Elogeme Adolphi Christian Sorority, ”Blessed Sisterhood” celebrated their 32nd year at their Annual Summit held this year at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Bradley University July 26 – 28th. In attendance were members of Elogeme Adolphi’s Genesis Chapter established on the campus of Bradley University in 1987 by Founder Mattie Pearl Dawson. The first National … Continue reading ELO SISTERS RAISED THE ROOF IN THEIR 32ND ANNUAL SUMMIT
On July 19, 2019, five Peorians, Jessica Thomas, Marcus Hamilton, Taryn Bradley, La’Rie Suttle, Nia Drye, and I journeyed to Detroit, MI to attend the second NAACP NextGen Training and the 110th NAACP National Convention. This year’s convention theme was, “When We Fight, We Win!” The NAACP Next Generation Program (NextGen) is a 12-month leadership … Continue reading When We Fight We Win!” Peoria is represented at the 110th NAACP Convention By Spanky Edwards
Mary Washington Thomas, Daughter Ruler of Sojourner Truth Temple #1369 of Peoria, was crowned Ms. Illinois/Wisconsin State Queen on June 22nd in Springfield. Daughters, from various temples, have a queen representation at the State Convention each year. Daughters raise funds to help with various departments within the organization; Beauty and Talent, Education, Special Child with Needs, … Continue reading Mary Washington Thomas Crowned Ms. Illinois/Wisconsin State Association Queen
(L-R) Larry Ivory, President/CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce; Rhonda Carter Adams, Illinois American Water Diversity Lead; Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President; and James F. Clayborne, Jr., Former Illinois State Senator. Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk was awarded the 2019 … Continue reading National Black Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Illinois American Water with Inclusion and Diversity Award
The 2019 Peoria Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. “Kappa Weekend” was held Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th! The Weekend kicked off with the Kappa Scholarship Golf Outing, on Friday, June 28th. Tee off was 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Peoria Park District Kellogg Executive Nine Golf Course, 7716 N. Radnor Rd. … Continue reading Over $1200 raised to support Kappa Alpha Psi scholarship fund.
Gulf of Mexico--June 1865. In the confusing days following the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln, the 923 men of the Twenty-ninth United States Colored Infantry of Illinois, like everyone else, were uncertain what the future held. The 29th USCT, formerly the First Regiment Illinois Colored Volunteers, had … Continue reading Original “Juneteenth” Celebration Witnessed by Illinois 29th Regiment U.S. Colored Infantry By Carl M. Adams
There was electricity in the air at Wintrust Arena as the Chicago Sky faced the WNBA defending champions, Seattle Storm on their first home game no less, while hosting the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce’s Board Meeting and VIP Welcome Reception. The ILBCC leadership deftly moved through the 22 point agenda to bring the board … Continue reading Electricity in the Air By Lord Mic Williams