Despite Health Crisis, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Pushes for Our Civil Rights By Cassiette West-Williams

They came one by one, some in groups, some with siblings and others with friends. Some were shy, while others walked directly up to the man who sat with Father Michael Pfleger, holding the microphone and gently embracing the youngest and brightest ones in the church. As the little children gathered around Rev. Jesse Jackson, … Continue reading Despite Health Crisis, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Pushes for Our Civil Rights By Cassiette West-Williams

Judge Mary McDade Receives MLK Commemorative Service Leadership Award

The King Holiday Committee of Peoria presented its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service Leadership Award and MLK Drum Major Awards at the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church following the MLK Freedom March on Monday, January 15, 2018. Judge Mary McDade was awarded … Continue reading Judge Mary McDade Receives MLK Commemorative Service Leadership Award

BLACK JUSTICE PROJECT STATEMENT ON POLICE SHOOTING

It is with concern that we note the recent events in our city involving the police department. Two black men have died at the hands of the Peoria Police Department in the last five months. One of those officers involved in both murders. In the first instance, an investigation by one police agency (The Illinois … Continue reading BLACK JUSTICE PROJECT STATEMENT ON POLICE SHOOTING

JESSICA THOMAS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR COUNTY AUDITOR

Pledges to Ensure Transparency between the Auditor’s Office and Citizens While Safeguarding County Funds Jessica Thomas who was born and raised in Peoria is an executive at a local non-profit organization and is declaring her candidacy for Peoria County Auditor. Thomas who holds an Accounting Bachelor of Science and a Master in Business Administration believes … Continue reading JESSICA THOMAS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR COUNTY AUDITOR

GLOW – Girls Light Our Way – IN THE SPOTLIGHT By BreAnnia Webster

  Girls Light Our Way is an organization founded by my mentor, Mrs. Dawn Harris Jeffries. The mission of the organization is to provide girls with tools for mental, physical, and nutritional wellness, self-efficacy, and financial literacy. Affectionately she calls us “GLOW Girls.” We always do fun things. We have a ton of opportunities that … Continue reading GLOW – Girls Light Our Way – IN THE SPOTLIGHT By BreAnnia Webster

Illinois American Water Announces Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Rhonda Carter Adams has joined Illinois American Water’s leadership team as Supplier Diversity Program Manager. In this role, Adams will enhance the company’s relationships with diverse organizations. She will focus on broadening the utilization of minority, women and veteran suppliers, and attracting diverse candidates to the company. Adams will report to Illinois American Water President … Continue reading Illinois American Water Announces Supplier Diversity Program Manager

Major George William Ford, Buffalo Soldier, Original Member of 10th Calvary, L Troop when organized September 1867

It is with great esteem that the Traveler honors one of their own, Major George William Ford, Buffalo Soldier, 10th Calvary, L Troop and Major in the 23rd Kansas Volunteers. Major Ford was the grandfather of Elise F. Allen, founder and publisher of the Traveler Weekly Newspaper. Ford, Major George William, (23 Nov. 1847 – … Continue reading Major George William Ford, Buffalo Soldier, Original Member of 10th Calvary, L Troop when organized September 1867