No place for Hate in the American Dream By Sherry Cannon

Hate is still alive and well in this country, according to Lecia Brooks, the Director of Outreach, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) . Lecia was the speaker at a forum on “hate crimes,” held on August 29th on Bradley’s campus. The forum was sponsored by The Community Word Newspaper, Bradley’s Department of Sociology, Criminology & … Continue reading No place for Hate in the American Dream By Sherry Cannon

Passing the Torch…Rest Well Richard “Dick” Gregory By Cassiette West-Williams

As the tributes and accolades poured in for acclaimed renaissance man Richard “Dick” Gregory, one Twitter writer stood out from the others. Known internationally as Dick Gregory, the famous comedian was known for being a crusader and activist for people of color, the disenfranchised and those who suffered. Gregory was a multi-dimensional individual, who emerged … Continue reading Passing the Torch…Rest Well Richard “Dick” Gregory By Cassiette West-Williams

Workforce challenges for 61605 By Cheryll Boswell

If unemployment is so low, why does 61605 still have the highest unemployment rate in the country? The unemployment rate in Peoria is 5.6%. The unemployment rate for 61605 is 20.9%. According to InsideGov, 61605's unemployment rate is 11.8% higher than the national average. The State of Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the … Continue reading Workforce challenges for 61605 By Cheryll Boswell

The Consequences for Parent Student Loans By Janice Parker

As Lil’ Johnny and Baby girl Sally are preparing to go off to college, your heart leaps for joy! You’re such a proud parent and willing to do whatever is necessary to help them meet any financial challenges they may face by signing your name on the dotted line for a Parent Loan. In your … Continue reading The Consequences for Parent Student Loans By Janice Parker

One Event Away By Mae Catherine Godhigh

Imagine turning the key in your door, and the bayou is flowing through your house. This event occurred on August 29, 2017, in the state of Texas. Twelve years on the other side of Katrina, America found itself facing another unprecedented and record-breaking catastrophe. How could it be? The beginning of the week Americans had … Continue reading One Event Away By Mae Catherine Godhigh

Natural Remedies to Keep Sickness at Bay By Katherine Young

As the children are getting accustomed to being in school and the season is transitioning from summer to fall, now is a great time to review natural ways we can keep sickness away from our homes and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. I have never been a fan of taking over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and would always … Continue reading Natural Remedies to Keep Sickness at Bay By Katherine Young