Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Day and Networking Event, Springfield, IL, April 26, 2017

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce, affiliate Chambers and businesses from around the state will gather for their Annual Legislative Day at 10:00 AM, April 26, 2017 outside of the Capitol in Springfield.  “We will meet with various legislators, key agency department heads, and Governor Rauner to share with them our perspective on how to … Continue reading Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Day and Networking Event, Springfield, IL, April 26, 2017

South Side Mission Annual Banquet to be held May 15, 2017

South Side Mission Annual Banquet to be held May 15th, Featuring Pastor James Ford Jr. as Keynote Speaker and singer Nicole C. Mullen South Side Mission is celebrating its Annual Banquet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event begins at 6:00 PM in the Ballroom featuring noted speaker and radio … Continue reading South Side Mission Annual Banquet to be held May 15, 2017

Nick Colionne to Perform at George Washington Carver Center, May 14, 2017

The George Washington Carver Community Center is doing it again. The December Winter Wonderland concert show, with Gerald Albright, was so successful that the Center will once again bring to Peoria a mainline performer. To help celebrate Mother’s Day and be a fundraiser for the George Washington Carver Community Center, Nick Colionne, jazz, r & … Continue reading Nick Colionne to Perform at George Washington Carver Center, May 14, 2017

Morning Glory Community Church to Present 6th Annual Play and Fashion Show, April 22, 2017

If God Said It, Then It’s Already Done—Don’t Compromise Jodie Young-Marshall, writer and director of the upcoming play/fashion show, If God Said It, Then It’s Already Done—Don’t Compromise was born and raised in Peoria. She has been married to her husband, Arthur, for eight and a half years. They have three children; Jonqiue, Mario and … Continue reading Morning Glory Community Church to Present 6th Annual Play and Fashion Show, April 22, 2017

Fair Housing and Disparity in Peoria By Cheryll Boswell

This year marks the 49th anniversary of adopting Section VIII of the Civil Rights, also known as the Fair Housing Act.  In 1968 Congress passed legislation to prevent discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex, national origin, or religion. The Fair Housing Act covered four protective classes when it was originally passed: race, color, … Continue reading Fair Housing and Disparity in Peoria By Cheryll Boswell

Medical Debt is the Most Common Type of Collection Account By Janice Parker

Years ago, my son was hit by a distracted driver while crossing a busy street. As I was headed to the scene, I began to pray for all involved. I also started processing next steps as it related to his medical care based on my insurance carrier. I didn’t know what to expect upon arrival, … Continue reading Medical Debt is the Most Common Type of Collection Account By Janice Parker

Non-Voter’s Have Left the Nation in Shock By Lorraine B. Carter

Just one vote, separated a winner from a loser in the last Primary election in Peoria. That was shameful. People are in a tizzy, because some people didn’t exercise their right to vote. A lot of citizens are so disappointed with today’s politicians they have lost their confidence in the voting process and politicians. Their … Continue reading Non-Voter’s Have Left the Nation in Shock By Lorraine B. Carter