He’s in the Stars: How Ronald McNair’s Brief Life Inspired A Chicago Boy’s Dreams By Cassiette West-Williams

Future astronaut Jordan-Amman with his grandmother, Cassiette West-Williams Before the movie "Hidden Figures" was released in 2016, one African American youngster liked daydreaming about the stars. At five years-old he talked about space ships, circling the sun and clouds. He was not interested in watching a "girl" movie, but kept playing with his rockets and cars. … Continue reading He’s in the Stars: How Ronald McNair’s Brief Life Inspired A Chicago Boy’s Dreams By Cassiette West-Williams

“Less Than 1%” | The Other Pandemic By Lord Mic

Lord Mic This is a despicable brand that Black businesses and communities have been beguiled into willingly accepting as their own. It’s come to define the space where Black businesses and communities are allowed to earn, profit, and to build their brand; within 1% of the majority. Whether information technology, healthcare, or the marketing & … Continue reading “Less Than 1%” | The Other Pandemic By Lord Mic

Western Avenue Redevelopment Project Delayed AGAIN

To: Peoria City Council Members D. Denise Jackson From: D. Denise Jackson, SCUC Board Member, Agnes Crooks, SCUC Board Member, Gene Rayford, SCUC Board Member, Terry Burnside, SCUC Board Member, Glenda Williams, SCUC Board Member, Robert Johnson, SCUC Board Member Re: Western Avenue Redevelopment Southside Community United for Change is calling on Peoria City Council … Continue reading Western Avenue Redevelopment Project Delayed AGAIN

A Toast to the Tomato! Tasty Garden Goodness by Candy Webb

Candy Webb So many of us are gardeners this year. Some new to the joy of planting and some more seasoned cultivators. When asked what people were growing the most, the overwhelming response was tomatoes! There are just a few short weeks left until those beautiful berries morph into luscious sun-ripened fruits, full of magnificent … Continue reading A Toast to the Tomato! Tasty Garden Goodness by Candy Webb

Stay Cool This Summer with These Simple Energy-Saving Tips By Angie Ostaszewski, MBA, Advisor, Ameren Illinois

Summer can mean higher energy bills because of cooling costs. Follow these tips and best practices to prepare your home from the sweltering heat while keeping your cooling costs under control. Use floor and ceiling fans On those nice days when it doesn’t feel as hot, turn off your AC and use ceiling, floor and … Continue reading Stay Cool This Summer with These Simple Energy-Saving Tips By Angie Ostaszewski, MBA, Advisor, Ameren Illinois

Living Resourcefully: 5 Ways to Help Your Dollars Stretch Further By Janice Parker, Founder and CEO JP Credit Education & Consulting LLC

Janice Parker Living resourcefully is not just about money. It is about using all the tools in the toolbox to achieve what you want in life. I am quite sure you have heard one of these phrases before as it relates to being resourceful, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do … Continue reading Living Resourcefully: 5 Ways to Help Your Dollars Stretch Further By Janice Parker, Founder and CEO JP Credit Education & Consulting LLC

Black Men Speak about the impact of George Floyd’s Murder By Cassiette West-Williams

Mourners from across the world paid tribute to Mr. George Floyd who was murdered by the former members of the Minneapolis police department on Memorial Day in 2020. Photos by Richard Judge Mr. Floyd, 46, was an African American father of two daughters, one 22 years old and the other six years old. He had relocated to … Continue reading Black Men Speak about the impact of George Floyd’s Murder By Cassiette West-Williams