NAACP To Host the 79th Annual Illinois State Conference of Branches Convention, October 30-November 1, 2015

NAACP To Host the 79th Annual Illinois State Conference of Branches Convention The Peoria Branch NAACP is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. The Peoria Branch will also be hosting the 79th Convention of the Illinois State NAACP Convention at the Pere Marquette Marriott Hotel. The convention will be held on October 30-November 1, 2015. … Continue reading NAACP To Host the 79th Annual Illinois State Conference of Branches Convention, October 30-November 1, 2015

September 29, 2015 – Honorary Street Naming for “Big John” Robinson – Peoria’s first self-made Black millionaire

 Honorary Street Naming for “Big John” Robinson Peoria’s first self-made Black millionaire Family, friends and dignitaries gathered on Wednesday, September 23rd on the corner of Kumpf Blvd. and Martin Luther King Drive for the honorary street naming for “Big John” Robinson, Peoria’s first self-made Black Millionaire.         I would just like to … Continue reading September 29, 2015 – Honorary Street Naming for “Big John” Robinson – Peoria’s first self-made Black millionaire

Maggie Anderson To Give Keynoye Address At The BBAPC CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT GALA on November 6, 2015

MAGGIE ANDERSON TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT GALA The Black Business Alliance Peoria Chapter, WPNV 106.3FM and the Minority Business Development Center will hold a Celebrating Achievement Gala in recognition of local African-American businesses on November 6 at the Gateway Building. The Gala will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., … Continue reading Maggie Anderson To Give Keynoye Address At The BBAPC CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENT GALA on November 6, 2015

EDITORIAL – Viola Davis’ Emmy Win Symbolic for Black Children By Cassiette West-Williams

EDITORIAL – Viola Davis’ Emmy Win Symbolic for Black Children By Cassiette West-Williams and news reports Viola Davis reached all the way back to renaissance woman Harriet Tubman’s words, to make her shining moment at the Emmy’s relevant and even more historical. She drew upon Mrs. Tubman’s bravery and courage to move forward with making … Continue reading EDITORIAL – Viola Davis’ Emmy Win Symbolic for Black Children By Cassiette West-Williams

The NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement in Midwestern Cities – Lecture by Dr. James Ralph By D. Rena’ Chaney

The NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement in Midwestern Cities - Lecture by Dr. James Ralph By D. Rena’ Chaney On September 21, 2015, Bradley University’s History Department in collaboration with the Peoria NAACP Chapter hosted a lecture given by Dr. James Ralph, (Dean of Faculty Development and Research, Rehnquist Professor of American History & … Continue reading The NAACP and the Civil Rights Movement in Midwestern Cities – Lecture by Dr. James Ralph By D. Rena’ Chaney

Janet’s Just for You Announces 2015 “Help a Child” Scholarship Winners

Janet’s Just for You Announces 2015 Help a Child Scholarship Winners The 2015 “Help a Child Scholarship” winners were announced during the Emerald City Fashion Show presented by Janet’s Just for You on September 27, 2015. Each year Janet and George Davis present two scholarships to area college students to further their education. The 2015 … Continue reading Janet’s Just for You Announces 2015 “Help a Child” Scholarship Winners