Rain Pryor Vane Runs for Baltimore City Council 3rd District By Molly Crusen Bishop

Rain Pryor Vane is a woman who wears many hats, including but not limited to, entertainer, director, speaker, activist, playwright, but her favorite roles come as a mother and wife. She is seeking to add another role to her impressive resume as a candidate seeking a seat in the 3rd District seat on the Baltimore … Continue reading Rain Pryor Vane Runs for Baltimore City Council 3rd District By Molly Crusen Bishop

History in Black and White Buffalo Cavalry and the USS Peoria team up to win Congressional Medals of Honor By Carl M. Adams

Cuba, 1898 - For “Valor” above and beyond the call of duty, four African-American soldiers, under a hail of gunfire, volunteered to rescue thirteen wounded men from certain death during the Spanish-American War. The West Point officer who led them and the hundreds of other soldiers and sailors who witnessed the death-defying rescue in full … Continue reading History in Black and White Buffalo Cavalry and the USS Peoria team up to win Congressional Medals of Honor By Carl M. Adams

Allen Chapel AME Church ‘Autumn Tea’

The Cecelia Malone Women's Missionary Society of Allen Chapel AME Church, Galesburg, IL held their Autumn Tea on Saturday, October 19th.  Rev. Dr. Brigitte Black of Wayman AME Church, Bloomington, IL delivered a powerful message on 'Creative Disobedience' based on the creative women spoken of in Exodus1:22. Rev. Dr. Brigitte Black, Guest Speaker (left) and … Continue reading Allen Chapel AME Church ‘Autumn Tea’

Jarvis Electric Amps Up Program Ally Activities By Stephanie Kulek, Small Business Energy Advisor, TES – An Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Contractor

As a small family-owned business, Jarvis Electric aims to build customer relationships that last a lifetime. And these days, Jarvis is taking its relationship with Ameren Illinois to new heights to help customers light their facilities for less. Based in Swansea, Illinois, Jarvis Electric — a licensed electrical contractor — has been a trusted Ameren … Continue reading Jarvis Electric Amps Up Program Ally Activities By Stephanie Kulek, Small Business Energy Advisor, TES – An Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Contractor

Over 125 Men and Students Served at 7th Annual Alpha Fatherhood Breakfast

Christopher Johnson and Doug Shaw, one of the recipients of the Fatherhood Award given out annually at the breakfast Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Peoria Alumni Chapter Members support the 7th Annual Fatherhood Breakfast Photos by Reginald Birris Photography The Alpha Fatherhood Breakfast was founded seven years ago under the leadership of Christopher Johnson, a … Continue reading Over 125 Men and Students Served at 7th Annual Alpha Fatherhood Breakfast

Illinois Black Chamber News By Lord Mic Williams

President Ivory Accepts New Appointment as Chairman of the Board for the National Black Chamber! Washington D.C. - We want to congratulate Mr. Ivory on this appointment as he brings his depth of experience, expertise and knowledge to the national platform, helping to provide oversight to a number of critical strategic areas identified by the National's leadership … Continue reading Illinois Black Chamber News By Lord Mic Williams

Camelot Illinois Launches Non-Profit Grant Program

Camelot Illinois is accepting applications for a new grant program available to non-profit organizations operating in the State of Illinois.  The grants will typically range from $5,000 to $25,000+ and will be used to fund programs that 1) foster educational opportunities, 2) support technology initiatives or 3) promote community and neighborhood development. “At Camelot Illinois, … Continue reading Camelot Illinois Launches Non-Profit Grant Program