cooper, a Fisk Jubilee singer from 1975 – 1981 and a very active member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers Alumni organization, would finally meet the piano legend himself. Richard Wayne Penniman, … Continue reading Little  Richard Received Highest Musical Award from Fisk University – Fall 2019 – In what is believed to be one of his final public appearances – Exclusive to the Traveler By Cassiette West-Williams

Jacobie Proctor named new Executive Director at Carver Community Center

Jacobie Proctor has been named the new Executive Director of the George Washington Carver Community Center. Previously, Proctor was the Chief Operating Officer at the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria. Jacobie Proctor, Executive Director, GWCCC As the Executive Director, Proctor will provide engaging leadership, serve as a positive role model and motivator for the … Continue reading Jacobie Proctor named new Executive Director at Carver Community Center

Aleja S. Bates Recipient of the Help A Child 2020 Scholarship

Aleja S. Bates is the recipient of the Help A Child 2020 Scholarship. A student at the University of Missouri Columbia, Aleja is majoring in Health Science with a minor in Human Development and Family Science. She is the daughter of Sharonda Buckner. Aleja S. Bates The “Help a Child Scholarship Fund” was envisioned in … Continue reading Aleja S. Bates Recipient of the Help A Child 2020 Scholarship

SkillsUSA Striving for Excellence

The George Washington Carver SkillsUSA program would like to acknowledge our Quest Middle School SkillsUSA and our Carver Center Saturday SkillsUSA programs for all of the due diligence that they have shone throughout this school year. A major and first undertaking was their collaboration with Toys for Tots and The George Washington Carver Community Center. … Continue reading SkillsUSA Striving for Excellence

Giving Back By Jalyssa Stone

Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do -- PERIOD. Alecia Collins and Lakika Banks Peoria natives Alecia Collins and Lakika Banks did exactly that Friday, May 1, 2020, near downtown Salvation Army, feeding over one-hundred homeless men and women catered by Little Caesars Pizza. Both of these women are … Continue reading Giving Back By Jalyssa Stone

Chama St. Louis Announces Bid For Mayor Of Peoria – Community Organizer Seeking 1st Term, Is Committed To Fighting Poverty In Peoria

Community Organizer, Entrepreneur, and Local Activist, Chama St. Louis, formally announced her candidacy for elected office via Facebook streaming on Saturday, April 4, 2020, on her Chama St. Louis Public Figure Facebook page. Fighting poverty is a central focus of Chama’s campaign. She said, “taking action to invest in our most disadvantaged neighborhoods does not … Continue reading Chama St. Louis Announces Bid For Mayor Of Peoria – Community Organizer Seeking 1st Term, Is Committed To Fighting Poverty In Peoria

Illinois’ Shelter in Place Order Could Extend Beyond April By Marc Supreme, Program Director of 90.7FM

Marc Supreme The return to normalcy is scheduled for the end of April; but that may not be the scenario. Jehan Gordon-Booth Less than a week after Gov. Pritzker extended the shelter-in-place order until April 30th, Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth warns that, while she is hopeful for the immediate future, another extension should come … Continue reading Illinois’ Shelter in Place Order Could Extend Beyond April By Marc Supreme, Program Director of 90.7FM