Haunting the Echoes of our Ancestors: History Represents Rita Ali’s Voice in a New Era

Joining the ranks of her ancestors, City Councilwoman-at-large elect Rita Ali is reflective of excellence, despite encountering pockets of adversity. Ali has shown grace, among glory, and strives to be on the right side of history as a representative of the people.  Representing the pulse of the city, Ali's political background addresses policies and reform … Continue reading Haunting the Echoes of our Ancestors: History Represents Rita Ali’s Voice in a New Era

Skills USA Middle School Students conduct Community Service Project with Head Start Students at Manual High School

Seventh and Eighth grade students enrolled in Middle School Skills USA program at Manual Academy conducted a Community Service Literacy project with 3-5 year old early childhood children enrolled in the Head Start program at Manual High School. The project which took place on January 30, 2019 with 7th grade and February 20th, with 8th … Continue reading Skills USA Middle School Students conduct Community Service Project with Head Start Students at Manual High School

Graduating Outstanding African American Students Awarded Scholarships at AAHFM Ball

The African American Hall of Fame Museum held the 31st Annual Red, Black and Green Ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Twenty-one students from Peoria School District #150, Quest Charter Academy and Bloomington/Normal were awarded African American Hall of Fame Museum Scholarships from various sponsors. Founded in 1987, the African … Continue reading Graduating Outstanding African American Students Awarded Scholarships at AAHFM Ball

Impactful Solutions Center the Illinois Black Chamber’s March Agenda By Lord Mic Williams

March is month worthy of celebration as we commemorate Women’s History Month with Annie Turnbo-Malone, a Black businesswoman, inventor, and philanthropist who from the early 1900’s through 1930’s founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered on cosmetics for African-American women. Annie was born on a farm near Metropolis in Massac … Continue reading Impactful Solutions Center the Illinois Black Chamber’s March Agenda By Lord Mic Williams

Peoria NAACP 2019-2020 Officers

Pictured L to R: Donald Jackson, Lorene King, Sherry Cannon, Pastor Marvin Hightower, Sherry Carter-Allen, and Jean Polk Officers of the Peoria Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were sworn in by Attorney and former NAACP President, Donald Jackson, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the monthly meeting. Officers for … Continue reading Peoria NAACP 2019-2020 Officers

Gordon-Booth Proposes Two New Vocational Academies

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To expand educational opportunities for Illinois students, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is sponsoring legislation to create new vocational education academies across the state. “Vocational education helps prepare students to become an integral part of the modern workforce,” said Gordon-Booth. “Illinois needs a diverse, well-educated workforce to compete in the modern economy and … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Proposes Two New Vocational Academies